During their time in the u s au pairs are required to complete six semester hours of classroom credit at an accredited post secondary institution. The online host family application takes about 15 to 45 minutes to complete with most of that time spent on the dear au pair letter.
Through the au pair program participants and host families take part in a mutually rewarding intercultural opportunity.
How long does it take to get an au pair. State department to have special training before they re accepted into a placement program. An au pair is a young adult aged 18 26 from overseas who lives with an american family on a legal visa for up to two years. The process typically takes 6 to 10 weeks from the time you apply to the program to the time the au pair arrives in your home.
Once we receive your application and references an aupaircare representative area director will schedule an in home interview with you. This is also a very important criteria to be entitled to the au pair visa. In order to take part in the au pair program you can t have children of your own.
Your host family application must be reviewed and accepted before you can contact applicants. As an au pair you take on a role as a member of the family and help your host family with childcare and light housework. An au pair is a young person between the ages of 18 and 30 single and without children who travels to a foreign country for a defined period of time to live with a host family.
In many countries you need to be unmarried as well. Online courses do not count host families agree to provide au pairs with up to 500 towards completing the educational requirements of the program. Participants can continue their education while experiencing everyday life with an american family and hosts receive reliable and responsible childcare from individuals who become part of the family.
While in the u s they provide childcare support in exchange for living as a part of your family room and board and support towards their required academic studies. Au pairs generally cost less than 8 an hour and they re required by the u s. Education you need to have at least a school diploma depending on the country.
But they re not the best solution for every family. You can stop and save your progress after every page of the application if you need more time.