Host Family Requirements

All Host Families must meet certain requirements as set forth by the Department of State and Au Pair Foundation.

  • Complete Au Pair Foundation’s Host Family Application
  • Complete and pass the Host Family Background Check
  • Willingness to accept the Au Pair as a member of the family and not a domestic servant
  • Meet with the Au Pair Foundation Local Community Representative in your area and undergo a Host Family Interview and Pre-Arrival Orientation
  • Provide a private room for the Au Pair
  • Provide at least two Host Family character references
  • Create a schedule for an Au Pair not to exceed 45 hours a week, or 10 hours per day
  • Possess the financial resources to cover the weekly stipend of $195.75
  • Facilitate Au Pair’s participation in Cultural Immersion events
  • Agree to facilitate the enrollment and attendance of Au Pairs in an accredited, post-secondary institution and to contribute up to $500 towards the Au Pair’s completion of the required course work
  • Abide by Department of State Rules and Regulations governing the Au Pair program

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