Au Pair USA
Au Pair is a French term, meaning "at par" or "equal to", indicating that the relationship is intended to be one of the equals. The au pair is intended to become a member of the family, albeit a temporary one. Au Pair is not a traditional domestic worker, maid nor are they a nanny.
Being an au pair, your main responsibility is to take care of the children of your host family. Your job scope includes, but 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, driving them to play dates, or keeping them active and occupied while ensuring their safety. 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 should expect to work a 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 also entitled to 2 weeks of 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 explore true American culture and lifestyle, as you will stay with an American Host Family of your choice based on a consent match between the Host Family and the Au Pair. 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 that you can and will experience many festivals that are happening across the year, from St. Patrick’s Day, Easter, Halloween to Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Year celebrations. The benefits you can gain from this program are limitless.