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With Au Pair in America you will be supported every step of the way

Au Pair in America is the original and most recognized au pair program in the United States and is an organization of the American Institute For Foreign Study (AIFS) which has more than 50 years experience in the educational and cultural exchange field.  AIFS has offices in the USA, UK, Australia, Germany, France and Poland.

With Au Pair in America you will benefit from the security of a large, well established international organization and the personal touch of local support.  Whether you're applying for the program in your home country or whether you're an au pair with your host family in the USA, you will be supported every step of the way!

Our worldwide team is dedicated to creating a safe and secure intercultural experience for you.  We offer our cultural exchange programs to young people from almost 60 different countries, working closely with long established and experienced international partners. Our dedicated UK staff, US staff and our network of community counselors are on hand to help ensure that you have an amazing time on this life changing experience.

We pride ourselves in offering an excellent global support network, so rest assured that you are in good hands.

“My interviewer was amazing! She had been an pair and told me all about her amazing time in the USA!” Camila, 25 - Brazil


Let our dedicated worldwide team create your safe and secure intercultural experience.


Our complete global support package takes the worry out of travelling to America, enjoying life there and returning home.


We have interviewers in almost 60 different countries worldwide, ready to help you with your application and interview process. Many of our interviewers have been au pairs, and have lots of first-hand experience and advice that they will share with you. We work closely with all of our interviewers and international partners to ensure your application and interview process runs as smoothly as possible.


Each area, or 'cluster', where our au pairs live in the USA is supported by its own local Au Pair in America representative, known as the Community Counselors. Your Community Counselor is there to advise, inform and guide you to ensure that both you and your host family are having a successful time together.

The counselor is there to: 

  • Interview host families to make sure they're suitable for our program
  • Welcome you to the local area when you arrive
  • Arrange monthly meeting and social activities for all the au pairs in your cluster


Our U.K. headquarters, based in London, processes all au pair applications from around the world, and handles logistical aspects of the program like visas and flights. We also supervise the recruitment activities of our international partners.


Our U.S. headquarters, based in Connecticut, provides dedicated support to all of our program participants and are responsible for the recruitment and screening of host families and Community Counselors. Our Placement team works carefully to facilitate the selection and distribution of au pair profiles to our host families. The Regional Managers help with the work and activities of the Community Counselors throughout the States.

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