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WASHINGTON DC

UPCOMING COURSES

Make a Difference

September 27 - 29, 2024

 

36 Hours

(Equivalent to 3 credits)

Price: $349

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Registration closes Sept. 19
but may sell out sooner!

Discover the U.S.

November 15 - 17, 2024

 

36 Hours

(Equivalent to 3 credits)

Price: $349

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Registration closes Nov. 7 but may sell out sooner!

As the capital city of the United States of America, Washington DC is a vibrant city that offers history, culture, and a robust social scene. Students have enjoyed exploring historic neighborhoods such as Georgetown; visiting the Smithsonian museums; touring national monuments and the U.S. Capitol where congressional members meet; learning about the Supreme Court and Library of Congress, watching performances at the Kennedy Center, and attending cultural festivals and parades. Outside of the classroom, many students enjoy DC’s top restaurants and nightlife. 

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Washington DC Course Details

Explore Washington D.C. and make global connections as you work together with other au pairs from around the world! In this course, you will learn about U.S. geography, as well as exciting events in U.S. history and how they have influenced the current U.S. political culture and process. You'll have a chance to learn about your classmates' home countries and together you'll compare your own experiences to key aspects of American life. Through excursions and activities, you will be able to explore and further understand Washington D.C.'s important historical and cultural identity.
 

To accommodate travel time between the airport and class, plan to arrive for your course on a flight NO LATER than 3:00 pm on Friday and depart no earlier than 6:30 pm on Sunday.

Attendance is mandatory beginning on Friday with check-in, and does not end until Sunday at 3:30 pm. 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.
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. Scheduled activities may be subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances and may be different from previous weekends.
Washington DC Course Details

Learn to navigate the cultural and personal challenges of being an au pair living in the United States. Discuss conflict resolution, cultural diversity in the United States and how to successfully interact with people from different backgrounds and life experiences. Being in a diverse classroom will allow you to make new friends with individuals from all over the world and put everything you are learning into practice. Be the change you want to see in the world!

To accommodate travel time between the airport and class, plan to arrive for your course on a flight NO LATER than 3:00 pm on Friday and depart no earlier than 6:30 pm on Sunday.

Attendance is mandatory beginning on Friday with check-in, and does not end until Sunday at 3:30 pm. 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.
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. Scheduled activities may be subject to change due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances and may be different from previous weekends.

Address

Trinity University

125 Michigan Ave NE
Washington, DC 20017

HOUSING & TRANSPORTATION

Housing IS NOT provided or arranged for students who attend a weekend course.

Click the button above for more housing details, as well as suggestions for transportation to our Washington, DC campus.

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washington, dc staff

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Emerald

Dr. Emerald
City Director, Curriculum Committee

Becky

Becky
Program Coordinator

mara

Mara
Instructor

Mary

Mary
Instructor

Dorothy

Dorothy
Instructor

Whitney

Whitney
Instructor

Janelle

Janelle
Instructor

Isis

Isis
Program Assistant

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