Au Pair in America — The Definitive Intercultural Childcare Experience
Au Pair in America, a division of the American Institute for Foreign Study (AIFS), was the first legal au pair program to be designated by the US Department of State in 1986. AIFS has been the leader in cultural exchange and educational programs since 1964, and has created opportunities for more than 1.5 million students. Under the direction of founder Sir Cyril Taylor, AIFS has had an exceptional record of leadership and innovation in the international education community over the past fifty years.
Since the program launch, Au Pair in America has set a very high standard of management of the program.
Our vision is ‘We bring the world together ®’ and our mission is ‘To provide the highest quality educational and cultural exchange programs to enrich the lives of young people throughout the world’.
Now, 30 years later, Au Pair in America has sent an estimated 90,000 young people from more than 60 countries in Europe, South Africa, the Americas, Australasia, the Middle East and Asia, into communities in 40 states throughout the USA. We are a truly global organization, striving to create the best cultural exchange experience for our au pairs and our host families.
At the same time, a broader sense of global awareness was growing and young people worldwide were eager and inspired to travel to the USA to experience American culture.
AU PAIR IN AMERICA WAS BORN
AU PAIR IN AMERICA BECOMES A PERMANENT PROGRAM
A DISTINCT CULTURAL EXCHANGE PROGRAM
SETTING THE STANDARD. RAISING THE BAR
Every year since 1986 we’ve been providing the best childcare opportunities to over 4000 au pairs from all over the world!