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CHICAGO

UPCOMING COURSES

Discover the U.S.

April 26 - 28, 2024

36 Hours

(Equivalent to 3 credits)

Price: $349

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Registration closes April 18 but may sell out sooner!

Chicago is one of the BEST large cities in the USA! Our campus is in the heart of downtown, just blocks from the Art Institute, Grant Park, Millennium Park, Museum Campus and the Magnificent Mile. 

Make a Difference students will learn about the rich cultural diversity of Chicago and how to better collaborate with people from all backgrounds. Discover The U.S. students will experience the city's history and culture through activities such as Chicago's Millennium Park, a Photo Scavenger Hunt or a comedy show!

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Explore Chicago and make global connections as you work together with other au pairs from around the world! In this course, you will learn about U.S. geography, as well as exciting events in U.S. history and how they have influenced the current U.S. political culture and process. You'll have a chance to learn about your classmates' home countries and together you'll compare your own experiences to key aspects of American life. Through excursions and activities, you will be able to explore and further understand Chicago's important historical and cultural identity.

To accommodate travel time between the airport and class, plan to arrive for your course on a flight NO LATER than 12:30 pm on Friday and depart no earlier than 6:30 pm on Sunday.

Attendance is mandatory beginning on Friday with check-in, and does not end until Sunday at 4:00 p.m. Students are expected to attend the full weekend and complete all assignments to receive their Completion Letter. We understand emergencies and important scheduling conflicts can occur, so please contact the program coordinator as soon as possible if there is a situation that prevents you from meeting any of these requirements.
 
After registering for this course, you’ll get a link to join Canvas the day that your pre-assignments become available.
Hours include pre-weekend assignments, post-weekend assignments, and a course evaluation. Check with your au pair agency regarding hours and credits, as requirements vary. Scheduled activities may be subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances and may be different from previous weekends.

Learn to navigate the cultural and personal challenges of being an au pair living in the United States. Discuss conflict resolution, cultural diversity in the United States and how to successfully interact with people from different backgrounds and life experiences. Being in a diverse classroom will allow you to make new friends with individuals from all over the world and put everything you are learning into practice. Be the change you want to see in the world!

To accommodate travel time between the airport and class, plan to arrive for your course on a flight NO LATER than 12:30 pm on Friday and depart no earlier than 6:30 pm on Sunday.

Attendance is mandatory beginning on Friday with check-in, and does not end until Sunday at 4:00 p.m. Students are expected to attend the full weekend and complete all assignments to receive their Completion Letter. We understand emergencies and important scheduling conflicts can occur, so please contact the program coordinator as soon as possible if there is a situation that prevents you from meeting any of these requirements.
 
After registering for this course, you’ll get a link to join Canvas the day that your pre-assignments become available.
Hours include pre-weekend assignments, post-weekend assignments, and a course evaluation. Check with your au pair agency regarding hours and credits, as requirements vary. Scheduled activities may be subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances and may be different from previous weekends.

Address

Roosevelt University 

425 S Wabash Avenue
Chicago, IL 60605

HOUSING & TRANSPORTATION

Housing is not automatically included for students who attend a weekend course. However, in Chicago students can choose to add a housing option at a hostel for an additional charge.
 

During your course registration, you can add two nights (Friday and Saturday) at Hostelling International Chicago for an additional total cost of $90.

Click the button above for more housing details, as well as suggestions for transportation to our Chicago campus.

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chicago staff

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Emily
City Director

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Julia
Program Coordinator

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Warner
Instructor

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Stephanie
Instructor

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Hannah
Instructor

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