Life in New York

Before moving to New York

15 Things to Know Before Moving to New York State

New York State Facts and Trivia

Tourist Information

For great deals on activities, events, and experiences in the New York area, visit Groupon's New York page.

New York State Tourist Board

Driving Information

American Road Signs

General Road Rules in America

Driving in New York

New York State DMV

New York State Drivers License Information

 

Westchester County

Weather

Yearly Weather in Westchester County

Activities with children

Westchester Family Magazine

Top 20 Places to Take Kids in Westchester County

100 Things to do with Kids in Westchester County

Local Tourist Information

Groupon White Plains for deals on activities, events, and experiences in the White Plains area.

Groupon Mount Vernon for deals on activities, events, and experiences in the Mt.Vernon area.

Groupon Yonkers for deals on activities, events, and activities, in the Yonkers area.

Westchester County Tourism

Westchester Magazine

Transportation

Bee Line- Westchester County Bus System

MTA Train Information

There are three international airports close to Westchester County- JFK, LaGuardia and Newark

 

New York City

Weather

Yearly Weather in New York City

Activities with children

Time Out New York Kids Guide

40 Things to do with Kids in NYC

Kid-Friendly NYC

Local Tourist Information

Groupon Brooklyn for deals on activities, events, and experiences in the Brooklyn area

Groupon Coney Island for deals on activities, events, and experiences in the Coney Island area.

Groupon New York City for latest deals on activities, events, and experiences in the New York City area

Groupon Manhattan for deals on activities, events, and experiences in the Manhattan area

New York City Tourism Board

20 Ultimate Things to do in New York City

25 Things You Should Do In New York City

Transportation

MTA-New York City Buses and Subways

There are three major international airports near/in New York City- JFK, LaGuardia and Newark

 

Long Island

Weather

Yearly Weather for Long Island

Activities with children

100 Things to do with Kids on Long Island

43 Things to do with Kids on Long Island

Long Island Kids Activities

Local Tourist Information

Groupon Long Beach for deals on activities, events, and experiences in the Long Beach area.

Discover Long Island

10 Best Activities and Attractions on Long Island

Transportation

Suffolk County Transportation

Nassau Inter-County Bus Service

Long Island Rail Road

MTA Train Information

There are three major international airports close to Long Island- JFK, LaGuardia and Newark.

 

Albany/Capital Region

Weather

Yearly Weather in Albany

Activities with children

Top 20 Places to Take Kids in New York's Capital Region

Kids Activites and Attractions in Albany Region

Trekaroo- Albany Region Kids Activities

Local Tourist Information

Groupon Albany for the latest local deals on activities, events, and experiences in the Albany area

Groupon Amsterdam for deals on activities, events, and experiences in the Amsterdam area.

Groupon Saratoga Springs for deals on activities, events, and experiences in the Saratoga Springs area.

Capital Region Attractions

Capital Region Tourism Board

Transportation

Capital District Transportation Authority

Albany International Airport

 

Syracuse Region

Weather

Yearly Weather in Syracuse

Activities with children

Kids Activities in Syracuse

Family Days Out- Syracuse

Top 30 Things to do with Kids in Syracuse

Local Tourist Information

Groupon Syracuse for deals on activities, events, and experiences in the Syracuse area

Groupon Ithaca for deals on activities, events, and experiences in the Ithaca area.

Groupon Rome for deals on activities, events, and experiences in the Rome area.

Syracuse Visitors Bureau

Transportation

Central New York Regional Transportation Authority

Syracuse Hancock International Airport

 

Buffalo Region

Weather

Yearly Weather in Buffalo

Activities with children

Top 20 Place to Take Kids in and Around Buffalo

Fun 4 Kids in Buffalo

Family Days Out- Buffalo

Local Tourist Information

Groupon Buffalo for deals on activities, events, and experiences in the Buffalo area

Groupon Niagra Falls for the latest deals on activities, events, and experiences in the Niagra Falls.

Buffalo/Niagara Falls Visitors Board

10Best- Buffalo

Transportation

Niagara Frontier Transportation Authority

Buffalo Niagara International Airport

 

Rochester Region

Weather

Yearly Weather in Rochester

Activities with children

Top 20 Places to Take Kids in Greater Rochester

Family Days Out- Rochester

Rochester & Genesee Valley Parent Guide

Local Tourist Information

Groupon Rochester for deals on activities, events, and experiences in the Rochester area

Groupon Brighton for deals on activities, events, and experiences in the Brighton area.

Groupon Huntington for deals on activities, events, and experiences in the Huntington area.

Visit Rochester

25 Best Things to do in Rochester

Transportation

Rochester Regional Transit Service

Greater Rochester International Airport

 

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 pair in cash. An au pair will not be able to extend their stay without first completing their educational requirement.

University NameCityWebsiteSpecial Programs
Cooper UnionNew Yorkwww.cooper.edu
Cornell UniversityIthacawww.cornell.edu
CUNY-City University of New YorkNew Yorkwww.cuny.eduCUNY HSE/ESL Program
CUNY City CollegeNew Yorkwww.ccny.cuny.edu
Dominican College of BlauveltOrangeburgwww.dc.edu
Fashion Institute of TechnologyNew Yorkwww.fitnyc.edu
GEOS Languages Plus New YorkNew Yorkwww.geosnyc.com
Hofstra UniversityHempsteadwww.hofstra.edu
Hudson Valley Community CollegeTroywww.hvcc.eduEnglish Language Learner Program
Iona College New Rochellewww.iona.eduESL Program for Au Pairs
Ithaca CollegeIthacawww.ithaca.edu
LaGuardia Community CollegeLong Island Citywww.laguardia.eduThe English Language Center
LIU BrooklynBrooklynwww.liu.edu/brooklyn
LIU PostGreenvalewww.liu.edu/cwpostUniversity Au Pair Program
Manhattanville CollegePurchasewww.mville.eduLive & Learn English for Au Pairs
Maria College of AlbanyAlbanywww.mariacollege.edu
Marist CollegePoughkeepsiewww.marist.edu
Molloy CollegeRockville Centrewww.molloy.eduESL
New York UniversityNew Yorkwww.nyu.edu
Pace University-New YorkNew Yorkwww.pace.edu/nycSpecial Au Pair Programs/Pricing
Pace University- WestchesterWhite Plainswww.pace.edu/westchesterSpecial Au Pair Programs/Pricing
Pratt Institute- MainBrooklynwww.pratt.edu
School of Visual ArtsNew Yorkwww.sva.eduESL
Siena CollegeLoudonvillewww.siena.edu
SUNY- State University of New YorkAlbanywww.suny.eduESL and ESL Writing
The College of Saint RoseAlbanywww.strose.eduSilver Bay Au Pair Course
Teachers College at Columbia UniversityNew Yorkwww.tc.columbia.edu
Vassar CollegePoughkeepsiewww.vassar.edu