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Become an Au Pair in the U.S. with AuPairCare

For over 30 years, AuPairCare has supported young people who wish to become an au pair in the United States. Not only will AuPairCare help you match with a family and take care of your flights to and from the U.S., but when you become an AuPairCare au pair, you'll receive a stipend, room and board, spend time with children, and have vacation time to explore America with your new friends.


Travel and Live Abroad

The best way to learn about a different culture is to live it. By becoming a part of a family and caring for their children, you'll learn first-hand what it's like to live in America.


Improve Your English and Grow Your Career

While living abroad, you’ll become more self-reliant, improve your English, and take on responsibilities that will help you grow in many ways. When you return home, you’ll have many new skills and friends from around the world.

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Support in the USA

AuPairCare values the safety of our participants. All host families must complete a criminal background check and in-person interview. As an au pair, you will have a local Area Director and large support network while on program

What People Say

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Your Life as an Au Pair?

One thing is for sure: your life as an au pair will never be boring. You will have multiple roles: best friend, sibling, son or daughter, caregiver and most importantly – an extended family member. AuPairCare kids are like any others – they love learning and playing, and they thrive with the help of their au pairs. Learn more about what being an au pair is all about:

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Assist with homework and reading

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Laugh, play and share culture with your host children

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Prepare meals and snacks for your host children

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Take kids on trips to museums, playgrounds and sometimes learn from them too!

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Helping Hand

Help with children’s laundry, keeping play areas tidy and other childcare related chores

How to Become an Au Pair


Register to Start Your Application

Register and fill out a short application to confirm eligibility.

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Complete your Profile and Meet with a Local Rep

Complete your online profile. We’ll put you in touch with an AuPairCare representative in your country to help you along the way.


Interview with Families

Meet American families virtually to help identify the right match for you. Everyone must agree to the match – you’re not just assigned to a family!

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Begin Your Year in the United States

After matching with a family and picking your arrival date, pack your bags and travel to the USA for a life-changing year ahead!