AU PAir extraordinaire
A great option if you have professional childcare experience or a recognized childcare qualification
As an Extraordinaire au pair, you will receive a minimum of US$250 weekly pocket money as well as room and board from your host family in return for up to 45 hours of childcare per week. All the other benefits that you receive on the au pair program will apply to you as an Extraordinaire au pair e.g. the 2 weeks paid vacation, one full weekend off per month, your own private room and all meals provided with your host family.
One of the great things about being an au pair is the opportunity to study at an American college or university. With a maximum annual study allowance of up to US$500 (provided by your host family) you are able to select and study a course of your choice.
The course you select will depend on the educational opportunities in your community and your work schedule. To meet the educational requirement, it may mean that you will need to supplement the education allowance with your own money.
Living with an American host family as an Extraordinaire au pair not only introduces you to American culture and lifestyle, 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!