Fees & benefits

A life-changing and affordable way to experience real American culture and lifestyle

All au pairs are required to pay an Au Pair in America Program Fee in return for great benefits.  (Please note that Program Fees vary by country.)  We will not issue your invoice until you have matched with your host family. You will then pay the Program Fee and select the Insurance Package you have decided on via your secure personal Application Site.

Choose Au Pair in America for the ultimate support package. We provide assistance and support to you throughout your au pair experience.

Our teams of staff in the UK and the USA are available for you prior to departure and once in America for the duration of your stay.

“Growing up with an au pair was one of the best things that ever happened to me.” Dr. Isabel Witte (former host child)

The Au Pair in America Package

As an au pair on our program, you will benefit from the following...

Before your Departure

  • Care and support during the application, interview and matching process
  • A personal interview with a member of our team
  • Sponsorship of your J1 Exchange Visitor Visa and assistance with obtaining it
  • Your individual au pair profile displayed on our Au Pair in America online matching system
  • Online Pre-departure Orientation

On and After your Arrival in the usa

  • Return flights to and from select U.S. gateways
  • Transfer to our Orientation venue (4 * hotel close to New York City)
  • 4 day Orientation program at the hotel with other au pairs
  • Ability to elect a Driver Safety Course
  • Red Cross Safety and CPR Courses
  • Onward travel required to reach your host family home
  • Your own private room and 21 weekly meals provided with your host family
  • A study allowance of up to US$500
  • Transport access so you can attend your weekly classes
  • Minimum weekly pocket money of US$195.75 in addition to room and board on our standard program.  Au Pair Extraordinaire au pairs receive US$250 weekly pocket money in addition to room and board, and eduCare companions receive US$146.81 weekly pocket money in return for 30 hours for childcare per week and room and board
  • Medical and Liability insurance
  • 1.5 days off per week (minimum) and 1 full weekend off per month
  • Two weeks paid vacation to travel
  • An entire travel month on completion of the program
  • Local support from a dedicated Community Counselor
  • Organized social events and activities in your area to meet other au pairs
  • Ongoing online webinars on various helpful topics
  • Emergency assistance (24 hrs) available during your stay

items not included in the au pair in america package

  • Travel expenses to your interview, embassy and airport in your home country
  • US Embassy Fee: The cost for your visa application isn't included in our program fee
  • Criminal Record Check: Process must be successfully completed before departure
  • Medical Form: We require your doctor to confirm you meet our medical requirements by completing our Medical Form (this may incur a cost)
  • TB test / chest X-ray
  • International Driving License: You must apply for this before departing to the US
  • Pocket money for incidentals during your first 2 weeks
  • Optional New York City tour during Orientation
  • Luggage fees for all flights
  • The study allowance provided by your host family may not cover the cost of the course that you wish to study - you may need to use your own personal funds

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