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Being an Au Pair

This is your opportunity to have the adventure of a lifetime, make new friends from around the world, live with an American family, care for children, study something new, improve your English skills and explore the USA!

Live: for a minimum of 12 months as an equal member of your carefully selected host family in one of 37 states across the US. Your host family will provide your own room, all meals and access to transport for your weekly classes. Remember, you choose your own host family!

Childcare: Provide 45 hours of childcare per week (no more than 10 hours per day). In return you will receive weekly pocket money. 

Travel: during your 2 weeks paid vacation, weekends off or your additional travel month after completion of your stay. The US has so much to explore – either on your own, with friends or on one of our organized tours!

Click here to check out our Travel section.

Study: at a local college or university or through online courses with the University of California, Los Angeles. You will receive up to US$500 per year towards the course of your choice. What a great way to experience American College life and improve your resume!

Click here to check out our Study section.

Living with an American host family as an Au Pair in America not only introduces you to American culture - you will get to know so many other cultures through the friends you make during your stay.  You will be one of over 4000 au pairs from more than 60 countries who travel to America each year with Au Pair in America - a real cultural exchange experience.