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Song About Being an Au Pair by Former Au Pair Madlené N.

Spread Your Wings is written and preformed by Maddie N. under the pseudonym Fame Anderson. Maddie was an Au Pair from South Africa for 2 years and then became a Theatre Major at Montgomery College. She wrote this song about how it felt to leave her country and become an Au Pair far away in [...]

By | February 1st, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on Song About Being an Au Pair by Former Au Pair Madlené N.

West Philly Meets South Africa

Megan P. in Dana Aoyama's Philadelphia cluster, had the opportunity to present to St Mary's Nursery School in West Philadelphia on South Africa. Below is a wonderful write-up of her experience. "On a very windy Wednesday in January, I rushed to the bus stop to collect my host kid, Dylan. We dashed back to the house [...]

By | January 11th, 2019|Blog|Comments Off on West Philly Meets South Africa

IEW Contest Winners

This year for International Education Week (IEW) we asked au pairs to share their stories. Included in their essays  was their reason why speaking multiple languages is important.  We have chosen 1 winner and 2 runner ups. Winner: Chanté from South Africa in Eileen Friedman's Long Island cluster. Chanté decided to teach Afrikaans, her native [...]

By | December 11th, 2018|Blog|Comments Off on IEW Contest Winners

Au Pair Encounters an American Critter

Maryland Community Counselor Cynthia Chan shares her blog post about her Au Pair: Kayleigh hails from South Africa and has been an au pair in Maryland for almost two years now! She shared some reflections on the impact of her time in the United States. “I’ve grown a lot since the beginning of my adventure [...]

By | November 8th, 2017|Adapting to Life in the U.S.|Comments Off on Au Pair Encounters an American Critter

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

Grace N. Receives Presents and Receives Certificate of Recognition

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 [...]

By | June 15th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Grace N. Receives Presents and Receives Certificate of Recognition

Chanel G. shares about South Africa

Chanel G. is in Nadia Johnson's Boston-area cluster.  Last month she presented about her native home, South Africa and relays her experience: On the 10th of April I did a Global Awareness presentation about South Africa. I presented it to a class in the Chestnut Hill School, there were 20 students who are all between [...]

By | June 5th, 2017|Blog|Comments Off on Chanel G. shares about South Africa

Abi from South Africa Shares a Local Dish

Check out Abi's recipe for Bobotie!

By | April 6th, 2017|Blog, Meet Your Global Neighbor|Comments Off on Abi from South Africa Shares a Local Dish
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