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Do you hope to live totally immersed in the American way of life, discover American culture, study and improve your English? Become an au pair in the USA!
Go abroad in safe hands with our partner Au Pair in America, an organisation which is a accredited by the American government. We take care of everything; accomodation, flights, finding you a host family… We will keep in touch with you throughout your entire placement to ensure that everything is running smoothly.

The Au Pair in America programme in bullet points

  • Placement duration: 1 year (with the option to extend)
  • Departure dates: starting dates are available all year round – several departures are organised every month
  • Age requirements: you must be aged 18 to 26
  • Working hours: 45 hours per week
  • Wage: $195.75 US per week
  • Required experience: 200 hours of childcare
  • Make new friends from all over the world
    PLEASE NOTE: the programme is not open to male au pairs. Destinations available to male au pairs: Europe, Australia, New Zealand.

The Au Pair in America programme is also:

  • A chance to live abroad whilst getting paid
  • A unique opportunity to live completely immersed in the American lifestlye and learn to speak English fluently
  • A programme which enables you to add to your academic and professional experience

Advantages of the Au Pair in America programme

  • Receive an allowance of $195.75 US
  • Flights to and from New York included
    (including departures from Nice, Marseille, Lyon…)
  • Includes 4 orientation days: you will visit New York and receive theoretical and practical training to prepare you for your new life in America!
  • 12 month work permit (Visa J-1) + 4 weeks visa extension at the end of your placement to enable you to travel
  • Possibility to extend the au pair placement by 6 to 12 months
  • 2 weeks paid-leave
  • A study scholarsip of up to $500 US
  • Basic health insurance included for 12 months
  • Our agency will keep in touch with you to ensure that everything runs smoothly.
  • Local agency helpline available 24/7

Conditions for becoming an au pair in the USA

  • You must be aged 18 to 26
  • You must be available for at least 12 months
  • You must have completed secondary education
  • You must have a driving license
  • You must be a non-smoker
  • You must have experience working with children – at least 200 hours (baby-sitting, early learning centre, nursery…) completed over the last 3 years
  • You must have a clear criminal record
  • You must have at least an intermediate level of English

Au Pair in America programme fees to be paid to AFJ

  • Apply for free: we help you put together your dossier and all throughout the application process, free of charge.
  • Interview fee: €140
    PLEASE NOTE: the payment is made on the day of your interview with the head of the programme on our premises.
  • Programme fee: €550
    PLEASE NOTE: the payment is not made until your placement with a host family has been confirmed.
  • J-1 visa fee: around €150 (bear in mind travel costs to the American Embassy in Paris)
  • Your flights are included!

To apply for a place on the programme follow the link: Au Pair in America

and fill our online application form. We are always available to inform and assist you throughout the entire application process.
Once you have finished your dossier, we will organise an appointment for an interview with you on our premises.

Any questions? Contact us.

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