Wanderlust Au Pair China Program

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Lunch with my Chinese language classmates
Lunch with my Chinese language classmates
Me and my host kid
Me and my host kid
Substituting for my host kid's English class
Teaching them to Ice Skate
Wuzhen
Helping out
Trip to Wuzhen

About

Wanderlust Au Pair China Program integrates educational travel, Mandarin learning, childcare and English tutoring together for overseas youngsters to experience China with an authentic touch by staying with Chinese host families.

By offering 30 hours of live-in childcare and English teaching per week, you have an opportunity to explore Chinese culture through weekly Mandarin classes, culture immersion activities held by Wanderlust and your day-to-day colorful life with your host family.

We are culture enthusiasts, we love different languages, we love the tenderness in your eyes when you see children's smile. Fundamentally, we love what we do: helping you go through an off-beat experience that could potentially change your life.

Find your second home in China!

Program fee: 0 $

Highlights
  • Experience authentic Chinese culture through living with a host family!
  • Flight stipend up to 1800 USD
  • Mandarin course paid by your host family
  • Monthly culture activities
  • Scholarship up to 1300 USD for TEFL certified participants!

Surprise Host Family – Are you ready for your once in a lifetime experience in China?!

This summer, Wanderlust Exchange is launching a new type of Au Pair experience for recent graduates who are adventurous and looking for an off the beaten path experience! The “Surprise Host Family Program” will select three audacious Au Pair applicants who would like to spend 8-12 weeks in China working as an Au Pair in an undisclosed city until just before they depart!

Your round trip flights will be covered!

Questions & Answers

Hello Joanna, Thank you for your question and interest in Wanderlust Au Pair China Program. I would like to answer your questions in three aspects: how au pairs can get ready for their trip to China; what support they will have from Wanderlust; what's to be expected of your daily life with the host family. In regards to how au pairs can get themselves prepared for the trip to China, here are some...

Reviews

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  • Housing 9.4
  • Support 9.2
  • Fun 8.6
  • Value 9.2
  • Safety 9.7
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Lukas
7/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My experience with Wanderlust in Beijing

First and foremost I would like to thank the organization Wanderlust and especially my host family for the wonderful time I had respectively I still have.
After graduation, I decided to spend a year abroad before I will go to University in Germany.
On the internet, I came across the organization Wanderlust by chance and finally decided to join their program for 12 months.
All in all I've been positively surprised.
Wanderlust supported me with the preparation and the Visa very well and was always helpful during my stay abroad.
The host family is incredibly nice, and they really tried to make this year as comfortable as possible for me.
I am glad, that I have decided to go to this family, and I am delighted to have won them as friends.
I have been in Beijing for almost nine months now.
The Chinese lessons that I visit once a week are very helpful, as nearly nobody speaks English in Beijing.
I support a child in learning English, play games with him and accompany him on excursions. During the year abroad I received the opportunity to discover Beijing and to get to know the daily life of the inhabitants.
Because I have never been to China before, there was of course the one or the other culture shock for me. Wanderlust organizes a cultural activity (like a kung fu or calligraphy class) every month and enables thereby to learn even more about the Chinese culture.
During my time in China I also traveled to Macao and Hong Kong, because I had to extend my visa there.
This trip was unfortunately quite poorly organized.
I was told only one and a half weeks before that I have to fly there.
The airfare and also a part of the costs of the accommodation which I had to book were paid by the organization.
Once there, I had the feeling that I am the first from the Wanderlust program who flies to Macao to extend his visa respectively apply for a new one.
The address I should have contacted according to the organization was not the right authority.
I received there a new address which turned out to be wrong too. In the end, I was in three different places before I finally arrived at the right one.
With the visa there were no more problems and I enjoyed my trip there a lot.
By coincidence, however, I noticed there in time that the organization had booked a wrong flight to Shanghai instead of Beijing.
With the help of wanderlust I took then the high-speed train to get back to Beijing.
Apart from this incident, Wanderlust was very good and I am more than satisfied with the organization.
I recommend this program to anyone who wants to get to know a completely new culture and wants to get an insight into the lives of the people in Beijing (or other parts of China)

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Don't expect that you will speak English with others here.
Alsmost nobody speaks english in China.
Not even doctors are able to understand englisch.
It would be useful to have previous knowledge of the chinese language. When I came here I didn't speak a single word in Chinese:D
Response from Wanderlust Exchange

Hello Lukas,

It's great to know that you bonded with the host family well and enjoyed your time in Beijing!

We are also glad to know that you enjoyed the culture activities and Mandarin course:)

The family really enjoyed your company with them. They appreciate your efforts helping the host boy with his English, as well as being a role model for him.

With the visa renewal process, we would like to thank you for your candid feedback and will inform au pairs about the process much more time in advance.

Enjoy the rest of your stay in Beijing, Lukas!

Kind regards,
WE Team

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Laura
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My fist trip out of America

I have been an Au Pair for almost 4 years. It is an amazing experience that I recommend. You will have good and bad days but you will always learn about new cultures and especially about yourself. Things that will shock you and don't like? A lot! But the magic is appreciated the differences, see the bad and learn from the good.
It was a great year for me when I traveled to the USA it wasn't a big change because I knew everything about it but moving to China was an open-minded experience. New language, new culture, new people, new house, new work, new school, etc.
I don't know what else to write, just come and test it for yourself and make sure you like the Chinese language, meat, and spicy food because you will have a lot of them. By the way if you are vegetarian you can also enjoy good food, I am one of them.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
People will tell you that you can speak English everywhere in Shanghai. it's not true!!! nobody speaks English not even young people, maybe they can understand more but they can't talk.
Response from Wanderlust Exchange

Dear Laura,

It's very nice to hear from you here and thanks for sharing your interesting experience in China!

We are glad that overall you enjoyed your stay in China and had put yourself out there in a brand new culture. Also it's good to know you liked Chinese food!

We wish you every success in your future adventure and all the best.

Wanderlust Exchange

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Jade
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Au pair in China

Thanks to Wanderlust Exchange programme I could stay for 3 months in a Chinese family in Beijing.
I took Chinese courses every morning from Monday to Friday which allowed me to learn the basics of Chinese language. I played with the 2 children of the family after school and all the week-end. I could visit a little bit Beijing.
I was already in China when I contacted Wanderlust Organization to be an au pair. They find me a family in the city I wanted very quickly and stayed very available from the beginning to the end of my experience. Every month they organized a cultural activity wich allowed me to try Tai chi and pottery.
A learnt a lot from this experience ! It allowed me to discover Chinese culture, meet a lot of people and imprive my Chinese.

Response from Wanderlust Exchange

Dear Jade,

So delighted to hear from you and thanks for leaving review here.

We are glad that you enjoyed three-month stay in Beijing and had so many wonderful experiences. We also feel proud of you for what you have achieved in Chinese learning!

We wish you every success in your future adventure and all the best.

Wanderlust Exchange

Liam
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Au Pairing in 成都

Au Paring in China with Wanderlust has been an amazing experience. I have been supported by Wanderlust incredibly well, from my visa application, coordinating my travel plans, organising excellent Chinese lessons, and of course putting me in touch with an awesome host family!

Wanderlust have been consistently helpful and flexible, and have communicated expectations and requirement very clearly from the first interview, all the way through to helping me finish up with my stay in China.

My host family has been awesome — both of the parents are super nice, and all 4 grandparents have been generous and kind as well. My young charge 柒柒 is super cute, and very sweet. So huge props to Wanderlust for managing everyone’s expectations so perfectly, and putting together such an amazing experience.

I would highly recommend slotting a stay with wanderlust into your Gap Year, or any other craving to spend a chunk of time abroad!

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
Chicken feet and duck head! Can’t say I’m a huge fan...
Response from Wanderlust Exchange

Dear Liam,

So nice to hear from you and thank you for sharing your story here with us!

It is delightful to know you enjoyed your stay with your host family. And we are impressed by your Chinese as well!

It was absolutely a great pleasure to have you aupairing with us and we wish you every success in your future adventure!

Best regards,

Wanderlust Exchange

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Sam
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Six Months in Shanghai

I decided to go abroad as an Au Pair with Wanderlust after I graduated from undergrad last year. I found out about Wanderlust through API, which is an American study abroad company, who I had worked with before when I studied in Cuba for a semester. Being an Au Pair with Wanderlust appealed to me, because it was one of the more affordable programs working abroad, and because I wanted to get the experience of living with a host family.

Wanderlust has been supportive throughout my entire six months here. About two months in, I had to change host families due to some communication difficulties, and Wanderlust were very quickly able to get me moved in with another family. After almost four months with the second family, I can say that I have had a great experience living and working with this family. The two boys, ages 7 and 4, make me smile every single day, and I have a great time whenever I am with them. We often go to amusement parks, the zoo, musicals, and more on the weekends, and we even traveled to the Yellow Mountain and went hiking.

I have made many great friends with the other Au Pairs here in Shanghai, and I know that we will continue to keep in contact after my time here has ended. I have made many great, lasting memories exploring Shanghai, spending time with the other Au Pairs, and spending time with my host family. My sister was even able to visit me in China, and we went to Beijing together for a couple of days. Living in Shanghai has truly been an unforgettable experience, and I am grateful to Wanderlust for having facilitated this incredible experience.

Response from Wanderlust Exchange

Dear Sam,

It is such a great pleasure to hear from you and thank you for sharing your au pairing experience in China.

We are delighted to know that you found our team supportive throughout your stay and glad to know this experience was overall enjoyable. We feel happy for you that you had a great time with host family as well.

We wish you every success in your future adventure!

Sincerely,

Wanderlust Exchange

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Nabil
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Unique and character building experience

I found WAC through "Star Exchange". A great advantage was that the agency was nearby. So I could talk to the agents personally. When I entered the plane I knew that in this "whole new world" will wait great challenges. The language barrier and the cultural difference made it sometimes hard. The agency helped me to solve the problems asap. Remarkable in this program was that you are a part of a Chinese family. So you get an authentic experience of the food, culture and lifestyle. This program was also an amazing opportunity to get to know people who also travelled and experienced a lot and to learn from them. It helped me to become open minded. I learned chinese on a basic level. It was an unique experience which I can definetely recommend!

If you did this all over again, what's one thing you would change?
Talk to people with similar experiences in advance to prevent problems that are caused by the language barrier and different culture
Response from Wanderlust Exchange

Dear Nabil,

We are so delighted to hear from you and thanks for sharing your aupair experience with us here.

It's so great to know that you enjoyed your stay in China with your host family as well as the culture of this country.

We are also glad to see that you found this program is meaningful as much as joyful.

It was absolutely our pleasure to provide any support you needed throughout your stay and our time with you was amazing as well.

We wish you all the best in your future adventure!

Wanderlust Exchange

Emma
7/10
Yes, I recommend this program

3months in Shanghai

Working with wanderlust as an au pair has been a great experience, and I have loved living in this city - Shanghai. I have learnt so many things about Chinese culture and I also think it has helped me to become a more patient and caring person.
I was placed with a family with two girls, aged 10 and 3. Although there was and extreme language barrier between the family and I, the family tried to make sure I was happy. We even went on a family holiday together to Sanya in Hainan Province.
The biggest challenges I faced during this program were trying to find a balance between work and personal time. I found it to be a bit lonely in the beginning but once you get to know the other au pairs it is ok. The cultural activities offered are good, but would be better if there were more to give the au pairs more social interactions.
Overall, a great experience and a good opportunity to learn about Chinese culture.

What would you improve about this program?
Allowing the Au pairs to have more freedom and more social opportunities would make this program even better.
Response from Wanderlust Exchange

Dear Emma,

Thanks for sharing your experience in China with us and we are so glad to hear from you here!

It is great to know that you had a good time with your host family in Shanghai and knew more about Chinese culture.

We feel happy for you that you overcame challenges you had at the begining and fitted yourself well in a new country.

We also would like to thank you for giving that advice for us and that is just we are working on.

All the best to your future adventure!

Wanderlust Exchange

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Danielle
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

My time as a Chongqing au pair!

I’m just over two months into my three month stay in Chongqing. If you’re anything like I was before deciding to become an au pair, this is about the fifty-first website you’ve checked out in your research to find the program for you. Let’s be honest, integrating yourself in a totally new culture, especially one with a language different from your native tongue, is hard. But I can tell you that Wanderlust will help you every step of the way.

Ashley, Hazel, and Ginger have been a pleasure to work with, facilitating the interview process to find my host family, helping me with the (rather complex) visa application process, registering me for my biweekly Mandarin courses, showing me around the city my first week here, and providing a short orientation to help ease the transition into Chinese culture.

My host family has been nothing but kind to the bumbling foreigner that’s stayed with them for the past two months, and though teaching and taking care of a child is no easy feat, it really is wonderful to see her English improve every day.

So, to those of you who are ready to take the plunge and become an au pair in China, I say good luck and have fun! There’s really nothing else quite like it.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
Chongqing is well known for its delicious (and spicy!) food, so I've had the chance to try lots of new dishes. One of the most unique and surprisingly tasty ones is a spiced ox's stomach. Sounds pretty gnarly, I know, but if you get the chance, you should try it!
Response from Wanderlust Exchange

Dear Danielle,

It's very nice to hear from you and thanks for sharing your experience with us here.

We are so delighted that you enjoyed your stay with host family as well as food in Chongqing and had some wonderful culture experience!

We are so proud that you helped the little kid improve her English while having a big fun with her.

It is also great to know that you found our team was supportive and it was such a pleasure for us to have you aupairing with us.

We wish you every success in your future adventure!

Wanderlust Exchange

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Yan
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

3 months in Beijing

Going to China has always been something I wanted to do. Taking a gap year finally meant I was able to do this. Looking online for the right program so I could stay in China, I ended up with Wanderlust Exhange.
After arriving in my host family, the beginning was quite tough for me. However, the family has been very kind and gave me the time to get used to everything here. After a few days it went better and better.
Connecting with the hostchild was maybe the most challenging part of my experience. After a few weeks our relationship improved: the child was open to learn more English besides just playing with me.
Over the weekends I would join the family in their activities (having lunch outdoors, going to a park, visiting the grandparents, going to a park etc.) and during weekdays I'd have time to see more of the city and attend my Chinese classes.
Besides seeing more of the country and learning a little bit of the language, I also learned more about tutoring a child and finding ways to make learning more fun.
So I would say this program is a chance to experience the best of both worlds and I would recommend this program to anyone who's up for a (learning) adventure!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
To summarize my advice, it would be: go with the flow, allow yourself to adjust and make sure there's a good communication between you and the hostfamily.
By go with the flow I mean that sometimes unforeseen things happen and you just have to accept that instead of resisting it. Things might be very different for you than expected, getting used to your environment might be harder than you thought etc. and that's when you should let it go and stop trying to make it how you want it to be. This brings me to my next point: know that it takes time to adjust. For me this was especially the case in the beginning, for others it might go well at first, but then turn bad once they have stayed longer than a month (culture shock).
Most importantly, keep in mind that there is a hostfamily you can talk with about this besides your program coordinator. Communication is really key since the hostfamily has to get to know you and you them. Without letting them know about your difficulties, whether that is about missing your family or not being able to connect with the host child, they in return cannot help you. Letting know when you will leave the house or other events coming up, seem like simple things but are really crucial to maintain a good relationship between you and the hostfamily.
Response from Wanderlust Exchange

Dear Yan,

Thanks for sharing your experience here. We are so glad that you enjoyed this challenging adventure and had a good time with host family.

We also feel happy as well as proud of having invovled so many family activities and always learn something from them and pick up language by the way.

It was such a pleasure having you aupair with us and our time with you is as great as yours.

We wish you every success in your future adventure!

Wanderlust Exchange

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Aurore
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

6 months in Ningbo

First I wanted to be in Shanghai but when I discover the host family who wanted to be with me it was a perfect match !

WAC helped me in all my steps to be able to come to China by answering my questions. more the welcome and the approaches to my arrival were warmest. I am happy to have been with this company during my 6 months in China and I thank them very much for finding me the perfect family in China.

followed in approaches for visa, hosted on arrival in Shanghai, filed at the hotel to leave the business and rest with documents the agency more a small card welcome, the next day visit the agency to focus on the progress and operation in China, followed a visit Shanghai and next day take the train to go to the city of destination Ningbo ! where to me I have been received by the mother very warm with a bunch of flower. even if I were stressed in the plane before arriving in China and despite some technical problems staff this experience with the agency and my family home will forever engraved in my memory and is for me the most beautiful it is !

What was the most surprising thing you saw or did?
So many things with my host family. But maybe more the holidays in Sanya I fed rays.
Response from Wanderlust Exchange

Dear Aurore,

It's a such a delight to hear from you and have your experience shared with us.

We are so glad to know that you enjoyed your stay with your host family in Ningbo. It is also such a pleasure to know that you find our team is supportive. It was a great time for us too having you aupair with us.

Wish you every success in your future and all the best!

Wanderlust Exchange

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Michael
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

A short but incredible experience

Wow, I can't believe my two months in China as an AU Pair is already coming to an end!

What an experience, not an easy one by any means, but definitely a completely fulfilling one.

Wanderlust has made this journey a very smooth and simple one. From the airport pickup to the constant support no matter what the issue is (including numerous phone calls while I was in Hong Kong to renew my visa, they were with me every step of the way.

The family I have was matched with have been incredible, the 2 kids are great fun and we enjoy playing sports, games and doing homework everyday. The family have been amazing, they have really shown me around this great city and made me feel at home. In addition, we went on a 2 week holiday to Africa and saw amazing things together. It just goes to show if you put yourself in these kinds of situations anything can happen :)

As an Au pair in China, you shouldn't expect an easy ride, but you should expect a new cultural experience with new things to learn and see everyday . Dive right in and you will be able to make the most of it!

To those contemplating going to China as an Au Pair, I can highly recommend Wanderlust, they have made my journey here so great and I haven't once felt as though there was a problem I couldn't overcome, they have been such a great help to me!

Thanks everyone :)

Mike

Response from Wanderlust Exchange

Dear Michael,

Thank you so much for sharing your aupairing experience with us! It is such a delight to know it was an enjoyable as well as meaningful journey for you.

It is great to know that you had a wonderful time staying with your host family and had an amazing travel with them.

It is such a great pleasure to have you aupair with us and we enjoy the time being with you as much as you do.

Wish you all the best,

Wanderlust Exchange

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Antonia
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Experiencing Shanghai

I always knew that I wanted to do something different after I graduate. All my friends kept talking about going to the US or Australia, but somehow that didn't have too much appeal for me. One day I accidentally stumbled upon China and I figured, why not? So I packed all my stuff and went on my adventure in the far east.
I have been living in the beautiful City of Shanghai for nearly 6 months now - with another 6 months to go. Time is flying way too quickly.
From the moment I stepped into the country I was treated like a part of the family. I have a 5 year old host kid that I absolutely adore, she really makes my day brighter. My Hostfamily gave me the amazing opportunity to visit Hangzhou, Tonglu and Beijing with them. Who doesn't want to stand on the Great Wall once in their life? I made so many amazing friends along the way. I even traveled 18 hours in a train with one of them to visit Guilin, in South of China. This year already gave me so many amazing opportunities and it is not even halfway over.
Adjusting to the local 'Lifestyle' and Food had been no problem at all for me. Especially since I like to eat spicy. Seriously, that makes your life a lot easier.
What had been quite of a challenge at first for little ol' german me was the spontaneity of the people here. I tend to stick to plans and if you're like me, that might take some adjustment time.
Now, a few months later, I am proud to say that I got way more spontaneous though.
I also love the fact that we're able to study the language in a local language school. After 6 months I am able to understand quite a lot, but I must admit that speaking is still very hard for me.
Shanghai has quite a lot of English speakers, sometimes you gotta push yourself to speak Chinese in public - to leave your comfort zone.
I am very thankful for everything my Hostfamily did and still does for me. They take me out for amazing activities, and make sure that I always feel comfortable and welcome. They grew so close to my heart and I feel very grateful to be able to stay in such a wonderful family.
Hazel, Ginger and Lisa have been very helpful and are always there for you if you have any questions. I really made the right decision to come to a country with such a diverse culture, amazing food and the nicest people.
I'm looking forward to see what the next 6 months will bring me

Response from Wanderlust Exchange

Dear Antonia,

We are so glad to hear from you and thanks for sharing your experience in China with us too!

It is great to know that you had a wonderful time staying with your host family and had travelled couple of amazing places in China with them and enjoyed Chinese food at the same time :)

We also feel so proud of you for your progress in Chinese!

It is such a great pleasure to have you aupair with us and we enjoy the time being with you as much as you do.

Wish you all the best,

Wanderlust Exchange

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Jennifer
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

6 months as an Au Pair

I love Shanghai and would not trade this experience for the world! It is not for someone who's intentions are to travel the world and not be willing to put in the work. Get ready to have your patience tested and to be put in uncomfortable situations. These things have helped me grow so much as a person. Being an au pair means being able to be spontaneous and sometimes you probably will feel very confused on what you're supposed to do. But don't worry! If you have any questions or ANY concerns Wanderlust helps with all communication barriers you might have with your family. They work very hard to help you settle into Shanghai upon arrival and will try to help you feel comfortable through meeting the other au pairs immediately! I've learned to really care about my host kid and the family, you will definitely create bonds that are unforgettable with the people you meet :)

What would you improve about this program?
Could be clearer about what's expected from an au pair, but it's different for every family! You just have to talk it through before arrival.
Response from Wanderlust Exchange

Dear Jennifer,

Thank you so much for sharing your aupairing experience with us! It is such a delight to know it was an enjoyable as well as meaningful journey for you.

It is such a great pleasure to know our team has been supportive during your stay and we enjoy the time being with you as much as you do.

Wish you all the best,

Wanderlust Exchange

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Elisa
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

For those who want to see the world

How many people are out there sharing the same thought: ‚I want to see the world!‘ Maybe they just finished high school and want to spend some time exploring more places before starting university, or they are just looking for a new adventure and want to spend some time abroad, doing something different. I was one of these persons. After finishing high school I just wanted to grab my bags and go see the world.
But with going to see the world there comes a lot of stuff to organize. Where am I going? What am I doing there? Where do I get the money from? What if I get lonely, all by myself? Who has my back there, if anything goes wrong or I need some help? All these questions arise when you plan to go on a big journey by yourself. There is an answer to all these questions.
If you are reading this review, you are probably already considering to go to China. You probably already informed yourself at least a bit about this country. So I will just skip the part of telling you how amazing China is and how many opportunities and beautiful things this country has to offer. I will just skip telling you about the kind people you can meet here, the unbelievable amount of good food and the funny language, definitely worth learning!
In fact I will just skip the question of where you should go, but come to the next point, that will answer all the following questions.

When I thought about what I wanted to do, I asked myself what priorities I have for my big journey. I didn’t just want to see the culture, but experience it. I didn’t just want to listen to the language, but learn it. I didn’t just want to watch the people, but talk to them, get to know them, live with them.
I did some research back then and all my concerns seemed to have a solution with the one thing: being an au pair.
As an au pair you can enjoy and experience the country to the fullest. So in the next step I looked for a suitable program for me and this is how I found out about Wanderlust Exchange China.
With this program I you can have everything at once. I lived with a chinese family in Beijing. My duty was it to take care of their son and help him learn and improve his English which was a lot of fun and a great experience. Combining the work with children with travelling a country is probably one of the best things I could have done. Being a part of a chinese family gives you a whole new vision of China and its culture. There are so many things you can never understand about this country if you don’t take the step to make the decision to actually live here. Besides the normal daily life, the host family also took me on several weekend trips and holidays to show me more of China. And as we all know, travelling a country with locals is always a great thing, as they can tell and show you so many more things, you never would have known, travelling by yourself.
Another unique thing about this program and being an aupair in China was that I could attend Mandarin classes and learn the language myself. It was amazing for me to see myself suddenly understanding what people around me were talking about, if it was just at home or even in the streets.
Moreover there were monthly cultural activities included in the program, like cooking traditional chinese food and stuff. That’s how you got in touch with many other au pairs which- if needed or not- made you not feel lonely. I always enjoyed these meetups as it is always great to have someone to talk to who is experiencing just the same as you are.

To sum up, with this program I had an answer to all my questions. I am so grateful for the opportunity I was given to experience China to the fullest and I can recommend it to anyone who is open to something completely new and looking for an adventure out there.

Response from Wanderlust Exchange

Dear Elisa,

How nice to hear from you and read your sharing about your experience in being an aupair in China!

It is so delightful for us to know that after this program, all your questions have been answered and you find this journey meaningful as much as enjoyable.

We also glad to see that your aupairing experience had been enriched by wonderful trips with host family as well as other family activities.

It's so good to know that you enjoyed monthly cultural activities and most of all, your Mandarin has been improved during your stay as well!

It was also a great time for us having you as one of our aupairs!

We wish you all the best for your future journey!

Wanderlust Exchange

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Salomé
8/10
Yes, I recommend this program

5 month as an aupair

I stayed 5 months as an au pair in Shanghai, this was for me a wonderful experiences that made me mature, living with the Chinese family allowed me to be in total immersion in the country's culture. , there is occasionally misunderstanding between me and the family, but the agency has always been there if ever I had a problem. I was educated at the "Mandarin House" which is a very good school with a very good atmosphere and a remarkable quality of work, the other good point that I appreciated are the cultural outings with the other au pairs of the agency every month . It was for me a big change in my life, I had good as less good time, but I would recommend this experience to everyone, It is very enriching . And I can not wait to return in china to see the host family with whom I created strong links!

What would you improve about this program?
Nothing come in my mind for this , everything is good with this program.
Response from Wanderlust Exchange

Dear Salomé,

It is so great to hear from you and thank you so much for sharing your experience here.

We are glad to know that you enjoyed those activities and had a wonderful time in China during your aupairing and develop a strong link withh host family.

You are always welcome back.

We wish you all the best!

Wanderlust Exchange