Want to be an Au Pair?
If you love adventure and enjoy spending time with children, the au pair program may be right for you!
Become an Au Pair in the United States
The Au Pair program is a journey of self-discovery and cultural connection–an opportunity to expand your education, gain valuable life and work experience, confidence and independence.
As an Au Pair, you get the exciting opportunity to live and travel in the US, experience American culture, be part of an American family and care for their children full-time. It’s an opportunity to make a difference in a family’s life and your own.
Go Au Pair gives you the resources and support to be a success in the program and build the mindset and skill sets that lay a foundation of success for your future. Learn more through your local agency.
Learn the American culture
Become part of a welcoming family
Gain valuable child care experience
Improve your English skills
Become more self-reliant
Establish friendships for a lifetime
Earn weekly compensation
Ability to study and travel in the U.S.
Top Five Questions from New Au Pairs
Can I choose where I want to live?
We encourage you to choose a Host Family based on lifestyle, hobbies and other interests similar to your own. The family you join is more important than their location. It’s important to remember the more flexible you are in choosing your location, the faster you will be able to match with a Host Family.
If I have a lot of experience, can I make more money?
Yes, both our Au Pair Plus and Premiere Au Pair Programs are designed for Au Pairs with more experience. Depending on your qualifications and experience, you may be able to register for multiple programs; to increase your chances of matching.
Can Au Pairs stay for more than one year?
Yes, the U. S. Department of State allows Au Pairs to stay an additional 6, 9 or 12 months after their first year. Certain terms apply. Contact Go Au Pair to learn more.
Will I be accepted into the program if my only experience is babysitting?
The more experience you have, the more attractive you will be as an Au Pair candidate. Host Families are always looking for an experienced Au Pair. However, there are other qualities that are important for placement such as maturity, a sense of responsibility, an interest in cultural exchange and a genuine desire to take care of children.
Can Au Pairs travel internationally?
Yes, during the first 12 months of the Au Pair program, you are free to travel internationally. However, it is your responsibility to ensure you have the appropriate visa for the country you are visiting. Certain steps must be taken to ensure successful international travel and we require you contact your Local Area Representative and Go Au Pair prior to your trip.