Questions and Answers
Why do credit hours matter? Every au pair is required to earn 6 educational credits during their year in the United States. For most au pair organizations, 6 credits = 72 hours. Please check with your au pair organization so you know exactly how many hours equal 6 credits.
In the Learning Across America program, the courses offered provide either 40 or 32 hours of credit. Seeing that 40 + 32 = 72 hours, this is a convenient way for those who love to travel to earn their educational credits for the year.
In the Learning on Location program, each course offers 36 hours of credit. Taking two Learning on Location courses equals 36 + 36 = 72 hours.
How soon will I receive my educational certificate? If you participate in the Learning Across America program, you’ll receive your certificate on the last day of the tour. Learning on Location students will receive their certificate on the last day of class.
What if I'm enrolled in a Learning Across America course and my au pair organization requires proof that I’ve earned educational credit sooner than the last day of the tour? Once you’ve successfully completed the three class sessions BMCC will, upon request, provide you with a letter you can submit to your au pair organization that specifies how many hours of credit you’ve earned.
Where do Learning Across America classes take place?
What if I have more questions? Should you have any questions regarding the Learning Across America or Learning on Location programs please contact The Borough of Manhattan Community College directly by telephone (646.204.6865) or email.