Spending more time in the U.S.


For those au pairs with a term coming to a close, you may have started contemplating about what comes next. What will it be going back home? Do I really want to go home you may ask yourself? Am I ready? Or do I enjoy this experience so much that I may want to expand it? Do I want to see more places? Do I still feel I can improve my English? If you answer the last 3 questions with ‘yes’, you probably wonder how you go about extending.

Here is what you need to know and what you need to ask yourself:

  1. How long do I want to extend for? You can extend for 6, 9 or 12 months. Once you have submitted your extension application and paid your extension fee you cannot change the length of your extension.
  2. When do I need to complete my education? You need to complete your education at least 33 days before the end of your first year. Once completed you have to upload proof of your education in your au pair online account.
  3. How much is the extension fee? You will have to pay $367 which will be send to the Department of State.
  4. When is my application deadline? You will have to submit your extension application at least 76 days before the end of your first term. Check this chart to determine your extension deadline.

Go to culturalcare.com/extend to complete your application. If you still have questions, reach out to the extension team at Cultural Care, extend@culturalcare.com.

Now you only need to find out if you want to extend with your current host family or if you want to explore a different part of the USA with a new host family.



Wednesday, 28 March 2018 10:09 PM


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