Host Family & Au Pair of the Year!
Last Chance to submit your host family / au pair for the contest! Nominations must be submitted by Sunday, December 20th, 2020.
2020 has been a very trying year for everyone, so we want to bring some joy your way! Agent Au Pair wants to celebrate all of our extraordinary au pairs and host families! The winners of Agent Au Pair’s Host Family and Au Pair of the Year award will be announced in January 2021.
The Au Pair Community Sings Feliz Navidad – AuPair.com
Christmas is the perfect time to show unity and harmony – especially in those difficult times during the contact restriction. Nonetheless, we wanted to celebrate Christmas together, and we did, thanks to our whole community.
We are happy to share our finished Christmas Karaoke video: Au Pairs around the world are singing the Christmas classic Feliz Navidad – and we are bringing all the singers together in one video! In the last few days, numerous Au Pairs have sent us videos in which they sing one of the most popular Christmas songs in the world. Now the video is finally ready, in which Au Pair candidates from more than 20 different countries can be seen, giving real meaning to the word cultural exchange.
These are just three of our featured au pairs! We showcase more of our featured au pairs on our website. We have hundreds of great applicants available for placement.
Embassy Appointments are Starting to Open for 2021 Placements
On June 22, 2020, President Trump signed legislation that has suspended many visa programs in the US including the Au Pair J-1 Visa Program until December 31, 2020.
With the new year around the corner, Agent Au Pair will be monitoring the Embassy visa appointments and arrival date time frames. We have many available au pair candidates who waited through the suspension and are excited to participate in the au pair program!
Information About COVID-19
As Au pairs and their hosts can be expected to follow the COVID guidelines of the federal, state and local governments during participation in the au pair program. Agent Au pair is also expected to inform the Department of State about the positive covid-19 cases in our au pair program participations.
To be able to support your placement successfully, we need our host families and au pairs to let us know immediately if the au pair or one of the household members tests positive for Covid-19.
How can you let us know?
You can simply email assistant manager, Hande Demir Neilan at firstname.lastname@example.org and provide the following information:
- Who tested positive? Host / Au Pair
- Date of positive test
- Symptoms and severity
- Quarantine details / Household precautions
Au Pair Program Resources
Agent Au Pair is a member of Alliance. The Alliance for International Exchange is an association that represents organizations and companies comprising the educational and cultural exchange community in the United States, and serves as its only collective public policy voice. Their mission is to promote the growth and impact of exchange programs and the effectiveness of its members. It engages in advocacy, provides member development opportunities, and builds public awareness of the power of exchange.
Alliance provides valuable resources related to the au pair program. Click the link below for au pair program information, media coverage, letters, and more.