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As a Cultural Care au pair, you are signing up for a premium program – the highest quality way to live and work abroad. At Cultural Care we use our 30 years of expertise to make sure you get the best training and preparation and support throughout your journey. Find out more about why we are the best option to help you in your au pair experience.
Best of all, at Cultural Care we won't ask you to pay anything until you’ve found your family. That means you can learn more about our program, work on your au pair application and even match with your host family completely free of charge.
Once you match with a host family and decide on an arrival date in the USA, we’ll ask you to pay a one-time program fee.
Program Fee: R13 700
Your one-time payment includes a comprehensive group insurance policy for your initial au pair term, your round-trip airfare, global support 24/7 and all additional program benefits.
We have worked with Erika Insurance Ltd. since 1995 – and together, we have created a custom group travel policy to help give you complete peace of mind.
Having an exceptional insurance plan means that you can participate in all the exciting activities organised by Cultural Care or your host family and friends without worrying. The plan includes:
- Illness and accident coverage
- Coverage for loss of baggage and property damage/theft
- Liability and legal coverage
- Roundtrip airfare if your program is interrupted due to death or serious illness in immediate family
- 24-hour emergency assistance via the free phone number
Find out more details on our insurance coverage by contacting us.
Both au pairs and host families pay a program fee to participate in this mutually beneficial cultural exchange program. As program participants, they fulfill different obligations and receive unique benefits. Learn more about the benefits of the au pair program.
We also want to make you aware of some additional costs that will arise throughout your travel preparation. Please note that these fees are not paid to Cultural Care, but are required to participate in the au pair program:
- Visa fee: $160, around R2240 (payable to the U.S. Embassy)
- Police Certificate: approximately R180
- GP Health Check: varies
- International Driving License: R265
Cancellation Protection Peace of Mind
We are currently offering Cancellation Protection Peace of Mind, which is a special protection during the current Covid-19 Pandemic. Peace of Mind gives you an extra security during uncertain times.
Up to 30 days before departure the program fee already paid will be 100% refunded, if:
- The COVID-19 situation is worse or is at the same level as it currently is globally
- South Africa is one of the countries whose residents cannot travel to the USA
- Or the President under advisory of the Minister of Foreign affairs, recommends not to travel to the USA
Are you a former au pair?
You may be eligible for R3 000 off the program participation cost if you have either:
- Spent a successful year or more as an au pair in the USA at least two years ago
- Had a successful au pair experience in a country other than the USA for at least 6 months
Are you an Au Pair with a degree in Early Childhood Development or similar?
You may be eligible for R3 000 off the program participation cost if you have the minimum requirements below:
- Proof of N6 certificate and copy of results
- Proof of degree: N6 certificate with practical experience and copy of results
Only one discount per au pair.