What you pay with Au Pair in America

It depends on which program option you choose

Programme Fees

For Au Pair in America there is a one off fee once placed of USD $1375

Discounted price for departures between 01 Jan – 31 Dec 2024 – $975 USD

The Educare in America programme (30 hours childcare, 6 hours study per week) is USD $1575 & includes a US$1000 study allowance.

Discounted price for Educare departures between 01 Jan – 31 Dec 2024 – $1175USD

*Please note that you will need to be leaving within 6 months after your application is submitted

The Good News

You pay nothing until you are matched with a family. You don’t pay anything to apply – and the balance is payable 3 weeks before you fly to USA.

Other Expenses

You will also need to consider other expenses such as travel to the embassy for your visa appointment (Auckland), the visa itself which is around NZ$240 (this fluctuates depending on the exchange rate), Costs to have your Medical Form completed at the Dr. and a TB Mantoux blood test (if requested),  and a passport if you do not have a valid one. There are also insurance upgrades available to cover you for sports & if you choose to do to the travel month.

The Program Fee includes

  • A portion of flight costs from selected gateways including Auckland to New York and back (or to another gateway)
  • Basic insurance for 12 months
  • Recruitment, screening, interviewing and selection of the host family
  • Administrative and support services of the Au Pair in America team and their representatives
  • Support service of the Community Counsellor and 24/7 support from our US/UK and subsidiary offices
  • Visa processing support and documentation plus travel and visa consult services pre-departure and during program time in the US (administration only – visa costs are payable directly to the embassy)
  • Unlimited access to online resources pre and post-departure; training webinars in the US; access to Global Awareness program
  • Pick up from JFK airport from Au Pair in America to your hotel for orientation
  • Food & hotel room in New York during orientation
  • Transfer/flight and pick up by your host family from New York and then from your host family back to Auckland or to London*
  • Private room & meals with your family
  • Study allowance (US$500 for Au Pair or Extraordinaire or US$1000 for Educare).

*At the end of your year you can choose to fly home or take a free flight to London from NY and receive a $300 credit (a very popular choice because we can also find you nanny work in England to arrive to).


What else?

  • You will be covered by the Au Pair in America Medical Insurance Policy which is provided by the Host Family. Additional and optional Insurance Upgrades are available