Au Pair of the Year Award - Contest Winner Announcement and Information

Annually thousands of young people from all over the world embark on a special journey by becoming au pairs. Leaving behind the familiarity of their homeland for as long as two years, au pairs travel to distant countries, where they are welcomed into another culture as a part of their host family. Each year Au Pair International selects one au pair amidst all nominees to become our Au Pair of the Year.  Select nominees are also submitted to the National IAPA Au Pair of the Year contest where he/she competes against other outstanding au pairs from around the world!


Congratulations to Ornela L. for being our 2013 Au Pair of the Year!
Ornela was selected by Au Pair International among several contest entries to be our Au Pair of the Year!  When speaking of their children, Ornela's host family says "to see the confidence and ability [their children] have is in a large part dedicated to Ornela. She works with them daily on their language skills and also in learning the Greek alphabet. She has brought many of the traditions that have disappeared in the United States back to their home and to their extended family. We can truly see the pride and love that she has for Georgia and Peter. She has talked with us about their strengths and also for her hopes for their futures. Ornela has really become a part of our family, not just an au pair."

She is the proud recipient of an Apple IPad and is recognized as being an invaluable member of her host family!

To read more about Ornela please
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Congratulations to our Au Pair of the Year Contest  Runner Up Winners!
Rica P. - Philippines 
Before her arrival in the United States, Rica came to Au Pair International with over 5000 childcare hours and 18 months of au pair experience in Holland.  She was nominated by her host family in Oregon where she helps to care for three little girls while their father is deployed to Afghanistan. Rica's host mother shared that  she has the ability to stay calm even in the most challenging of circumstances.  In addition, Rica integrates her culture into the girl's daily routines and has become invaluable to their family. Rica truly values the close relationship she has formed with the girls and says that au pair life is full of fun, enjoyment, understanding, adventure and dreams. She says that she will leave the united states with a very positive understanding of what it means to be American!

Click Here to read more about Rica's nomination!


Vivian G. - Guatemala 
Vivian came to the au pair program with childcare experience as a nanny and English teacher.  She currently cares for the little boy of a host family in California who nominated her for the outstanding job she has done with their son.  Her host mother says that Vivi brings an excellent energy to their home and that her laughter is contagious.  She taught their son to speak Spanish, has become a big sister to him, and like a daughter to the family.  Vivian bonded with her host family immediately and says that the word "homesick" never crossed her mind. She states that she has "no words to express how this experience has made [her] grow as a person, meet new people, learn something every day and value not the time but the quality of time you spend with kids."  

Click Here to read more about Vivian's nomination! 


2014 Au Pair of the Year Contest Information


Each year Au Pair International will select one au pair amidst all nominees to become our Au Pair of the Year. Select nominees will also be submitted to the National IAPA Au Pair of the Year contest where he/she will compete against other outstanding au pairs from around the world!  

Nominating your au pair for this prestigious award is a wonderful way to give him/her much deserved recognition and credit for being an exceptional caregiver and invaluable part of your family!


Please Click Here for Eligibility and Requirements 

Host Family Referral Program
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Au Pair International has an outstanding referral program!

For each host family you refer to our agency during your current program year that welcomes an au pair into their home, you will receive $250 off of your next years program fees!

But wait...there's more!!

Refer 4 families and we will completely waive your next years program fees. Now that's a deal!


Available Au Pairs
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Au Pair International has candidates available from over 60 countries around the world!

Among those are Belgium, France, Italy, Greece, Japan, Khazakstan, Korea, Moldova, New Zealand, South Africa and Sweden.

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