Educational Component for Au Pairs

Educational Component for Au Pairs


Local Opportunities:


University of Memphis:


Southwest Community College:


Germantown Baptist Church:


Weekend classes outside of Memphis:



General overview

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. Host families are also responsible for facilitating enrollment, providing time off and transportation so that their au pair can attend these courses.

At the end of the au pair’s year, the au pair submits a Program Completion Form via his/her online account and the LCC needs to confirm that the au pair has in fact completed her/his educational component. It is therefore important that you remain aware of all progress made by the au pair towards this requirement. Au pairs should also provide you with a transcript or receipt for the courses s/he took.

Please note: the following options are not allowed:

  • Online or distance learning courses (including hybrid courses)
  • Study tours such as Trek America
  • Volunteering
  • Internships

Tuesday, 12 January 2016 6:55 PM


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