Brazilian au pair Aline is spending her year in Jennifer Stein's Texas cluster. As part of her UCLA educational requirement Aline took the opportunity to introduce her culture to 2nd grade students at the Adventist Christian Academy of Texas in Loop, Texas. Aline taught the children about the significance of the three colors of the [...]
Salomé A. gave 26 five year olds the opportunity to discover French culture in their Kent Gardens Elementary school in Mclean, VA. Salomé was intimidated by the thought of presenting to such a young group so took the approach of making this more an exchange rather than a presentation. She printed photos and painted pictures to [...]
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 [...]
Many of our au pairs have the opportunity to share about their country in the classrooms. Lena, in Robin Leon's Austin, TX cluster, presented to a group of 10 year olds at an elementary school in Round Rock, TX.
Tere! (Hello in Estonian) My name is Kärt and I am an Estonian Au pair who is currently living in Fremont, California [in Kena Anderson's cluster] . I would love to share with you my experience about doing Global Awareness classes in Patterson Elementary School to celebrate 100th Birthday of my homeland. On February 24, [...]
Luisa O. in Denise Eliopoulos's New Jersey cluster had the opportunity to speak to a class of twenty 2-5 year old's about her home country, Mexico. Despite Luisa's initial nervousness she ended up being really excited once she got started. Here's her story about her "Day trip to Mexico": I first began explaining a bit [...]
In May, South African Au Pair Grace N. presented to the Kindergarten class at Kingswood United Methodist Church & School in the Atlanta, Georgia area. This is what Grace had to share about her experience: Today I paid a visit to my host child's Kindergarten class for my Global Awareness presentation. The class consisted of [...]
Svenja G. in Jennifer Stein's Houston cluster spent some time at Ridge Point High School sharing about Germany to a special need's class. There were 13 children from the ages of 15 to 19. This is what Svenja had to say: I started the presentation with talking about the journey from Germany to Houston. Then we talked [...]