Educational Credits for Au Pairs with Cultural Hi-Ways

Au pairs are required to earn 6 (or 12 for EduCare program) educational credits during their year in the United States. Many Au Pairs enjoyed the Learning Across America program with Cultural Hi-Ways and Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC).

99% of Cultural Hi-Ways’ guests are Au Pairs. Au Pairs can sign up to join any of the weekend tours and have a great time. You can review all the details of the Learning Across America program here.

The program offers local classes and when Au Pairs choose a Learning Local, they have the opportunity to attend class locally and participate in a Cultural Hi-Ways tour to the destination they are studying, the cost of which is included in Au Pairs tuition.  Students travel to “must see” destinations like Amish Country, Montreal (Canada), Niagara Falls and Washington, DC.

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Au pairs participating in BMCC’s Learning Local courses attend class locally (generally ranging from the New York City metropolitan area to Washington, DC) and then take part in a Cultural Hi-Ways tour to the destination they’re studying, the cost of which is included in the tuition price.  In choosing this option, they have the entire tour weekend to explore destinations like Montreal, Niagara Falls and Washington, DC.

BMCC’s Learning Express courses provide au pairs across America with the opportunity to study, explore and earn their educational credits over a long weekend in amazing cities like Chicago, Houston, Miami, Nashville, New Orleans, New York City, Niagara Falls, Philadelphia, San Francisco and Washington, DC.

According to the Department of State requirement, host families have to reimburse tuition costs and costs of related materials up to $500 and $1000 for EduCare. Please, plan ahead, speak with your host family and don’t wait until the last minute to register for your class.

Au Pairs traveling and studying

 

Cultural Hi-Ways gives Au Pairs an opportunity to study and travel. 99% of Cultural Hi-Ways’ guests are Au Pairs. Au Pairs can sign up to join any of the weekend tours and have a great time.

Cultural Hi-Ways is a partner with the Borough of Manhattan Community College (BMCC), it means that Au Pairs can add an educational element to their weekend tours.  Au Pairs can earn educational credit in a fun, creative environment. They can study in the classroom then learn from personal experience by visiting the destination you have studied! 

Included in the tuition price:

  • 2 or 3 classroom sessions (depending on the course you choose to sign up for) held at Villanova University, in the Philadelphia area
  • A weekend tour to the destination studied – provided by Cultural Hi-Ways
  • Upon successful completion of the classroom sessions, homework assignments and the tour, a certificate of completion will be awarded for either 3.5 CEU’s (35 hours) or 4.5 CEU’s (45 hours).  The number of hours/CEU’s earned will depend on the course you sign up for

If Au Pairs need to earn educational credit, they can select course listings at BMCC website , (under Personal Development select Learning Across America) and sign up for one of the Learning Across America courses offered in Philadelphia. If they don’t need to earn education but would like a fun weekend away with a great group of au pairs, they can sign up for just the tour on the Cultural Hi-Ways website

Upcoming courses/tours available to Philadelphia Au Pairs:

Montreal, Canada

May 9-12, 2013
Tuition Price paid to BMCC (tour is included): $469
First class begins Sunday, March 17
Tour only price if you don’t need education (sign up on the Cultural Hi-Ways website) $329

Niagara Falls

June 14-16, 2013
First class begins Sunday, April 28

Tuition Price paid to BMCC (tour is included): $419
Tour only price if you don’t need education (sign up on the Cultural Hi-Ways website): $279

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