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Finding Paid Work in the USA

For over two centuries people have travelled to America looking for work, seeing it as 'The Land of Opportunity' and seeking to live the American Dream. The USA is still one of the top destinations for gap travellers searching for paid work abroad.

Why work in the USA?

With a wealth of amazing jobs on offer, plus its English-speaking culture, buzzing cities, awesome landscapes and epic road trip adventure opportunities, it's not hard to see why America still tops many travellers' tick list. Finding paid work in the USA is gap year gold!

Become an Au Pair in the USA

One of the most highly sought-after paid work opportunities in America is the chance to become an Au Pair. Caring for kids in the USA, Au Pairs work for a full year and live with their American host family. If you're aged 18-26 and have previous childcare experience and a UK driving licence then you might be the perfect Au Pair candidate. Earn over USD10,000, plus flights, insurance, accommodation and meals included - wow!

Find a paid job in the USA

American working visa

If you are thinking about doing paid work in the USA you will need to obtain a J1 working visa before you travel. If you book an established paid work programme you will get assistance and advice about how to start your J1 visa application and get working in the USA!

If you are interested in working in the USA get in touch with one of our expert travel advisors and check out some incredible paid work opportunities in America!

12 months

Work as an Au Pair in the USA for a year. Earn over USD10,000 and gain amazing childcare experience abroad. Flights, accommodation, meals and insurance included, plus a 3-night orientation in New York!

from £449

Up to 12 months or longer

Head west across the globe and explore 5 fantastic countries. See the USA, New Zealand, Fiji, Australia and Thailand in one perfect round-the-world package! 

from £4,399