Au pair in america

America's first Au Pair Program

A host family

Our host families are seeking an in-home family friendly solution for their children's care and the benefits of a cultural exchange in their own home. Families can be one or two parent families and the number, and age of their children will vary. While many families are based in the northeast of the US, we have families located across the country.

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America like you've never dreamt


There are 50 states in the USA and each of them are unique. How many do you want to see?


More than 1.5 million young people have participated on an AIFS program such as Au Pair in America.


in 1986 Au Pair in America became the first legal au pair program designated by the US Department of State.

"I now have two beautiful second families, plus friends from all over the world. I would recommend this experience to anyone.  "

Aisling, 21 years old
Placed in New York & Returning Year in Oregon
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Life as an Au Pair is a rewarding and truly cultural experience. You will not only get to know the American lifestyle, you will also make many international friends and gain new life skills and independence. The experience is unlike any other.

A young Au Pair bends to hug a small child who stands in front of her. They are both smiling in front of a lake lined with trees.


As an Au Pair in America participant you will receive a US$500 study allowance towards taking classes at an American college. Course options range from childcare related course such as First aid to photography and travel. It's a great way to enhance your CV!


Always wanted to shop at the mall, eat hotdogs in New York and shake hands with Mickey Mouse? How about gazing at the awesome beauty of the Grand Canyon, Niagara Falls or the Golden Gate Bridge? Travel is a huge part of the Au Pair in America programme. From NY to LA, there are amazing options awaiting!

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