Czech au pair Marie H. in Marianne Grandin's New Canaan cluster spent an afternoon in South School's fourth grade. Marie sent us a write up about her experience: "I started my presentation with questions. I asked students if they have ever been to Europe. I was surprised that almost half of the students have been [...]
Ashley S. is spending her year in Jennifer Stein's Houston area cluster. She did her Global Awareness presentation at the Post Oak Montessori school which her host child attends. She shares her experience: "I presented in front of about 23 students that were 9 or 10 years old. I started my presentation off by asking [...]
Kristina is in Cindy Garruba's Long Island cluster and shares her experience of presenting about her home country - Germany: On the 16th of March I did my global awareness presentation in the Nassakeag Elementary school, Long Island, NY. It was the grade of my youngest host child Madison(4th grade). My presentation was about Germany, [...]
Many Au Pairs question why they should participate in the Global Awareness program. Marion a former Dutch Au Pair from Dominique Ortiz's Arlington, VA cluster, shares why her experience gave her an advantage when looking for a job. "Most people outside of the Netherlands think my country is called "Holland" and we're mostly famous for our [...]
Community Counselor Cindy Garruba from Long Island shares on her blog how Au Pair Vanessa regularly provides short lessons on Germany to the 3rd grade. Check out the whole story!
Manon H., an au pair in Michigan, shares her experience doing a Global Awareness presentation: "I did my Global Awareness presentation about my home country, The Netherlands, in two different second grade classes at Gretchko elementary school in West Bloomfield, Michigan. Both classes had around 24 7 year old kids. I made a poster and [...]
Cindy Garruba, Senior Community Counselor on Long Island, presented a Global Awareness Certificate of Recognition to Justine Probst for sharing her German culture with young children. Thank you, Justine! You helped support the AIFS mission, "bringing the world together!" And thank you, Cindy for sharing your love of cultural exchange with your au pairs and [...]
Cindy Klose, a German au pair living in Rhode Island, recently visited a 5th grade classroom to share her holiday traditions with the children. Initally, Cindy was nervous, not knowing what to expect, wondering how the children would respond to her, questioning, "did I have enough to share with them?" She was happy to report [...]