An Au Pair and the educational requirements.

Here is the information regarding education for Au Pairs from Go Au Pair.

Every Au Pair must register and attend classes offered by an accredited U.S. post secondary institution for not less than six semester hours of academic credit or it’s equivalent Preapproval for schools can be given from the corporate office.  Au Pairs must simply submit the Education Preapproval Request Form provided in the Welcome Packet. Standard Au Pairs must complete 6 credit hours and EduCare Au Pairs must complete 12 credits.  72 classroom hours equate to 6 credit hours.

An Au Pair may complete any course she or he wishes; it does not have to be an English language class.  If an Au Pair attended a class and tried to complete it but received a failing grade, Go Au Pair can still accept the credit.  If the Au Pair failed because she did not attend class, Go Au Pair will not be able to accept it.

The following colleges offer special classes for Au Pairs in the Philadelphia and NJ area

Bucks County Community College, Newtown,  PA

Burlington County College, Pemberton, NJ

Camden County College, Different Campuses, NJ

Community College of Philadelphia, Philadelphia

Delaware County Community College, Media

International House of Philadelphia

Harcum College, Bryn Mawr

lIU weekend classes

Montgomery County Community College, Blue Bell

Moore College of Art and Design, Philadelphia

Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, Philadelphia

Raritan Valley Community College in North Branch, NJ

Rosemont College, Rosemont

Temple University, Philadelphia

Villanova University, Villanova

Wilmington University, Wilmington, DE

Those Au Pairs wanting to extend must complete their educational requirement by their 10th month.

Educational institutions must be accredited by approved accrediting agencies to be acceptable. The Dept. of Education has a list of approved accrediting agencies on their website.  If you are unsure or have questions, please do not hesitate to contact Go Au Pair corporate office.

Each “host family participant agrees to facilitate the enrollment and attendance of the  Au Pair and to pay the cost of such academic course work in an amount not to exceed $500.00.” Families are also responsible for providing transportation to and from the courses.

Good luck with your studying.

2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Anne Schubeck
    Sep 26, 2011 @ 15:19:26

    Hi!

    Thank you for your interest in the University Au Pair Program at C.W. Post Campus of Long Island University. Thanks! And have a great day.

    Check out our New Web Site!!!!

    http://www.liu.edu/cwpost/aupair

    Reply

  2. rosanne
    Jan 24, 2012 @ 21:22:46

    Could somebody tell me please, which school would be perfect for an English course? I live nearby Philly. I also like to learn Photography, does anybody has some ideas? Thank so much!

    Rosanne

    Reply

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