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About

LoPair, based in Hangzhou, is proud to be the 1st Chinese au pair company that wins the Au Pair of the Year Winner Award at 2017 annual campaign run by International Au Pair Association. We place au pairs from worldwide with host families in 10+ major Chinese cities.

LoPair aims to create extraordinary experiences for au pairs. Our unique services include a 3-day group arrival orientation in Hangzhou, reinforced educational settings such as the weekly mandarin classes, monthly cultural courses as well as Local Coordinator activities. We support our au pairs thru our Local Coordinator, LoPair Mentor and Education Advisor projects, through which au pairs receive individual attention and care throughout the entire program duration.

Website
www.lopair.com
Founded
2011
Headquarters

Room 609, Yinzun Building, Zunbao Mansion No.89 Chengxing Road Hangzhou, China 310020
Hangzhou Shi
Zhejiang Sheng, 310016
China

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Reviews

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Hannah
10/10

I spent three months as an aupair in Beijing and got the chance to become part of a lovely family. I loved spending time with my host kid and my host family always tried to show me as much of their culture as possible. They took me on trips within Beijing at least once per week and we also got to spent a few days at the ocean together etc. Even though being an aupair and teaching children English can be quite challenging from time to time and requires a lot of effort and energy as well as commitment for children, my host family always made sure that I got enough free time to discover the city and spend time with friends. So I got the chance to camp and hike with friends on the Great Wall...
Also the cultural classes offered by Lopair, like a Kung Fu class or a traditional tea ceremony, were very interesting and the Chinese classes by Mandarin House were an excellent opportunity to study Chinese.

All in all, this program is an amazing opportunity to get to know China and its culture, to become part of a lovely family and to learn Chinese. I am incredibly grateful for my host family and hope to visit them in Beijing again soon!

Yes, I recommend this program
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Birgit
9/10

It was an amazing experience. But try to take things not personal because the culture is different and mostly the people don't mean it how they say it. Through the chinese class, I could learn some basic skills in Mandarin and I also got a lot of new friends there. Friends make China much better. You can visit a lot of new places. I have been to a lot of different parks as well as in a lot of temple. That are so pretty places. It is nice to see the Buddha figures. They are all unique. Moreover I enjoyed to go to watertown because you can escape from the busy life in the city. To go around I would recommend to download Shanghai metro app and to use google maps. Glogle maps was my best friend in China. The metro system is very easy so you could also manage it without an app. But why should you make your life harder than it has to be.

How can this program be improved?
More support during the program would be good and that you get not enough information or the wrong one. Always double check how it really is.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Luisa
7/10

I really liked this cultural experience here in China! The first month was quite hard as a lot of things are different than where I come from. I would not recommend this program to somebody who has problems with communication issues or homesickness!
Especially the Language barrier was quite a big deal here for me.. of course I am not able to speak Chinese and I can‘t expect everyone in China to speak English but most of the people here do not Even understand a single word.. I was shocked at the beginning. I really liked my family, but as an au pair in China you should be prepared for difficult kids! Collect as much experience with children as possible! Having a good relationship with the child was the hardest challenge for me in China, and until the end ist stayed dificult.. I feel like Chinese kids are completely different from European ones!!

How can this program be improved?
Maybe more international families and not only chinese families should be in the program! There live so many international families in Beijing !
Yes, I recommend this program
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Lucien
8/10

I have spent the last three months teaching English in a lovely host family in Beijing. The LoPair staff was helpful and efficient. It did not take me long to find a host family and I feel very lucky to have lived with them. The Chinese classes by Mandarin House are really good. It is communicative Chinese but I was very satisfied with the quality of the teaching. We also had culture classes such as fan making and calligraphy which were very interesting. I also had many opportunities to visit the city.

Yes, I recommend this program
Lucien
9/10

I enjoyed being an au pair to a lovely family in Beijing for three months. I am sure I will miss them and cannot believe how fast the three months went. The Mandarin classes were also really good! It is focused on communication but I am very satisfied with it. We also had cultural classes such as making fans and traditional calligraphy which were very interesting. I would probably do it again if I could and whole heartedly recommend it

Yes, I recommend this program

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