- Au pairs should complete 6 credits, 7.2 CEUs or 72 hours to complete their education requirement.
- Classes must be taken through U.S. based accredited post-secondary schools (normally colleges and universities).
- Au pairs must provide a certificate, letter or transcript confirming the completion of the class.
- Education should be completed at least 6 weeks prior to the end of your visa in order to be eligible to apply for an extension.
Online classes are not normally accepted for your education requirement, but during the pandemic, we have been given authorization for online/virtual classes. At this time the exception will include online/virtual classes that you register for by December 31, 2021 at an accredited U.S.-based college or university.
Online Class Websites – These platforms will list online courses all over the country. These courses come from a variety of sources and some are not accredited. You must be sure you are selecting a U.S. based course that is from an accredited university or college.
- For example: The Science of Well-Being (one of Yale’s most popular classes) is available through Coursera and has been very popular with au pairs. The class is worth 19 hours and costs $49 to receive a certificate.
Local Education Options
- APIA Advantage – UCLA Extension Program
- Au Pair Weekend Class
- Columbia College
- Fairfax University of America (Sat Museum Classes)
- Georgetown University Continuing Education ESL
- Inlingua English Center
- International Language Institute DC
- International School of Languages (Other languages, not English)
- LADO College
- Learning Across America (Study & Travel)
- Mentora College Intensive ESL
- Montgomery College (must pay out-of-state tuition)
- Prince George’s Community College (must pay out-of-state tuition)
- University of Richmond (Weekend classes in Richmond, VA)
- University of the Virgin Islands (Weekend classes in DC)
- Women’s Business Leadership Courses