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Weekend Course for Au Pairs

Selfies and Digital Culture

Course Code: AU0104CA19

Au Pair Weekend Course - Selfies and Digital Culture

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Last Held: July 14-15, 2018
8:30am - 5:00pm (Check-in time on Day 1: 8:00am)

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"Selfies," or photographs that an individual (or a group) takes of themselves, are becoming a popular and culturally significant way that knowledge is produced and shared in modern digital cultures. In this interactive au pair weekend course, we will focus on the meaning and significance of selfies in digital culture.

Au pairs who participate in this weekend class will gain an appreciation for how communication and information sharing has become personalized and visualized in a digitally mediated world. We will explore the Rutgers University–New Brunswick campus and the surrounding community and create a blog that consists of our own individual and group selfies and our ideas and expressions of what these selfies represent. We will spend time in the classroom, on campus, in New Brunswick, and in digital spaces as well, as we take selfies, discuss their meaning, and construct our blog.

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

NOTE: Please bring a laptop, Notepad or iPad to class both days if possible. You should also bring a backpack or bag to carry it in, as we will be on the move, venturing into the Rutgers campus!

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 $385.00 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 $100.00  

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' College Avenue campus in New Brunswick. With its historic architecture and tree-lined lawns, College Avenue is close to the restaurants, shops, and sights of downtown New Brunswick. It is also home to the world-class Zimmerli Art Museum. We will be exploring many of the unique features of the campus and the surrounding city during this course and taking selfies to document our journey through the city!

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.

Rutgers Honors College
5 Seminary Place, New Brunswick , NJ 08901
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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 drive to class each day, onsite parking is available. Students can also take the train to the NJ Transit New Brunswick train station and walk from the train station to the course location.

For those traveling and staying in New Brunswick overnight, there are many hotels located near College Avenue Campus. The Hyatt Regency and The Heldrich Hotel are located within walking distance of the course location. Visit www.cpe.rutgers.edu/main/hotels.html for a list of nearby housing options.


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

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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: Selfies and Digital Culture" or Course Code AU0104) 
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: Maureen O'Connell, 848-932-7703

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 educational benefits through the GI Bill. For more information about the GI Bill, click here.