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Au Pair · AP-US

Au Pair in United States

United States
12 months
18 to 26 years old
5(96 reviews)

Trip overview

Embrace your passion for travel and children and experience a new life overseas on our Au Pair in the US trip. Become part of an American household and help care for the children of a local, loving family whilst you form a close bond with the host parents. Spend your days inspired in the concrete jungle, cruising from coast to coast, ticking off jaw-dropping landmarks or taking the kids to your local national park.

We offer the complete package for those wanting to kickstart their au pair journey, and most importantly, ensure you are matched with a safe and welcoming host family and home. Our team will get you sorted with all the essentials from visa assistance, to finding an approved host family before you go, bank account advice, accommodation nights to use when you please, 24/7 support, and more. You’ll be more than ready to begin your exciting au pair adventure. Plus, regularly chat with your host family prior to taking off, so you’ll know all about them before you meet them face-to-face!

Completely immerse yourself in a new culture, make lifelong friends and, best of all, break away from your usual routine back home as you embark on an adventure to au pair in the USA. With the freedom to explore the country’s incredible beauty in your time off or paid trips with your host family, this experience is perfect for a first-time traveller or someone ready to experience a genuine, local American lifestyle.


Inclusions

Host family match

Dedicated Trip Coordinator

Airport pickup or transfer

Private live-in accommodation

Welcome orientation

Flights & travel insurance

Personal Travel Concierge

$500 educational allowance

5 nights hostel accommodation

Meals

Pre-approved family agreement

Access to family profiles

Paid vacation

Ongoing support from our local team

24/7 Global Emergency Line

gWorld access

$200 Global Tour Voucher

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Just in case it’s not clear already, we’re not an employment or recruitment agency, so please don’t book with us if that’s what you’re looking for. We sell and organise amazing international travel experiences for the purpose of cultural exchange & education. If a trip has a paid work option, this is not mandatory to do and is there as a means to fund your travels only, and no fee is charged by us for this component. All payments you make are for travel and local support services. If you’re still confused, please get in touch.


Trip details

Our Au Pair in the US trip is designed to get you set up safely and securely abroad with a welcoming host family. Our expert team offer assistance with all the essentials you need to get set up overseas, from a local bank account and the perfect host family to 24/7 support and live-in accommodation, to ensure your transition to living abroad in the US is seamless.

Arrive into the country with the confidence that you are one step ahead of every other person looking to be an au pair in America. We offer you the security of an approved placement with a local pre-screened and loving host family, flights, insurance, accommodation and an agreement set up before you’ve even left home! With the hard work done for you, you can settle into your home-away-from-home straight away, get to know your new family and embrace the American lifestyle with open arms. Our 24/7 support team will guide you throughout the entire journey to ensure you feel confident knowing you are in the best hands possible.

With most of your living expenses covered, you can spend your stipend exploring the natural beauty of the US, touring the different landscapes and joining your family on weekend getaways. Don’t waste your precious time sweating the logistical stuff. That’s exactly why we’re here - to save you time, money, stress and even the risk of having to return home early. Make your time count on this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity and prepare to immerse yourself in the friendly and relaxed culture, foster your personal growth and develop important life skills your future-self will thank you for!

Requirements

To qualify for this trip, you will need to have 2 months of proveable child-caring experience, have your high school certificate or diploma and have your full driver's licence, as well as meet the visa requirements. As an au pair, you can not smoke or have suffered from any mental health or eating disorders, will not require orthodontic or medical treatment whilst abroad you will be required to obtain and pass a medical examination as proof. You must attend an interview at our office as part of the government's regulations. 

What extra costs will I have? 

Visa, criminal background check, souvenirs & spending money.


Trip itinerary

The beauty of this trip is that your days will be filled with au pair duties and then you’ll have the evenings and weekends to explore however you please! As a rough idea, here’s what you can expect:

Week 1

It’s finally here - the first official week of your new life in the US! Once you’ve touched down, you will be taken to your 3-day orientation in New Jersey organised by our partner organisation.

Head to your 3-day orientation in New Jersey, where you’ll meet other au pairs starting at the same time as you! You’ll receive CPR training, learn important driving & child safety techniques, discipline strategies and development games & activities. Plus, you’ll get the chance to go on an optional tour around New York City!

 If you have experience with children under 2, you may qualify for the infant-specialised program, where you will you have an extra day of training at the hotel in New Jersey.

Once you’ve completed your orientation, it will be time to start your au pair adventure! A flight will be arranged to take you to a major airport closest to your host family, where they will be eagerly waiting to take you to your new home. Spend your first week getting to know the family, setting up your bedroom and navigating around your new neighbourhood!

Trip location

From the sunny shores of California to the booming city life in New York state, we have au pair opportunities dotted all over the US.

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Deposit is 100% refundable if you don’t qualify.


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