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Au Pair Enrichment & ESL Classes

Fall 2019 Weekend Course Information

The cost for weekend classes is $250 for 2 credits (24 hours). Attendance is required on both days.

Those who wish to receive an additional credit (3 total) must complete a 3-5 page written assignment after the course in addition to the requirements listed above. The cost of the 3-credit option is $360.

Classes are held in Driscoll Hall on Mayflower Avenue. An email bulletin with the assignment and important information will be sent the week prior to the class. Students in weekend classes must be extremely proficient in English or native speakers. Contact Caroline Coppola at if you have any questions.

Live far away? Need a place to stay?
Overnight accommodations may be available. A one-week advance notice/payment is required. Contact Allen Chen at or (914) 637-7790 for more information.

Why We Buy (Topics in Consumer Psychology) (WK1 F19)
October 12 & 13, 9 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.

Why do people buy some products and not others? How do media messages influence our purchase decisions?

In this interactive class, students will examine how our thoughts, emotions, and perceptions, as well as environmental variables, affect how and what we buy, and what marketers can do to appeal to their target audience.

Learn the psychology behind decision making, habit formation, branding and identity, motivation, persuasion and customer loyalty.

The Art Of Well-Being (WK2 F19)
December 14 & 15, 9 a.m. – 5:45 p.m.

What contributes to a satisfying and meaningful life? What are the key components of personal well-being? What conditions allow people to flourish? We will address these questions by examining and interpreting research in positive psychology and neuroscience.

This interactive class provides an array of tools and strategies to help you thrive in every aspect of your life. Through discussions and exercises, you will discover ways to increase positivity and develop healthy and fulfilling relationships.

  • Learn to apply scientifically proven tools to improve your social and emotional well-being.
  • Discuss how we can live in a way that can contribute to a happier world.
  • Explore how to deal effectively with life's ups and downs and cope with adversity.

Join us for this highly engaging and informative class and come away with an action plan that you can put into practice to build a happy, meaningful life.

Course fees are non-refundable after registration.

Please note: Iona College reserves the right to cancel the above courses at any time prior to their start date.