- Federal Designation: Expert AuPair is one of only fourteen federally designated au pair sponsor organizations, so we can issue you a DS-2019 and legally sponsor you on a J-1 cultural exchange visa. All designated au pair sponsors have undergone a rigorous application process, and all must meet high standards of service, including, for example, performing in-home interviews on host families.
- Saint Petersburg Orientation: Expert AuPair brings au pairs in to Saint Petersburg for their orientation. You'll stay in the walkable downtown, where you can experience the sunniest city in America without having to worry about driving around. You get most evenings and one full afternoon free to explore the area -- some au pairs go to the beach, others visit the Dali museum or just relax by the hotel pool. Visit the hotel website here.
- Relevant Training: Our training is designed to help you to adjust to being a provider of primary childcare in the US. We also pay for your CPR class, which is normally held at the St Petersburg Fire Department.
- Excellent medical insurance: We provide, for no extra charge, medical insurance plan with $0 deductible. Covered expenses on this standard plan are 100% paid by the insurance company. This means that if you get sick while you are in the US, your visit to the doctor will normally be completely free. As with any American insurance, there are exclusions, but it's well worth comparing medical insurance from other organizations before you make a decision.
- Your Choice: You and the host family will choose each other. We will never force you to choose a family. You can keep looking until you find a perfect match.
- Framework of Support: We provide a local representative near your host family's house, and you will also have a regional representative in head office to help you with any problems.
- More money in your pocket: Our fees are significantly lower than offered by some other agencies.
- More affordable extension year: A one-time extension is available at the end of a successful year, at no additional cost to you. Expert AuPair has the most affordable extension year for your host family, and this makes it more likely that they will extend if you have a good relationship with them, and if you are doing your job well.
- Two bags on your return home: We know that you'll want to return home with more than you brought to the US. We pay for your second bag (up to 23kg) on your return home, since normally only one bag is included. On some airlines, this is a $100 value!