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Introducing au pairs & students to North America for 27 years!
The Learning Across America program offered by the Borough of Manhattan Community College offers you the opportunity to explore the history, geography, landmarks, arts, and customs that characterize North America. You'll learn about fascinating cultures and locales through classroom lectures, films, articles and discussions while improving your English communication skills. In addition to the classroom instruction, you'll participate in a Cultural Hi-Ways tour to the destination you're studying.

Each course consists of 3 days of class on weekends over 3 or 4 weeks, followed by a tour to the locale studied.  The Borough of Manhattan Community College offers Learning Across America courses at the following locations:

University of Bridgeport 
(on the Stamford, Connecticut campus)
Loyola University Chicago
(Chicago, Illinois)
New Jersey
College of St. Elizabeth
(Morristown, New Jersey)
​New York
The Borough of Manhattan Community College
Peirce College 
(Philadelphia, Pennsylvania)
​Washington, DC Metropolitan Area
George Mason University  (Arlington, Virginia)
Trinity Washington University (Washington, DC)
(Please note that not all courses are offered at each of the locations listed above.)

How soon will you receive your educational certificate?
Each BMCC educational course earns 40 hours and you will receive your certificate on the last day of the tour.

What if you need proof sooner than the last day of the tour that you have earned educational credit?
Once you have successfully completed the three class sessions BMCC will, upon request, provide you with a letter for you to submit to your au pair organization. This letter will state that, to date, you have earned 30 of the 40 hours for the course in which you are enrolled. Once you complete the tour, your certificate will state that you have earned the full 40 hours. The letter is designed to help the student who needs to have written proof that he/she has successfully completed 30 hours to date.

Should you have any questions regarding the Learning Across America courses please contact The Borough of Manhattan Community College directly by telephone (646.204.6865) or email.
Photo credit: Mengting He (a Bucks County/Philadelphia au pair with Go Au Pair)

Please click here for au pair Kiah Appledor's account of the Washington, DC course
and her Cultural Hi-Ways tour to America's capital.