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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.

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.

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.

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.)


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


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

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

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