Posted by Carla Mayer on Jan 9, 2010
Founded in 1964, the American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS) is one of the oldest, largest and most respected cultural exchange organizations in the world. With global offices in 15 countries, we organize cultural exchange programs for more than 50,000 participants each year. Our programs include college study abroad, au pair placement, camp counselors and staff, gifted education, high school study/travel and insurance services. Since 1964, more than one million students and teachers have participated in AIFS programs worldwide.
United Nations Logo
The UN officially opened in 1951. It is made up of 191 countries from around the world. It was created after the Second World War as a way of bringing people together and to avoid war. The United Nations logo shows the world held in the “olive branches of peace.” The United Nations had a special meeting of children from many countries. Visit the website at www.un.org.
Posted by Angela Weepie on Oct 2, 2009
Here it is- the first official blog post for the Chicago area team.
My name is Angela Weepie and I cover Hyde Park, the South and West Loops, and Bucktown and Wicker Park. I am writing the first blog post, but I am not going to be the only one blogging. This blog is a collaborative effort, so you’ll be hearing from each of the Chicagoland counselors. In my first blog post I am not going to talk about me, rather, I’d like you to join me in celebrating service awards for counselors who have been part of the Au Pair in America family for 15 years.
We salute Ginny Costigan, Kathy Kressner, Pam Mayer-Caes, Sandee Plescia, Kathy Simon, and Iris Sommer, for their service and dedication to the Au Pair in America program. We have a fantastic group of counselors here in Chicago who have set the stage for excellence in customer service. These ladies remember hand delivering au pair applications, and sitting in their cars in the mall parking lot reading applications and swapping them with each other to find the best fit for both the au pairs and host families. Technology has brought us to our SHARE system where families have the entire pool of au pair applicants at their fingertips 24 hours a day. From then until now, we continue to bring the world together. Congratulations ladies, I am honored to work with each and every one of you.
The Connecticut office often calls community counselors the face of the organization, well now you get to hear our voices…