Program Course Descriptions

The Experience America program includes two courses

Make a Difference – 3-day Weekend (September 27-29)

Through a fun and interesting combination of classroom discussions, community activities, and student assignments, you will learn important skills for dealing with the cultural and personal challenges that international visitors often face in the U.S. You will have unique opportunities to reflectively look at U.S. cultural perspectives to see how they influence your relationships and communication with others. Certain classes will discuss how to engage and participate in a variety of community experiences. You will also examine the rich cultural diversity of U.S. communities, with a specific focus on the Boston area.

Discover Boston and the U.S. – 3-day Weekend (December 6-8)

In addition to gaining a greater understanding of the United States and the Boston area, you will also have the opportunity to share your home country's culture with other students and compare it to key aspects of American life. You will gain in-depth knowledge of U.S. geography while also learning about exciting events in U.S. history and how they have influenced the current U.S. political culture and process. Through various field trips and activities, you will be able to explore and further understand the important historical and cultural identity of Boston that you’ve learned about in class.

Save by registering for two 3-day Weekends together

Save on tuition and fees by registering for Make a Difference and Discover Boston at the same, but on different weekends.
Cost: $500 tuition + $15 registration fee + $100 materials/activity fee
Credits: Earn up to 90 educational hours (the equivalent of 6 credits)

Both courses include pre-assignments and follow-up work. If you do not require the maximum number of hours, you do not have to complete all of the follow-up work. Tuition and fees, however, remain the same regardless of the hours you earn.
*Contact your au pair agency for information on hours and credit requirements, as they vary with different agencies.

Travel and accommodations are not included in course costs.