TEXAS

UPCOMING DATES

4-DAY WEEKEND COMBO COURSE
 

MAKE A DIFFERENCE &
DISCOVER THE U.S.

November 11 - 14

course details

COURSES FILL UP QUICKLY, SO REGISTER EARLY!
 

We are excited to bring our Au Pair Weekend program to the great state of Texas! San Antonio, the state’s first chartered settlement, is a city chock full of history and diversity. Unique sites like The Alamo and Missions National Historical Park allow you to step back in time, while a stroll down the River Walk gives you a sense of the city’s urban allure. Students will also have the unique opportunity to be immersed in Texas’s famous “cowboy culture” as guests at the Silver Spur Guest Ranch in Bandera, the “Cowboy Capital of the World!” The Silver Spur is one of the finest dude ranches in Texas Hill Country. Take a step with us onto the Texas Frontier for an experience you’ll never forget!

The course begins in San Antonio, but most of your time will be spent at the Silver Spur Guest Ranch in Bandera.

Costs and Educational Hours

Receive 60 or 72 hours (enough for 6 credits) for this 4-day weekend combo course for an all-inclusive price of $829. This price includes tuition and course fees, 3 nights standard lodging at Silver Spur Cowboy Ranch in Bandera, 8 full meals and a light welcome lunch, educational activities, all local transportation starting from the check-in location, and travel to the airport or San Antonio at departure.

Earn 60 or 72 educational hours for this 4-day combo course.

Note: hours include pre-weekend assignments and follow-up work.
 

Classes are held at the following times:

Thursday: (Check-in from 11:00 - 12:00 with a light welcome lunch.) Classes from 12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 
Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
 
Attendance is mandatory beginning on Thursday, with check-in from 11:00-12:00 pm and classes starting at 12:00 pm, and does not end until Sunday at 2:00 pm. If you are late to class or leave early on Sunday, you will not be eligible to receive your completion letter. Travel arrangements or work commitments are not accepted as excuses for missing class hours.

Optional Add-Ons

You can choose from any or all of these options:

  • One-hour horse trail ride at the ranch (doesn't count toward class hours) - $25

  • Housing upgrade at the ranch - $50

  • Wednesday or Sunday night at our check-in location for $50 or $75.
     

(See Housing information below.)

LOCATION

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

Address

Check-in will be held at the Historic Hotel Gibbs on Alamo Plaza, at 105 N. Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205.

UCLA Extension Website
Housing

Three nights (Thurs-Sat) of lodging at the Silver Spur Guest Ranch in Bandera, Texas are included in the standard weekend course price. For an additional cost, you may also upgrade your housing at the ranch or reserve an optional nights at the Historic Hotel Gibbs.

 

An optional $50 housing upgrade at the ranch is available so that you can share a room with 5 or fewer students, and one bathroom. (The standard price includes either a shared bed or dorm room with 8-12 people, and one bathroom.)

You can also add a Wednesday or Sunday night room at the Historic Hotel Gibbs -- $50 for a shared bed or $75 for your own bed. The additional night(s) includes breakfast.

Email: info@aupairclasses.org

course details

COURSES FILL UP QUICKLY, SO REGISTER EARLY!
 

We are excited to bring our Au Pair Weekend programs to the great state of Texas! San Antonio, the state’s first chartered settlement, is full of history and diversity. Students in our program will begin the weekend by stepping back in time at The Alamo, an 18th century Franciscan Mission and also the location of an important battle site for Texans fighting for independence from Mexico in 1836. From there, students will then explore the city's modern side with a stroll down the famous River Walk.  Later, students will have the unique opportunity to be immersed in Texas’s famous “cowboy culture” as guests at the Mayan Dude Ranch in Bandera, the “Cowboy Capital of the World!” The Mayan is one of the finest dude ranches in Texas Hill Country. Take a step with us onto the Texas Frontier for an experience you’ll never forget!

The course begins in San Antonio, but most of your time will be spent at the Mayan Dude Ranch in Bandera.

 

Read full course description here!
 

Make a Difference & Discover The U.S. 

Costs and Educational Hours

Receive 60 or 72 hours (enough for 6 credits) for this 4-day weekend combo course for an all-inclusive price of $975. This price includes tuition and course fees, 3 nights of premiere lodging (your own bed, two students per room and a bathroom) at Mayan Dude Ranch in Bandera, 8 full meals and a light welcome snack, educational and cultural excursion activities (including a horse ride!), all local transportation starting from the check-in location, and travel to the airport or San Antonio at departure.

Earn 60 or 72 educational hours for this 4-day combo course.

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.

Classes are held at the following times:

Thursday: (Check-in from 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. with a light welcome snack.) Classes from 12:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 
Saturday: 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. 
Sunday: 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

Note: To accommodate travel time between the ranch and the airport,
plan to arrive on a flight NO LATER than 10:45 am on Thursday and depart no earlier than 5:00 pm on Sunday. 
Attendance is mandatory beginning on Thursday, with check-in from 12:00 p.m. - 12:30 p.m. and classes starting at 12:30 p.m. and does not end until Sunday at 2:00 p.m.. If you are late to class or leave early on Sunday, you will not be eligible to receive your completion letter. Travel arrangements or work commitments are not accepted as excuses for missing class hours.

Optional Add-Ons

You can choose from any or all of these options:

  • Housing upgrade to a private en suite room at the ranch for $100

  • Wednesday or Sunday night at our check-in location for $75
     

(See Housing information below.)

LOCATION

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

Address

Check-in will be held at the Historic Hotel Gibbs on Alamo Plaza, at 105 N. Alamo St, San Antonio, TX 78205.

UCLA Extension Website
Housing

Three nights (Thursday -Saturday) of lodging at the Mayan Dude Ranch in Bandera, Texas are included in the standard weekend course price.
 

An optional $100 housing upgrade at the ranch is available so that you can have a private en suite King room (the standard price includes your own queen bed in a shared en suite room with one other student).

You can also add a Wednesday or Sunday night room at the Historic Hotel Gibbs in San Antonio for $75. Any additional nights include breakfast.

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