Au Pair in America’s Costs and Benefits

What Do You Get When You Sign Up with Au Pair in America?

Choose Au Pair in America for our complete support package!  We provide support and assistance along every step of your au pair journey.  Our dedicated teams in Southern Africa, the UK and the US are on hand to help prior to your departure and throughout your entire stay.

In return for a Program Fee you will receive:

Before Departure:

  • Support throughout the application, interview and matching process
  • A face-to-face interview with one of our team and a personality questionnaire
  • Visa sponsorship and assistance obtaining your J-1 Exchange Visitor visa
  • Your profile displayed on our Au Pair in America online matching system
  • Return flights to and from New York plus onward travel to your host family

Once You Arrive:

  • Transfer to our Orientation venue
  • 3-day Orientation program in a 4* hotel near New York City to prepare you for your year
  • Your own private room and all meals provided with your host family
  • A study allowance of US$500
  • Access to transport so you can attend your weekly classes
  • A minimum of US$195.75 weekly pocket money
  • Medical and liability insurance
  • At least 1.5 days off per week and 1 full weekend off per month
  • Two weeks’ paid vacation
  • A travel month after your placement ends
  • Local support in the form of a dedicated Community Counselor
  • 24 hour emergency assistance throughout your entire stay
  • Social events organized in your area to meet up with other au pairs

Additional Costs:

  • US Embassy Fee:  The cost for the visa application is separate from our Program Fee
  • Criminal Record Check:  Required by all applicants before departure
  • Medical Form:  Your doctor will need to confirm that you meet our medical requirements by completing our Medical Form, which may involve a charge
  • International Driving License:  All applicants must apply for this prior to their departure

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