ONLINE COURSES

Au Pair Weekend Online Courses

We welcome you to explore our self-paced online courses as an alternative in fulfilling your educational requirements. These courses are offered in collaboration with the University of California, Los Angeles Extension (UCLA). Lectures are pre-recorded and students can complete all coursework at their own pace and on their own schedule with the exception of the Arts and Entertainment course.

Find out what our students are saying about our new online courses!

 

If you are enrolled in one of our postponed courses, do not use the link below to register. You will receive further options and instructions from your program coordinators.

 

You will have 6 weeks to complete each 36 hour course and 12 weeks to complete a 72 hour course.

36 HOUR COURSES
Select one 36 hour course for $295 or Mix and Match any two 36 hour courses for our discounted rate of $500*

Arts and Entertainment Online
36 hours; Course becomes available at 5pm PST on May 29th, 2020

 

The Arts and Entertainment (A&E) online course will help you build your creative skills and teach you to use creativity in your personal and professional life, no matter what your background or interests are! This course gives you an in-depth look at visual and performing arts in the U.S., and provides the unique opportunity for you to meet and take interactive classes from professionals in the field. Our activities and classes, including artist-led workshops, will teach you about photography, art, acting, dance and music. You will learn about the important role the arts play in social change, and hear valuable tips from professionals about how to pursue a career in this industry, including an exclusive interview with an Emmy award winning director and producer! Tom Vitale's personal message will inspire you to reach for the stars.

Please note, there will be a required live component for this course. You will be able to choose a time and date that works with your schedule for this requirement. The rest of the class is self-paced and includes a combination of pre-recorded classes and workshops, projects and assignments. This self-paced course can be completed in as little as two weeks. You may request your completion letter once you have finished all required coursework and you have attended at least one live session. (More information will be provided in the course orientation)  

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Discover the U.S. Online
36 hours; Open Enrollment

 

Coursework includes a combination of pre-recorded lecture classes taught by experienced instructors, related activities and online discussions with fellow students, and assignments designed to help you deepen your understanding of American history and culture, and help you make the most of your time here in the States. You will discover American history and culture by learning about the historical, social and political forces and current events that have shaped the U.S., both nationally and regionally. You will also learn about important U.S. rituals and traditions. 

 

Students will have the opportunity to share about their own cultural background and experiences, as well as learn about and virtually explore culturally significant locations in the United States.

 

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Explore Our Environment Online

36 hours; Open Enrollment 

 

Would you like to learn more about our environment, the exciting field of environmental science, or how to help solve environmental problems? Then this Explore Our Environment Online Course is for you! The Explore Our Environment Online Course provides an introduction to the field of environmental science, and gives you an opportunity to meet and take pre-recorded lecture classes with an experienced instructor and an expert in the field. Assignments and activities in the course are designed to allow you to explore the environment in a way that promotes critical thinking, research, and creative problem solving skills. 

 

You will also participate in interactive online discussions with fellow students where we will discuss environmental concerns and solutions related to your host community, the U.S., your home country and globally. You will learn about important topics within the field of environmental science, such as climate change, natural disasters, sustainability, careers in the environmental science field, and creating environmental policy. This self-paced course is ideal for students with all levels of experience in the field of environmental science, from beginner to advanced!

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Make a Difference Online
36 hours; Open Enrollment

Coursework includes a combination of lecture classes taught by experienced instructors, related activities and online discussions with fellow students, and assignments designed to help you connect to your community, and learn strategies for how to cope with challenging situations. Students will have the opportunity to share about their own cultural background and experiences, as well as virtually explore a culturally significant museum in the United States. Students will also learn and share ways to stay connected to and volunteer in their community through using an online platform.

You will identify personal learning goals for your international experience and complete related coursework. Additionally, you will learn strategies for resolving conflicts you may encounter while living abroad. This will help you better understand culture shock and how it can affect you both in the U.S. and when returning home. Finally, you will learn about the rich cultural diversity inherent in U.S. communities.

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60 or 72 HOUR COURSE

Discover the U.S. and Make a Difference Double Online
60/72 hours; Open Enrollment

Coursework includes a combination of pre-recorded lecture classes taught by experienced instructors, related activities and online discussions with fellow students, and assignments designed to help you connect to your community, learn strategies for how to cope with challenging situations, and discover American history and culture. Students will have the opportunity to share about their own cultural background and experiences, as well as virtually explore culturally significant locations in the United States. 

In the Make A Difference Course, you will identify personal learning goals for your international experience and complete related coursework. Additionally, you will learn strategies for resolving conflicts you may encounter while living abroad. This will help you better understand culture shock and how it can affect you both in the U.S. and when returning home. You will also learn and share ways to stay connected to and volunteer in your community through using an online platform. Finally, you will learn about the rich cultural diversity inherent in U.S. communities. 

In the Discover the U.S, course, you will learn key facts about American history and culture, and examine how these have influenced The American Dream. In addition to gaining a greater understanding of the United States, you will also have the opportunity to share your home country's culture with other students and compare it to key aspects of American life. You will gain in-depth knowledge of U.S. geography, history, politics and government, as well as U.S. rituals and traditions.

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ONLINE COURSE CANCELLATION POLICY

Full refunds for online courses can be requested minus a $25 cancellation fee up to one week after registering. If you need to cancel 1-3 weeks after registering, we can provide you with a voucher minus a $25 switch fee to use for a future course within the next six months. This voucher is transferable to another au pair if you are unable to use it. Students will not receive Completion Letters for partial hours. 

 

*Please note: If you use the mix and match option to register for two 36 hour courses at our discounted pricing of $500, and one class is later canceled, the discounted course price of $205 is what will be eligible for a refund regardless of which course is being canceled. Students are not eligible to later add a second course at the discounted price of $205. Students must register for both courses at the same time using our mix and match option and they must keep both courses in order to receive the discounted rate of $500 for two online course offerings.

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