Be an Au Pair in the USA

Why Be An Au Pair In The USA?

If you love children and enjoy caring for them, being an au pair in the USA has so much to offer!

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Experience American Culture

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Make International Friends

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Help Kids Grow & Learn

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Gain New Skills

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Travel & Explore

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Earn Money

What’s included in your program?

Being an au pair is a special opportunity and the Au Pair USA program offers you the following valuable services and financial benefits.

  • Placement with a screened host family
  • Online Academy Training Program
  • Round-trip airfare to the USA
  • Support from amazing Local Coordinators
  • Accident and sickness insurance
  • J-1 visa sponsorship
  • 30 Days to travel upon program completion
  • Option to extend for 6, 9 or 12 months
  • Meals and a private room
  • A stipend of at least $195.75 per week from your host family
  • 2 weeks paid vacation
  • $500 for classes at a local college or university
  • Accident and sickness insurance
  • J-1 visa sponsorship
  • 30 Days to travel upon program completion
  • Option to extend for 6, 9 or 12 months
  • Private room and access to meals
  • A stipend of at least $195.75 per week from your host family
  • 2 weeks paid vacation
  • $500 for classes at a local college or university

What Do Au Pairs Do?

Being an au pair is one of the most rewarding jobs you will ever have! Here are some examples of common au pair duties.

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Keeping kids safe

Au Pair and Child Crafting

Arts, crafts and having fun

Au Pair and Children with Globe

Sharing your culture and language

Au Pair and Child Doing Homework

Helping with homework

Au pair and Child Cooking

Preparing meals for kids

Au Pair and Child with Gifts

Taking kids on outings

Au Pair and Child in Car

Driving kids to activities

Au pair and Child Doing laundry

Doing kids’ laundry

As an au pair, your responsibilities are limited to childcare and child-related tasks. You will be a member of your host family and should expect to help with some household tasks.

Do You Qualify to be an Au Pair?

To be considered for the program, you should be able to meet these requirements:

  • Love kids
  • Are 18-26 upon arrival
  • Be able to provide references
  • Provide a recent DBS certificate
  • Hold a British passport
  • Have recent childcare experience
  • Have completed secondary school
  • Have a full driver’s license
  • Are in good health
  • Commit to a year-long program

How We Support You

Local Coordinator and Au Pair

When you go to the USA, you are not alone. You will have a Local Coordinator who is committed to helping you have a successful experience and will be your first point of contact when you arrive.

Local Coordinator and Au Pair

Your Local Coordinator will:

  • Contact you during the first 48 hours after you arrive to your host family
  • Have an arrival orientation with you and your host family within the first two weeks
  • Speak with you and your host family on a monthly basis
  • Organize monthly social and cultural events for you and other au pairs
  • Answer your questions and provide support when you need it

Au Pair USA Makes It Easy!

Apply Online
Apply Online

Tell us about your experience, personality and lifestyle when you apply.

Find your Family
Find your Family

Interview with interested host families and match with the family you like best.

Travel to the USA
Travel to the USA

Complete our Online Academy, then travel to the USA. Meet your host family and have a great year!

See the Au Pair Experience

Lauri Pedroza from Colombia & Powell Family of New York

Karely Rodriguez from Mexico & Suresh Family of New Jersey

Masayo Sasagawa from Japan & Fukuda Family of California

Ellen Caroline Moura Santos from Brazil & Cohen Family of Massachusetts

You Can Trust Au Pair USA

Au Pair USA has over 30 years of experience placing au pairs in the USA. As a designated sponsor of the U.S. Department of State Exchange Visitor Programs, we create safe, affordable, and life-changing cultural exchange experiences for our au pairs and host families.

International Au Pair Association
WYSE Travel Confederation
US Department of State
Alliance for International Educational and Cultural Exchange