Are you interested in the different cultures of the US? Because they differ from southern states to northern states, from west coast to east coast. There is a huge variety of people in the states! It’s worth spending a year there and get to know at least some of them.
The rules to become an Au Pair in the USA are the same for everyone. You can only go there with a legal agency that is approved by the US government. Since we have a partner agency in the USA, we are able to help Au Pairs to get to the United States.
If you register with us and you are 100% sure that you want to become an Au Pair in the USA, we will help you with the application and everything that needs to be done to send you to America as an Au Pair. The only way for you to get the J-1 Visa is to work with an agency, so with us you are in the right hands!
Au Pair requirements in the USA
To take part in the Au Pair program in the USA you have to meet the following requirements:
Register with us and we will get in touch to plan your trip!
You can register on our website and create a profile. Don’t forget: you can not go to the USA as an Au Pair without aJ1 visa, which you will only get with a registered local agency. For that reason, we are working together with a local agency that places Au Pairs with Host Families. So we can be your way to the USA.
Fill out the application
You will fill out the application and our team that is responsible for the Au Pairs in America will contact you, so we can finish your application together. We will have an interview with you and will request some references to prove your experience in child care. Then you have to wait for families of the agency to contact you. You can also search for a Host Family at AuPair.com and talk to them about us. The Host Family can then register with an agency in order for you to be legally placed with them.
We will find families in the USA for you
Once there are some families that are interested in you we will offer them to you and you can get in touch with them.
The contract and the visa for the USA
Once you have found the perfect family you can sign the contract. Make sure that you have all the documents you need to apply for a visa for USA at the US embassy! You won’t have to take care of an additional insurance, since the Host Family will pay for it and everything will be organized by us and our partner.
Apply for the J-1 Visa
You need to get an appointment at the US embassy to apply for your J-1 visa. Think of all the important documents that you need and leave your house just in time. Think of traffic and possible difficulties getting to the embassy. You can not be late to the appointment.
Prepare for the travel - that's almost all!
Pack your bags. Buy some little gifts maybe and celebrate with your friends and family at home for one last time. You won’t see them for one year! The flight is organized and paid for by our American partner.
The Au Pair School Training
Once you arrive in America you will be part of a training for Au Pairs. You will learn some First Aid and get to know some situations that might occur during your Au Pair experience.
Arrival at the Host Family’s place
After the orientation days you will go and meet your Host Family. Depending on where the family lives, a bus or flight will take you there or your Host Family will just pick you up.
Support during the program
You will have full support during your stay with your family. If you have any questions or concerns, always feel free to contact us anytime.
Au Pair USA cost - Services and fees
Of course we won’t leave you alone. With us you will always find assistance and help before, during and after the stay. Find out what our services include: