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Repeat Au Pair Program

  • Au Pairs who have successfully completed the Au Pair Program and have lived outside the USA for at least two years will be able to participate in the program again. Repeat ARK Au Pairs contact us for a very special deal.
    If you are interested contact us
 

Have you ever wondered what living in the USA or Germany would be like? You have seen and heard of Au Pairs in television and movies right…well, you have arrived at the website that can make all your thoughts and dreams come alive. ARK International can place you in a carefully screened, safe host family to provide child care support for their children. This is the most affordable way to stay in the USA and have an experience of a lifetime.

Imagine living in the USA or Germany for a year, living with a host family, being paid, having regular ‘Your Time’ breaks, vacations with your family and the opportunity of making heaps of new friends…

 
New Zealand owned and based ARK International is a Cultural Exchange Program registered and approved by the NZ Ministries of Education and Immigration. Fully compliant with the Ministry of Education’s Code of Practice for Pastoral Care ARK International has been dealing with young people since 1985.
Since 1996 ARK International has successfully placed hundreds of New Zealand au pairs in the USA. This success was recognised in 2002 and ARK International was awarded the AuPairCare Presidents Award.
 
We offer two destinations for Au Pair programs:

USA
12 – 24 month Gap type working holiday with a weekly allowance of US$195.75, plus your own room and free board. Catering for people 18-26 years of age.

GERMANY
6 - 12 month working holiday with an allowance of €260 - €400 per month plus your own room and free board. Ideally suited to 18-30 years of age.

 
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Tessa Murphy from Ngaruawahia left NZ in February to live in Minneapolis, Minnesota with the Duval family. Her host mother is a professor and Tessa looks after 8 year old Ali.

She says “I'm doing really well. Have met a few girls in the area and everyone is really nice. I'm still not quite used to this cold weather. But have been making the most of it with learning how to ski and going sledding etc. The difference is fun!!!”