Live in the USA as a EurAupair Au Pair! PDF Print E-mail

Spend a year in the USA as part of an American family and have the experience of a lifetime! This cultural exchange program gives you the opportunity to gain independence, to be out in the world on your own, but to be within the care of a loving host family environment. You will have a large network of counselors and coordinators who are there to help and support you every step of the way if needed. If you enjoy children and are ready to explore the world, this is for you!



No hidden costs! Here is the full cost of our program:

Calvin-Thomas Program Fee:

Registration and interview fee: R1200

Acceptance Fee: R2000

Placement Fee: R4800


Other fees to consider (not payable to Calvin-Thomas):

Visa application USD 190 + R86 (call centre PIN) +R66 (passport delivery)

Police Clearance R59

International Drivers License R265 (Recommended)

Spending money R 1500



1. 5 day training workshop in Manhattan, New York

2. Placement with a carefully selected American host family

3. Weekly pocket money

4. 2 weeks paid vacation

5. 1 and a half continuous days off per week

6. Ongoing community counsellor support

7. Part time study at a university or college in your host community

8. Return travel from South Africa to your host family (ALL AIR FARES INCLUDED IN PROGRAM FEE)

9. Detailed pre-departure orientation information

10. Full Insurance. No need to purchase extra insurance


There is nothing like staying in an American home and becoming part of the family. My year in America was the most wonderful experience ever!