How Au Pair Placement Works
Where will I be living? That's one of the first questions many au pair candidates want to answer.
Au Pair USA offers placements throughout the U.S. Some are in small towns or big cities; in northern states and southern locations; in areas with beaches, mountains and fields.
However, our placement process is designed to find the very best match between host family and au pair. When making a match, we consider your experience, the expectations and needs of the host families, and shared interests between you and the host family. You should be prepared to consider a placement anywhere that Au Pair USA host families live.
View our guide to areas in the USA where we are currently located.
The Matching Process
Once you've completed your application and have been interviewed by the Au Pair USA cooperating agency in your home country, we will send your information to host families in the USA who appear to be a good match. The host family will call and interview you at least twice. If you and the host family agree that it's a good match, contact the representative in your home country and let her or him know that you have a placement. We will begin the process of securing your J-1 Visa and assisting you with transportation arrangements.