Your passport along with your visa (your visa is in your passport)
Your DS-2019 form along with your SEVIS-receipt
Copy of your flight itinerary (the one you can print via checkmytrip.com)
Make sure that you have written down all the important contact information (Training School, Cultural Care office both in Boston and Stockholm as well as your host family)
Your driver's license as well as your international driver's license
Electronics that you want to bring (laptop, tablet, mobile phone, mp3-player) - and do not forget chargers!
We recommend to have at least around $200 in cash - also it is worth to make sure your debit card works in the USA!
You want to take a lot of pictures during your time in the USA - and also make sure that you will take a lot of pictures... it is the best memory you will have!
Make sure you have your Erika-card with you!
Remember to bring the My Au Pair Travel Kit you have received from us, you will use this at the school and during your year.
Gifts/souvenirs from your home country to your host family! This is easy way to start showing your culture and also break the ice! Maybe there is a specific game that would be great for kids or a specific children's book? Candy is always appericiated!
Remember to also bring something sweet from your home country for you! You might run into a bit rainier day where you might need a sweet reminder from your home :)
Remember also to bring photos of your friends and family back at home to hang on your wall - will make you feel more like home!
Remember that you will be shopping A LOT! There's a lot more shopping in the USA (and it is often cheaper) so only pack your favorites. I often recommend to au pairs to only pack as they were going just for a vacation!
Also only bring toiletries for your first few weeks - everything you can find in the USA!
If there is a specific medication that you use, bring it from home!