Au Pair Education Requirements

U.S. government regulations require that au pairs be provided with opportunities for cultural and educational enrichment. As part of this educational and cultural requirement, the host family is asked to ensure that the au pair enrolls in and satisfactorily completes substantive academic coursework relating to the study of American culture, values, history, geology, politics or the arts. Host families are also required to cover any necessary fees (up to $500 over the year). Au pairs must successfully complete six credit hours of continuing education coursework during the program year (equivalent of 3 hours class time per week).

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