You're ready for an adventure
You want to experience American culture, and you're excited to participate in an au pair program. We know there are other program sponsors, so why should you choose GreatAuPair as your sponsor?
Since 2001, GreatAuPair has placed over one million au pairs worldwide, and we are simply one of the best programs available. We make it safe, easy, and affordable for you to find a great host family and enjoy up to two years in America as an au pair with a J-1 visa.
All of our US host families are screened, personally interviewed, and receive a thorough background check. We also make sure that the host family has a nice bedroom and bathroom for you so you'll be comfortable and feel right at home.
Get paid to experience America
While there is a nominal application and program fee to join the au pair program, it's quite small given that your roundtrip airfare is covered, you will have comprehensive medical insurance, and you can make over $10,000 USD in a year without paying for food or rent.
Easy sign up
When you sign up with us, you will be assigned a local GreatAuPair Representative in your home country. Your representative will meet with you personally to interview you, explain the details of our program, help you organize all your documents, and prepare for your trip to the US.
The GreatAuPair USA Training Academy provides you with a comprehensive training program. Our program uses advanced training methods that will engage your senses and help you retain what you learn. Our training consists of 15 courses that deliver over 32 hours of valuable skill-building presentations through participation-based scenarios, discussion forums, assignments, video presentations and assessments. When you've completed your training you will receive a certificate of completion as evidence that you have the skills and knowledge to serve as an au pair.
Accept your match
GreatAuPair has hundreds of host families waiting to meet you, and it's easy to find your ideal US host family. When you've interviewed with a few of your favorite host families, you can accept a match. Once you're matched, and you've received your J-1 visa, we take care of the details of flying you to your host family's city.
Excellent medical and liability insurance
You're sure to have an incredible adventure during your stay in the United States. But to be on the safe side, we're also looking out for your health and wellbeing. That's why GreatAuPair provides you with comprehensive healthcare coverage throughout your stay. So when you need medical attention, you'll have peace of mind, knowing you have chosen an au pair agency with quality coverage that's easy to use. Learn more about your insurance options >
You will receive continuous support for the duration of the program. GreatAuPair will assign you a Local Childcare Coordinator in the US who will check in on you and your host family each month to be sure you're doing well. We also offer emergency support twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week.
By becoming an au pair you will have the opportunity to experience the culture and lifestyle of America through a fun and rewarding job with important responsibilities. Your memories will be priceless and your friendships long lasting.