2020 International Women’s Day: Margot I. from France

Margot I. from France in Margaret Feno's Raleigh-Durham, NC cluster: My name is Margot (22 yo), and my Au Pair experience will have an ever-lasting impact on my life as a woman. It is such a unique opportunity to experience childcare responsibilities on a daily basis, therefore I feel like I've got a great picture [...]

By | March 21st, 2020|2020 International Women's Day|Comments Off on 2020 International Women’s Day: Margot I. from France

French Epiphany Celebration

Arlington, VA -based Community Counselor and Global Awarenesss Representative,  Dominique Ortiz shares her King's Day Traditions: Every year, I invite my co-counselor Kristina Scholten and together with my family and hers, we celebrate King Day with a homemade "Galette des rois" or King Cake. King Day is traditionally celebrated in France on the 6th of [...]

By | January 7th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on French Epiphany Celebration

Au Pair Holiday Celebrations – France

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."

By | January 2nd, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Au Pair Holiday Celebrations – France

2019 Peace Day Winners

Once again this year we received many outstanding entries for the Peace Day contest.  We chose the following winners and runner ups.  These four au pairs have all won an Amazon gift card. Art - Winner German au pair Lena S. in Marcene Sherilla's New York cluster. Runner Up Runner Up: Michelle [...]

By | September 30th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on 2019 Peace Day Winners

California Students Taste French Cheeses

Lucie M. a French au pair spending her year in Veronique Roblin's California cluster had the opportunity to share about her culture in her host child's classroom. She chose to focus her global awareness presentation on "La France aux 1000 fromages." Lucie relays her experience: "When I think about French food, cheese is the first [...]

By | September 10th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on California Students Taste French Cheeses

Exploring French Culture in Mclean, VA

Salomé A. gave 26 five year olds the opportunity to discover French culture in their Kent Gardens Elementary school in Mclean, VA.  Salomé was intimidated by the thought of presenting to such a young group so took the approach of making this more an exchange rather than a presentation.  She printed photos and painted pictures to [...]

By | January 28th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Exploring French Culture in Mclean, VA

Michigan Girl Scouts “Tour Around the World”

On February 24th, the Girl Scouts celebrated World Thinking Day! Ann Arbor, Michigan-based Community Counselor Diane Meyers shares about this eye-opening event. "It was so wonderful to see how well our au pairs were able to present their home country for World Thinking Day on Saturday, February 24, 2018. The Girl Scouts toured "around the [...]

By | April 8th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Michigan Girl Scouts “Tour Around the World”

Using a Playdate to Highlight Global Awareness

California-based Au Pairs  Laurie M. and Leonie M. shared Global Awareness together during a playdate.  Since school was closed for the summer, these French Au Pairs, in Kena Anderson's cluster, used the Global Awareness materials to engage the 6 children in 4 different activities.

By | November 3rd, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Using a Playdate to Highlight Global Awareness
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