Why US

Over 30 years of experience, passion and knowledge.

The Original

Au Pair Program

Experienced Staff

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

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A Truely 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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Physical Presence

Au Pair in America is a division of the American Institute of Foreign Study (AIFS). Applicants and their families 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. As well as meet with our local interviewers across Australia. 

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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.

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 counsellors are there for you 24/7 to ensure your year in the USA is the best time of your life.

“My time as an Au pair was one of the best experiences in my life. and I now have two beautiful second families , plus friends from all over the world. I wouldn’t be where I am today if it wasn’t for APIA."

Aisling, former Au Pair