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Weekend Course for Au Pairs

Let the Rutgers Gardens Teach and Inspire You!

Course Code: AU0100CC18

Au Pair Weekend Class at Rutgers Gardens

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Last Held: October 21-22, 2017
8:30am - 5:00pm (Check-in time: 8:00am)

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Celebrating its 100th birthday, the Rutgers Gardens is comprised of a series of horticultural collections arranged in garden settings and spread over fifty acres. Its collections and garden areas, the oldest of which dates back to 1927, feature a diverse variety of landscape plants with origins that span the globe. Learn from the experts on topics ranging from landscape design to horticulture and just how to more fully enjoy the natural world around you!

This program will give attendees three of the six educational credits required under the J-1 visa. Au pairs (commonly misspelled as au pere or au pear) are required to earn educational credits under the J-1 visa. Click here to learn more.

Registration Fee TBD  
Cancellation Fee TBD  

The October 21-22, 2017 offering of this course was approved for the following credits. We will reapply for similar credits the next time the course runs, but we cannot guarantee credit approval for future offerings.

This weekend course for au pairs provides three (3) of the six educational credits required under the J-1 visa program. Click here to learn more.


Continental breakfast and lunch will be provided each day.

NOTE: If you have any dietary restrictions or food allergies, please alert us at least one (1) week in advance of the course start date so that we can make reasonable accommodations. We cannot guarantee accommodations for special requests made after that time.


This au pair weekend course will be held at the beautiful Rutgers Gardens in New Brunswick, conveniently located off U.S. Route 1 just minutes from the New Jersey Turnpike and the Garden State Parkway. Ample parking is located right outside the Holly House, where all programming and meals will be held. For those taking public transportation, transportation between the campus and New Jersey Transit's New Brunswick train station will be available on Saturday and Sunday morning and afternoon.

GPS systems may not recognize campus addresses. Even if they take you to the correct building, they will not take you to the assigned parking lot. Therefore, we strongly recommend that you use the directions we provide.

Holly House
130 Log Cabin Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08816
Directions, Parking Information & Map

Note: Pre-registration is required. We're sorry, but we cannot guarantee a seat, materials or meals for walk-in registrants. Location is subject to change; registrants will be notified in the event of a change.

Au Pair Weekend Course Housing Accommodations

Housing is not included with Rutgers weekend courses for au pairs.

For those who can commute, onsite parking and transportation from the NJ Transit New Brunswick train station are available.

For those traveling, there are many hotels located near Cook Campus. Visit www.cpe.rutgers.edu/main/hotels.html for a list of nearby housing options.


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

Would you like to be notified when the next offering is scheduled? 
Here are 3 convenient ways to be added to our mailing list:
1. Click here to join our mailing list (please reference "Weekend Course for Au Pairs - Let the Rutgers Gardens Teach and Inspire You!" or Course Code AU0100) 
2. Call us at 848-932-9271, select option 3
3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu

Program Questions? Contact Us!

Program Coordinator: Suzanne Hills, 848-932-7234

Attention U.S. Veterans

All of the courses offered by the Rutgers Office of Continuing Professional Education are approved by the New Jersey State Approving Agency for Veterans Training for tuition reimbursement through the GI Bill. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.