Global Awareness recently had the opportunity to talk with Taina (they/them), a 25 year old au pair from Brazil about their experience as a member of the LGBTQ au pair community, how others can become more informed and what we can all do to be good allies. Here is what they told us: [...]
Au Pair in America Au Pairs helped make the Sunquam Elementary School Multicultural Day a huge success! Latvian Au Pair Lelde shares her story.
I traveled to Wilmington, North Carolina with a Colombian Au pair, Sara. We were very excited for our first trip in the U.S. However, it was not going as easily as we thought. We had a car accident five minutes before we arrived at our hotel to do check-in. So, we needed to spend two [...]
My summer trip turned out to be a one week backpacker trip to California and Arizona. Arriving at LAX in July, my first stop was Santa Monica where i stayed close to the Santa Monica Pier at a hostel. I enjoyed the beach, made friends at the hostel and went out to great restaurants. That [...]
My summer travels Last month, before my friend left for China, we took a tour from Chinatown,NY to Niagara falls. After lunch we went to see Watkins Glen state park. Glen creak has a carved gorge. We walked slowly on the narrow, long trail.. We saw the rock’s layers and have drops of water from [...]
Summer travels I was invited to travel to Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, with my hostfamily. We went to Dolly Parton’s amusement park, Dollywood a couple of times. But I wasn’t thinking about writing about dollywood or pigeon forge. During my 2 days off, I rented a car and drove for 4 hours to Nashville. I have [...]
In addition to taking care of 5 children and one dog, Gisella, an au pair extroadinaire, found the time to visit a second grade classroom in order to introduce the children to her homeland, Brazil. “I had so much fun,” she said and then proceeded to tell me all the things she did with the kids. Starting [...]