2021 Peace Day Submission – Stella from Germany

Peace   There’s a heavy thunderstorm inside of me. It comes with heavy rain, and lightning. Sometimes it even lights up myself. It comes in waves, and sometimes it comes so fast I can’t even find a safe spot to stay dry. There’s a heavy thunderstorm inside of me. One that I can’t avoid. It [...]

By |2021-10-06T17:50:33-04:00October 6th, 2021|2021 Peace Day Submissions|Comments Off on 2021 Peace Day Submission – Stella from Germany

2020 International Women’s Day: Annika V. from Germany

Annika V. from Germany in Kaisa Auge-Katz's Chicago, IL cluster: Study, get a job, build a home, marry, have kids ‚ that's how I always thought my life will look like. "Always" means since I can think of and "thought" means past tense; it means "not anymore". My life changed when I made the decision [...]

By |2020-03-20T14:23:55-04:00March 26th, 2020|2020 International Women's Day|Comments Off on 2020 International Women’s Day: Annika V. from Germany

International Nights

Global Awareness is a great resource for "International Nights" and au pairs as well as their host children's schools have benefited from sharing culture, food, and information about various countries. Having a live person who has direct knowledge of the culture of a particular country makes it real for the kids who travel from booth [...]

By |2020-03-13T11:43:39-04:00March 13th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on International Nights

Girl Scouts World Thinking Day February 22nd

Girl Scouts World Thinking Day is a great way to do a Global Awareness presentation! German au pair Emily E. was able to showcase her home country at the Girl Scouts World Thinking Day celebration in Cynthia Chan's Maryland cluster.  This is what the scout leader had to say about having Emily being part of [...]

By |2020-02-22T09:08:18-05:00February 22nd, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Girl Scouts World Thinking Day February 22nd

Au Pair in America Explorer for January

Au Pair in America Explorer for January Johanna K. from Germany in Marianne Grandin's  New Canaan, CT cluster. Johanna's community counselor Marianne Grandin has nominated Johanna for the Au Pair in America Explorer recognition.  Marianne let us know that Johanna: "Has booked a weekend class to Washington DC with several other au pairs in my [...]

By |2020-02-10T10:18:38-05:00February 10th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Au Pair in America Explorer for January

Montessori School in Ormond Beach Learns About Germany

German au pair Jasmin, in Hilary Ivey's Orlando, FL cluster, did her Global Awareness presentation at the Children's House Montessori School in Ormond Beach.  There were 37 children of the ages 4 to 6. Jasmin wanted to share a bit about her experience: "I started off the presentation by showing the kids our national flag, [...]

By |2020-02-04T19:52:23-05:00February 9th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Montessori School in Ormond Beach Learns About Germany

Colorado Kindergarten Learns About Germany

Ronja D. in Jan Murphy's Colorado cluster had the opportunity to present about Germany to the Kindergarten at her host kid's school.  When asking about her experience:  "It was great, I enjoyed it a lot. My host kid also had his big moment, he taught his class some German words. It was exhausting to do [...]

By |2020-02-02T11:00:21-05:00February 1st, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Colorado Kindergarten Learns About Germany
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