Our Associate Members
Associate Membership is open to organisations that offer services to au pair organisations or au pairs themselves, such as language schools, hotels, transport companies, national youth organisations and insurance companies. It is open to organisations that have been in existence as a legal entity for at least two years. Associate Members can not vote.
These are our Associate members:
AVI is an international broker specialized in travel insurance since 1981. AVI operates and is fully licensed in Europe and the US, both as a broker and a TPA.
At AVI, we use our 35 years professional knowledge and experience to:
- help partners properly assess their insurance needs
- build the most optimal product
- shop for the best value on the market
- build and control the sales and claim processes
- identify and control the different providers: alarm centers / risk carriers…
AVI international presence
Over 35 years, AVI has built a strong international organization with 3 main offices (France, Spain, USA) and 400 partners across the world including travel agencies, schools, airlines, banks, web portals, travel guides :
- Insurance Licenses in the US and Europe
- TPA Licenses in the US and Europe
- Multiple risk carriers
- Multilingual team
- Access to the largest medical networks
- Advanced online booking tool
- Up-front payment (GOP or direct access to the PPO)
- Multi-currencies reimbursements
- In-house claims reimbursements
- Additional services through AVI mobile app
For more details see www.avi-international.com
As a German-American insurance specialist for Educational Travel, CareMed insures participants attending exchange programs such as summer camp,
High School, study abroad, internship, work & travel, volunteering, gap year, intercultural and social tourism.
CareMed insurance plans fulfill specific needs and visa requirements. Comprehensive travel insurance plans include coverage in case of illness/accident including risky sports, accident indemnity insurance, travel assistance, luggage insurance, and third party liability insurance.
CareMed’s reliable 24-hour service helps worldwide and in several languages. Our terms and conditions are available in multiple languages online. User-friendly websites, facilitate rapid information exchange. Insurers are highly rated and experienced in international travel markets. CareMed holds claims offices in North America and Europe offering direct settlement between providers and insurer worldwide. Administration is performed in our international office in Germany.
We cover the details while your clients cover the world.
For more details see www.caremed-travelinsurance.com
Dr. Walter: Travel Insurance Unlimited
For more than 55 years, Dr. Walter has been a leading travel insurance expert. Every year, the company provides services to 100,000 travelers, students, au pairs, volunteers, employees abroad and foreign visitors to Germany and Europe. As international insurance broker we provide customized insurance plans to support the safety and protection of your clients during their stays abroad.
Dr. Walter is a co-founding member of the German association Au-pair Society e. V. and has always been committed to the au-pair exchange idea. In cooperation with au pair agencies, Dr. Walter regularly conducts the survey “Au pair in Germany and worldwide”.
We are IASIS partner, WYSE and IAPA member. Every year since 2012 we have won the Star Insurance Provider Award with the votes of our international customers.
PROTRIP-WORLD is our top international insurance plan for educational travel consisting of health-, liability-, accident-, assistance and luggage insurance. Highlights are unlimited medical insurance, coverage for all kinds of high risk sports in medical insurance, pre-existing conditions and au pair liability. The monthly premium starts from € 29,10.
For more information please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org
Klemmer International Versicherungsmakler GmbH
Klemmer International Versicherungsmakler GmbH is an insurance broker with more than 20 employees and many years of experience in travel insurances.
In these globalized days there are many reasons to travel in a foreign country: being a student, an Au-Pair, a PHD or for internships, work, holidays and many more.
For “Klemmer International” it is their ambition to offer proper insurance coverage to its clients in order to enable a stay without any sorrows. No matter, whether travelling in a group or as an individual – choosing products of “Klemmer International”, the clients are in good hands. In recent years the development-team has created own products in cooperation with several solid, reliable and experienced insurers on the market, that are perfectly adapted to the individual needs of travellers.
The core competence of “Klemmer International” lies in the ability to represent the interests of the customers in any policy- and claim-related matters. The exclusive insurance concepts contain mainly health, accident and liability insurances to make sure, that the travellers are protected from risks of the daily life.
Detailed information about the service portfolio and further insurance coverages is available at www.klemmer-international.com.
LANGUAGE TRAINING AND TESTING
Online Language School:
lingoda is an online language school which offers English, German, French and Spanish lessons. The classes are held live in innovative virtual classrooms, and are taught exclusively by qualified, native speaking teachers. You can see, hear and interact with each other – like in a traditional language school, just online.
Group (no more than 5 students) and private language lessons are available 24 hours a day ,7 days a week. Users are able to learn when, where and how they want. All they need is an internet connection, a microphone, speakers and, optionally, a webcam.
Each student is assigned a personal advisor who is available to answer questions, provide useful tips and follow his or her progress over time. This allows the learning process to be extremely personalised.
Lingoda delivers official certificates according to CEFR standards for all levels, from A1 to C2. These certificates are acknowledged worldwide and can be used for official administrative procedures such as visa applications. Lingoda can also help you prepare for other language tests such as TOEFL, DELF, DELE, TestDaF or IELTS. In addition, they give access to extensive learning material so that students can keep learning outside of their lessons.
For more information visit: www.lingoda.com
Academic Language Solutions was founded in 2016 by two individuals with deep roots in the international education field. Together, they have a combined 90 years of experience. They wanted to bring an objective English assessment that measures English conversation results to the J-1 and F-1 Visa Sponsors and recruitment agencies.
After a year of research, Academic Language Solutions chose the iTEP Conversation exam as the test of choice. Shortly thereafter, iTEP Au Pair, iTEP Intern and iTEP Hospitality was introduced. In the F-1 Visa category, they introduced iTEP Slate Plus.
These tests quickly became popular with a wide variety of global J1 and F1 organizations. iTEP English Conversation exams are now accepted by J1 Sponsors and overseas recruitment agencies. iTEP Slate Plus is now accepted by F1 recruiters and host school admissions offices of hundreds of US colleges and universities, as well as many Intensive English Programs throughout the United States.
The use of innovative technology, ESL Professional human graders and a 100% oral exam to assess real-world English listening and speaking skills, mixed with the academic prowess of our staff and supporters, has guaranteed Academic Language Solutions remains a crucial partner for English assessment.
Find our more about this new member https://academiclanguagesolutions.com/
AU PAIR TRAINING
Babyem is a childcare training agency based in the UK. It specializes in providing accredited childcare and maternity courses for a range of professionals including Au Pairs, Nannies, Childminders, Nursery Staff, Health Professionals and Maternity Nurses. Babyem offers attendance based courses in the UK and Switzerland, and also offers its courses online.
For au pairs Babyem developed a special online programme that IAPA member agencies can offer their clients at a reduced price. Read more about the au pair core skills training course here.
More information about Babyem can be found at: www.babyem.co.uk
SIM CARD PROVIDER
J1SIMcards is a wireless solution designed specifically and exclusively for travelers on a VISA, who may be studying or working in the U.S.A
Their services cater to all manner of travelers from summer work-study to full year au pair and degree programs. In addition to eliminating contracts and credit checks J1SIM also eliminated the high usage fees typically associated with non-contract prepaid service.
With over 25 years work experience at the intersection of telecoms and travel, J1SIM understands the complexities and frustration, facing US-inbound travelers in search of the most affordable solution while in the United States and therefore created the most economical plans exclusively for international students and works in the United States.