CHI Au Pair USA is one of the leading au pair agencies in the United States. We provide American families with a diverse selection of highly screened au pair applicants from over 50 countries around the world who all share a love for children. CHI Au Pair USA’s live-in childcare is a tremendous value, especially for families who have more than one child.
Host families review a multitude of highly qualified and carefully screened au pair profiles before making the final decision on which au pair is the best match. We provide families with a superior program support structure committed to giving topnotch personalized assistance, including a local Au Pair Coordinator in your community and a Regional Coordinator who is available 24/7. CHI Au Pair USA is a designated J-1 visa program sponsor by the U.S. Department of State and adheres to stringent government standards. We value customer service and one-on-one attention to our families.
CHI Au Pair USA is part of Cultural Homestay International, a nonprofit educational organization that has been dedicated to building international understanding through cultural exchange for over thirty years.
CHI was founded in 1980 by Tom and Lilka Areton to promote international understanding and goodwill through people-to-people exchanges. We believe that the best way to build bridges of friendship and trust among people is to experience directly each others' customs, languages and values. To live, study or work together leads to a transformational experience of acceptance and genuine affection. CHI aspires to share the benefits of cultural interchange with the many nations of the earth in the deeply held conviction that such exchanges ultimately contribute to a more prosperous and peaceful world.
For over 30 years, more than 250,000 students and young adults from over 100 countries have come to our shores to participate in CHI's educational and cultural programs.
CHI is designated by the United States Department of State as a J-1 visa sponsor, and is a proud member of the Council on Standards for International Educational Travel (CSIET), World Youth Student Educational Travel Confederation (WYSE Travel Confederation), WYSE Work Abroad, International Au Pair Association (IAPA) and The Alliance for International Educational & Cultural Exchange.
CHI is justly famous for its caring, professional staff as well as its hands-on management style. Still directed by its founders from the San Francisco area headquarters, CHI continues to inspire with its high quality programs and its dedication to excellence. These qualities distinguish Cultural Homestay International as one of the leaders in the educational and cultural exchange field in North America.