How to get a Social Security Card

Monday, 16 October 2017

Getting a Social Security Number (SSN) is a very important part of your Au Pair year. This is your United States Identification Number. It is also the one thing you will need to get BEFORE you get anything else. It is a very simple process, but something you should do […]


Traveling During your Extension Year

Tuesday, 10 May 2016

TRAVEL GUIDE FOR EXTENSION TERM AU PAIRS Extension Au Pairs Traveling to Canada, Mexico, and the Adjacent Islands: Travel in the Extension term is limited to Canada with Special Visa, Mexico, and the adjacent islands (excluding Cuba), unless the au pair completes the J-1 renewal process in the home country. […]


Weekend Courses for Au Pair Education

Monday, 18 April 2016

You must complete 6 credits or 72 hours. Please keep that in mind when registering for courses. Please check online as dates and tuition may have changed. These are just a few resources. There are other options available depending on the season. If you complete 6 credits within your first […]


Auditing a Course at UTSA

Monday, 4 April 2016

University of Texas – San Antonio will allow students audit courses during their year. This is an option for Au Pairs who have a lot of time during the day or evening since these courses run for the entire semester. For example: August through December and January through May are […]


Au Pair Education – San Antonio

Sunday, 3 April 2016

The U.S. Department of State requires that all au pairs must complete 6 credits (or its equivalent if it is a non-credit course) at an accredited post-secondary institution over the course of their year in the U.S. Host families are responsible for contributing up to $500 of this cost. The […]