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The Au Pair in France program serves the needs of French families in the Languedoc region in the south of France who need childcare assistance. Au Pair candidates are matched to Host Families based on mutual objectives. Host families initiate the exchange by selecting a particular candidate. Specific arrangements are decided upon by both parties. The program's overall objective is to increase the Au Pair's appreciation for French language and culture while facilitating international understanding.

How the Au Pair in France Progam Works

The French Host Families are seeking quality live-in childcare and contact with English-speaking young people for their children. The Au Pair, typically a conscientious young woman, aged 18-25, with French language proficiency and childcare experience, wants to become completely immersed in France and its culture. The French-American Center attempts to bring together these two parties for a mutually rewarding experience. Our branch office in Montpellier screen Host Families and their applications. Based on matching criteria, Au Pair candidates are proposed to Host Families. The Host Family will contact the Au Pair candidate to discuss specific arrangements. When the Host Family makes a final selection, a standardized Au Pair contract (Accord) and a formal letter of invitation are signed, certified by the French Department of Labor and sent to the Au Pair candidate. Transportation arrangements and exact date of arrival, as well as other details, are determined by mutual agreement between the Host Family and the Au Pair candidate. The French-American Center acts as an intermediary to aid in the selection process, assists with travel arrangements through our Official Airline, then gives support and counseling during the Au Pair's stay in France at the branch office nearest the Host Family.

How to become an Au Pair in France

  • 1. Fill out the Application Form neatly and accurately, attaching to it all the elements required. You should submit a page album of personal photos showing you (with children), your family and friends. Please note that these photos can not be returned to you. The better your Application, the easier and quicker the Center can place you with a Host Family. Incomplete or poor applications will not be accepted.
  • 2. Attach an International Money Order or Cashiers' Check for $180 to cover your $120 membership fees in the French-American Center (non-reimbursable) and $60 Au Pair in France application fee (reimbursable, if we can not place you in a Host Family).
  • 3. We will submit your application to interested Host Families.
  • The Host Families will contact you directly and offer you an Au Pair arrangement which hopefully suits both your needs and the family's.You should be receptive and positive to all proposals. We encourage you to accept the first formal invitation to become an Au Pair in France, even if it is not ideal. The Host Family may also have to modify their plans to accommodate your needs and schedule. The French American Center remains in contact with you at all times to help you to adapt to your new situation and to help you to make new friends. We also intervene if any problems arise in your host family and if no agreement can be reached following discussions and communication from both sides we find a new host family for you. (Providing no fault has been committed by the au pair.)

    Here is what you need to obtain your visa to be an au pair in France. First choose your local embassy from this list and then either contact them or download the papers from thier site.

    Visas for "Au-Pair" in France
    (Applicants must be between 18 and 30 years of age)


    My tips for future Au Pairs

    By Leah Wilmoth - American au pair in Montpellier in 2005

    Bonne Chance!

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    • Kid's Easter Workshop
      Mercredi 6 Avril 2016 de 12H15 à 13H30 au French American Center
      Atelier de travaux manuel et déjeuner pour les enfants.
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    • Fête – Easter Potluck Party
      Jeudi 14 Avril à 19h au French American Center
      Venez découvrir ce que les cloches ont apporté au French American Center.!Préparez et partagez votre plat préféré, présentez votre recette, en Anglais. Discussion, partage et accueil chaleureux.
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    • Cocktail Vernissage - Anniversaire 25 ans
      Mardi 3 Mai 2016 à 19h au French American Center
      Cocktail et Vernissage pour présenter l'oeuvre de l’artiste Alex Fuller, commisionnée à l’occasion du 25eme Anniversaire du French American Center.
    • La « Semaine des 25 ans de l’association French American Center » du mardi 17 au vendredi 20 mai 2016 à la Maison des Relations Internationales.
      Mardi 17 Mai à 19h00 - Vernissage de l'exposition 'Série Américaine' de Patrice Palacio. Apéritif et présentation. (Entrée Gratuite).
      Du Mercredi 18 au Vendredi 20 Mai - Exposition - (Entrée Gratuite) - et permanence pour information de 14h à 17h.
      Vendredi 20 Mai à 19h00 - Cocktail, Concert et manifestation sur l'histoire de la Musique Populaire, avec musique Live de Rusty Tape, Bérénice Bang Bang, Amélie Pollak et Pic St Blues. Entrée 5€ versé entièrement à L'Unicef.
    • 'The Big Friendly Giant’ by The Kids' School
      Mercredi 29 Juin à 17h00 au French American Center
      Show written by us, Based on the book by Roald Dahl
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    • Du 21 Dec 2016 au 2 Janvier 2017 inclus

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