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Au Pair in America has the largest global recruitment network, spanning nearly 60 countries on six continents.

Candidates are recruited from Eastern and Western Europe, Africa, South and Central America, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, the Middle East (including Israel) and Asia. We continually explore other areas for possible recruitment in order to offer host families the most culturally diverse pool of applicants.

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Nearly 60 Countries

We offer host families the most culturally diverse pool of applicants. Click on a country to learn more.

Mexico Au Pair Mexico

The idea of being an au pair is a new concept in Mexico. Applicants are motivated by opportunities to integrate into American life, to improve their English, to gain experience living in another country, and to grow as a person.

Estonia Au PAir Estonias

Applicants are motivated by opportunities to integrate into American life, to improve their English, to gain experience living in another country, and to grow as a person.

Namibia Au Pair Austria

Applicants obtain child care experience through formal schooling, and by caring for younger brothers or sisters and friends’ or relatives’ children.

South Africa Au Pair Austria

It is very much part of the South African culture that children take care of their younger siblings, as in most families both parents as working.

Australia Australia

Australians obtain child care experience through formal schooling, babysitting, tutoring, working at summer camps, coaching sports, teaching Sunday School, involvement with guide or scout groups and working in child care centers.

New Zealand Au Pair Austria

Applicants obtain child care experience through formal schooling and babysitting.

Iceland Au Pair Austria

Icelandic children are raised to be independent and self-reliant. They are supposed to be well behaved, but at the same time relaxed and open and able to speak up for themselves and express their opinions freely.

Canada Au Pair Canada

Canadians obtain child care experience through formal schooling, babysitting, or working in child care centers, after school programs, or summer camps.

Guatemala Au Pair Guatemala

Applicants obtain child care experience through formal schooling, babysitting and day care centers.

El Salvador Au Pair El Salvador

Applicants obtain child care experience through formal schooling, family members, community service, tutoring children, and helping neighbors.

Costa Rica Au Pair Costa Rica

Costa Ricans usually gain their child care experiences by taking care of their friends' children, neighbors' children and their close relatives, including younger siblings, cousins, nieces and nephews.

Panama Au Pair Panama

Applicants obtain child care experience mainly at home caring for their younger siblings or relatives, through formal schooling, in day care centres and orphanages.

Colombia Au Pair Colombia

It is common for Colombians to have experience looking after younger family members.

Ecuador Au Pair Ecuador

Ecuadorians are family-oriented, warm and conservative.

Peru Au PairPeru

Applicants obtain child care experience through formal schooling, babysitting, teaching, social work, helper or assistant in a pre-school.

Bolivia Au Pair Bolivia

Applicants obtain their child care experience through formal schooling, volunteering with girl scouts, working at child care centers, coaching sports and babysitting.

Argentina Au Pair Argentina

Argentineans usually gain their child care experience by looking after their neighbors' or friends' children to earn pocket money. Others have experience with younger siblings.

Chile Au Pair Chile

It is common for Chileans to take care of their siblings, cousins and family friends. Older children in the family often help to take care of younger family members.

Brazil Au Pair Brazil

Brazilians have big families so they start taking care of younger family members from a young age.

Russia Au Pair Russia

Applicants obtain child care experience through formal schooling, babysitting, working in preschools, or private tutoring.

China Au Pair China

China's first generation of "only children" are now becoming parents themselves, and they are more likely to adopt modern ways to care for their children, from use of diapers, choosing brand formula, forming good habits from babyhood to sending young children to classes in early development centers. Young moms often use online media to exchange tips on child care.

South Korea Au Pair South Korea

Applicants obtain child care experience through formal schooling, or babysitting. Many South Korean girls tutor children in English and Math while attending university.

Thailand Au Pair Thailand

Many Thai people grow up caring for their younger family members or neighbours' children. There is also a saying that the older siblings must take care of and give to the younger ones first.

Turkey Au Pair Turkey

Applicants obtain child care experience through formal schooling and babysitting.

Israel Au Pair Israel

Applicants usually gain their child care experience through babysitting or working in a kindergarten.

Norway Au Pair Norway

Applicants obtain child care experience through formal schooling, babysitting, and working in preschools.

United Kingdom Au Pair United Kingdom

It is normal for British people to help take care of the younger children in their family and babysit or child-mind for family friends.

Ireland Au Pair Ireland

Irish people are usually very family-oriented, so it is normal to help take care of younger children in the family or babysit for family friends.

Sweden Au Pair Sweden

It is common for Swedes to take care of their siblings and cousins. It is considered natural that older children in the family take care of younger siblings, often driving them to after-school programs or to friends' houses.

Finland Au Pair Finland

Applicants usually obtain child care experience through formal schooling, tutoring and babysitting younger siblings or relatives.

Estonia Au Pair Estonia

Most Estonians gain their child care experience by looking after younger family members or babysitting for family friends or neighbors.

Poland Au Pair Poland

It is common for Polish people to take care of their siblings and cousins. It is considered natural that older children in the family take care of younger siblings

Spain Au Pair Spain

Most Spanish applicants have younger siblings or cousins, and it is common for them to help to take care of them.

Portugal Au Pair Portugal

Applicants obtain child care experience through formal schooling, babysitting, and working in summer camps.

France Au Pair France

French applicants usually gain their child care experience through babysitting, caring for younger family members and working in daycare centers and holiday camps.

Netherlands Au Pair Austria

Dutch applicants usually gain their child care experience through babysitting for neighbors or family friends.

Belgium Au Pair Austria

Applicants obtain child care experience through formal schooling and babysitting.

Germany Au Pair Germany

Germans often gain their child care experience by babysitting for family members and neighbors, doing internships in kindergartens, or helping out at youth clubs.

Denmark Au Pair Denmark

Parents usually send their children to daycare centers or kindergartens before they start school.

Switzerland Au Pair Switzerland

Child care is very expensive, so mothers usually stay at home with the children, and sometimes grandparents get involved in child care.

Czech Republic Au Pair Austria

Applicants obtain child care experience through formal schooling and family experience.

Slovakia Au Pair Slovakia

Applicants obtain child care experience through formal schooling, and practical experience.

Austria Au Pair Austria

Most Austrians gain their child care experience by looking after younger family members or babysitting for family friends or neighbors.

Hungary Au Pair Hungary

The idea of being an au pair is common in Hungary. Candidates often have previous au pair experience before applying to the Au Pair in America program.

Slovenia Au Pair Slovenia

Applicants obtain child care experience through formal schooling, caring for younger siblings, or working as coaches or camp counselors.

Croatia Au Pair Croatia

It is common for Croatian people to take care of their siblings and cousins, and older children in the family will always help to take care of younger siblings.

Bosnia & Herzegovina Au Pair Austria

Bosnians are used to taking care of their siblings and cousins.

Italy Au Pair Italy

It is common for Italians to take care of their siblings and cousins. It is considered natural that older children in the family take care of younger siblings.

Ukraine Au Pair Ukraine

Applicants obtain child care experience through formal schooling, babysitting, and working in summer camps or in kindergartens.

Romania Au Pair Romania

Applicants obtain child care experience through formal schooling, caring for younger brothers and sisters, and babysitting.

Serbia and Montenegro Au Pair Austria

Applicants usually obtain child care experience through formal schooling, babysitting and by caring for younger family members.

Macedonia Au Pair Macedonia

Applicants obtain child care experience through formal schooling and babysitting.

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