Why Global Awareness Matters to Schools

"Schools are increasingly finding ways to help students develop as global citizens. But can we do more to incorporate global issues into the curriculum?" This is a great article about the importance of exposing children to multiple cultures, nationalities, ethnicities, and languages.  We live in a world where often we work with people from China, [...]

By |2017-02-08T15:13:10-05:00February 8th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Why Global Awareness Matters to Schools

Family History Month

As I was searching on the internet for interesting holidays, I stumbled on October as "Family History Month." Given that my family, as are many of my friends and colleagues, were from different parts of the world, I decided to do a little research and find out as much as I could about my ancestors.  [...]

By |2012-10-15T10:21:46-04:00October 15th, 2012|Blog|6 Comments

Artist “Peace” Contest

September 21 International Day of Peace was celebrated ’round the world.  In recognition of this day and 9/11, the Global Awareness program of Au Pair in America held a “peace” art contest for au pairs.  How does “peace” look to you?  Paint a picture, write a poem.  Many countries were represented as au pairs across [...]

By |2011-10-25T09:59:00-04:00October 25th, 2011|Blog|Comments Off on Artist “Peace” Contest

Be Different! Host A Global Awareness Birthday Party!

Many au pairs have had fun with the children by hosting a Global Awareness Birthday Party!  The children learn about their "global neighbor" while celebrating their friend's birthday.  The au pairs usually play a game that's typically played at a party in their country, serve "birthday food" from their country, sing "happy birthday" in their [...]

By |2011-03-22T12:56:43-04:00March 22nd, 2011|Blog|Comments Off on Be Different! Host A Global Awareness Birthday Party!
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