Beijing Aupairia

Aupairia

About

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 over the world can learn from each other and learn about different cultures. We are very pleased to welcome our international au pairs to share language and culture with native Chinese host families and kids, improve their Mandarin skills and help kids learn their language through immersing into the language environment at a very young age.

Almost all our staff have an international experience. Since 2015, our team has been dedicated to ensuring that our program support and services meet the highest standards. The result is a wonderful cultural exchange experience for our au pairs and host families.

Come and experience a memorable and meaningful adventure in China for three months or longer that you will treasure forever!

Website
aupairia.com
Founded
2015
Headquarters

Room 2210, JinAo International, Madian East Road No.19, Haidian District, Beijing, China. 
Chaoyang District
Chaoyang Qu
Beijing Shi, 100102
China

Reviews

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Georgia
9/10
Yes, I recommend this program

This was a great opportunity to learn about Beijing and Chinese culture, with lots of time for sightseeing and an immersive experience in a Chinese family. Socialising with other au pairs and meeting people from across the world was a particular highlight, as well as discovering amazing places in the city. I really liked the host family I was put with, they were extremely generous and kind towards me. I will really miss the kids when I go home, as well as all of the friends I made here, it's a shame we don't all live in the same place all the time! The Mandarin lessons were also fun, taught me what I needed to get by, and I met friends in these classes as well which was a plus. Would recommend this to anyone who wants to experience something new.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Make the most of all your free time, sightseeing and meeting new people.
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Stefanie
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

Experiencing this cultural program with Aupairia has been amazing! The support that was provided by the team and my host family has been incredible. My host family was great to me and they really made my time in Beijing better than I thought it would have been. I loved interacting with locals and being able to practice my Mandarin was great. The people that you meet along the way is interesting and its something you wouldn't experience anywhere else. I also loved being able to share my culture, teaching the kids and watching them grow from the time I had met them. Aupairia enables you to not only travel abroad, but also learn aIong the way. I definitely encourage anyone that is wanting to experience a new country and culture to take on this opportunity!

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
My advice is to step outside your comfort zone and do everything and anything that comes your way. You only live once so enjoy what you can!
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Roxane
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I arrived in China 3 months ago without knowing anything about this country. I met a lot of incredible people very open minded, learned a lot about Chinese culture and the language, went out a lot and experienced Beijing nightlife almost every weeks, taught english and became best friend with a 5years-old kid. When I arrived I found a lot of things very strange but now I think I can't live without eating shrimps and rice for breakfast, taking my shoes off every time I come into a house, paying with wechat and dancing like Chinese people. I am also very happy that I experienced summer and autumn in Beijing. I will remember this experience for the rest of my life and would recommend it to every open minded people. and to finish this review, I would like to say woyaiobaojiale

What was your funniest moment?
I was playing with my 5years old child OLI and his mum offered us cakes that look like bears. OLI only ate the mouth of the bear and said he was not going to eat the cake because the bear is so cute. I told him that now he ate the mouth the bear was not allowed to talk anymore anyway. He stared at me and said in a very calm way 'No Roxane, the bear can not talk because it is a cake..............'
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marco
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

I really loved this experience, they offered support through the whole experience and talking to aupairs from other companies they look the most reliable au pair company in Beijing.
I had the chance to live with a chinese family teaching english to their children, is both tiring and rewarding but is also a good opportunity to challenge yourself and get out of your comfort zone.
I had the chance to visit many places in beijing and go to the great wall many times too, then since they provide you a monthly allowance, the flight and the chinese school, the whole experience is effordable for everyone.
I think that is the best way to get to know china for the first time, in terms of learning chinese it is better if your level is not basic cause you really improve the listening ability a lot if you already know some chinese.

What was the most nerve-racking moment and how did you overcome it?
sometimes the children had been really annoying but auparia supported me
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Jo
10/10
Yes, I recommend this program

This was a great experience. I have been planning to go to Beijing for a very long time in order to improve my Chinese speaking skills. 3 months was definitely sufficient for me, I was able to learn more about Chinese culture as well as the language. I grew a close connection to my host family, so much that I will definitely be back to visit them!

My host family was so lovely and their expectation of me were very clear. It helps to have some previous knowledge of the Chinese language otherwise communication can be difficult.
Aupairia was a great company to help me settle in to China, with setting up bank cards, sim cards, Wechat etc. The culture classes they held were good fun to catch up with the other aupairs whilst learning about Chinese culture.
I was prepared to explore Beijing during the day with the expectation of teaching the kids English in the evenings, which aspiring Aupairs should be prepared for. Otherwise this program is not for you.
This program allowed me to meet so many new people, learn so much about the Chinese culture and language and explore Beijing as a local.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
Probably sea cucumber. Or chicken feet. I was surprised with different foods in China everyday.

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Staff Interviews

These are in-depth Q&A sessions with program leaders.

Chale Zhang

Job Title
Program Supervisor
Chale is from an ancient city, Xi’an, which is in Central China. He has graduated from the National University of Mining and Technology and is pursuing a Master’s Degree at the same school.

He’s interested in ancient Chinese culture. And now, he enjoys sharing his culture with au pairs in Aupairia Cultural Activities and is happy to learn more about the au pairs' home culture. In fact, he is working as a friend with au pairs as well as an Aupairia program supervisor.

What is your favorite travel memory?

My favorite travel memory is when I went to Shanxi Province, China for the summer camp in 2018 as a leader for teenagers. What makes me remember deeply is not only the beautiful views of Shanxi and the enthusiasm of people there but also the splendid Chinese culture of this place. And when I first worked as a volunteer leader for teenagers to explain the culture and experience the culture, I found that I have a great interest in sharing and explaining culture with others. So I came to work for Aupairia.

How have you changed/grown since working for your current company?

Since I worked for Aupairia, I found that my biggest change is becoming more tolerant and willing to accept different cultures. At the same time, I became more responsible and patient.

I am deeply aware of the importance of guiding students to live in a foreign country, so I am committed to providing students with a better life and travel guide.

What is the best story you've heard from a return student?

There was once a Mexican girl who wanted to come to China since she was a child, even though she did not know where China was, what the Chinese language was and what the Chinese culture was like. Then one day she saw Aupairia's enrollment information and signed up for the program - her adventure in China started.

During her six-month program, she felt the charm of Chinese culture and experienced the life and culture in this land. After the six-month program ended, she decided to extend the program for another six months to continue her Chinese study and Aupairia program in China.

If you could go on any program that your company offers, which one would you choose and why?

I will choose the Chinese study program, because the first step to experience a country's culture is to learn its language, and the Chinese learning program will give me an important opportunity to learn Chinese. And most importantly, it's free.

Living with my Chinese family every day, I can experience Chinese culture from all aspects of life. And in my spare time, I can also travel in China, especially the trip to Xi'an. I think the oldest city in the world must be very wonderful.

What makes your company unique? When were you especially proud of your team?

I think our inclusive, serious, rigorous and open-minded corporate culture is unique. That's what makes me proud.

Our colleagues unite with each other, understand each other, and work together to focus on students' development and provide a better platform for young people. We are doing something meaningful, which is very worthy being proud of.

What do you believe to be the biggest factor in being a successful company?

I think the biggest factor for a successful company is to have an inclusive culture and a sense of unity and collaboration.

Do meaningful things and make long-term plans for students' development. For example, what we are doing now is to plan for a long term development for children and young people, which will not only become a lifetime experience but also provide inexhaustible motivation for the rest of our lives.