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Au Pair in United States

5(100 reviews)
Experience
Au Pair
Destination
United States
Duration
12 months
Ages
18 to 26

Limited spots. Earliest available arrival is currently Feb 2023, and closing very soon.

From $2,495

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Trip overview

Embrace your passion for travel and children and experience a new life overseas on our Au Pair & Nanny in the US trip. Become part of an American household and help care for the children of a local, loving family whilst you form a close bond with the host parents. Spend your days inspired in the concrete jungle, cruising from coast to coast, ticking off jaw-dropping landmarks or taking the kids to your local national park.

We offer the complete package for those wanting to kickstart their au pair journey, and most importantly, ensure you are matched with a safe, welcoming, English speaking host family. Our team will get you sorted with all the essentials from assisting with your USA au pair visa, to finding an approved host family before you go, bank account advice, accommodation nights to use when you please, 24/7 support, and more. You’ll be more than ready to begin your exciting au pair adventure. Plus, regularly chat with your host family prior to taking off, so you’ll know all about them before you meet them face-to-face!

Completely immerse yourself in a new culture, make lifelong friends and, best of all, break away from your usual routine back home as you embark on an adventure to au pair in the USA. With the freedom to explore the country’s incredible beauty in your time off or paid trips with your host family, this experience is perfect for a first-time traveller or someone ready to experience a genuine, local American lifestyle.

 

Inclusions

Host family match

Be matched with a host family who you have personally approved before you even leave home and earn $195+ USD stipend per week.

Flights & basic medical insurance

The cost of your flights and basic medical insurance are covered, so you can spend your money on more travel adventures.

Dedicated Trip Coordinator

To guide you through your entire journey, assist with profile building, interview preparation, matching you with the perfect host family and leaving no question unanswered.

Trip visa guidance

Get your visa approved as cheap and easy as possible with our step-by-step instructions and personal guidance by your Trip Coordinator.

Personal Travel Concierge

You'll get a personal Travel Concierge to plan your flights, insurance or any add-ons to synchronise perfectly with your trip. Deal with a real human and get a personalised booking experience that ticks all your boxes.

Access to family profiles

You’ll get exclusive access to view family profiles and video call each family before accepting your placement to ensure you’re both an ideal fit for each other.

Pre-approved family agreement

Your agreement will be set up once you’ve matched with a host family and outlines your duties, stipend, time off and expectations, so you can feel comfortable before you arrive.

Airport pickup or transfer

A private driver will be waiting to take you from your arrival airport in New York or New Jersey to your comprehensive orientation in New Jersey.

Private live-in accommodation

You'll be set up in your own private bedroom, so you'll feel right at home with your new host family. With rent and utilities covered, spend your earnings on travelling instead!

Welcome orientation

Start your trip with our partner organisation’s 3-day orientation in New Jersey. Meet other au pairs, receive CPR training, learn important driving and child safety techniques, take part in development games and activities, plus much more!

Meals

As part of the family, you'll cook and dine together with your host family at home or in local restaurants.

$500 educational allowance

Broaden your knowledge and skill set while you’re there by enrolling into an academic course of your choice.

Paid vacation

You’ll receive two weeks paid holidays, so you can explore neighbouring cities and countries.

Overnight stay in Las Vegas

Spend a wild night in the infamous Las Vegas! We’ll put you up in a 4-star hotel so you can see the strip in style! Party the night away, then take to the tables to strike it lucky. There’s an option to add a 2nd night too. (Flight not included).

5 nights hostel accommodation

During your trip, we’ll give you 5 nights to stay in a hostel anywhere in the US, so you can keep travelling on us.

Incompatible family re-match

In the unlikely event you feel your host family and you aren't a good fit once you've settled in, we'll re-match you with a new host family (subject to good behaviour).

Certificate of completion

In recognition of your hard work and dedication throughout the experience. Employers will love this addition to your resume/CV!

Ongoing local team support

Think of us as your family away from home. Whether you need advice or a shoulder to lean on, our team will provide you with unlimited support.

24/7 Global Emergency Line

Feel confident knowing we have a worldwide emergency team on standby, 24/7/365, so you can feel safe and secure throughout your whole trip no matter where you are in the world.

gWorld access

Stay organised with your personalised portal where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global.
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Social

Travel alone but never lonely with Social! An exclusive social network inside our gWorld app to talk, share & meet-up with other Global Travellers in your region, with a dedicated Community Manager.

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Global Academy

Gain access to an ever-growing range of skills & languages to learn before & whilst you travel.

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Marketplace deals

Get exclusive access to deals and discounts through our online Marketplace. Save big on a huge range of products and services from our brand partners worldwide.

$250 off your next trip

The “Travel Bug” is a very real thing! Once you catch it, it really doesn’t go away! Book any other trip with us later and save $250. Why would you ever stop travelling?

Just in case it’s not clear already, we’re not an employment or recruitment agency. Read more

Qualification

To qualify for this trip you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be between 18-26 years of age
  • Be a citizen of an eligible country
  • Have no criminal convictions in the past 5 years

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Trip details

Our Au Pair in the US trip is designed to get you set up safely and securely abroad with a welcoming, English speaking host family. Our expert team offer assistance with all the essentials you need to get set up overseas, from a local bank account and the perfect host family to 24/7 support and live-in accommodation, to ensure your transition to living abroad in the US is seamless.

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Interest-free payment plans

Pay your trip off in instalments that you get to choose.

Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility

If Covid gets in the way, again, we've got your back. Read more here.

Trip itinerary

Week 1

It’s finally here - the first official week of your new life in the US! Once you’ve touched down, you will be taken to your 3-day orientation in New Jersey organised by our partner organisation. Head to your 3-day orientation in New Jersey, where you’ll meet other au pairs starting at the same time as you! You’ll receive CPR training, learn important driving & child safety techniques, discipline strategies and development games & activities.  If you have experience with children under 2, you may qualify for the infant-specialised program, where you will you have an extra day of training at the hotel in New Jersey. Once you’ve completed your orientation, it will be time to start your au pair adventure! A flight will be arranged to take you to a major airport closest to your host family, where they will be eagerly waiting to take you to your new home. Spend your first week getting to know the family, setting up your bedroom and navigating around your new neighbourhood!

Week 2

A week’s flown by and it feels as though you’ve known your family for a lifetime. Ease into your new schedule. As an au pair you’ll generally work between 25 to 45 hours per week, including childcare, school runs, park outings and activities as well as some light household duties. You’ll generally have a minimum of 1-1.5 days off a week to fill with meeting other travellers and exploring more of the USA's spectacular views and wildlife.

Ongoing

We’ll constantly keep in touch with you throughout your stay. If at any point during your trip you need advice or support, our team will be on hand to answer all your questions. Don’t forget you can jump on our social media pages too or buzz our 24/7 emergency support line for urgent matters. Get in touch with your Trip Coordinator when you’re ready to take off to one of (if not) the best parties of your life, by jetting down to Las Vegas for a wild night at a 4-star hotel by the strip, included in your trip. We’ll be here when you decide it’s time for something new. Remember, you have 5 nights of free hostel accommodation up your sleeve to use at any point during your trip in the US! You can squeeze in that road trip from coast to coast or finally visit the fresh powder on a ski trip like you’ve always dreamed of.

Au pair locations

From the concrete jungle where dreams are made of in New York to the golden coast where nothing comes close in LA and some incredible places in between. You could find yourself au pairing in any of these amazing places. 

  • San Francisco
  • Los Angeles
  • New York City
  • Chicago
  • Denver
  • Austin
  • Seattle

Reviews

Sarah S
I think Global work & Travel is amazing and all the experience behind it all! The team is absolutely sweet and very helpful especially Clair, she helped me out a lot and made me feel very welcomed and not so nervous about the whole trip to the US!🙌🏽 I can’t wait for my journey to beginning, thanks to the Global work & Travel Team.
Marie L
I've always been well looked after. Just really happy over all with global work and travel.
Zeniya Q
Fabulous experience
Carla B
Awesome, Organised and motivating company!
Aleka M
Really good

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Frequently asked questions

Why go with Global Work & Travel?

As the world’s leading gap-year and “work & travel” company, we offer you the ability to not only choose from a number of awesome experiences all over the world but, we'll be your support system from the very first moment you become a Global Traveller! We provide a premium service that allows you to pick the destination of your dreams, get our visa & pre-departure assistance, book great flights and organise the perfect travel insurance or tours for when you arrive. Plus, we’ll back it all up with some cool and exclusive tech features that are with you the entire time.

As a Global Traveller, you’ll get exclusive access to gWorld, our personalised app where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global. This is where you will find exclusive Marketplace deals for discounts with our brand partners, a unique social network to connect you with other Global Travellers when you’re overseas, access to our Academy with an ever-growing range of skills & languages to learn as you travel, invites to bucket-list side trips with other travellers, local meet-ups and so much more. Think all of your favourite apps merged into one, but like, better?

And it doesn't even stop there. We continue to be there from the moment you land with a dedicated 24/7 emergency team, over 100 staff and ongoing support ensuring that you have the tools you need to feel like a local. That’s why 65,000+ Global Travellers from all over the world have chosen to turn their travel dream into reality with us and we can proudly brag that we’ve got the most & best reviews in the biz!

Why should I book now?

Covid-19 threw us a curve ball and pretty much halted all travel. This means that we have a backlog of travellers, just like you, who are desperate to get out and explore the world! Global Work & Travel works on a first-in-best-dressed basis. Booking earlier ensures that you don’t miss out on the best intake, season, placements and more! We recommend our travellers take 6-12 months to plan their trip for a reason - to make sure you’ve got everything organised perfectly, stress-free.

As a Global Traveller you’ll get exclusive access to gWorld, our personalised app where you can keep all of your important documents and trip details in one spot and gain insider access to everything Global. This is where you will find exclusive Marketplace Deals, a unique social network to connect you with other like-minded Global Travellers, access to our Academy with an ever-growing range of skills & languages, and so much more. Think all of your favourite apps merged into one, but like, better?

Why not give yourself something to look forward to by booking that trip!

Can I travel with a friend?

Yes you can! Simply tell your Trip Coordinator after booking that your friend is also going and they can link your profiles. For most of our trips we should be able to have you and your friends placed together or nearby. Meaning that you can live, work, play & travel together!

But wait there's more! Not only can you travel the world with your besties at your side, you can also earn some extra cash towards your own trip just by referring your friends to Global Work & Travel. You can learn more about the great referral rewards program inside your gWorld account once you join.

And for those who decide to go-it-solo, we’ve made it easier to meet other Global Travellers in the same region as you. Just like any other social platform, you’ll be able to interact, share, chat and meet with some really cool people who are doing trips just like you!

What happens if COVID affects my trip?

If you have to make any changes to your departure date, you’re protected with our Lifetime Deposit Guarantee and our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility. With this, we will change your trip dates for free. If this doesn’t fit around you and you can’t go on your trip anymore, we will give you a 100% refund in the form of a Trip Credit with us (See terms). If you’re unable to use it, you can also transfer that credit to someone else for them to put towards any trip too.

If you’re affected by Covid-19 while you’re overseas, you will have all the support you need from our team or partners in-country as well as have access to our 24/7 Global Emergency Line. We recommend travellers purchase Global Travel Cover travel insurance that provides Covid-19 medical protection too.

Do I need to be vaccinated to book?

As border restrictions for countries begin to ease, being fully vaccinated will maximise the number of locations you can visit. So while you are not legally required to be vaccinated, and it’s also not a requirement to travel with us, it will limit some of the countries that you can visit and may make it harder to travel through over the next 12-18 months. We highly recommend our travellers look at the current travel restrictions of their destination, speak with a medical professional or get in touch with our team for travel advice.

What happens if I want to cancel my trip?

Our Ultimate Corona Booking Flexibility means you can change your trip’s start date up to 84* days before departure without incurring any charges when you rebook it for any time (or even any other trip) in the next 2 years from your original start date.

In the event that you want to cancel your booking altogether, if you give us over 84* days notice you can do so with only a 50% cancellation fee. Your refund of the balance will come in the form of a Store Credit which you can put towards booking absolutely anything travel related with your Travel Concierge within the next 2 years!

*Some select trips excluded, including Teach (Spain, Italy & Czech Republic) and USA (Summer Camp, Working Holiday and Hotel Professional), and others as listed in Booking Conditions.

How it works

Make your decision

Choose your trip style and destination, and confirm your spot with a deposit. Then, open your gWorld account and celebrate, the hardest part is over and the fun is about to begin.

We become friends

You’ll be matched with a personal Trip Coordinator who knows all the ins & outs. They’ll guide you through everything we need to do together, so you can leave your worries behind.

Time to go

We’ll get your tickets in-hand and your transfers ready. Then, our in-country team or partner will have everything prepared for your arrival. It’s now time for the real adventure to start.

24/7 support

Never stress, knowing we’re there with you when you need us with ongoing & unlimited local team support and check-ins. And just in case, we’ve got an emergency team on stand-by, 24/7.

Still have questions?

Why go Global

Flexible trips

The unexpected can happen sometimes. Can't travel right now? Swap your trip, gift it or save it for later with our Lifetime Deposit Guarantee.

Worldwide support

Know that someone is always ready to assist throughout the journey & they’re only a call, tweet, comment, text or double tap away, 24/7.

We're the experts

With over 10 years in the industry and a team of over 100 passionate pros, you can bet we know our stuff better than anyone else.

Partner network

We have over 1,200 partners around the globe, so we have access to plenty of exclusive opportunities to make your trip the best it can be.

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