Become an American Au Pair

Are you looking for something new and exciting to do while you take a Gap Year off from college or your career? Would you like to experience life in a different part of the United States? If yes, you might want to become an American Au Pair!

The American Au Pair Program enables participants from the United States to experience life in a new location while they provide their host families with childcare and assist with household related duties. The program is modeled upon the highly successful US Department of State J-1 Visa Au Pair Program, which has benefitted hundreds of thousands of American families since 1986.

The American Au Pair Program includes careful screening of both au pairs and host families and 24x7x365 support to both parties throughout the program to ensure a successful partnership.

Benefits of the Au Pair Program:

➤ Receive at least $10 per hour

➤ Gain valuable career experience

➤ Become more independent and self-confident

➤ Make new friends from around the United States and from around the world

➤ A private bedroom with a pre-screened host family

➤ Receive 24x7x365 support from the American Au Pair Program

➤ Receive paid vacation based on the length of your program:
       – 3 Month Program- No Vacation
       – 6 Month Program- 1 Week
       – 9 Month Program- 1 Week
       – 12 Month Program-  2 weeks

➤ Participants that complete the American Au Pair Program are eligible to receive up to $500 in Scholarships to participate in a GeoVisons program to au pair, tutor or teach abroad in more than 20 countries.   

– Au Pairs that complete the 3 Month or 6 Month program will receive a $250 GeoVisions Scholarship.  
– Au Pairs that complete the 9 Month or 12 Month program will receive a $500 GeoVisions Scholarship.  

Program Length

Au pairs must agree to be placed with their host family for 3, 6, 9, or 12 months. Au pairs can shorten or extend the placement with their host family if both parties mutually agree to extend the partnership.

American Au Pair Compensation

As a host family you will provide your au pair with at least $10 per hour for childcare and related activities. American au pairs are employed by their host family.

The hourly rate paid to an American Au Pair is based upon the local minimum wage of the area where the host family resides. If the host family lives in an area with a local minimum wage higher than $10, the family is required to pay the required hourly rate in their area. If an au pair provides duties that exceed 40 hours per week, the host family will be required to provide compensation based upon local overtime regulations.

Become an American Au Pair

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