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Au Pair USA: what to know about the Au Pair program in America

Did you know that about 100 acres of pizza are served in the USA every day? Do you love Rock, Paper, Scissors? In the USA there is an official Rock, Paper, Scissors League. 
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 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 San Francisco, California and they place au pairs across the USA. 
If you have registered and created a profile on, we will check your profile to see if you fulfil the requirements to be part of the program. We will contact you to get to know you in an interview. You will have to send us references, a medical report, a criminal record and so on. Once we have all your documents we will send these to our American Office that will start looking for a suitable Host Family for you. 

Au Pair in USA without agency

Please note: You can not become an Au Pair in the USA with a Tourist Visa or work as an Au Pair less than 3 months with the ESTA form. If a Host Family tries to bring you to the USA without the help of a designated agency, they are breaking law.  We strongly encourage all participants to follow official program requirements. 

Au Pair program in the USA - are you qualified?

To become an Au Pair in the USA, you must meet these requirements: 
  • Be between 18 - 26 years of age
  • Speak conversational English
  • Be a secondary school graduate or higher
  • Have a clear criminal record
  • Have at least 200 hours of documented child care experience outside of the own family
  • Have a driver’s license, preferably with driving experience
  • Don’t have kids of your own and do not have husband or wife
Do you meet these requirements?

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Benefits of Au Pair in the USA

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 will improve your English and communication skills.  The experience will help you in your future educational and career plans, as global experience is highly valued by universities and employers. The benefits include:
  • Flight to the USA
  • 3 Day Au Pair School in San Francisco
  • Local support and 24x7x365 emergency support
  • Pocket money of $195.75 per week ($783 per month)
  • Provided care for a maximum of 45 hours per week and not more than 10 hours per day
  • American health insurance for 1 year
  • Child care and safety training
  • An educational allowance of $500 USD for language course or another course that has some connection to the Au Pair experience 
  • Travel in the USA in the 13th month
  • Participation in monthly meetings with other participants
Here you can find a Host Family fulfilling your search criteria and get in touch today. 

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

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