Program Cost

  • $795 $595 (for 2020 start dates due to cancelation of three-night orientation upon arrival)
    (No fee to apply. Only $95 once accepted, refundable if you don't match with a host family. Balance due upon matching.)

Other costs to consider

  • Airfare
  • Visa ($485 AUD)
  • Travel medical insurance
  • Background check cost in Australia (AUD $70+)


  • Stipend of AUD $200-360/week
  • Additional end-of-program payment of AUD $500
  • Two days off per week
  • Private room and all meals
  • Support from professional au pair agency
  • International work and living experience
  • Live orientation for Sydney arrivals; meet-ups in several other cities
    (2020 orientations suspended due to COVID-19)
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