Study at an American University
The au pair programme allows you to combine work experience with studying at an American college. Your host family will contribute up to US$500 towards your classes, and you get to choose what to study. You could take up a new language like Spanish or Italian, learn a new skill like photography, or challenge yourself with a new interest like American history or psychology. The choice is yours!
The education component is an important aspect of the au pair programme. In order to fulfill your visa requirements it is necessary to complete six credits or the equivalent credit hours while in the USA. All au pairs are required to take classes at an approved college or university. You can choose any subject you want to study, as long as it is through an accredited institution. Your local representative will be able to explain more about university class opportunities and course options in your area.