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Since 2016, the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education has offered convenient weekend courses for au pairs to earn the education credits required under the J-1 Visa program. We have had over 500 participants from more than a dozen countries, including Australia, Brazil, China, England, France, Germany, Mexico, and Russia.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need to maintain social distancing to keep our au pair students and instructors safe and healthy, we are now offering online courses that are approved for J-1 visa credits. We have developed a variety of engaging, interactive programs that will allow you to earn the J-1 credits you need, learn new and interesting skills from dynamic Rutgers instructors, and connect with other au pairs from around the country. Whether you are looking for a self-paced program that gives you the flexibility to complete coursework around your busy schedule or you prefer a live class with real-time interaction with fellow classmates, we have a course that will fit your needs.

Below is a list of our upcoming online au pair courses. More great options are coming soon! Please join our email list to be notified as soon as we announce new online courses.

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Upcoming Online Au Pair Classes


Each class below is approved for 3 Education Credits required under the J-1 visa program!



Networking for Your Net Worth: Professional Branding and Interview Skills NEW!
Date & Time: June 17, 22, 24, and 30, 2021; 6:30pm - 8:30pm EDT
Format: Live Instructor Led Sessions
Registration Fee: $295.00

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3 Reasons to Choose Rutgers Online Au Pair Courses

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1. Approved for J-1 Visa Education Credits
Au pairs can earn three (3) education credits required under the J-1 Visa program at any of our online classes. As long as you complete all course requirements, you will receive your certificate 1-2 days after the class ends. The certificates can be provided on the last day of class upon request (provided all course requirements have been met).

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2. Convenient Schedule
Our online courses are designed to conveniently fit around au pairs' work schedules. You can earn three education credits in just a few live evening sessions, or work at your own pace to complete a self-paced program!

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3. Learn from Anywhere
Our online au pair courses can be accessed from anywhere your busy life takes you. All you need is a laptop and an Internet connection to participate in an online course.



 

Testimonials from Past Au Pair Students


Nomcebo Bulose, Au Pair Digital Culture Course Attendee

Name: Nomcebo Bulose
Home Country: South Africa

Course Attended: Selfies, Blogging, and Social Media: Learn the Skills to Help You Navigate a Digital World

"At the beginning of the course, I just thought it would be something fun to learn about and mainly to just get my credits. I am so shocked by the things I've learned about social media. Being a young person living in a digital world right now, I thought that I knew everything about social media but this class opened up my eyes to a whole new side of social media."




Nayara De O Rezende, Au Pair Digital Culture Course Attendee

Name: Nayara De O Rezende
Home Country: Brazil

Course Attended: Selfies, Blogging, and Social Media: Learn the Skills to Help You Navigate a Digital World

"This weekend was a mix of everything I was looking for. Sharing your experiences and hearing about people's thoughts is always enriching.

"We came here with a goal and now we are leaving with knowledge, new friends and good stories to tell. It was a wonderful weekend!"




Rutgers Online Au Pair Course Attendee Tamera Chetty

Name: Tamera Chetty
Home Country: South Africa

Course Attended: Be an Original - Exploring Your Creativity

"Taking Rutgers Exploring Your Creativity Class has inspired me to use creativity in my everyday lifestyle."




Rutgers Online Au Pair Course Attendee Leonie Sprock

Name: Leonie Sprock
Home Country: Germany

Course Attended: Be an Original - Exploring Your Creativity

"The Rutgers au pair weekend class showed me how creative I can actually be and inspired me to be brave enough to start new things and bring in my own ideas!"





How to Access Our Online Au Pair Classes


Our online au pair courses are delivered via Zoom, Webex, or the Rutgers Canvas learning management system.

Regardless of the online learning platform, all au pair registrants will receive an email with a link to access their course and a document with tips on how to navigate their online learning experience prior to the course start date.

To access our online courses, you will need the following equipment:

  • A computer or tablet
  • A webcam and microphone

New to online learning? No problem! We are always available during business hours to answer questions and troubleshoot any issues.



 

Questions? We're Here to Help!


For registration assistance, please contact our Registration Department at
848-932-9271, option 2 or registration@njaes.rutgers.edu.

For all other questions, please contact Program Coordinator Suzanne Hills at
848-932-7234 or suzanne.hills@rutgers.edu.

You can also live chat with a member of our team! Click the red chat icon at the bottom right corner of your screen.

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