Au Pair USA

Au Pair USA

Au Pair USA – The U.S. is a country of 50 states covering a vast swath of North America, with Alaska in the northwest and Hawaii extending the nation’s presence into the Pacific Ocean. Major Atlantic Coast cities are New York, a global finance and culture center, and capital Washington, DC. Midwestern metropolis Chicago is known for influential architecture and on the west coast, Los Angeles’ Hollywood is famed for filmmaking.

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WHATS IS AN AU PAIR / HOST FAMILY?

An au pair is a domestic assistant from a foreign country working for, and living as part of, a host family. Typically, au pairs take on a share of the family's responsibility for childcare as well as in some instances some light housework, and receive a monetary allowance for personal use as well as board and lodgings. Au pair arrangements are subject to government restrictions, which specify an age range usually from mid-late teens to mid to late twenties; some countries explicitly limit the arrangement to females.

A host family is a family consisting of at least one parent and one child under the age of 18 that invites an au pair from a foreign country for a specified period of time. The au pair lives “on equal terms” with the other members of the family and in return for food, board, and a salary, cares for children and does simple domestic work. Hosting an au pair is considered a program of cultural exchange

Arrangements differ between Europe, where the concept originated, and North America. In Europe, au pairs are only supposed to work part-time, and they often also study part-time, generally focusing on the language of the host country. In the United States, they may provide full-time childcare. In 1969, the European Agreement on Au Pair Placement was signed, and it came into force in 1971.

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HOW DOES WWW.AUPAIRHORIZON.COM WORK?

Au Pairs, Wwoofers and Host Families can create a profile on our easy to use platform by registering at www.aupairhorizon.com.

Once registered and your profile has been completed, your able to begin your search for that perfect match. Please note that even though you may be able to view profile snippets from all of our members, full profiles will be restricted to certain subscriptions and paying members.

Host Families, wwoofers and Au Pairs can favourite other members in order to let them know they are interested. Once you’re a member, your also able to private message other members to be able to initiate contact, ask any questions that you may have and then arrange further contact, we’d recommend over Skype where you can see the other person. We’d also recommend that you Skype numerous times to ask as many questions as possible and get a genuine feel and see if they are the best possible match.

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BUILDING A SUCCESSFUL PROFILE ONLINE!

An online profile is one of the most important steps for any au pair searching for a family or vice versa. Each party uses the profile to get to know the other before scheduling an interview. It is therefore crucial that au pairs and host families have a professional profile that is up to date at all times with working contact details. All need to be aware that having private information publicly available could be dangerous. It is therefore important to have a private working email.

Here are a few important tips on building a successful online profile:
• BE truthful and honest at all times, this is so important.
• Make sure that your information is up to date.
• Upload images! Profiles with images get way more views.
• Be descriptive but concise answers where possible.
• For a host family, use the Bio section or further information section to further explain your requirements, provide information about the accommodation, local area and possible local language classes that they could attend.
• For a host family, use the Bio section or further information section to further explain what you’d like to gain out of the experience, use it to provide further information about experience that you may have or an example of where you’ve demonstrated responsibility.

Throughout our site you can find a large amount of useful tips and hints on becoming an au pair, wwoofer or host family wwoofer.

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