Do you love children? Are you eager to spend an enriching year abroad? Do you want to experience authentic American life as a trusted family member? Would you like to make lifelong friends abroad?
You can make it happen, by living as part of an American Host Family for a year through our US partner, Cultural Homestay International (CHI). You’ll help care for your host family’s children in exchange for the experience of living as a family member in an American household.
The Au Pair program is designed to benefit both you and your host family.
It is neither just a cheap holiday for you nor just cheap child care for the family.
You will be a family member, which means you will be included in all family activities but also be expected to help out with laying the table, washing dishes etc.
This is a program for adults, so you will have the freedom to meet friends, do sports, go out in the evenings etc. but you also have the obligation to behave responsibly and respect your family.
As you experience how other people live, think, and raise their children, you will discover new things about your own life and culture. And, since your J-1 visa allows you to stay for a “13th month”, you’ll have a chance to travel in America before returning home.
"I'm having am amazing time over in the States. I've met lots of au pairs and my family is just wonderful" Alyce Robinson. Click here to read Alyce’s full update.