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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 | February 22nd, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Girl Scouts World Thinking Day February 22nd

Polish Au Pair Marta Presents to Annapolis Elementary School

Polish au pair Marta arrived in December to spend her year in Natasha Wrobel's Annapolis, MD cluster.  When Marta arrived her host kid's class at the Severn School was learning about international travel, passports and heritage. So Marta, within her first week as an au pair,  went into her host kid's class to present about [...]

By | February 3rd, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Polish Au Pair Marta Presents to Annapolis Elementary School

Baltimore Students Learn About Brazil

Jessica T. in Patty Antreasian's Baltimore, MD cluster presented about Brazil to a group of 23 Kindergarten students.  Jessica shared her experience from that day: "The kids interacted with me in the whole time, they discovered the meaning of which color in our flag and the meaning of the stars; also we talked about a [...]

By | January 31st, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Baltimore Students Learn About Brazil

Polish Pierogi’s in Maryland

Maryland Community Counselor, Cynthia Chan, shared this great post from her Polish au pair Patrycja: In preparation for Christmas, Patrycja, from Poland, currently residing in Southern Maryland, and her host dad spent all day making traditional Polish pierogi! She said, "I wasn't sure if we can actually do it since I've never made pierogi by [...]

By | January 8th, 2020|Blog|Comments Off on Polish Pierogi’s in Maryland

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

Toddlers Learn to Sing Songs from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Ermina H., in Raquel Wilhelm's Maryland cluster, spent a morning with children ages 2 to 4 in a Discovering Music class in Montgomery County's recreation department. For her Global Awareness presentation she prepared information about Bosnia and Herzegovina, show photos of traditional meals, dance, clothes, and places. She taught them to count in Bosnian, named [...]

By | July 26th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Toddlers Learn to Sing Songs from Bosnia and Herzegovina

Au Pair in America Explorers for May

Community Counselors have identified these two au pairs as the Au Pair in America Explorers for May. Ermina H. from Bosnia and Herzegovina in Raquel Wilhelm's Maryland cluster. Ermina stands out as an Au Pair in America Explorer for several reasons. She attends cluster meetings, sits through the au pair webinars offered by Au Pair [...]

By | June 3rd, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Au Pair in America Explorers for May

Cluster Meeting Celebrating the Lunar New Year

Community Counselor Cynthia Chan in Southern Maryland used her monthly meeting to highlight the Lunar New Year.  A guest speaker taught the au pairs about Chinese culture and Lunar New Year.   In addition to sampling some treats, they also learned how to write a greeting in Chinese characters and received Lucky Money (red) envelopes. There [...]

By | February 7th, 2019|Meet Your Global Neighbor|Comments Off on Cluster Meeting Celebrating the Lunar New Year
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