WHAT IS AU PAIR IN AMERICA?

AU PAIR IN AMERICA IS A FUN WAY TO LIVE, STUDY, WORK & TRAVEL IN THE USA!

12 MONTH PLACEMENT - You will live with a carefully screened American Host Family for 12 months. You will become a member of their family and provide up to 45 hours per week of childcare. In return, you will receive weekly pocket money, full accommodation and all meals. Find out what a TYPICAL DAY is like as an Au Pair in America. 

ORIENTATION TRAINING - At the start of your 12 months, you will spend 3 days at a fun and informative orientation training session near New York City. You will learn childcare techniques, first-aid, American cultural information and what to do in case of any issues or emergencies. You'll also have the chance to meet a ton of new friends from all around the world and experience a night out on the town with a NYC guided tour. 

SUPPORT - During your placement you will have constant support from our staff in Sydney and staff in the USA. You will have a local community counsellor who will introduce herself as soon as you arrive. Your community counsellor will be there whenever you need her, and will plan fun monthly meetings for you to get together with other girls and share your experiences. We also have a US office located in Connecticut with American staff available to assist in any situation. 

EDUCATION - All Au Pairs are given US$500 towards studying at a local university or college. This is a great way to meet new friends and learn something new. You can select from a huge range of different classes such as music, film, photography, health/fitness, history, business studies, science, languages and more! 

TRAVEL - You will be given many opportunities to travel during your stay in America. You will have 2 full weeks of paid vacation time to use during the year, and 1 full month of travel time at the end of your year. You can also use your weekends off to explore, and some host families invite their Au Pairs on their family vacations. 

VISAS, FLIGHT & INSURANCE - Before jetting off to the USA, our wonderful staff will help you every step of the way. We are your J-1 visa sponsor and will assist with the entire visa process. We’ll use our experience to match you with the perfect family for you, arrange all of your flights and your medical insurance!

PROGRAM HISTORY - You will be one of thousands of Au Pairs from more than 50 countries who travel to America each year with our program. We were the first Au Pair program designated by the US Government and have been sending Au Pairs to America since 1986. Au Pair in America is a division of the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS) which has been providing educational and cultural exchange programs for more than 50 years! Our staff are experts in cultural exchange and educational travel. 


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“This agency has been brilliant! I’ve felt supported every step of the way since first inquiring to booking my appointment at the embassy. They have made this whole nerve-wracking process a very smooth one. I felt very cared for and everyone that I have spoken to along the way has been very genuine and helpful.” Carina, Melbourne