Au pair Maria from Mexico is spending her year on the program in Lana Hamman's Illinois cluster. Here is a picture of her with her host family and the big man himself...Ho, Ho, Ho! "Merry Christmas! It is the price of having your heart in two places, missing my family and at the same time [...]
Maryland Community Counselor, Cynthia Chan, shared this great post from her Polish au pair Patrycja: In preparation for Christmas, Patrycja, from Poland, currently residing in Southern Maryland, and her host dad spent all day making traditional Polish pierogi! She said, "I wasn't sure if we can actually do it since I've never made pierogi by [...]
This year we asked au pairs to submit a picture of them celebrating a holiday while on program with Au Pair in America. French au pair Sarah P. in Natalie Skidmore's Washington, DC cluster sent in a photo of her family exchanging gifts: "My father whom I manage to surprise every year."
Au Pairs were asked to submit a photo from the holidays.
Cynthia Chan, Community Counselor from Southern Maryland shared on her facebook page about their recent cluster meeting: An international cookie exchange! Cynthia emphasizes that it was a great way for the au pairs to share favorite cookies from their home country. For the full facebook post please visit the Au Pairs in Southern Maryland facebook [...]
Evelyn's host family invited Michele and Yumi, 2 other Brazilian au pairs in Dominique Ortiz's Virginia-based cluster, to carve pumpkins for Halloween! Having the au pairs participate in this typical U.S. tradition for Halloween is a great example of global awareness.
Holidays Around the World is the December theme for presentations. Children from pre-school to middle will learn how traditions vary from one culture to the next. Not everyone celebrates Christmas! Santa is St Nick in some countries, and candies are left in shoes for German children. In a cluster in CT, we shared our cultures [...]