Education Options

Au pairs should complete 6 credits, 7.2 CEUs or 72 hours.

Click HERE  for information on temporary changes to au pair education requirement during COVID-19.

Fun With Kids

General Driving Links

Getting Your MD Driver’s License

Step 1 – Start Gathering Proof of Residency Documents

Step 2 – Complete 3 Hour Drug & Alcohol Course

Step 3  – Make Your Appointment (You may want to check to see how far out the appointments are and make an appointment before completing the 3 Hour Drug & Alcohol Course, if the next available appointments are weeks or months out.)

  • Go to the Central Scheduling System. Under Schedule My Service, select New to MD-Driver’s License Only. Complete the document checklist and follow instructions to select location and schedule appointment.

Step 4 – Prepare for Maryland Driver’s Law Test

Step 5 – Go to MVA to take your Driver’s Law Test.

Helpful Links for Host Parents


Medical & Dental Information

Money-Saving Deals

My Blogroll

Online Activities

Parenting & Childcare Tools

Social Security Card Application Process

  • Find a nearby Social Security Office and make an appointment
  • Print your I-94 Card (Click on “Get Most Recent I-94” at the top of the page)
  • Complete the Social Security Card Application
  • Take the following documents to your appointment: passport/visa, DS-2019, country driver’s license, international driver’s permit, participation letter (print on your portal), I-94 card and completed application form
  • When your card comes in the mail, save the envelope and everything inside.

Tax, Money & Mail Info for Au Pairs

Travel Links for Au Pairs

Note: In accordance with CDC guidelines, APIA is recommending au pairs postpone non-essential travel at this time.

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