Life in California

Before moving to California

15 Things To Know Before Moving to California

Fun Facts about California

California State Basics

 

California Tourist Information

California Visitors Board

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Transportation

Driving Information

American Road Signs

General Road Rules in America

 

Driving in California

California DMV Offices

California Driver's License Information

 

Local Resources

Los Angeles

Weather in Los Angeles

Yearly Weather in Los Angeles

Activities with children

Mommy Poppins- Los Angeles

31 Things to do with kids in Los Angeles

Top Ten Free Activities for Kids Under Five in Los Angeles

Things to do with Children in Los Angeles- USA Today

Local Tourist Information

Los Angeles Tourist Board

20 Ultimate Things to do in Los Angeles

Things to do in Los Angeles- USA Today

14 Things to do in Los Angeles

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Transportation

Los Angeles County Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Los Angeles International Airport

 

San Diego

Weather in San Diego

Yearly Weather in San Diego

Activities with children

10 Best Things to do with kids in San Diego

50 Things to do in San Diego with kids

Best Things to do in San Diego with kids

15 Best San Diego Attractions for Kids

Local Tourist Information

San Diego Tourist Board

Things to do in San Diego- US News

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Transportation

San Diego Metropolitan Transit System

San Diego International Airport

 

San Francisco/Oakland

Weather in San Francisco/Oakland

Yearly Weather in San Francisco

Activities with children

Best of the Bay Area

Best Places to Take Kids in the Bay Area

50 Things to do with Bay Area Kids When School Is Out

Things to do with Kids in the San Francisco Bay Area

Local Tourist Information

San Francisco Tourist Board

Things to do in San Francisco

10 Things Not to Miss in San Francisco

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Transportation

San Francisco Municipal Transportation Agency

Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District

How to get around San Francisco

San Francisco International Airport

Oakland International Airport

 

 

Napa Valley

Weather in Napa Valley

Napa Valley Yearly Weather

Activities with Children

Napa Valley- Delicious Baby

Napa Valley Kid

Napa Valley Activities with Kids- Trekaroo

Local Tourist Information

Napa Valley Visitors Board

Things to do in Napa Valley

Top 10 Things to do in Napa Valley Besides Drink Wine

Things to do in Napa Valley- US News

 

Transportation

Napa Valley Transportation Authority

Nearest major airports in San Francisco, Oakland, San Jose or Sacramento

 

Lake Tahoe(Reno, Nevada metro area)

Weather in Lake Tahoe

Yearly Weather in Lake Tahoe

Activities with Children

10 Best Things to do with Kids in Lake Tahoe

South Lake Tahoe Kids Activities

Tahoe's Best Places for Kids

Local Tourist Information

Lake Tahoe Visitors Board

Things to do in Lake Tahoe

30 Things to do in Lake Tahoe

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Transportation

Tahoe Transportation District

Reno-Tahoe International Airport

 

Orange County

Weather in Orange County

Yearly Weather in Orange County

Activities with Children

Fun Things to do with Kids in Orange County

101 Outdoor Places to Visit with Kids in Orange County

101 Things to do with Kids in Orange County

Local Tourist Information

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Orange County Visitors Board

42 Things to do in Orange County

100 Things to do in Orange County

10 Best Destinations in Orange County

Transportation

 

Orange County Transportation Authority

John Wayne Airport

Nearest major international airport- Los Angeles

 

San Jose

Weather in San Jose

Yearly Weather in San Jose

Activities with children

Family Days Out- San Jose

Activities with Kids in San Jose

Things to do with Kids in San Jose

Local tourist information

San Jose Tourist Board

Best Things to do in San Jose

10 Best Destinations in San Jose

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Transportation

San Jose Public Transportation Options

Mineta San Jose International Airport

 

San Luis Obispo

Weather

Yearly Weather in San Luis Obispo

Activities with children

Things to do with Kids in San Luis Obispo

Children's Activities in San Luis Obispo County

Activities for Kids in San Luis Obispo- Trekaroo

Local Tourist Information

San Luis Obispo Tourist Board

Awesome Things to do in San Luis Obispo

Top Attractions in San Luis Obispo

Transportation

San Luis Obispo Transit

San Luis Obispo Airport

Nearest major international airports - Los Angeles and San Francisco

 

Sacramento

Weather

Yearly Weather in Sacramento

Activities with children

Sacramento Kids

Sacramento Kids Activities

Family Days Out- Sacramento

Sacramento Kids Activities- Trekaroo

Local tourist information

Sacramento Visitors Board

50 Things to do in Sacramento

10 Best Destinations in Sacramento

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Transportation

Sacramento Regional Transit

Sacramento International Airport

 

Fresno

Weather

Yearly Weather in Fresno

Activities with children

Family Days Out- Fresno

Things to do in Fresno with Children

Activities with Kids in Fresno- Trekaroo

Local tourist information

Fresno County Visitors Board

Top 25 Things to do in Fresno

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Transportation

Fresno Public Transportation Department

Fresno Yosemite International Airport

 

Monterey County

Weather

Yearly Weather in Monterey County

Activities with children

Family Activities in Monterey

Monterey Bay Kids

Things to do with kids in Monterey

Northern Central Coast Family Activities

Local tourist information

Monterey Tourist Board

30 Things to do in the Monterey Bay Area

Best Things to do in Monterey

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Transportation

Monterey- Salinas Transit

Monterey Regional Airport

Nearest major international airport- San Jose

Available Universities

While in the US, all au pairs must complete six semester hours of higher education at an accredited post-secondary institution as part of J-1 visa requirements. Host families reimburse up to $500 for the cost of tuition and related materials including books and supplies.

All payments for tuition, books, fees, and materials that exceed the host family’s contribution are the responsibility of the au pair. If you do not use the complete amount, the education stipend is not paid to the au par in cash. An au pair will not be able to extend their stay without first completing their educational requirement.

University NameCityWebsiteSpecial Programs
Cabrillo CollegeAptoshttp://www.cabrillo.edu
Canada CollegeRedwood Cityhttp://www.canada college.edu
Chabot-Los Positas Community CollegeDublinwww.clpccd.cc.ca.us
Chaffey CollegeRancho Cucamongawww.chaffey.edu
City College of San FranciscoSan Franciscowww.ccsf.edu
College of MarinKentfieldwww.marin.edu
College of San MateoSan Mateowww.collegeofsanmateo.edu
College of the CanyonsSanta Claritawww.canyons.edu
Contra Costa CollegeSan Pablowww.contracosta.edu
De Anza CollegeCupertinowww.deanza.edu
Diablo Valley CollegePleasant Hillwww.dvc.edu
El Camino Community College DistrictTorrancewww.elcamino.edu
Evergreen Valley CollegeSan Josewww.evc.edu
Foothill CollegeLos Altos Hillswww.foothill.edu
Fullerton CollegeFullertonwww.fullcoll.edu
GEOS Languages Plus Costa MesaCosta Mesawww.geoscostamesa.com
GEOS Language Plus, LATorrancewww.geosla.net
Glendale Community CollegeGlendalewww.glendale.edu
Golden West CollegeHuntington Beachwww.goldenwestcollege.eduESL Academic Courses
Los Angeles Harbor CollegeWilmingtonwww.lahc.edu
Los Angeles Pierce CollegeWoodland Hillswww.piercecollege.eduEnglish as a Second Language
Los Angeles Valley CollegeValley Glenwww.lavc.eduEnglish as a Foreign Language
Loyola Marymount UniversityLos Angeleswww.lmu.edu
MiraCosta CollegeOceansidewww.miracosta.cc.ca.usESL
Mission CollegeSanta Clarahttp://www.missioncollege.eduESL
Mt San Antonio CollegeWalnutwww.mtsac.eduEnglish as a Second Language
Napa Valley CollegeNapawww.napavalley.eduEnglish as a Second Language
Ohlone CollegeFremontwww.ohlone.eduEnglish as a Second Language
Orange Coast CollegeCosta Mesawww.orangecoastcollege.eduEnglish as a Second Language
Oxnard CollegeOxnardwww.oxnardcollege.eduEnglish as a Second Language
Pasadena City CollegePasadenawww.pasadena.eduEnglish as a Second Language
Saddleback CollegeMission Viejowww.saddleback.eduEnglish as a Second Language
San Diego Community College DistrictSan Diegowww.sdccd.edu
San Diego Miramar CollegeSan Diegowww.sdmiramar.eduAdvanced ESOL
San Diego State UniversitySan Diegowww.sdsu.edu
San Francisco State UniversitySan Franciscowww.sfsu.eduEnglish for Professional Purposes
San Jose City CollegeSan Josewww.sjcc.edu
San Jose State UniversitySan Josewww.sjsu.edu
Santa Ana CollegeSanta Anawww.sac.edu
Santa Barbara City CollegeSanta Barbarawww.sbcc.eduEnglish as a Second Language
Santa Monica CollegeSanta Monicawww.smc.edu
Santiago Canyon CollegeOrangewww.sccollege.eduESL
Skyline CollegeSan Brunowww.skylinecollege.edu
UC Berkeley ExtensionBerkeleyextension.berkeley.edu
University of California - Los AngelesLos Angeleswww.ucla.eduESL
University of California- San DiegoLa Jollawww.ucsd.eduESL
Ventura CollegeVenturawww.venturacollege.eduEnglish for Multilingual Students
Ventura County Community CollegeVenturawww.vcccd.edu
West Valley CollegeSaratogawww.westvalley.eduESL