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Au Pair in the USA

Do you want to become an Au Pair in the United states? Here’s a list of requirements to make your dream come true:
  • you must be not older than 26
  • speak good English and be willing to live in the USA for one year
  • you should be unmarried and have no children
  • you must have at least 500 hours of childcare experience and a driver's license. 
If you have checked all this, you can chase your American dream!
Au Pair in the USA
***  UPDATE  ***
The ban on entering the USA officially ended on 8 November. Fully vaccinated persons who can prove a negative Corona test are allowed to enter. You can find a list of all recognised vaccines here. You can also contact our American Partner Agency Agent Au Pair directly.
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To be a legal Au Pair in the USA you need to apply to a US Government designated Au Pair agency. Only approved agencies can provide you with a J-1 Cultural Exchange Visitor Visa.

Our American partner agency is Agent Au Pair. They will support you during the whole placement process and have placed candidates for 15 years. Agent Au Pair is based in New Haven, Connecticut and places Au Pairs across the USA.

If you would like to become an Au Pair in the USA, please click here to learn more. 

Au Pair in the USA without agency

Please note: you can not become an Au Pair in the USA on a Tourist Visa or ESTA. You can also only become an Au Pair for a minimum of 12 months, a shorter placement is not possible, due to the visa requirements. 
If a Host Family tries to bring you to the USA without the help of a designated agency, they are breaking the law. If you are coming to the US to work as an Au Pair outside of the J1 program, you are committing visa fraud which can result in fines, deportation and you may not be approved for any future U.S. visas. Further, if you are not coming to the US on the appropriate visa, you will have no support system available. When coming to the US legally on the J1 program, you will have a safety and support network (U.S. Department of State overseeing the program, the US agency, local representatives in your area). The Host Family you will be placed in will have been screened by the agency prior to ensure your safety and well-being.

Contract and insurance

The contract and the insurance are fundamental parts of your stay abroad, especially in the USA. Find out what the official US Au Pair program says regarding these topics. Read more.

Visa information

The J1 Visa is the only type of visa that allows you to enter the United States as an Au Pair and the only way to obtain it is through a certified US Au Pair agency. Read more.

How to become an Au Pair in the USA: requirements

In order to become an Au Pair in the USA, you have to meet some specific requirements in terms of age, language level, etc. In this article you will find exactly what these requirements are. Read more.


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Salary, working hours, holidays and more in the USA

How many hours would you work as an Au Pair in the US? How much will the pocket money be? How much holiday are you entitled to? Find out in this post. Read more.

United States: Guided tour

As an Au Pair in the US you will have the chance to get to know the country, its culture and customs. In your free-time, you will have the chance to travel around the country and upon successful completion of your program, you will even have one extra month to stay and to dedicate exclusively to your travels. Check out our guided tour. Read more
 

Why you should learn English?

We all know that English is the language you need to know to have any type of job opportunity. And what better way than to improve it by moving to the country that made it the international language. Find out the different reasons why you should learn English. Read more.


Benefits of becoming an Au Pair in the USA with Agent Au Pair

Being an Au Pair in the USA will provide you with a life-changing experience that will benefit you throughout your life. The program will help you to become more independent, self-confident and improve your English and communication skills. The experience will help you in your future educational and career plans, as this global experience is highly valued by universities and employers. The benefits include:
  • Flight to the USA
  • 3 Day Au Pair School to prepare you for your program year
  • Local support and 24/7 emergency support
  • A minimum of $195.75 of pocket money per week ($783 per month)
  • Provided care for a maximum of 45 hours/ per week and 10 hours per day
  • American health insurance for 1 year
  • Childcare and safety training
  • Educational allowance of up to 500 USD for a language course or another course you are interested in taking, so long it is offered by an accredited U.S. institution
  • Opportunity to travel the USA for 1 month after successful completion of the Au Pair Program
  • Participation in monthly meetings with other participants
Here you can find a Host Family fulfilling your search criteria and get in touch today.

Want to start Au Pairing in the USA? Have a look at the program requirements and find out how to start your experience as soon as possible! Together with our partner agency we will provide the way to the USA.


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