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Weekend Course for Au Pairs

The Geography and History of New York City

Course Code: AU0105CA19

Au Pair Weekend Course About New York City

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Last Held: October 13-14, 2018
8:30am - 5:00pm (Check-in time on Day 1: 8:00am)

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Some say the Big Apple is the center of the world. Wall Street, Times Square, the Statue of Liberty, the Empire State Building, Central Park and a million other insanely interesting people, places and things make up the one and only New York City.

Rock legend Billy Joel sang that he was in a "New York state of mind." Classic author F. Scott Fitzgerald described NYC as a "wild promise of all the mystery and beauty in the world."

Come learn about NYC! The course will open with a discussion of the way geography and natural history led to the European settlement of Manhattan. Follow-up speakers, using maps, photos, and other visual aids, will address the cultural, economic, and political history that led to the "Big Apple" as we know it today. On the second day, we will all meet in the city and tour some of the most historical areas and landmarks of Manhattan: Battery Park, Chelsea, High Line Park and so much more!

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 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 on Day 1 only. Students will purchase their own food during the field trip to NYC on Day 2.


DAY 1: The first day of 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 just steps from the Cook Student Center, where the programming and meals will be held. For those taking public transportation, a free shuttle between the campus and New Jersey Transit's New Brunswick train station will be available on Saturday 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.

Cook Student Center
59 Biel Road, New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Directions, Parking Information & Map

CAMPUS PARKING UPDATE: In order to park at this course location, you must request a Virtual Parking Pass for your vehicle from the Rutgers Department of Transportation Services. A link will be provided in your course registration confirmation email. Please be sure to complete this important step prior to traveling to campus. Failure to do so may result in a parking citation.

DAY 2: The class will meet in New York City and tour historical areas and landmarks.

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 a free shuttle from the NJ Transit New Brunswick train station is 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. Due to location, the following hotels may be the best choices for those who do not have vehicles.

  • Located on campus, walking distance to course location: Rutgers University Inn & Conference Center

  • Located in downtown New Brunswick, walking distance to Rutgers bus routes: Hyatt Regency & The Heldrich Hotel


Sorry, registration is not currently available for this course.

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1. Click here to join our mailing list (please reference "Weekend Course for Au Pairs: The Geography and History of New York City" or Course Code AU0105) 
2. Call us at 848-932-9271, select option 3
3. E-mail us at ocpe@njaes.rutgers.edu

Accommodations for Individuals with Disabilities: If you require special assistance, please notify our office when you register or no less than one week before the course starts. Every effort will be made to accommodate reasonable requests.

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