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UPCOMING DATES

4-DAY WEEKEND COMBO COURSE

COMBO MAKE A DIFFERENCE 
DISCOVER THE U.S.

January 13 - 16, 2023

Registration closes January 4, 2023

ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS
FOR AU PAIRS,

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED

January 13 - 16, 2023

Registration closes December 4, 2023

COMBO MAKE A DIFFERENCE 
DISCOVER THE U.S.

March 31 - April 3, 2023

Registration closes March 22, 2023

ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS
FOR AU PAIRS,

HIGH BEGINNER & INTERMEDIATE

March 31 - April 3, 2023

Registration closes March 4, 2023

ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS
FOR AU PAIRS,

INTERMEDIATE & ADVANCED

March 31 - April 3, 2023

Registration closes March 4, 2023

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COMBO MAKE A DIFFERENCE & DISCOVER THE U.S.

San Diego's nickname is "America's Finest City" - take a class here to find out why! With sunny, warm weather year-round and plenty of beaches, parks and cultural history to enjoy, San Diego has something for everyone. During the four day course, students will visit and learn about California history in Old Town, as well as explore Balboa Park, the largest urban cultural park in North America. Students will also spend time at the world-famous La Jolla beaches, visit downtown San Diego's beautiful waterfront, and learn about the city's military history with a visit to the USS Midway.

Read full course description here!

 

Make a Difference & Discover The U.S.

Costs and Educational Hours

Receive 60 or 72 educational hours (equivalent to 6 credits) for the 4-day Make a Difference & Discover course at an all-inclusive price of $679 for January 2023 and $699 for March 2023. This price includes tuition and registration, course materials, educational excursions including activities and transportation during class hours, and and five meals for January (four meals for March). 

Note: 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.  Also, scheduled activities may be subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances and may be different from previous weekends.

January Classes will be held at the following times:

Friday: (Check-in from 11:00 a.m. - 11:55 a.m.) 12 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
Saturday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
Sunday: 9:00 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Note: To accommodate travel time between the airport and class, plan to arrive for your January course on a flight NO LATER than 10:00 am on Friday and depart no earlier than 6:30 pm on Monday.

March Classes will be held at the following times:

Friday: (Check-in from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.) 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
Sunday: 9:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 
Note: To accommodate travel time between the airport and class, plan to arrive for your March course on a flight NO LATER than 12:30 pm on Friday and depart no earlier than 6:30 pm on Monday.
Attendance is mandatory beginning on Friday with check-in, and does not end until Monday 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.
 
 

ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS FOR AU PAIRS

Get the most out of your time in the United States by improving your English skills! Learn about American accents, cultural traditions, and travel tips - all while getting to explore the sights and history of San Diego!

 

Practice your listening and speaking skills with interesting classroom discussions and workshops, and strengthen your reading and writing skills with written assignments. 

Read the full course description here!

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Costs and Educational Hours

This course offers 72 hours (equivalent to 6 credits) for an all-inclusive price of $679 for January 2023 and $699 for March 2023, which includes tuition and registration, course materials, activities, transportation during class hours, and five meals for January (four meals for March). 
 

Note: Hours include online Zoom classes, pre-weekend and post-weekend assignments. Check with your au pair agency regarding hours and credits, as requirements vary.

Online Zoom Classes: 

Intermediate & Advanced: Tuesdays & Thursdays for 3 weeks (6 classes)
4:30 p.m. Pacific Time/7:30 p.m. Eastern Time (There is only one class per day. Be sure to check your time zone!)
Zoom Classes last 2 hours (120 minutes)

 

January In-Person San Diego Classes:

Friday: (Check-in ​from ​at ​11:00 ​a.m. - 12 p.m.) ​12 p.m. ​- ​9 ​p.m.
Saturday: ​9:00 ​a.m. ​- ​8:30 ​p.m. ​ ​ 
Sunday: ​9:00 ​a.m. ​- ​8:30 ​p.m. 

Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Note: To accommodate travel time between the airport and class, plan to arrive for your January course on a flight NO LATER than 10:00 am on Friday and depart no earlier than 6:30 pm on Monday.
 

March In-Person San Diego Classes:

Friday: (Check-in from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.) 2:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 
Saturday: 9:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
Sunday: 9:30 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. 
Monday: 9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. 

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

*Attendance is mandatory for online Zoom classes and all in-person hours. Students are expected to attend all classes 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 attending a class. 

LOCATION 

Courses are offered at the University of California, San Diego City Center campus.

Address

UCSD University City Center Campus
6256 Greenwich Drive

San Diego, CA 92122

UCSD Website

Parking Information
Parking is free in the large parking garage adjacent to the classroom building.
Housing

Housing is optional and IS NOT included in the price of tuition, but can be arranged as a convenience for students who want to stay close to campus. You can sign up and pay for housing as part of registration.

 

Housing prices vary by weekend depending on the season. Options range from about $60-$80/night depending on the type of bed. Shuttling to and from classes during the weekend, breakfast, and wi-fi are included. Housing is on a first-come, first-served basis and student preferences are not guaranteed. All weekend specific housing details are included in the registration process.

We also have a partnership with Hostelling International San Diego. If you would like to book with them for a discounted price, use code AUPA10 for 10% off plus waived membership fees. 

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