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2020 International Women’s Day: Laura K. from Spain

Laura K. from Spain in Julie Lokun's Elgin, IL cluster: My adventure as an au pair started about 4 months ago and frankly it is the best decision I have ever made. Being an au pair is giving me many things and it is changing me as a person, and of course it will influence [...]

By | March 18th, 2020|2020 International Women's Day|Comments Off on 2020 International Women’s Day: Laura K. from Spain

Illinois Students Learn About South Africa

Kathleen K. is spending her year in Julie Lokun's Illinois cluster.  She is enrolled in the UCLA program to fulfill her educational requirements.  As part of her program she presented to a group of 8 and 9 year olds at Westmoor Elementary School in Northbrook, about her home country South Africa.  Kathleen sent in a [...]

By | February 7th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Illinois Students Learn About South Africa

Holidays in Illinois for Maria from Mexico

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 [...]

By | January 9th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Holidays in Illinois for Maria from Mexico

Luana F. Teaches About Carnival to Wayne, IL Students

In February Luana presented in her host kid's classroom about the Brazilian culture. Luana shared with us: "As I explained a few points about our cities, parties, and costumes, I showed them pictures of all the places and events. They were amazed seeing all the people wearing costumes on Carnival; they related to our passion [...]

By | May 20th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Luana F. Teaches About Carnival to Wayne, IL Students

Karina Participates in Passport Project

Karina from Brazil has spent 2 years with a family in Pamela Mayer-Caes' Illinois cluster.  Karina had the opportunity to showcase her culture in a two-day presentation as part of the Passport Project at Field Park Elementary School. As Karina describes, "in this program they [the students] would “travel” to a country in each continent [...]

By | October 22nd, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Karina Participates in Passport Project

Malin Teaches about Sweden to Willard School

Swedish au pair Malin S. is spending her year in Pamela Mayer Caes' River Forest, IL cluster. As part of her UCLA course requirement she did a presentation to twenty 10 and 11 year olds at Willard School in River Forest, IL.  She showed where Sweden was on a map, and shared some general facts about [...]

By | August 13th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on Malin Teaches about Sweden to Willard School
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