Researching au pair agencies: Time consuming? YES! But well worth it 🙂
Once you have made the decision to take a leap of faith and come to America as an au pair, you have to take another one: finding the right agency for you!
How many different agencies are there?
Currently, there are 16 au pair agencies approved by the Department of State in the U.S. that are required to confirm that host families and au pairs have the right qualifications to participate in this program. Once au pairs have joined their host families, the company’s Local Childcare Consultants/Local Childcare Coordinator (LCC) is required to check in on the welfare of the au pairs as well as host families on a monthly basis. This is also to confirm that all participants are adhering to the program rules and requirements set forth by the Department of State and each individual agency.
What are the names of the American au pair agencies?
In chronological order, here are the following agencies/sponsors that help host families and au pairs connect (https://j1visa.state.gov/programs/au-pair):
|Sponsor Name||Address & Zip||City||State||Telephone|
|20/20 Care Exchange, Inc. dba TIAPE||23456 Madero
|Mission Viejo||CA||(844) 820-8040|
|A.P.EX. American Professional Exchange, LLC dba ProAuPair||806 E. Avenida Pico Suite I-270
|San Clemente||CA||(844) 787-6566|
|Agent Au Pair, Inc.||1450 Sutter #526
|San Francisco||CA||(415) 376-0202|
|American Cultural Exchange, LLC, dba goAuPair||151 East 6100 South
|American Institute For Foreign Study dba Au Pair in America||1 High Ridge Park
|APF Global Exchange, NFP||205 Keller Street, Suite 204
|Au Pair 4 Me, Inc.||2809 West Ashurst Drive
|Au Pair International, Inc.||4450 Arapahoe Avenue
|AuPairCare Inc.||600 California St., Floor 10
|San Francisco||CA||(800) 428-7247|
|Cultural Care, Inc. d/b/a Cultural Care Au Pair||One Education St
|Cultural Homestay International||104 Butterfield Rd.
|San Anselmo||CA||(415) 459-5397|
|EurAuPair Intercultural Child Care Programs||250 North Coast Highway
|Laguna Beach||CA||(949) 494-5500|
|Expert Group International Inc., dba Expert AuPair||100 2nd Ave S
|Saint Petersburg||FL||(727) 388-3472|
|GreatAuPair, LLC||12600 Hill Country Blvd
|InterExchange, Inc.||100 Wall Street, Suite 301
|New York||NY||(800) 287-2477|
|USAuPair, Inc.||P.O. Box 2126
|Lake Oswego||OR||(503) 675-5333|
written by Sam, Au Pair Buzz. June 21, 2018.