OUR ORIENTATION TRAINING PROGRAM
Feel prepared and adjust to life in America before you meet your host family
Before you meet your Host Family and embark on your Au Pair experience we make sure you are fully prepared through our Pre Departure Online Training and our 3 day orientation and training program. Our Pre Departure Online Training has been designed by our orientation trainers to help you to gain a greater understanding of our program before your departure to the United States. By completing a portion of the training online, the in-person training you will receive at our orientation hotel will allow more time to focus on child-development, host family communication, cultural adaptation and problem solving.
You and all the other au pairs arriving on the same day, will be met at the airport by an Au Pair in America representative and taken to our lovely 4 star Orientation hotel, located very close to New York City.
At Orientation you will be introduced to au pairs who will be living in the same area as you. Over the years we have found that many great and lasting friendships are made at Orientation!
Orientation is designed especially to assist you in adapting to the American culture, prepare you for your year with your host family and offer practical advice and tips on childcare. Our dedicated Orientation Trainers have been there since the beginning of the program in 1986 and have welcomed thousands of au pairs to America!
By the time you meet your host family, you will be well equipped to go forward into your experience with good expectations and a clear understanding of all that it entails! Spending your first few days at Orientation is a wonderful opportunity to start making friends with all the other au pairs from around the world who will be sharing this exciting experience with you.
“I MET MY BEST AU PAIR FRIEND AT ORIENTATION. WE HANG OUT ALL THE TIME, THE KIDS HAVE PLAY DATES, AND WE’VE DONE LOADS OF TRAVELLING TOGETHER.” NICOLETTE – SOUTH AFRICA