commonLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Have a question about our courses? Most of the answers can be found here. If you can't find what you're looking for, more information can be found on our "Policies" page.

Contact Info

Earning Credits

Cost & Payment

Registering for Classes

Housing & Transportation

Course Schedules & Descriptions

Accreditation & Completion Letters

Contact Info

I'm a local area director or LCC and would like to be added to a mailing list. Who should I contact?


On our homepage, you will find a form at the bottom that allows you to join our mailing list.




Who can I contact if I need help or have questions?


Each city has a designated program coordinator that can assist you with questions about specific city courses. You can use the CONTACT form on our homepage to send a message to the program coordinator for each city. If you have general inquiries about the program, you can contact Kelli Dougal at info@aupairclasses.org or (385) 355-4674 (prefers texting).





 

Earning Credits & Educational Hours

How many educational hours equal a credit?


The Au Pair Weekend program refers to all credit-related questions in terms of educational hours because agencies have their own methods for defining credits. Some agencies accept ten hours as the equivalent of one credit, while others require twelve hours. Given the range of hours required by different agencies, Au Pair Weekend simply certifies educational hours and then it is up to each au pair to ensure they have completed enough hours to meet their agency’s requirements. Please contact your agency regarding credits and hours, as requirements vary.




How many credits is one of your courses worth?


In cities where our combo courses are offered (Salt Lake, Tampa, San Antonio, and San Diego), au pairs can earn the equivalent of six credits or up to 72 hours. Our policies page offers more detailed credit information for each course. 36 hours for 3-day single courses 60 or 72 hours for 4-day combo courses 72 hours for double weekends




What if I don't need the full amount of hours offered? Do I still need to attend all the days of the course?


In order to be eligible to receive a completion letter, you will still need to attend each day of the course. Attendance during all class times is mandatory. For most of our courses, the total number of hours you receive is a combination of in-class time and hours earned through your pre- and post-assignments.




Can I earn extra hours? (For example, more than 36 for an Arts & Entertainment course or Make a Difference?)


No. If you need more than the allotted hours, you have to attend a second weekend course.




How do the follow-up projects and assignments work?


Most of our courses (except Arts & Entertainment and Explore Our Environment) have a few post-assignments. These are activities and essays that are related to the classes and topics you study during the weekend course.





 
 

Cost & Payment

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.





 

Registering for Classes

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.





 

Accreditation & Completion Letters

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

I'm a local area director or LCC and would like to be added to a mailing list. Who should I contact?


On our homepage, you will find a form at the bottom that allows you to join our mailing list.




Who can I contact if I need help or have questions?


Each city has a designated program coordinator that can assist you with questions about specific city courses. You can use the CONTACT form on our homepage to send a message to the program coordinator for each city. If you have general inquiries about the program, you can contact Kelli Dougal at info@aupairclasses.org or (385) 355-4674 (prefers texting).





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.





 

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