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program fees

You Pay: You Receive:
Program Fee** Weekly Pocket Money US$250
Flight surcharge (if applicable) Study Allowance up to US$500
  Basic Insurance Plan (Free)
Optional Insurance upgrades available  


In return for paying a Program Fee and providing 45 hours of weekly childcare, you receive:

  • Flights to and from the USA plus onward travel to your host family (surcharges may apply)
  • 4 day Orientation program with meals and accommodation
  • 13 month J-1 Visitor Exchange Visa with the option to extend for a further 12 months
  • Your own room and meals provided with your host family
  • Medical and liability insurance
  • Two weeks paid vacation
  • Travel month


  • You do not pay any Program Fees until you are matched with a suitable host family (your local agent may charge an agency fee)
  • We will arrange flights to and from the USA. There may be an additional outbound and inbound flight surcharge for your country
  • Your host family will cover your transport costs from Orientation to their home once you arrive in the USA
  • Additional costs may include fees for your local interviewer, a visa processing fee, a criminal record check, your doctor may also charge for completing a medical form
  • Please note that the US embassy fee is separate from the Au Pair program fees and you are responsible for paying the embassy fee. Current embassy fees can be found on your US embassy website

**Contact your local interviewer for current Program Fees. Please note this Program Fee is subject to change.