Travel Information for 2nd Year

Tuesday, 15 August 2017

Please Note: The information below is intended to help get you started, but is not all-inclusive for every situation. It is your responsibility to inquire with the U.S. embassy in your home country to see if other forms are needed. For example, it may be necessary to bring a copy of the host […]


The Spirit of the Program- Balancing Expectations Honestly

Thursday, 29 June 2017

Au Pair means “On Par” or “Of the same class” in French. This is not a typical employer/employee relationship. The US Department of State designed the Au Pair program as a cultural exchange program, with childcare as a happy bi-product. Having said that, families tend to focus on the childcare aspect […]


Educational Component- Common Q-uestions and A-nswers

Sunday, 21 May 2017

The educational component is one of the most rewarding but most complicated part of the Au Pair year. I have begun to hear some of the same questions quite frequently, so I thought I would start a list, in case your question is listed here: Q: I have just registered for a […]


If you want to extend…

Monday, 6 February 2017

An Au Pair who wants to extend has traveling restrictions during his/her second year. Here is the choice you must make: Extend your visa within the USA or travel to your home country to renew your visa.  The advantage of extending your J1 visa within the USA is that you are already here, so […]


Planning Vacation Time

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

As you know, every Au Pair is entitled to 14 days paid vacation time every year. Ideally, your Au Pair will take their vacation one full week at a time, so they can see our country and have a true break from their duties. It is also a clean and […]