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7 Reasons for Au Pairs to Get Their Education Credits at Pace University

Au Pairs are young men and women from overseas between the age of 18 and 26 years old that come to US to live and work with a host family helping with childcare. Au Pairs enter the US on a J1 student exchange visa and have an educational component attached to their visa requirement. They all have to take classes at post-secondary accredited institutions such as colleges or universities.

Pace University welcomes Au Pairs to their student population and has also created specific Au Pair classes to help the Au Pairs fulfill their educational requirement. Here are seven great reasons to get your au pair education credits at Pace:


#1 Variety of classes

au pair classes at PACEDepending on their background, each Au Pair is looking for different classes in the US. Lots of Au Pairs from other countries use this opportunity of being in the US to improve their English by taking English classes.

At Pace University Au Pairs can join all morning intensive English classes offered during the weekday mornings in NYC and White Plains as well as evening and Saturday classes. Pace University offers a placement test to determine the level of the students and offers a range of different levels.

For Au Pairs looking for non-English classes, Pace University offers weekend intensive classes that are content based. Popular topics such as Psychology, Marketing and Social Media are covered. These classes are great for Au Pairs interested in a specific topic or field and make a great addition to the Au Pairs resumes.


#2 Variety of schedules

au pair smiling Having schedules that fit in with au pairs work schedules is also important. At Pace, Au pairs can take courses during the weekday morning, evening, weekends and even have intensive weekends to get 40 hours in one weekend!


#3 Variety of hours/ credits earned

Pace University has options for 4, 6, 18, 20, 24, 28 and 36 hours, so it is easy for au pairs to get the credits you need when you need them.


#4 Two great locations

Pace university au pair locationsPace University offers classes for au pairs in two convenient locations:

  • At our NYC campus right next to Brooklyn Bridge which has easy access to public transportation.
  • Classes are also offered at our Law School Campus in White Plains which can easily be accessed by train and bus, but also offers lots of free parking on campus.

#5 University campus life and facilities

au pair student life at pace universityAu Pairs studying at Pace University get to experience being on an American university campus. All students at Pace receive a student ID card that gives them access to the Universities amenities such as:

  • the gym
  • the pool
  • the library (including free photocopying)

Students are also invited to weekly outings organized by our Student Life Coordinator such as a free walking tour of the World Trade Center, free Peking Opera visit, and a free trip to the Intrepid Sea, Air & Space Museum.


#6 Affordable pricing

Pace University offers affordable Au Pair pricing for all classes. This includes reduced tuition on regular weekday classes, plus special pricing and topics for evening and weekend courses. This makes it easy to get the credits you need.


#7 A university certificate

au pair certificateStudents receive a certificate from Pace University upon completing their classes with the total hours completed. This can be used to verify education credits taken, but also is a very useful addition to your resume.


Are you an au pair in the New York, Westchester, Connecticut or New Jersey area? Get your au pair J1 education credits at Pace University.

Check out the ELI au pair website, contact the ELI here, or apply now.


WRITTEN BY ULLI HEREGGER