Hi Craqueto27, I am in the same situation as you were, Im an au pair too, and want to change to f1 now! How did it go? What didi you do? please I ll apreaciate your help!
hey, i'm also in the same situation, i'm also an au pair, i've been here for 8 months and i want to leave my family and want to change over to an f-1 visa.. i know it takes up to 3 months to change over status but the thing is i want to leave my family now and not complete my year. can i stay in the country while not working as an au pair for 3 months while i am waiting for my visa status to change? going home in the interim is financially not an option for me.