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Driving Information for Au Pairs

Visit the Wisconsin Department of Transportation Drivers and Vehicles website for information about driving in Wisconsin.

Educational Information for Au Pairs

The information listed here is your starting point to fulfilling the education requirement.  Your community counselor will have the most popular and affordable choices in your area.

  • The schools listed here are not all reasonable options.  Ask your community counselor for the schools closest to you.
  • Continuing Education (also Adult Education or Lifelong Learning) classes are generally the most affordable options for au pairs.
  • Review the cost, class schedule, and transportation needed for the classes you are interested in with your host family. You need to be responsible about selecting courses that meet at times that will not conflict with your work schedule. Take into consideration the time it will take to travel between home and the campus. Your host family must approve your plans.
  • Host families reimburse tuition costs and costs of related materials (books and supplies) up to $500 ($1000 for EduCare) for you to complete your six semester hours (12 for EduCare), or the equivalent.  You are responsible for all payments for tuition, fees, books and materials that exceed the host family’s contribution. Education money is not paid to you in cash if you do not use the complete amount.

Cardinal Stritch College

Carroll College

Carthage College

Concordia University

Gateway College

Milwaukee Area Technical College

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Waukesha County Technical College

Tourist and Other Information

Milwaukee is the largest city in Wisconsin, located on the shore of Lake Michigan, and just 80 miles North of Chicago. It is the base for the au pair community in Wisconsin.

Many educational and cultural facilities are located in Milwaukee and include: an excellent natural history museum, an art center with an outstanding new addition, Betty Brin Children's Museum, Milwaukee Symphony Orchestra, Florentine Opera Company, Milwaukee Ballet and a large theater district. The Milwaukee Zoo has an international reputation. The County Park system is particularly unique, with 15,000 acres of land including golf courses, pools, tennis courts, nature centers, marinas, the Mitchell Conservatory and Boerner Botanical Gardens, to name just a few of the attractions.

The area's 15 Universities and Colleges include Marquette University. and the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee with a combined enrollment of over 40,000 students. There are many smaller colleges and 2 Technical Colleges, MATC and WCTC, where Au Pairs can find daytime or evening classes.

"The flexibility the program affords us is outstanding. With other child care options, I always felt I was accommodating their schedule instead of my own."

Jill, host parent
New Jersey

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