Au Pair in America Explorers for June Community Counselors have identified these three au pairs as the Au Pair in America Explorers for June. Anna L. from Germany in Christine Meek's Stamford, CT cluster. Anna truly embodies all aspects of a Cultural Ambassador!Not only does Anna attend and participate in our monthly cluster meetings, she [...]
Polish au pair Katarzyna M. had the opportunity to share Polish history, tradition, and language to a group of 19 4th graders at the Peter Noyes Elementary School in Sudbury, MA. Katarzyna explains: "I started my presentation with geography of Europe and the comparison of Poland vs the United States. Then, I presented a little [...]
Every February, Poland loves to eat doughnuts. Fat Thursday, the last Thursday prior to Ash Wednesday and the beginning of Lent, is one of the most important holidays, and it mainly revolves around eating as many doughnuts as possible, all in the name of good luck. Here is a great link about the traditions of [...]
Au Pairs Martyna D. and Joanna K. from Arlington, Virginia, participated in Patrick Henry Elementary School's International Fair. Many different countries were represented, like Germany, Brazil, India, Estonia, Japan, and Poland. Students were able to see traditional clothing, maps, pictures, and taste foods from the different countries. Martyna and Joanna shared Polish pączki with strawberry [...]
Take a look at the J-Day blog post for the Department of State. Polish Au Pair Julita Przybyl was included in the write up.
Joanna G. from Poland is spending her year in Saco, Maine. Community Counselor Jennifer Molloy's daughter's 4th grade class was doing an immigration project with gave Joanna a great opportunity to share about her home country. This is what she had to say: My first Global Awareness experience was great! My local counselor's daughter's class [...]
Maine-based Community Counselor Jennifer Molloy, shared pictures from her cluster meeting where everyone learned how to Samba from the Brazilian au pairs, as well as a Polish and an Ethiopian dance. Cluster meetings are a great way to share global awareness and bridge cultural divides. Jennifer's daughters enjoyed learning the different dances as well!