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Weekend Course for Au Pairs

Understanding Yourself:
Practical Tools for Handling Difficult Situations

Course Code: AU0102CA20

Au Pair Weekend Classes

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CANCELED May 30-31, 2020
8:30am - 5:00pm (Check-in time on Day 1: 8:00am)

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This intensive au pair weekend course will focus on helping students develop their own personalized toolbox of communication and conflict management strategies and skills. Cooperating with others in both professional and personal settings creates a much more productive and harmonious work and home environment.

Through this course, students will be able to apply these skills to determine the best approach to a variety of social situations.

This course is broken down into five sessions, each designed to assist in increasing communication and cooperation between colleagues, friends, and families.

Topics include the True Colors™ personality assessment which is designed to:

  • help students gain insight into themselves and others,
  • identify their personal conflict management style,
  • learn strategies for handling conflict with the adults in their lives,
  • tackle conflicts with youth, and,
  • explore the dynamics of sibling rivalry.

Interactive exercises and small group sessions will help to reinforce the information presented in class.

This program is sure to fill fast – so register before it is too late!

Attendees will earn 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 Includes all course materials, continental breakfast and lunch each day, access to Rutgers' wireless network, and certificates of completion and other J-1 required documentation.
Cancellation Fee TBD  

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 on Rutgers' scenic George H. Cook campus 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 nearby.

Rutgers University Cook Campus, location for Weekend Au Pair College Courses

Photographer: Nick Romanenko / Copyright: 2013 Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

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.

New Jersey Institute for Food, Nutrition, and Health, Room 101
61 Dudley Rd, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Directions, Parking Information & Map

All visitors must register their vehicles ONLINE to park on campus. Please follow the guidelines below. Failure to comply with these policies may result in a citation.

  • A link will be provided in your course registration confirmation email. Please be sure to complete this important step prior to traveling to campus.
  • When you park on campus, be sure that your license plate is unobstructed and visible from the driving aisle.
  • All Rutgers faculty/staff/students must use their regular Rutgers permit and park in the nearest lot assigned for their permit type.

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.


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 - Practical Tools for Difficult Situations" or Course Code AU0102) 
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
Administrative Assistant: Arleth Mendoza, 848-932-7764