Learn about American life and culture as you journey through North America. Through classroom lectures, videos, journals and on-site travel students will discover American culture, U.S. history, civil rights, the U.S. economy, government and current events. Through travel (learning laboratory) students will visit historical landmarks, such as Washington D.C, Philadelphia, PA, Quebec & Montreal Canada and Niagara Falls, with professionally guided tours.
Au Pairs must take a class and the learning laboratory to earn 3 non- credit units. (Recommended for Au Pairs, open to all)
Our program offers weekend classes at LIU Post campus in
Greenvale, New York. LIU Post CEP & Au Pair Program is
offered 15 weekends per year. Each course is 3 credits
including all assignments. Classes run from Friday evening
at 5 p.m. through Sunday afternoon at 1 p.m. The fee for
our courses is $285.00. If you need lodging there is an
additional $74.00 which includes Friday and Saturday night
as well as breakfast.
Su Mejie from China says: It was soooooo much fun taking Silver Bay aupair course! The teachers are super nice, the classes are incredibly interesting, and the buffets are amazingly delicious!!! Even though it’s a little bit far away from Boston, it is definitely worth it! If I have to finish 3 more credits, I would absolutely take it again without any hesitation!!!
Each weekend is the equivalent of three credit hours of class work and requires you to complete projects and papers either prior to or after the weekend. These classes, first offered in 1996, provide a variety of personal development opportunities and information that will help you understand American culture. These courses are open to all students. They are attended mainly by au pairs, but American students are present almost every weekend.