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

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 register for 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

Chefs Favorites


Aguachile Bajamar * / $19.00 Uncooked shrimp marinated in lime juice, beets, onions, carrots, and habanero chile on a bed of cucumbers Aguachile Red * / $18.00 Uncooked shrimp, red onions, cucumber, lime juice and chile de arbol​​​ Aguachile Green * / $18.00 Uncooked shrimp, red onions, cucumber, lime juice and serrano pepper​​ Surf N Turf Fries / $16.00 French fries, mozzarella cheese, shrimp, carne asada, aioli, chipotle sauce, pasilla chile, sautéed onion, pico de gallo and guacamole Buffalo Shrimp Fries / $16.00 Buffalo Shrimp, french fries, mozzarella cheese, ranch, chipotle sauce, garnished with carrots, pickled onions, cucumber, and cilantro Loreto Shrimp / $12.50 Lightly battered shrimp tossed in buffalo sauce Fish Chicharron / $10.00 Battered spicy fish chunks Calamari Chicharron / $11.00 Battered spicy calamari chunks




Tacos


La Paz Taco - Taco of the Month / $6.00 Carnitas style smoked marlin, garnished with cilantro and pickled onions, topped with habanero mustard​ and guacamole Bajamar Fish Taco / $4.50 Grilled or battered fish with cabbage, pico de gallo, chipotle and aioli sauce **Vegetarian Option Available** Spicy Shrimp Taco / $5.50 Sautéed shrimp with chile de arbol, mozzarella cheese, cabbage, pico de gallo, chipotle and aioli sauce Spicy Octopus Taco / $5.50 Sautéed octopus with chile de arbol, mozzarella cheese, cabbage, pico de gallo, chipotle and aioli sauce​ Shrimp Taco / $5.00 Grilled or battered, cabbage, pico de gallo, chipotle and aioli sauce Gobernador Taco / $5.50 Chopped sautéed shrimp with pico de gallo, cabbage, mozzarella cheese, chipotle and aioli sauce Marlin Taco / $5.50 Smoked tuna, chopped California pepper, mozzarella cheese, cabbage, pico de gallo, chipotle and aioli sauce Lucas Taco / $6.00 Grilled California pepper stuffed with mozzarella cheese, sautéed shrimp, cabbage, pico de gallo, chipotle and aioli sauce **Vegetarian Option Available** Carne Asada Taco / $5.00 Grilled steak with pico de gallo, and guacamole Surf N Turf Taco / $6.00 Grilled shrimp and grilled steak topped with pico de gallo, guacamole and fried onion strings Marlin Adobada Taco / $6.00 Smoked tuna marinated in pineapple and achiote, with mozzarella cheese, onions, cilantro, guacamole and aioli sauce Octopus Chicharron Taco / $6.00 Lightly battered fried octopus with pickled onions, cream of tomatillo sauce, mozzarella cheese and cilantro Puerto Nuevo Taco / $6.00 Shrimp sauteed in butter on a bed of rice and beans, topped with pico de gallo, pickled onions, serrano chile and cucumbers




Cocktails


Shrimp Cocktail / $16.50 Shrimp, pico de gallo, cucumber, and avocado Octopus Cocktail / $17.00 Octopus, pico de gallo, cucumber, and avocado Campechana * / $17.50 Shrimp, octopus, scallops, pico de gallo, cucumber, and avocado




Soups


Shrimp Soup / $16.00 Bell peppers, tomatoes, carrots and celery Fish Soup / $14.00 Bell peppers, tomatoes, carrots and celery Mixed Soup / $17.00 Shrimp, fish, octopus, mussles, bay scallops, bell peppers, tomatoes, carrots and celery





 

Cost & Payment

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 register for 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).





 

Registering for Classes

Ceviche Tostadas


Ceviche Sampler * / $20.00 Ceviche Sampler of our most popular ceviche tostadas! Tsunami, Wipeout, and Fish Ceviche. Served with Chips. Baja Tour Tostadas / $17.00 Trio of tostadas featuring wild ahi tuna includes:

  • Black Ahi Tuna - Salsa alameda, sesame oil, spicy soy sauce, pickled onions, guacamole spread
  • K38 - Lime juice, soy sauce, sesame oil, cucumber, carrots, pickled onions, cilantro, topped with serrano chile
  • Mulege - Sesame oil, spicy soy sauce, crispy onion strings, spicy mayo, and guacamole spread
**No substitutions** Shrimp Tostada / $7.50 Raw shrimp marinated in lime juice, with pico de gallo, cucumbers, carrots, pickled onions, and avocado. **Pre-cooked option available. Prepared with spicy ketchup** Cortez Tostada * / $8.50 Raw shrimp marinated in aguachile green guacamole sauce, and garnished with cucumber strings, pickled onions, and cilantro La Playa Tostada * / $7.50 Chopped fish marinated in lime juice, with pico de gallo, cucumbers, pickled onions, avocado, and carrots Fish Tostada * / $7.00 Sashimi style fish marinated in lime juice with chipotle aioli sauce, shaved carrots, pickled onions, avocado, and tajin​​ Wipeout Tostada * / $8.00 Cooked shrimp with octopus, uncooked bay scallops, lime juice, pico de gallo, spicy ketchup, cucumbers, shaved carrots, pickled onions and avocado​​ Octopus Tostada / $7.75 Cooked octopus with pickled onions, cucumber, pico de gallo, shaved carrots, spicy ketchup and avocado Rosarito Tostada / $8.00 Octopus marinated in serrano and lime “Aquachile” with cucumbers, shaved carrots, pickled onions and avocado​​ null Tijuana Tostada * / $8.00 Uncooked spiced shrimp marinated in lime juice with clamato juice, pickled onions, shaved carrots, chile de arbol, diced cucumbers and avocado​ Kraken Tostada / $8.50 Octopus with lime juice, soy sauce, sesame oil, pickled onions, cilantro, serrano chile, shaved carrots and cucumber Tsunami Tostada * / $9.50 Uncooked shrimp marinated in lime juice with grilled shrimp, uncooked bay scallops, sashimi style fish, and cooked octopus with soy sauce, sesame oil, pickled onions, cilantro, serrano chile, shaved carrots and cucumber​​ Ensenada Tostada * / $7.50 Sashimi style fish marinated in serrano and lime “Aquachile” with shaved carrots, pickled onions and avocado​ Cabo Tostada * / $8.00 Cooked shrimp, octopus and uncooked bay scallops with lime juice, shaved carrots, pickled onions, cucumbers, and homemade spicy sauce​​ Aquachile Red Tostada * / $8.25 Uncooked shrimp marinated in lime juice and chile de arbol​, with pickled onions and carrots on a bed of cucumbers Aquachile Green Tostada * / $8.25 Uncooked shrimp marinated in lime juice and serrano chile​, with pickled onions and carrots on a bed of cucumbers Aquachile Bajamar Tostada * / $8.25 Uncooked shrimp marinated in a habanero chile-beet sauce and lime juice, with pickled onions and carrots on a bed of cucumbers




Sides


Guacamole + Chips / $7.00 Beans + Chips / $4.50 Spanish Rice / $ 3.00 Beans / $3.00 Fries / $4.00 Avocado / $3.50 Sour Cream / $1.00 Tortillas (3) / $1.50 Homemade Habanero Sauce (10oz.) / $5.00 Quesadilla / $6.00 Add shrimp or carne asada + $9.00 House Salad / $6.00 Lettuce, tomato, cucumber, pickled onions, and cabbage. Choice of ranch or oil/vinigar




Desserts


Homemade Cheesecake / $5.50 Ice Cream / $3.50




Kids


Comes with a choice of rice and beans or fries. Quesadilla / $5.00 Mozzarella cheese inside a fresh flour tortilla Chicken Tenders / $5.00 Battered chicken Bean Burrito / $5.00 Bean and cheese burrito Fish + Chips / $5.00 Battered fish with french fries





Accreditation & Completion Letters

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 register for 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).





 
 

Housing & Transportation

Chefs Favorites


Aguachile Bajamar * / $19.00 Uncooked shrimp marinated in lime juice, beets, onions, carrots, and habanero chile on a bed of cucumbers Aguachile Red * / $18.00 Uncooked shrimp, red onions, cucumber, lime juice and chile de arbol​​​ Aguachile Green * / $18.00 Uncooked shrimp, red onions, cucumber, lime juice and serrano pepper​​ Surf N Turf Fries / $16.00 French fries, mozzarella cheese, shrimp, carne asada, aioli, chipotle sauce, pasilla chile, sautéed onion, pico de gallo and guacamole Buffalo Shrimp Fries / $16.00 Buffalo Shrimp, french fries, mozzarella cheese, ranch, chipotle sauce, garnished with carrots, pickled onions, cucumber, and cilantro Loreto Shrimp / $12.50 Lightly battered shrimp tossed in buffalo sauce Fish Chicharron / $10.00 Battered spicy fish chunks Calamari Chicharron / $11.00 Battered spicy calamari chunks




Tacos


La Paz Taco - Taco of the Month / $6.00 Carnitas style smoked marlin, garnished with cilantro and pickled onions, topped with habanero mustard​ and guacamole Bajamar Fish Taco / $4.50 Grilled or battered fish with cabbage, pico de gallo, chipotle and aioli sauce **Vegetarian Option Available** Spicy Shrimp Taco / $5.50 Sautéed shrimp with chile de arbol, mozzarella cheese, cabbage, pico de gallo, chipotle and aioli sauce Spicy Octopus Taco / $5.50 Sautéed octopus with chile de arbol, mozzarella cheese, cabbage, pico de gallo, chipotle and aioli sauce​ Shrimp Taco / $5.00 Grilled or battered, cabbage, pico de gallo, chipotle and aioli sauce Gobernador Taco / $5.50 Chopped sautéed shrimp with pico de gallo, cabbage, mozzarella cheese, chipotle and aioli sauce Marlin Taco / $5.50 Smoked tuna, chopped California pepper, mozzarella cheese, cabbage, pico de gallo, chipotle and aioli sauce Lucas Taco / $6.00 Grilled California pepper stuffed with mozzarella cheese, sautéed shrimp, cabbage, pico de gallo, chipotle and aioli sauce **Vegetarian Option Available** Carne Asada Taco / $5.00 Grilled steak with pico de gallo, and guacamole Surf N Turf Taco / $6.00 Grilled shrimp and grilled steak topped with pico de gallo, guacamole and fried onion strings Marlin Adobada Taco / $6.00 Smoked tuna marinated in pineapple and achiote, with mozzarella cheese, onions, cilantro, guacamole and aioli sauce Octopus Chicharron Taco / $6.00 Lightly battered fried octopus with pickled onions, cream of tomatillo sauce, mozzarella cheese and cilantro Puerto Nuevo Taco / $6.00 Shrimp sauteed in butter on a bed of rice and beans, topped with pico de gallo, pickled onions, serrano chile and cucumbers




Cocktails


Shrimp Cocktail / $16.50 Shrimp, pico de gallo, cucumber, and avocado Octopus Cocktail / $17.00 Octopus, pico de gallo, cucumber, and avocado Campechana * / $17.50 Shrimp, octopus, scallops, pico de gallo, cucumber, and avocado




Soups


Shrimp Soup / $16.00 Bell peppers, tomatoes, carrots and celery Fish Soup / $14.00 Bell peppers, tomatoes, carrots and celery Mixed Soup / $17.00 Shrimp, fish, octopus, mussles, bay scallops, bell peppers, tomatoes, carrots and celery





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.