Study Online with University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
You may prefer to study online during your 12 month US stay. Au Pair in America's exclusive partnership with UCLA Extension provides a unique customized educational and community immersion program for au pairs
American Studies Online is a 19-week online course that is part self-study, part instructor-led. The course is offered through a customized, computer-based classroom that you will access to read lessons, write, share resources, network with other students and collaborate on special projects, all of which are designed to further your understanding of US culture.
Topics include US History, English Language Study, Arts in the US, US Literature, Career Counseling, and an optional TOEFL preparation course.
Au pairs who successfully complete the program receive 6 academic units and receive a certificate of completion from UCLA Extension. You will also have access to a UCLA Extension transcript if you’d like to apply the coursework to a degree.
The American Studies Online course costs US$500 which means that you can use the US$500 study contribution that your host family provides you with to pay for the course.
Click here for the American Studies Online information on the UCLA Extension website.