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How Germany Celebrates the First Day of School

Celebrating the first day of school is definitely taken up a notch in Germany.  Check out the following video to see how families in Germany celebrate the first day of school.

By | September 4th, 2018|Meet Your Global Neighbor|Comments Off on How Germany Celebrates the First Day of School

5 Multicultural Activities for Preschoolers to Help Teach the Importance of Diversity

Robin Leon, an Austin, Texas Community Counselor, provides input on focusing on school as a means of teaching diversity.  For the full article please visit: http://www.rasmussen.edu/degrees/education/blog/multicultural-activities-for-preschoolers/  

By | November 2nd, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on 5 Multicultural Activities for Preschoolers to Help Teach the Importance of Diversity

Lauren A. Excited to Share about South Africa

Lauren A. from South Africa is a great example of an Au Pair who embraced Global Awareness when fulfilling her presentation requirement for her UCLA course.  Lauren is in Jennifer Harris's Minnesota cluster. Lauren's own words: When I found out that I had to do a Global Awareness Presentation for the online course I am [...]

By | October 19th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Lauren A. Excited to Share about South Africa

Au Pairs Showcase Poland at Elementary School Fair

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 [...]

By | August 29th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Au Pairs Showcase Poland at Elementary School Fair

Jennifer S. Has Tip For Other Au Pairs

Jennifer S. in Maine, spent some time with a group of 1st graders teaching them a bit about Germany.  Although Jennifer was very nervous, she quickly found that the children loved learning about German traditions like gingerbread houses, Christmas markets, and carnival. In turn, Jennifer loved seeing an American school and seeing the differences with [...]

By | August 25th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Jennifer S. Has Tip For Other Au Pairs

School Lunches Around the World

With children headed back to school we thought it would be fun to share this article about school lunches around the world.

By | August 21st, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on School Lunches Around the World

Manon from the Netherlands Visits 2nd Grade

Manon H., an au pair in Michigan, shares her experience doing a Global Awareness presentation: "I did my Global Awareness presentation about my home country, The Netherlands, in two different second grade classes at Gretchko elementary school in West Bloomfield, Michigan.  Both classes had around 24 7 year old kids.  I made a poster and [...]

By | December 19th, 2016|Meet Your Global Neighbor|Comments Off on Manon from the Netherlands Visits 2nd Grade

Au Pairs Collect School Supplies for International Education Week

This year International Education Week (IEW) took place November 14th-18th. The U.S. Department of State and the U.S. Department of Education launched this joint iniative to "celebrate the benefits of international education and exchange worldwide."  For more information on IEW visit their website. In an effort to uphold the spirit of IEW, clusters across Virginia and Maryland [...]

By | December 6th, 2016|Blog|Comments Off on Au Pairs Collect School Supplies for International Education Week
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