Department of State Regulations

Important requirements to remember

Guidelines that relate most to your experience as a host family mandate that you agree to:

The government regulations Cultural Care Au Pair agrees to follow include:

Read the U.S. Department of State guidelines in full.

*Host families and au pairs are free to discuss and agree to compensation higher than the required weekly stipend minimum of $195.75; however, this cannot be in exchange for the au pair exceeding the regulatory limits on working hours (10 hours per day; 45 hours per week) or performing duties beyond childcare-related tasks.