commonLY ASKED QUESTIONS

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Contact Info

Earning Credits

Cost & Payment

Registering for Classes

Housing & Transportation

Course Schedules & Descriptions

Accreditation & Completion Letters

Contact Info

Are your courses accredited?


Yes, our courses are offered through accredited schools of higher education and can satisfy the U.S. Department of State au pair educational requirement. You can see our list of partner schools here. We have worked with most of the au pair agencies in the US, however, it is always a good idea to check with your agency or local advisor before enrolling in a course.




Will I receive a completion letter on the school’s letterhead once I complete the class?


Your letter, on the school’s letterhead, will come to you as a PDF file attached to an email after you complete the class and all necessary assignments. It will include your name, the name of the school, date of attendance, the number of hours completed, and an official signature. You can print this letter and attach it to the form that comes from your au pair agency. An exception is our classes offered in New York City and Los Angeles through UCLA Extension, where you will receive a paper copy of your letter on the final day of class. If you register for a double weekend package, you will receive a completion letter for each course.




Can I receive a confirmation letter to prove that I am registered for a class if my au pair agency requires one to start my extension process?


Yes, contact your program coordinator by email to request a confirmation letter. To find the correct email address, you can contact us from our homepage or visit the city page for your course.




My country (i.e., Germany) gives money to my parents if I study in an American school. Do you sign/stamp these forms?


No, we only sign forms for American agencies. Your completion letter is proof of your attendance in an American School.





 

Earning Credits & Educational Hours

What are your courses about?


Our weekend courses are designed to help you get the most out of your year in the U.S.
"Make a Difference" explores topics such as culture shock, goals for au pairs, diversity in the U.S., communities and service learning, stereotypes and conflict resolution. Students also get to participate in a community service experience.
"Discover Your City" dives into U.S. history, politics, holidays and rituals while comparing the US to countries from all over the world. You will also become an expert on your selected city where the class is held.
"Explore our Environment" turns you into an environmental scientist for the weekend as you explore topics such as conservation, environmental tourism, healthy habitats, water chemistry, and wilderness geocaching. "Arts and Entertainment" explores how the entertainment industry has influenced American culture and history while allowing you to experience the "creative capitals of the world." Interactive workshops and field trips give you a chance to participate in the Visual or Performing arts depending on which track you choose.
For each course, several excursions are scheduled throughout the weekend so you can learn more about the city where your course takes place and explore class topics in an interesting and educational way. Learn more.




Where can I see the daily schedule for a weekend course?


Each weekend schedule is a little different depending on the activities and excursions offered. You can see a basic schedule by selecting the city you are interested in from the "Our Locations" page.




When are the next available courses?


Please see our calendar to find a date and city that works for you.





 
 

Cost & Payment

Are your courses accredited?


Yes, our courses are offered through accredited schools of higher education and can satisfy the U.S. Department of State au pair educational requirement. You can see our list of partner schools here. We have worked with most of the au pair agencies in the US, however, it is always a good idea to check with your agency or local advisor before enrolling in a course.




Will I receive a completion letter on the school’s letterhead once I complete the class?


Your letter, on the school’s letterhead, will come to you as a PDF file attached to an email after you complete the class and all necessary assignments. It will include your name, the name of the school, date of attendance, the number of hours completed, and an official signature. You can print this letter and attach it to the form that comes from your au pair agency. An exception is our classes offered in New York City and Los Angeles through UCLA Extension, where you will receive a paper copy of your letter on the final day of class. If you register for a double weekend package, you will receive a completion letter for each course.




Can I receive a confirmation letter to prove that I am registered for a class if my au pair agency requires one to start my extension process?


Yes, contact your program coordinator by email to request a confirmation letter. To find the correct email address, you can contact us from our homepage or visit the city page for your course.




My country (i.e., Germany) gives money to my parents if I study in an American school. Do you sign/stamp these forms?


No, we only sign forms for American agencies. Your completion letter is proof of your attendance in an American School.





 

Registering for Classes

Are your courses accredited?


Yes, our courses are offered through accredited schools of higher education and can satisfy the U.S. Department of State au pair educational requirement. You can see our list of partner schools here. We have worked with most of the au pair agencies in the US, however, it is always a good idea to check with your agency or local advisor before enrolling in a course.




Will I receive a completion letter on the school’s letterhead once I complete the class?


Your letter, on the school’s letterhead, will come to you as a PDF file attached to an email after you complete the class and all necessary assignments. It will include your name, the name of the school, date of attendance, the number of hours completed, and an official signature. You can print this letter and attach it to the form that comes from your au pair agency. An exception is our classes offered in New York City and Los Angeles through UCLA Extension, where you will receive a paper copy of your letter on the final day of class. If you register for a double weekend package, you will receive a completion letter for each course.




Can I receive a confirmation letter to prove that I am registered for a class if my au pair agency requires one to start my extension process?


Yes, contact your program coordinator by email to request a confirmation letter. To find the correct email address, you can contact us from our homepage or visit the city page for your course.




My country (i.e., Germany) gives money to my parents if I study in an American school. Do you sign/stamp these forms?


No, we only sign forms for American agencies. Your completion letter is proof of your attendance in an American School.





Course Schedules & Descriptions

What are your courses about?


Our weekend courses are designed to help you get the most out of your year in the U.S.
"Make a Difference" explores topics such as culture shock, goals for au pairs, diversity in the U.S., communities and service learning, stereotypes and conflict resolution. Students also get to participate in a community service experience.
"Discover Your City" dives into U.S. history, politics, holidays and rituals while comparing the US to countries from all over the world. You will also become an expert on your selected city where the class is held.
"Explore our Environment" turns you into an environmental scientist for the weekend as you explore topics such as conservation, environmental tourism, healthy habitats, water chemistry, and wilderness geocaching. "Arts and Entertainment" explores how the entertainment industry has influenced American culture and history while allowing you to experience the "creative capitals of the world." Interactive workshops and field trips give you a chance to participate in the Visual or Performing arts depending on which track you choose.
For each course, several excursions are scheduled throughout the weekend so you can learn more about the city where your course takes place and explore class topics in an interesting and educational way. Learn more.




Where can I see the daily schedule for a weekend course?


Each weekend schedule is a little different depending on the activities and excursions offered. You can see a basic schedule by selecting the city you are interested in from the "Our Locations" page.




When are the next available courses?


Please see our calendar to find a date and city that works for you.





 
 

Housing & Transportation

Are your courses accredited?


Yes, our courses are offered through accredited schools of higher education and can satisfy the U.S. Department of State au pair educational requirement. You can see our list of partner schools here. We have worked with most of the au pair agencies in the US, however, it is always a good idea to check with your agency or local advisor before enrolling in a course.




Will I receive a completion letter on the school’s letterhead once I complete the class?


Your letter, on the school’s letterhead, will come to you as a PDF file attached to an email after you complete the class and all necessary assignments. It will include your name, the name of the school, date of attendance, the number of hours completed, and an official signature. You can print this letter and attach it to the form that comes from your au pair agency. An exception is our classes offered in New York City and Los Angeles through UCLA Extension, where you will receive a paper copy of your letter on the final day of class. If you register for a double weekend package, you will receive a completion letter for each course.




Can I receive a confirmation letter to prove that I am registered for a class if my au pair agency requires one to start my extension process?


Yes, contact your program coordinator by email to request a confirmation letter. To find the correct email address, you can contact us from our homepage or visit the city page for your course.




My country (i.e., Germany) gives money to my parents if I study in an American school. Do you sign/stamp these forms?


No, we only sign forms for American agencies. Your completion letter is proof of your attendance in an American School.





 

Accreditation & Completion Letters

Are your courses accredited?


Yes, our courses are offered through accredited schools of higher education and can satisfy the U.S. Department of State au pair educational requirement. You can see our list of partner schools here. We have worked with most of the au pair agencies in the US, however, it is always a good idea to check with your agency or local advisor before enrolling in a course.




Will I receive a completion letter on the school’s letterhead once I complete the class?


Your letter, on the school’s letterhead, will come to you as a PDF file attached to an email after you complete the class and all necessary assignments. It will include your name, the name of the school, date of attendance, the number of hours completed, and an official signature. You can print this letter and attach it to the form that comes from your au pair agency. An exception is our classes offered in New York City and Los Angeles through UCLA Extension, where you will receive a paper copy of your letter on the final day of class. If you register for a double weekend package, you will receive a completion letter for each course.




Can I receive a confirmation letter to prove that I am registered for a class if my au pair agency requires one to start my extension process?


Yes, contact your program coordinator by email to request a confirmation letter. To find the correct email address, you can contact us from our homepage or visit the city page for your course.




My country (i.e., Germany) gives money to my parents if I study in an American school. Do you sign/stamp these forms?


No, we only sign forms for American agencies. Your completion letter is proof of your attendance in an American School.





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