Find information for current au pairs below, including how to extend your program year with AuPairCare, insurance information, important visa details and travel opportunities.
If you are enjoying your year as an au pair, you may want to consider the benefits of extending your program and staying longer. You could earn nearly $10,000 USD, receive up to $500 USD towards studying and enjoy another year in the United States.
You can extend your stay in the United States as an au pair for another 6, 9 or 12 months after your current program ends. Most extending au pairs choose to extend with their current family. However, you can also choose to extend and find a new host family, as many host families are eager to match with au pairs who have proven experience.
For more information about extending, please log into Au Pair Room.
During the extension program, if you wish to travel outside of the United States, you may need to renew your J-1 Visa or obtain an additional tourist visa. An au pair must have her extension approved by the Department of State prior to the visa renewal appointment at a U.S. Embassy.
Please note: Au pairs from certain countries may be required to obtain a tourist visa to enter a foreign country. The J-1 Visa for the United States does not automatically grant entry into other countries. You are responsible for checking the requirements for your home country.
All current au pairs are covered under a travel and accident insurance policy arranged by AuPairCare as part of their au pair benefits package and will be automatically enrolled with United HealthCare. For details of your coverage, insurance card, or to search the network of preferred provider doctors log into the Student Zone site. You can also visit your Au Pair Room account for frequently asked questions and other important insurance information. It is your responsibility to familiarize yourself with the policy coverage and exclusions.