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As an au pair in Virginia, you’ll be living in one of the oldest states in the USA! The people in Virginia are friendly, but busy and living near the capital of the US, Washington D.C makes everyone work hard to live out their American dream. Virginia is a warm and green state with both the city and rural areas to explore.
Read more below to hear what our au pairs think!
Moa, au pair from Sweden
“People don’t tell you how green Virginia actually is. It is absolutely beautiful here. I thought spring was pretty, but as the year went on it just got prettier with every season! It is also very close to the capital of the United States, Washington D.C. There are tons of free concerts, museum, cool events, a lot of races like Ugly Sweater Run. Living in VA, you are welcomed to a great group of au pairs, we meet several times a week!”
Louisa, au pair from Denmark
“Virginia is soooo beautiful! Especially when the fall comes. I live in Charlottesville which is a very cool place to live. You can always find something to do: drink coffee at one of the great coffee shops, go to the movies, go out in the evening—there are so many amazing places to eat here! Go hiking, go to the park, go shopping. Experience a football, basketball or other matches at UVA. Meet up with some of the students or au pairs. Virginia is great! You always have something to look forward to!”
Why be an au pair?
If you love children and crave the opportunity to experience life in another country, the au pair programme could be the perfect next adventure for you. As an au pair, you’ll gain the following:
Gain independence and confidence, and emerge from this experience feeling more ready for your next chapter in life.
Live with a host family and experience the American way of life, while sharing your own culture.
Get work experience you can add to your CV, develop transferrable skills, and figure out your next steps in life.
Explore the USA and its diverse cities and landscapes.
Explore classes of your choice and earn educational credits.
Meet au pair friends from around the world and make unforgettable memories.
Learn More about the Program
The Au Pair Program
Learn more about what it means to be an au pair in the USA — and the lifelong benefits of our program.
Discover the benefits of being a Cultural Care au pair, such as studying at a local university, paid time off, travel opportunities and more!
Duties & Responsibilities
As an au pair, your main focus will be caring for your host children. Learn more about the common duties and responsibilities of an au pair.
Au Pair Qualifications
Find out what it takes to become a Cultural Care au pair. Review our program qualifications and requirements to see how you match up!