Being a USAuPair au pair is a rewarding and once-in-a-lifetime experience. You live as a member of an American family with your own private bedroom and participate in all the daily living activities that are uniquely American.
Your child care duties are limited to no more than 10 hours per day and 45 hours per week, leaving you a lot of personal time to meet other au pairs, make new friends or explore America.
As a USAuPair au pair you will have two weeks of paid vacation during your program year, one free weekend per month, and a minimum of one and one-half days off each week. Plus you may stay an extra month after you have completed your program year. Many au pairs use this month to travel.
Touch down in Portland, Oregon to begin your au pair year before joining your host family. Much of your time will be spent attending a workshop on child development and safety. However, each day offers opportunities to see many Portland area sights.
Your education continues during your program year by studying at an educational institution in your host family’s community. You will need to obtain six credit hours of postsecondary instruction. Host families will pay up to US$500 for your tuition and school fees.
With USAuPair, you’ll receive enough information and support to make your year exciting and rewarding. Our au pair handbook has tips and information to guide you throughout the year. USAuPair counselors help you adjust to your new environment and arrange fun monthly meetings and cultural events with other au pairs.