Studying in the USA
One of the unique benefits of the au pair programme is during your stay you will be able to combine studying with your au pair responsibilities and travel. You are able to choose a course that interests you and may even discover a new passion while doing it! Have you ever wanted to learn a new skill such as photography, or take up a second language, like French? This would be the time to embrace your curious mind.
As a part of your J-1 Visa, you must complete an education component of six credits at an accredited college. This study component should not be something to worry about, but an opportunity for you to attend American college and meet fellow students! Your host family will contribute up to $500 USD (approximately R5,500) towards your courses and your local representative will be able to guide you in the direction of course opportunities in your community.