Au Pair Weekend Program
This unique and exciting program will help au pairs to gain the most from their American experience. The program can also satisfy the U.S. Department of State au pair educational requirement. It is very affordable and may be customized to fit individual needs. Most au pairs can earn all the hours they need by completing two of our 3-day weekend courses, plus pre-assignments and follow-up work.
Through a fun and interesting combination of classroom discussions, field trips, community engagement, and other activities, au pairs will learn important skills for dealing with the cultural and personal challenges that international visitors in the U.S. often face. These courses will assist students in interacting directly with Americans through a number of valuable learning opportunities designed to help them enjoy and make the most of their time abroad.
Students will also learn a great deal about the Boston area and gain important background knowledge to help you better understand and appreciate the American way of life. Topics include:
- Culture shock
- Conflict resolution
- U.S. history and politics
- Community engagement
- And much more!
The Experience America program includes two courses
Make a Difference – 3-day Weekend
Through a fun and interesting combination of classroom discussions, community activities, and student assignments, you will learn important skills for dealing with the cultural and personal challenges that international visitors often face in the U.S. You will have unique opportunities to reflectively look at U.S. cultural perspectives to see how they influence your relationships and communication with others. Certain classes will discuss how to engage and participate in a variety of community experiences. You will also examine the rich cultural diversity of U.S. communities, with a specific focus on the Boston area.
Discover Boston and the U.S. – 3-day Weekend
In addition to gaining a greater understanding of the United States and the Boston area, you will also have the opportunity to share your home country's culture with other students and compare it to key aspects of American life. You will gain in-depth knowledge of U.S. geography while also learning about exciting events in U.S. history and how they have influenced the current U.S. political culture and process. Through various field trips and activities, you will be able to explore and further understand the important historical and cultural identity of Boston that you’ve learned about in class.