Are you between the ages of 18 and 26 and love children? Have you ever dreamed of traveling to the United States? If so, then you may qualify to be an au pair with the Expert AuPair program.
As one of just a handful of US au pair sponsor agencies, the Expert AuPair program is truly the opportunity of a lifetime and it looks great on resumes. Based in St. Petersburg, Florida, we match international students with host families in the United States who need childcare. International au pairs work legally for host families, providing up to 45 hours of childcare per week, in return for a weekly salary, educational support, and free room and board for one year.
The US au pair program allows you to stay with a host family for one year, with a one-time optional extension. As an au pair, you will become intimately involved in the culture and family life of the United States. Few travel programs can offer anything close to this experience.
You will only be responsible for the US$500 program fee and the $100 airfare supplement, which will cover your round-trip flight from either Shannon Airport or Dublin Airport. The only other costs you can expect to incur are entertainment expenses during your stay with your host family. Please note that we will not ask you to make any payments until after you have been approved for your visa. Once you are matched with a host family, the average wait time for au pairs to arrive in the US is approximately four weeks.
When you work with us, we’ll help you with your embassy interview, the J-1 visa application process, we’ll supply you with health insurance, and we’ll fly you to St. Petersburg, Florida for orientation and CPR and First-Aid training before you start working for your host family. You’ll also receive US$500 toward your education at a US post-secondary institution and an income that will total at least US$10,100 during your stay!
If you are between 18 and 26 years old and you can meet the minimum requirements for being an au pair, please fill out an application and create your profile on this website.