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Au Pair Program in America / USA

Travelling to the United States is a once in a life time experience.

Many Au Pairs choose the USA in order to experience the American way of life. America is a huge country where different cultures live together and the  offer a diversity you can not find in every country. If you don't want to miss the chance, register now on AuPair.com and live your own American dream

Au Pair USA Check

Take into consideration the following information in order to become an Au Pair in the USA:

  • I'm not younger than 18 and not older than 26
  • I don't have my own children
  • I speak good English
  • I'm healthy and I don't smoke
  • I can pay for a local agency
  • I am willing to stay at least 12 months in the USA
  • I like hanging out with children

Costs for the Au Pair

Although you will need to contact an Au Pair local agency to become an Au Pair in the USA, it is still possible for you to look for your host family on AuPair.com! Follow the 5 steps and start your American Au Pair adventure.

The costs the Au Pair would need to bear are the following:

  • You have to pay the agency fee
  • You will need to cover visa expenses
  • You might like to buy some presents for the host family
  • You have to cover travel costs

Au Pair in USA - At a Glance

  • Age: 18 - 26 years
  • Duration: 12 months (an extension of 6, 9 or 12 months is possible)
  • Working hours: 45 hours / week, NOT more than 10 hours / day
  • Holidays: 2 week's paid holiday for a 12-month stay. In addition, the Au Pair gets at least 1.5 days off per week and a free weekend a month.
  • Travel expenses: see "visa"
  • Insurance: see "visa"
  • Pocket money: U.S. $ 780 / month (U.S.$ 195 / week)
  • Visa requirements: in order to legally work as an Au Pair in the USA, you need a J-1 visa. You need to apply for this visa through one of the American Au Pair agencies. 

AuPair.com cannot be held liable for any information, opinion or recommendation expressed in this website, so you are strongly advised to seek legal advice.

Additional Information about Au Pair in the USA

- Au Pair duties
- Contract and insurance
- Requirements
- Time off / working hours / pocket money
- Visa application

Au Pair duties

Once you find an family in the USA you should discuss about it and make sure you will fulfill each other's expectations. Let AuPair.com be your guide!

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Contract and insurance

It is important for both Au Pair and family to sign up a contract where rules and duties are written down. Ask your local agency about your insurance!

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To participate in the United States Au Pair program you must be at least 18 years old and not older than 26. Anyone older than 26, can no longer applies using the Au Pair application

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