6 Reasons It's Worth Joining An Au Pair Program

By Joy Lo


Au pairing abroad is a fabulous opportunity to live in a new country and care for kids while making money along the way. Our au pair abroad programs last from two to twelve months, and we have positions available in Australia, New Zealand, France, The Netherlands, and Spain.

You have a few options when organizing your au pair experience - you can coordinate it yourself or use an official program, like ours. While our program fee varies by country, it’s totally worth it no matter where you decide to go.

What do you receive when au pairing through InterExchange instead of doing it yourself? Click the cards below and find out!

Screened Host Family Placement

We introduce you to pre-screened and thoroughly vetted host families, giving you the peace of mind that you’ll be entering a safe and welcoming environment. This is extremely important when traveling to a new country by yourself!

Pre-Departure Guidance

There’s a lot to organize before you become an au pair including your application, visa, packing, and cultural expectations. We’ll walk you through this process.

Childcare Resources

Taking care of kids all day can be intimidating, and we’ve created a variety of guides and resources to help inspire your childcare techniques and activities.

In-Country Support

It’s comforting to know you have someone local to call should the need arise, and we have partners in your chosen country that are available to assist throughout your time as an au pair. Some countries even offer a multi-day welcome orientation where you can meet other au pairs.

Events with Au Pairs

Making friends will have a big impact on your time abroad, which is why we organize events and social media groups to connect you with au pairs in your area.

Alumni Support

Once you wrap up your time as an au pair, you’ll have access to our Language Partner Program which partners you with foreign-language speakers for language exchange. You’ll also be entitled to discounts on future programs and ongoing support from our U.S. based support team.

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Joy is a huge advocate for cultural exchange. She's lived across the USA, then moved overseas to London and Sydney. She currently resides in Jakarta, Indonesia, giving her a unique perspective on working and thriving in a culture not her own. Joy graduated from the University of Sydney with a degree in Marketing and started her career in the au pair industry. She works on the blog and social media for the Au Pair USA program.

U.S. Department of State-Designated J-1 Visa Sponsor
Alliance for International Exchange
Exclusive partner of the Erasmus Student Network for J-1 Visa sponsorship of internships in the U.S.
European-American Chamber of Commerce New York
Generation Study Abroad
Global Ties U.S.
International Au Pair Association
WYSE Travel Confederation