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March 17 - 19, 2023

Registration closes March 8, 2023

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With its iconic bridge, historic cable cars, and beautiful Victorian architecture, San Francisco is undeniably one of the world’s great cities. Some of the places you may see during the weekend could include amazing sites such as the Golden Gate Bridge, Fisherman’s Wharf, Coit Tower, Chinatown, Union Square, and so much more! We can’t wait to meet you.

Read full course description here!

Make a Difference & Discover The U.S.

Costs and Educational Hours

These 3-day weekend courses offer 36 hours (equivalent to 3 credits) for an all-inclusive price of $349, which includes tuition and registration, course materials, educational excursions including activities and transportation during class hours. Meals, housing and airfare are not included.

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.

Register for both courses at once (a double weekend package offering 72 hours/equivalent to 6 credits) for only $648!

Classes are held at the following times:

Friday: (Check-in from 4:30 p.m. to 4:55 p.m.) Classes from 5:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. 

Saturday: 9:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Sunday: 9:00 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 3:30 pm on Friday and depart no earlier than 6:00 pm on Sunday.

Attendance is mandatory beginning on Friday with check-in, and does not end until Sunday 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.


Courses are offered in collaboration with the University of California Los Angeles Extension (UCLA)


2748 Hyde St.

San Francisco, CA 94109

UCLA Extension Website

Housing & Transportation

Housing IS NOT provided or arranged for students who attend a weekend course. The link above gives a list of nearby hotels and housing options, as well as suggestions for transportation between the airport and our San Francisco campus. 

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