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Program Overview

As an au pair, your main responsibility is to take care of the children of your host family. Your job scope includes, but is not limited to, preparing meals for the kids, sending them to school or activities they participate in, playing with them, teaching and guiding them in their schoolwork if necessary, or driving them to play dates. Au pairs are required to do light house chores but only those that revolve around the children like doing their laundry, making their beds, cleaning up the table after they eat, and cooking for them if necessary.

You may be asked to work the maximum of 45 hours per week but no more than 10 hours per day for 5.5 days. You will get one-and-a-half day off per week and a full weekend off (Friday evening to Monday morning) once a month. You are entitled to 2 weeks paid vacation and an optional 30-day travel period at the end of your program.

The Au Pair USA program is a great opportunity to experience American culture and lifestyle, as you will stay with an American family in most cases. There are many chances to meet not just Americans but friends from all over the world. Each year, many Europeans, Asians and other internationals participate in this program.

There are also many opportunities to visit famous landmarks across various American states. The benefits you can gain from this program are boundless.

Duration of Program

The program is for 12 months. You will have the option of extending your stay in the USA for 6, 9 or 12 months after that.

Eligibility Requirements

You must:

  • be at least 18 and not more than 26 years of age
  • have valid driving license
  • possess good spoken English skills
  • have had minimum 200 hours of childcare experience and love working with children
  • be able to provide at least 2 references (who are not your relatives)
  • be able to meet the program duration of 12 months (you will have the option of extending your stay in the USA for 6, 9 or 12 months after that)

When Is the Program Available?

Au Pair USA is open year round. Interested candidates are advised to apply at least 3-4 months prior to your intended arrival date in the USA.

What Is Included in the Program?

Speedwing administers this program in partnership with US Cultural Exchange visitor program sponsor AuPairCare. Participants can expect to:

  • be paid in USD on a weekly basis
  • be matched with an American family of your choice and provided with full board and lodging (a private room of your own and meals)
  • study in a course of your choice with education allowance up to a certain amount provided by your host family, as part of program requirements
  • have Speedwing handle most of the procedures and assist you in obtaining all the necessary legal documents, for example, police background check certificate and DS-2019 (vital document required for visa application)
  • receive insurance coverage for the entire program duration

There will be more advantages and perks you can discover by joining the Au Pair USA program. Register now!