Au Pair Program Benefits

Being a member of an American family for a year is a memorable and life-changing experience.  There are significant personal and professional benefits that come with being an au pair including:

  • Sponsorship of a legal 12-month J-1 visa
  • Round-trip airfare to the U.S. from your home country
  • Hotel, meals, Orientation and Au Pair School training with qualified instructors in San Francisco, CA or New Haven, Connecticut prior to going to your host family home.
  • Pocket money of at least $195.75 per week (nearly $10,000 per year)
  • Up to $500 tuition for enrollment in an accredited post-secondary institution for 6 units of academic credit or its equivalent
  • Room and board in a private bedroom with a pre-screened host family
  • Two weeks paid vacation & one full weekend off per month (for travel)
  • A direct telephone number to call in case of an emergency
  • Health and accident insurance
  • Introductions to other au pairs in the area and monthly meetings with your local community counselor
  • Maximum work of 45 hours per week/ 10 hours per day