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Benefits of Being an Au Pair in America

Becoming an au pair in America is unlike any other experience you’ll have. It combines your love for kids with cultural exchange, travel, learning and friendship. As an AuPairCare au pair, you'll earn a minimum stipend with room and board provided, and you'll have the opportunity to travel across the United States and make new friends from around the globe. You’ll also help further your career by improving your English skills and spending time studying at an American University or College. 

With AuPairCare, you’ll enjoy many benefits during your year abroad:

    • Free flight to and from the United States, including all connecting flights to your host family

    • Travel and accident insurance package for 12 months

    • Au Pair Academy childcare training and introduction to America

    • A private bedroom in your family's home

    • J-1 Visa Sponsorship

    • 30 days to travel the country at the end of your program

    • 1 1/2 free days per week, plus 10 days of paid vacation during your program year

    • Up to $500 USD in tuition money to attend college classes (you must complete 6 credits or equivalent)

    • Earn a weekly stipend during your year

    • 24 hour emergency line and continuous support from your local AuPairCare Area Director

    • Opportunity to extend your program for another 6, 9 or 12 months

Travel and Experience the United States

Your American experience starts with your virtual Academy training, where you will learn about life in the United States and meet other au pairs. Once your program begins, you'll spend your free time exploring your new surroundings with new friends! AuPairCare hosts monthly events online and in-person to help you meet new friends and expereince each other's culture. 

Many au pairs also go on vacations with their host families and friends throughout the year. Once your program is completed, you'll have the opportunity to travel in the U.S. for up to 30 days!

Improve your English and Attend Classes with Americans

On top of the English skills you’ll gain on the program, au pairs also attend classes (6 semester hours or equivalent) at an American University or College. Your Area Director and host parents can assist you in enrolling and attending local classes - English as a Second Language, American History or Photography are just a sample of the many courses you can take while in the program! This is also a great opportunity to meet other students and young people in your new city.

Many former au pairs credit the program with helping them find a job and becoming who they are today. Read our Au Pair Alumni Network stories to learn how this program changed their lives.