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      Have you dreamed about becoming a Au Pair in USA? A world of experience awaits you! Immerse yourself in different cultures from around the world, connect with au pairs from all over the world and build lifelong rapport in a program that provides the opportunity to enhance your childcare experience, not to mention knowledge in travel and communication skills.

      During your Au pair in USA Program, you will also have the opportunity to meet people from all over the world and create long-lasting friendships and a second family. But do not just take our word for it experience it for yourself.


      Requirements to become an Au Pair: 

      • Aged between 18 and 26 years 

      • Completed your secondary education (matric certificate / school leavers certificate) 

      • Currently employed full-time unless matriculated or graduated within the last 6 months

      • Proficient in the English language 

      • Single with no dependents (never been married/divorced) 

      • In good health, physically fit and no current or prior mental conditions 

      • A valid South African passport (or proof that you have applied for one) 

      • A valid driver’s license (or learner’s license and in the process of applying for a driver’s license) 

      • Drivers Permit (International) to be obtained in South Africa before departure 

      • A police clearance certificate (Travel About can assist with this application) 

      • A minimum of 2 child-care references from non-relatives 

      • A minimum of 500 hours of babysitting and experience with children under the age of two (preferred) 

      • Commitment to a full year  au pairing in the USA 


      In addition, you are in good hands and we will help you every step of the way.

      Therefore, you can’t miss the opportunity of a lifetime to explore new cultures and travel. Also, please submit a professional CV if you meet the requirements.

      What’s included in the program? 

      1. One way flight from JNB, CPT, DUR, with another one-way flight back to South Africa only on completion of the 12-month program 
      2. Study allowance – Up to USD 500
      3. Travel health insurance for the period of the program 
      4. Processing costs in South Africa & Abroad
      5. Selection of host families, screening, and recruitment
      6.  Application, interview, as well as placement fees
      7. Earning USD 195.75 weekly for 45 hours , with 1.5 days off per week 
      8. Accommodation, meals provided by host family
      9. Receive paid leave of 2 weeks after completed 12 month program



      Au Pair Luxembourg and Netherlands R 8545 – Breakdown below

      • Registration R500: Completion of application forms, signing of contract on the day of your interview
      • Interview R 2300: Interview appointment will be confirmed 2 weeks after registration. Also no pass or fail and only to review applicants’ personality, education, work experience with children.
      • Acceptance R 2300: Paid once application accepted by the International Agency and loaded for family to view.
      • Matched R 3445: Due within 48 hours once applicant was matched up with Host family.

      Also, budget for: 

      • Passport: R400.00 Home Affairs, 2 week turn around
      • Police clearance: R300 Done by 3rd party company arranged by Travel About
      • Spending money: USD 500+
      • Optional Extended insurance: USD 240
      • Driver’s license (International) issued by AA: R280
      • Courier Fees: R790 (Final Rates to be advised based on application location)
      • Medical Form completed by your GP: R300
      • Visa Cost: USD160