There are a few reasons young people choose to participate in the program. The first is the desire to live and work as a caregiver in the United States for a year or two. This offers au pairs an enriching experience that is important both for personal growth and learning professional life skills. Also, au pairs are motivated to improve their English, which is an important skill to have in the global marketplace. Au pairs also relish the opportunity to live with an American family and see parts of the world they only see in movies and shows. Finally, au pairs are looking to make new friends, and, with AuPairCare Connect, a 2-day NYC welcome adventure for overseas arrivals, they are provided this unique opportunity to connect with other au pairs, the United States, and start their program years feeling confident, connected, and supported.