Why Choose Au Pair in America?

Choose Au Pair in America and you will choose the original and most recognised US au pair program.
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The Original Au Pair Program

When you travel with Au Pair in America you are in the capable hands of the first ever au pair program to be approved by the US Department of State in 1986. We have over 30 years of experience, passion and knowledge.

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Experienced Staff

We bring experience, passion and knowledge to ensure a high quality program year after year. In fact many of our worldwide staff, community counselors, orientation trainers and host families have been with us since the program began.

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Global Organization

We are a truly global organization, striving to create the best cultural exchange experience for our au pairs and our host families.  Over 4000 au pairs from more than 60 countries travel to America every year with our program.
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Bricks & Mortar

Au Pair in America is a division of the American Institute of Foreign Study (AIFS). You and your family are welcome to drop in to meet the friendly team at our Sydney CBD centre which serves as the head office of AIFS in Australia.

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Safe & Supportive

Our support structure in the USA is there for you at all times as an Au Pair in America. Our head office staff in Stamford Connecticut, and our dedicated local community counselors are there to ensure your year in the USA is the best time of your life.

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Host Family Screening

All of our host families are carefully and rigorously screened as required by Federal Regulations. All host families are subject to background checks and personal interviews conducted in the family home to ensure a safe environment for our au pairs. 

Our online application process is simple:

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