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Weekend Intensive Courses For Au Pairs

Two-day weekend courses at our Westchester campus that have been specially created for au pairs. Get the credits you need for your J1 visa while studying several interesting, helpful and fun topics. Each course is 20 hours (including a pre-course assignment). There is an optional additional research assignment for an additional 20 hours, for a total of 40 hours possible for each weekend course.


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Course Descriptions, Dates And Fees

Multicultural psychology

This course provides an introduction to the field of cultural psychology, which studies the effects of culture on human psychology. Research has shown that many psychological processes are culture specific rather than universal. This course explores such topics as perception, emotion, motivation, intelligence, personality, gender identity, and psychological disorders from cross-cultural perspectives.

How does culture influence our emotional experience and our perception? Does culture influence our parenting style? Are conformity and social loafing universal or do they vary across cultures? How do different cultures resolve conflict? We will also examine cross-cultural studies of happiness, anger, stress, and axiety.

NOTE: The course *requires a four-hour assignment that must be completed before the start of the weekend course. The assignment will be sent to the e-mail address that you used to register for the course on the Wednesday before the course begins.

There is an optional additional research assignment/ essay to be completed after the course, to earn an additional 20 hours. You must register for the weekend course in order to register for the research assignment. You cannot register for the research assignment only.

Earn 20 hours including the pre-assignment + 20 hours for the optional additional research assignment.

Date: November 16 and 17, 2019
Days: Saturday and Sunday
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Research Essay due: December 17, 2019
Course price: $225*
Research Assignment price: $160*

Register Here for Multicultural Psychology (012G) (CLOSED)
Register here for Research Assignment (012V)

Consumer BEHAVIOR AND MARKETING

Explore the underlying mechanisms that shape consumer behavior, linking experimental psychology, sociology, and marketing. Examine and discuss the impact of triggers on consumer choice; social networks as channels of influence; the social influence of convergence and divergence; the consumer decision-making process; why products, ideas, and behaviors become popular; and rules to make ideas stick.

NOTE: The course *requires a four-hour assignment that must be completed before the start of the weekend course. The assignment will be sent to the e-mail address that you used to register for the course on the Wednesday before the course begins.

There is an optional additional research assignment/ essay to be completed after the course, to earn an additional 20 hours. You must register for the weekend course in order to register for the research assignment. You cannot register for the research assignment only.

Earn 20 hours including the pre-assignment + 20 hours for the optional additional research assignment.

Date: December 7 and 8, 2019
Days: Saturday and Sunday
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Research Essay due: January 8, 2019
Course price: $225*
Research Assignment price: $160*

Register Here for Consumer Behavior (012H)
Register here for Research Assignment (012R)

The REAL YOU (PERSONALITY AND SELF-IMPROVEMENT)

A course in self-discovery and self-improvement. Get to know yourself better in order to find your ideal career through a variety of personality tests. Learn about the different types of intelligence and identify your type. Join us for this informative, helpful and entertaining course.

NOTE: The course *requires a four-hour assignment that must be completed before the start of the weekend course. The assignment will be sent to the e-mail address that you used to register for the course on the Wednesday before the course begins.

There is an optional additional research assignment/ essay to be completed after the course, to earn an additional 20 hours. You must register for the weekend course in order to register for the research assignment. You cannot register for the research assignment only.

Earn 20 hours including the pre-assignment + 20 hours for the optional additional research assignment.

Date: December 14 and 15, 2019
Days: Saturday and Sunday
Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Research Essay due: January 15, 2019
Course price: $225*
Research Assignment price: $160*

Register Here for The Real You (012D)
Register here for Research Assignment (012S)


Please see our upcoming courses below. We activate three to four courses at a time for registration. See active courses above.

Course Date
Social Psychology January 4-5, 2020
Cross-Cultural Communication in the Workplace January 18-19, 2020
Education Workshop February 1-2, 2020

*Price is subject to change without notice.

**Course subject may change without notice.


Features

  • 20-40 hours
    • Pre-course assignment 4 hours
    • Course 16 hours
    • Optional Research Assignment available for an additional 20 hours
  • Small interactive class
  • Professional native English speaking faculty
  • Academic advisement
  • Certificate available by request
  • No registration or test fee
  • Full use of University facilities

Registration

All registration and payment for courses is done online.

If you have already taken a class (Weekend, Evening, Saturday, Weekday, or TOEFL Blast) with us before, you already have a university account. You MUST activate the account before registering for a new course. Please DO NOT create a new account. Please read the Online Registration Instruction including the Account Activation (PDF). Multiple accounts will make it difficult to verify classes you took for your credit hour requirement. If you get "Duplicate Course" message, please call (914) 422-4042 or email the English Language Institute.


Location

All classes meet at the Pace University Law School campus in White Plains, New York, at 78 N. Broadway, White Plains, NY, 10603. The exact classroom will be sent in pre-arrival information the Wednesday before class.


Parking

Weekend Intensive students may park in any space on the Pace University Law School campus on Saturdays or Sundays.


Attendance Policy

Please note we are a non-credit program. After finishing classes, au pair students will receive a certificate from Pace that confirms the number of hours they attended during the session. Minimum 85% attendance is required to receive a certificate for the full number of course hours. Any students who attend less than 85% will receive a certificate for the exact number of hours that they attended.


Payment and Tuition Cancellation Policy

Notification of your intent to cancel or withdraw from a course must be submitted by email to the ELI. Depending on the course, you may also be required to submit a "Registration Action Form" to the Office of Student Assistance. If the correct procedure is not followed, you will not receive a refund and you will receive an F for the course at the end of the term.

Please read our detailed tuition cancellation policy for further information on refund eligibility.


ID Policies

Weekend Intensive course students are not eligible for a Pace University ID card.


Certificate of Attendance

Students will receive a certificate of attendance by e-mail within 2 business days of finishing a weekend intensive course. Please note the attendance policy outlined above. An additional certificate for completing a research assignment will be sent by e-mail within 2 business days of the research paper due date.


Research Paper

Students who registered and attended a weekend intensive course may add-on one (1) 20-hour research assignment for specific course and topic they attended no later than the Friday after the course completed. Requests to add on a 20-hour research paper after the Friday deadline will not be approved.


For more information, Please contact the English Language Institute White Plains Campus.

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Phone: (914) 422-4042