Au Pair Tutor and Study Program in China

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About

Are you interested in China and its culture? Would you like to be a cultural ambassador? Aupairia provides you with the opportunity to experience life in China and learn Mandarin while living with a Chinese family as an au pair - mainly in Beijing, also in other cities like Shanghai, Shenzhen and Dalian.
We at Aupairia offer you a high-quality support system including orientation courses, round-trip airline tickets and au pair insurance. In addition, you will have weekly Mandarin lessons in a language school and a cultural activity every month.

With Aupairia Au Pair China program, you will:
1. Provide informal language tutoring and childcare to Chinese host kids
2. Study Mandarin in our lessons and live in the local community speaking Chinese in daily life
3. Immerse yourself in Chinese culture through our cultural activities, like experience Chinese shadow play
4. Explore the world's oldest civilization and visit traditional sites such as the Great Wall

Highlights
  • We offer round-trip airline tickets
  • You will have Mandarin seminars and cultural seminars every week, and a cultural activity every month
  • We provide you with orientation courses and high-quality support system
  • You can make friends with other au pairs and local people

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Reviews

93%
based on 19 reviews
  • Housing 9.4
  • Support 8.9
  • Fun 9.3
  • Value 9.5
  • Safety 9.4
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Jenna
10/10

Don't risk going with any other company. Au Pairia is certainly the best!

You're committing yourself to live in a brand new country, in a stranger's house, under their rules and their menu. At first, you might not even know how to order a meal, or find your way back to the subway station in the teeming and chaotic city of Beijing. I'll be honest; it's impossible for you or the company to know what your host family will be like, or what your experience will have in store for you. That's why I woudn't make the journey with any other company but Au... Pairia. With Au Pairia, you can be sure. The helpful and lovely staff will assist you with everything from getting your phone and VPN set up, to communicating with your host family about important plans. They provide free health insurance (which many travelers DO have to use,) and have even gone with au pairs to the hospital when they weren't feeling their best. You won't believe the kind of field trips you can go on with Au Pairia! Over the summer, I got to spend a full day at a famous indoor water park, hike the Great Wall (and secret spots) and go to KTV in the evening, and even make my own special pottery at an art studio. You'll make happy memories during weekly culture and language classes in the Wangjing SoHo office building, a true Beijing landmark. These wonderful things are for certain. After spending three months growing closer to the fantastic staff, and hearing the experience of other foreigners in Beijing, I'm fairly confident that there is no better company than Au Pairia. I am so thankful for my experience! Please do not hesitate to email me at [email protected] if you have any further questions about Au Pairia. I would love to help you make your journey as well. Thank you ~

How can this program be improved?
The Au Pairia staff cannot be improved, but the host families could discipline their kids better ^^
Yes, I recommend
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agnese
9/10

something you definitely have to experience

It was a really great experience, I am so glad I came here!
During these three months I have met some wonderful people and I have learnt so many things not only about Chinese culture and tradition but also about myself.

The cultural activities offered by Aupairia (but especially living with a Chinese family) have allowed me to actually get to know the chinese life style and habits of the people who live here even better.

I love Beijing and I really made the most of my time here! I will come back for sure!!

Yes, I recommend
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Tessa
10/10

Highly Recommend

Absolutely loved this programme. The staff were very supportive and friendly. I was very impressed by the welcome package which was very informative and helps you to adjust to the new culture easily. They are also very helpful when organizing visas and throughout the programme in general.

I was also blessed with a great host family and had a very rewarding time improving there english. Living within their home was such a great and interesting way to experience the culture too.

Lastly chinese classes and cultural activies were very fun and a great way to make friends.

Overall I would recommend this to anyone who loves kids and wants to experience real chinese culture. Definitely take up this great opportunity with their amazing team.

How can this program be improved?
No improvements from my experience.
Yes, I recommend
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Jing Yi
10/10

One of the best decisions of my life

Of course at first I was apprehensive going out to do something the likes of which I've never done before. However my fears were unfounded and the last three months of my 18th year will be cherished my entire life. As someone who has never traveled alone I never imagined how this experience would mature me so much and in so many unexpected ways. I was also just blown away by how supportive and friendly everyone was.
A typical day for me would be to take Yangyang, the 5 year old Chinese boy I have been assigned with, on a day trip via public transport to various parts of Beijing during the day, teach him about the sites' historical and cultural importance, and then teach him English and maths in his bedroom by night. I find that the daily and weekly schedules were good and sustainable for the most part. If I do feel tired and want a break, I tell my host mother and she will rearrange my schedule. I was truly lucky in that she is one of the kindest, most understanding and accommodating people I know. However although do I understand a reasonable amount of Mandarin, I find it a bit more difficult to speak it and there were misunderstandings at times. However the office stepped in and solved all issues.

Being with a five year old kid taught me patience and changed how I present myself; I have to make sure that I behave like a good role model when I'm around him. I feel less like a paid tutor and more like an older sibling. To be honest I learned more about the world in the 3 months I was in Beijing than one year of university. I experienced the Chinese culture in so many layers - the food, the people, the customs. In the end I took home some of the most colourful memories I've ever had.

I would recommend just about anyone to do this - but watch out, you'll definitely have to be adaptable!

How can this program be improved?
Look, it's not perfect but it's pretty damn good. However, one major thing is this: on behalf of a fellow au pair friend through the same company who unfortunately was paired with a completely inappropriate host family and as a result she had an extremely hard time, I would like to see that more careful considerations be done on the host families and not just the potential au pairs.
Yes, I recommend

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About Aupairia

Aupairia is based in Beijing, China which specializes in cultural and educational programs. The aim of our Au Pair China Program is to promote international cultural exchanges between China and other nations and traditions, so that youths from all...