Our 4-hour research, 6-hour, and 20-hour research assignments allow students to practice their academic research skills while earning 4, 6, or 20 hours toward your au pair J1 visa education requirement. The number of hours stated on the certificate is based on the average number of hours needed to complete the requirements of the assignment.
You may register for the 4- or 6-hour research assignment at any time. The research topics provided by our Admissions team are not connected to a specific class. Topics include the education field, marketing, leadership, child development, social media, and more,
You may register for the 20-hour research assignment associated with your Career Skills Development Series course up to 5 days after the course ends. The 20-hour research assignment topic is connected to the topic of your Career Skills Development Series course. For this reason, 20-hour research assignments must be taken with a Career Skills Development Series course.
You will have up to 4 weeks to complete your research assignment (see research assignment policy). The due date for your specific assignment will be included in your confirmation message from our Admissions team. However, if you complete the essay early, we will provide a certificate of completion within 2-3 business days.
NOTE: Research assignments must be taken together with another in-person course. Students may register for a maximum of one 4-hour or one 6-hour research assignment. There is no limit on the number of 20-hour research assignments. This option is for students who have some experience writing an academic essay.
4-hour research assignment
Length: Minimum 2 pages
6-hour research assignment
Length: Minimum 3 pages
20-hour research assignment
Length: Minimum 6 pages
*Price is subject to change without notice.
Email us to register for the 4-hour or 6-hour research assignment. Please include the title and date of the previous course you attended at Pace University with your message. We require this information to approve you for the 4-hour or 6-hour research assignment.
View available Career Skills Development courses to self-register for a 20-hour course and 20-hour research assignment.
Research assignments are due within 4 weeks by the deadline communicated by our Admissions team in your registration confirmation message. Students may request an extension of up to 3 days by contacting the Admissions team before the research assignment due date. Extension requests must be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org. Requests for extensions after the research assignment due date will not be granted. Research assignments received after the due date or approved extended due date will not be accepted and the research assignment hours will be forfeited.
You may register for the 20 hour research assignment associated with your Career Skills Development Series course up to 5 days after the course ends. The 4 week due date is 4 weeks from the class end date. Students who register after the class end date will have less than 4 weeks to complete the assignment.
Please review all important policies related to au pair courses, including:
- Course Completion
- Certificate of Attendance
- Payment and Tuition Cancellation
For more information, please contact the English Language Institute.