Au Pair of the Year
November Special

 

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United States!

 


Background

“Au pair” means equal (on par). Au pairs are exchange visitors from a overseas who travel to the US on a J-1 Visitor Exchange Visa to acquire a better understanding and appreciation of American culture and life while living with an American family and caring for their young children. In order to participate in the au pair program, candidates must apply through a designated agency like Au Pair International, meet a set of minimum requirements and adhere to US regulations and agency rules. If accepted and matched with a US host family, Au Pair International will provide you with the official documents needed to apply for a J-1 Visa at a US Embassy or Consulate in the your home country.

 

Program Lengthsanfran

Au pairs come to the US on a 12 month J-1 Visa with the opportunity to extend for 6, 9, or 12 months once they have successfully completed their first program year. After their program, (whether they complete 12, 18, 21, or 24 months) they have a 30 day grace period that permits the au pair to stay or travel in the US. Au pairs may return to the US for a second program term as long as they meet the requirements.

Hours and Stipend

As an au pair, you may provide childcare and light childcare related housework for your host family for up to 45 hours per week and up to 10 hour per day.

The minimum weekly stipend is established based on a formula which calculates the federal minimum wage less an allowance for room and board. The current stipend for the Au Pair Program is $195.75 per week. The stipend will be paid to you weekly by your host family.

Host families also pay up to $500 per candidate per year toward the cost of 6 credit hours of required academic course work.

As an au pair you will be entitled to a minimum of two (2) weeks paid vacation for each 12 month exchange term (prorated for periods shorter than 12 months), in addition to the regular minimum 1.5 days off per week and minimum one (1) full weekend off per month.

Childcare Responsibilities

Au pairs may have a wide range of responsibilities related to childcare. An au pair provides busy parents with a much needed “extra set of hands” and duties can include childcare and light housekeeping related to childcare such as doing the children’s laundry and cleaning up after the children.

Au Pair Minimum Requirements

  • 18 to 26 years old.
  • Proficient in conversational English.
  • In good health.
  • High school graduate or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 200 hours of documented child care experience.
  • Have successfully passed a detailed background investigation. (see application)
  • Pass a detailed screening process.

Learn More/Get Started!

To learn more about becoming an au pair in the United States please visit our website at www.aupairint.com or fill out an Information Request Form.

OR...Download an application to get started today!

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 Au Pair International

Outbound Au Pair Program!


France

belgiumDo you have a passion for childcare coupled with the urge to see the world? The au pair program will give you the unique opportunity to do both at the same time!

Countries we are currently recruiting au pairs for include: Australia, France, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands, New Zealand, and Spain.

 

  Participating Countries

 

To get started now please contact our International Program Coordinator below or submit a request for more information using the form on the right of this page. We charge a $50 application/administration fee which will be applied toward your $395 placement fee upon matching with a family.

 

Katrina Vanderhulst

Director of Programs

720-308-5458

 

 

 

 

Congrats Nomination

 

Dear Au Pair,

 

Thank you for claiming your free trip registration as a "congratulations" for your nomination in our Au Pair of the year contest. Our offices will be in contact with you soon to confirm your registration!

 

The Au Pair International Family

New York 1

 

Start Spreading The News...API Takes On NYC!!

API au pairs from all over the U.S. are welcome to join us in New York from April 26th to April 29th, 2018!

 

New York Trip Details: 

  • Accommodations for 3 nights in New York City (April 26th - April 29th).
  • Breakfast for three days.
  • Transportation from the hotel to all sites around New York
  • Sightseeing with other au pairs around New York City landmarks on April 27th and April 28th. Be sure to bring your comfortable walking shoes and camera! (April 26th and April 29th are reserved for travel days.)

 

Sites will include:

  • 9/11 Memorial
  • Statue of Liberty
  • Empire State Building
  • Central Park
  • Times Square
  • Rockefeller Center
  • Fifth Avenue
  • OPTIONAL: Attend a Broadway Show (Additional $75.00)
  • OPTIONAL (additional fee): Museum of Modern Art, Guggenheim Museum, Museum of Natural History, and much more!

 

Total Cost:

$375 (Includes admittance to the Statue of Liberty, Top of the Rock, Empire State Building, 9/11 Museum, Museum of Natural History, and a public transporation pass valid for 7 days.)

 

Booking Travel:

API au pairs that book their travel arrangements through Student Universe receive a discounted flight fare! If you decide to use Student Universe for your own travel arrangements, please contact us for your personal login details. All attendees must pay for their airfare and travel to and from the airport.

https://www.studentuniverse.com/travel-services/aupairint/affiliate/aupairint

 

New York Trip Registration Form:

Trip is open to all Au Pair International friends. Please contact us for pricing if you have an au pair friend with another agency interested in joining. 

**Registration Closes on April 6th, 2018**

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Seattle Trip 2018

 

JOIN AU PAIR INTERNATIONAL IN THE EMERALD CITY!

API au pairs from all over the U.S. are welcome to join us in Seattle from September 13th-16th, 2018!

 

Seattle, Washington Trip Details (Sept. 13th - Sept. 16th):

  • Hotel Accommodations for 3 nights in downtown Seattle.
  • Transportation via shuttle to and from the airport.
  • Breakfast for 3 days.
  • Sightseeing with other au pairs around Seattle landmarks on September 14th and 15th. Make sure to bring your comfortable walking shoes and camera! (September 13th and September 16th are reserved for travel days).

 

Sites Will Include:

  • The Original Starbucks coffee shop
  • Pike Place Market
  • The “Gum” Wall
  • Space Needle (extra charge if wishing to go to the top)
  • Downtown Waterfront
  • Washington State Ferries
  • China Town
  • OPTIONAL (additional fee): Chihuly Garden and Glass, Museum of Flight, Olympic Sculpture Park, Museum of Science & Industry, Seattle Art Museum, and more!

 

Total Cost

$250 (*All attendees are responsible for booking their own flights as well as the cost of airfare.) 

 

Booking Travel:

API au pairs that book their travel arrangements through Student Universe receive a discounted flight fare! If you decide to use Student Universe for your own travel arrangements, please contact us for your personal login details. All attendees must pay for their airfare and travel to and from the airport.

https://www.studentuniverse.com/travel-services/aupairint/affiliate/aupairint

 

Seattle Trip Registration Form:

Trip is open to all Au Pair International friends. Please contact us if you have an au pair friend with another agency interested in joining. 

**Registration Closes on August 24th, 2018**

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 Washington D.C. Trip2018

 

Au Pair International Takes On Our Nation's Capital!!

API au pairs from all over the U.S. are welcome to join us in Washington, D.C. from November 1st - November 4th!

 

Washington, D.C. Trip Details: 

  • Accommodations for 3 nights in Washington, D.C.
  • Transportation around Washington, D.C.
  • Breakfast each morning.
  • Sightseeing with other au pairs around Washington, D.C. landmarks on November 2nd and 3rd. Be sure to bring your comfortable walking shoes and camera! (November 1st and November 4th are reserved for travel days).

 

Sites will include:

  • Lincoln Memorial and Reflecting Pool
  • Smithsonian Museums
  • Vietnam Veterans Memorial
  • Washington Monument
  • World War II Monument
  • White House
  • National Mall
  • U.S. Capital Building
  • Georgetown
  • Supreme Court

 

Total Cost:

To be determined  (*All attendees are responsible for booking their own flights as well as the cost of airfare.)

 

Booking Travel:

API au pairs that book their travel arrangements through Student Universe receive a discounted flight fare! If you decide to use Student Universe for your own travel arrangements, please contact us for your personal login details. All attendees must pay for their airfare and travel to and from the airport.

https://www.studentuniverse.com/travel-services/aupairint/affiliate/aupairint

 

Washington, D.C. Trip Registration Form:

Trip is open to all Au Pair International au pairs. Please contact us for pricing if you have an au pair friend with another agency interested in joining. 

**Registration Closes on October 19th, 2018**

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