American University Study Options
This programme allows you to combine work as an au pair with studies at an American college. Your host family will contribute up to US$ 500 during the year towards classes. You get to choose what to study. You could choose take up Spanish or Italian in a language class. You could also choose to learn a fun new skill like photography or painting or challenge yourself with a new interest like art or history. The choice is yours!
The education component is an important part of the Au Pair programme. In order to fulfill your visa requirements it is necessary to complete six credits or the equivalent credit hours while in the USA. All au pairs are required to take classes at an approved college or university - you can choose any subject you would like to study, as long as it is through an accredited institution. Your local representative will be able to further explain university class opportunities and local course options.