Au Pair Agencies (USA)

Au Pair Agencies

The United States Department of State-through the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs-has designated several au pair organizations to administer the Exchange Visitor visas (known as J-1 visas) that some au pairs use to enter the United States. These programs are reputable sources of au pairs, as they are the direct connection to au pairs with the J-1 visa.

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Exchange Visitor Visa Providers
(J-1 Visa)

(Please let us know if you discover changes in any of the information for one of these agencies.¬†Thanks in advance. — APM)

Exchange Visitor Visa Providers
(J-1 Visa)


Agent Au Pair
1450 Sutter Street
San Francisco, CA 94109

Au Pair In America/
American Institute for Foreign Study
1 High Ridge Park
Stamford, CT 06905
800-928-7247 (toll-free)
600 California Street
Floor 10
San Francisco, CA 94108

Cultural Care Au Pair
One Education Street
Cambridge, MA 02141

Cultural Homestay International Au Pair USA
104 Butterfield Road
San Anselmo, CA 94960
800-432-4643 (toll-free)

EurAuPair Intercultural Child Care Programs
(Contact information varies by region. Check the Web site for your regional office.)

111 East 12300
South Draper, UT 84020

Au Pair Foundation
1010 B Street
Suite 200
San Rafael, CA 94910
866-428-7274 (toll-free)

InterExchange Au Pair USA
161 Sixth Avenue
New York, NY 10013

USAuPair, Inc.
P.O. Box 2126
Lake Oswego, OR 97035

The State Department’s au pair program provides a uniform set of requirements for both au pairs and the families that host them. Au pairs placed through this program can remain with the family for up to one year, although under some circumstances, this can be extended an extra year. The au pairs are expected to provide up to 45 hours of childcare per week (up to ten hours per day), and must also be enrolled in at least six hours of post-secondary course work at an accredited school, which includes a community college. Au pairs in this program are not allowed to care for infants less than three months of age, unless there is a responsible adult present. In addition to a weekly payment and an educational stipend, families are expected to provide the au pair with a separate bedroom, use of a vehicle, and all meals. Au pairs are also entitled to two weeks of paid vacation and at least one weekend off every month.

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Adrienne l Anderson-Burdine April 10, 2016 at 2:40 pm

Hi, I adore your site and reference it to parents who are considering an aupair. I am the community counselor for the DFW area and wanted to contact you about EurAuPairs contact information.

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Alynn Decker July 13, 2016 at 2:55 pm

Hi, I am a great resource for anyone considering hosting an au pair.

I am a mom of three and have worked with au pairs since 2004.

I love helping families and talking about the au pair program.

Email or call me!, 215-870-2781


Jessica Schmidt December 16, 2016 at 4:26 pm

Hello Au Pair Mom!

I have been following your blog for some time now, and wanted to thank you for doing such a wonderful job of presenting both viewpoints. As a EurAupair Area Coordinator for NJ, PA and DE, I find that it is not always easy to really consider all perspectives, and you take the time to develop and present them both equally. I have recommended your site to both host families and au pairs alike – it truly is a wonderful resource!

Should anyone be interested in learning more about EurAupair, a not for profit intercultural child care program, I would be happy to assist!

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Jessica Schmidt
EurAupair Area Coordinator for NJ, PA & DE
(703) 200-8262


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