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Online Weekend Course for Au Pairs

Be an Original - Exploring Your Creativity

Course Code: AU0108WA21

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CANCELED August 15-16, 2020
8:30am - 4:30pm EDT

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Albert Einstein once said, "We cannot solve our problems with the same thinking that we used when we created them." More recently, creativity has been called one of the top skills that leaders will need to solve complex challenges.

In this online workshop, participants will examine the topic of creativity, apply creativity to problem solving, and explore new strategies for creative thinking. Sparking your creativity will be accomplished through brainstorming, brain writing, mind mapping, and creating a vision board.

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.


Rutgers Online Au Pair Course Attendee Tamera Chetty
"Taking Rutgers Exploring Your Creativity Class has inspired me to use creativity in my everyday lifestyle."

- Tamera Chetty, Au Pair from South Africa

Rutgers Online Au Pair Course Attendee Leonie Sprock

"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!"

- Leonie Sprock, Au Pair from Germany

Registration Fee TBD Includes all course materials and certificates of completion and other J-1 required documentation
Cancellation Fee TBD  

This online 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.


No meals will be provided.

Accessing this Online Course

This online course will be delivered via Rutgers Canvas learning management system. Registrants will receive an email with a link to access the course, a document with tips on how to use Canvas, and an invitation to participate in a technology check prior to the course start date.

Equipment you will need to access this training:

  • A computer (desktop or laptop)
  • A microphone and speakers are not necessary, a call-in option is available
  • Webcam


  • If this is your first time registering with us, please provide your own unique email address when registering; do not provide an email address that you share with anyone else.

  • If you have previously taken classes with us and have used a shared email address, you must update your account with a unique email address. Click the Register Online button below and sign into your account. On the left side toolbar, click My Account. On the drop-down menu, click Edit Profile/Password. Scroll down to the Email Address field (not the secondary email address field!) and enter your own, individual (not shared!) email address here. Click the Submit button at the bottom to save. If you need assistance updating your account, please email or call (848-932-9271, option 2) our Registration Department.

Note: Pre-registration is required.


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 "Au Pair Weekend Course - Be an Original" or Course Code AU0108) 
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
Administrative Assistant: Sarah McCarthy, 848-932-7703