As an au pair, you will have the opportunity to share your language, culture, and customs with your American host family and your host community. Your participation in this program fosters a greater understanding between our countries.

Your goal should be to learn as much as you can about American customs, values, and culture and to build strong relationships with your host family and new friends. You will be living with a host family that may have different rules for their children and a different way of life from what you are used to, so keeping an open mind will be important to your success.

Department of State Letter