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, such as 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 lessons 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

92%
based on 26 reviews
  • Housing 9.2
  • Support 9
  • Fun 9.1
  • Value 9.5
  • Safety 9.4
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Sara
8/10

Unique Experience at an Affordable Price

I had a very interesting time working as an au pair。The Mandarin classes are a definite highlight of the program, as I have felt my skills improve greatly since first arriving here。Very good program for someone looking for something to do in their gap year. The cultural activities were very enjoyable and I learned a lot about people from other cultures. You have a lot of free time during the day to explore Beijing and some time to do traveling outside the city as well. In my time here, I visited Shanghai, Dalian, and even had a quick jaunt over to Seoul, which I never would have been able to afford without the help of this program. My family treated me very well and I consider myself rather lucky to have chosen them。I recommend this to anyone looking for an inexpensive way to visit China.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Jacques
9/10

Amazing time in Beijing

At first when I came across this opportunity I very sceptical as I have heard of many of these programs the end really bad but it turned into one the most amazing trips of my life. With a company full of world class employees that love what they do and host families that cherish you from the moment you walk through their doors how could this not be a great success. The Aupairia staff help you from the moment you first make contact till the day you get back on the the airplane to go home. In a country like China that has such a vast culture and so many history rich places to visit there was never a dull moment form the time you get up in the morning till you go to bed at night. During the program you meet so many new people from all kind of walks in life and in the end you leave with friend you've made for life. If anyone ever asked me if I'd recommend the Aupairia program, I'd say yes in a heart beat. Do it, enrich your life and you'll have memories you'll adore forever.

Yes, I recommend this program
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ada
10/10

Experience Beijing's culture

I enjoyed this experience a lot and it has taught me a lot about chinese culture especially since we got to live with a Chinese family. We got to learn Chinese at Beijing Foreign Studies University and have cultural activities with the company. Everyone was very helpful at the office when we had any problems. The other aupairs old and new ones are all so friendly and we would help each other out when we felt a little bit homesick. I changed a lot since being here and have learned to be independent as well as adapt to this culture and the food. One advice that I would give to the future participants is to be prepared as this culture is significantly different to others and I would do some research before arriving. My favorite memory in Beijing was going to inner Mongolia with my host family and being to spend more time bonding with my host kid.

How can this program be improved?
maybe to know more about the families, speaking to the host kids and seeing the schedule before arriving.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Annie
9/10

Do something that scares you

China is big and can be scary when you don't understand the language and don't know the people. But (as forces as this sounds) Aupairia really takes care of you, sets you up really nice and holds your hand all along the way (if you want them).

While you might think you'd get kidnapped the moment you land or that you'd be slaving away the whole time you're here that you won't get to do anything for yourself at all, I'm glad to tell you you're wrong. There's really so much freedom and flexibility to explore the city, other parts of China and learn one of the toughest languages in the world.

The families are also really cool and treat you as one of their own. Staying with them has also helped improve my Mandarin to a greater degree because you're forced to be better, stronger, faster. Fun!

How can this program be improved?
The aupairs could be provided with a higher monthly allowance as costs tend to compile as the months progress.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Sam
8/10

My 3 months as an Au Pair in Beijing

I spent 3 months in Beijing living with 2 different families as an Au pair with Auparia.

Overall it was a very positive experience, both my host families were very welcoming and the living conditions were very good. The host kids were nice and it was enjoyable to work with them. I had a lot of free time to explore Beijing which made my experience even better as it is a really interesting city to explore. The other Au pairs were all very friendly and easy to get along with and I made some really good friends. The Aupairia staff were very helpful towards me and always looking for feedback to help improve.

It is definately an experience I would recommend however your time here will be very dependant on your host family and how well you get along with them. Also, be ready to spent some of your own money if you want to travel around China. Be prepared for some hard times, lots of good times and an unforgetable experience.

How can this program be improved?
More spending money for the Au pairs.

More consistent treatment from the host families towards the Au pairs.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Michelle
9/10

Summer in Beijing

I came to China during my summer vacation and had a great time! There are so many benifits to doing this program, and most importantly, it's affortable. This is a great way to explore the country and live like a local. It can be hard to adapt to a new culture and live away from home, but you will be amazed how much you grow. You will make a life long connection with your host family and the children, and become a big brother or sister! I am so happy with my decision to work with Aupairia.
I love Aupairia!

How can this program be improved?
There is a monthly allowance, but more money would be helpful.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Daniel
8/10

Aupairia Review

This experience was amazing! This is the first time I have travelled outside my home country by myself and I got to experience and live life in China for 6 months. I got to visit many different places in and around Beijing(where I was placed), I met many different people from all over the world and have made some friemds for life. I got to see and experience a completely different culture to what I was used to. I lived with a chinese family and also got to learn the language while I was here by attending the madarin and culture classes that are provided by the company. Finally I got to grow as a person, this helped me become more confident both in myself and socially and it helped me become more independant. I would reccommend this programme to anyone who is thiinking of travelling and doesn't know where to start or wants to gain some experience with dealing with children.

How can this program be improved?
A little more support when going through the initial culture shock would have been nice and also an increase on the allowance you are given would be good because currently the amount is not enough to live on while in China.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Rui
9/10

Great experience that i highly recommend

I applyed for a 3 months programm and in my opinion its the best you can do, and after that if you want to stay longer you must extend it.
It was a pleasure to come here, in the first weeks it was a little bit difficult but then i made a huge relation with the other aupairs and also with the family.
Overall if you want to do something like this dont hesitate since that you can experience a way different culture and basicly have everything paid

Yes, I recommend this program
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Andrew
10/10

Amazing Cultural Experience

This program was a great experience. You're placed with a family most likely in the upper middle class of china so it's more than accomadating. It's low cost (flights are payed for by the company) and you get a monthly allowance. during your time off you can spend it with the other au pairs from all over the world and learn new things about people and places. This experience was one I wont ever forget!

How can this program be improved?
The monthly allowance was 1000rmb a month which is about 150 USD. your meals are all provided so you dont need to spend a lot of money. It would have been cool to have a bit extra money to use!
Yes, I recommend this program
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Gayta
9/10

Great Program!

I am very happy with my decision to participate in this program. It was an unforgetable experience. Being in a foreign country can be difficult, but it was definitely worth it. My host kids are amazing; so smart and sweet. I will miss them so much. The children love art so I did weekly "special projects" with them and they expressed to me that they will miss that the most. I am thankful to have found this program because otherwise, I likely would not have travelled to China and witness all the amazing history and culture.

Yes, I recommend this program
Bindhu
9/10

Amazing opportunity

I'm very glad that I decided to join this programme. The staff guide you from start to finish, and always help when you're in need (eg need to book a taxi back home, need a translation). Beyond that, the hours are very reasonable and you have ample time to visit Beijing. It might be a bit of a tight schedule to visit other cities, but there's more than enough to do in Beijing for 3 months so you won't ever be too bored.

My host family was incredible, my host mum was accommodating and made me feel right at home from the start. My kids were adorable and I already miss them! The Chinese lessons held at Beijing Foreign Studies University are taught by an excellent teacher, who is warm and very experienced.

How can this program be improved?
The staff could be better at communication, eg. many things with the university (as we were the pilot batch) were just sprung on us
Yes, I recommend this program
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Zohaib
10/10

3 Months in BJ

I had a fantastic time as an Aupair in China. My time spent tutoring is incredibly reasonable, and it allows for me to spend a good portion of time exploring Beijing. Beyond this, I had the opportunity to visit many other Chinese cities during my time which further enriched my visit. The living conditions were extremely comfortable and transport was convenient and affordable.

I also had the chance to learn Mandarin at a local university, which, very immediately enabled me to unlock a lot more doors in a country where english is still not widely spoken.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Lauren
9/10

Aupairia

This program is a great way to experience China, especially on a limited budget! You don’t have to worry about your living costs, and still have enough money to explore Beijing and make the most of your time here. The company was very flexible to me, and allowed me to fit in other commitments whilst still completing the program. It is also a great way to start teaching English, without having to commit to having your own class of students! I would recommend this experience to others.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Sasha
9/10

A fantastic experience!

Whilst looking for things to do during my gap year, I came across Aupairia. The program drew me in as, unlike au pairing in other countries, you have the choice of a 3 month, 6 month, 9 month or 1 year program. It also differs in that your main role as an aupair is to help the children improve their English as opposed to looking after them. During my 3 months in China with Aupairia, I had the opporunity to immerse myself in Chinese culture and improve my Mandarin skills. I was placed with a lovely host family who gave me a comfortable living space and 3 meals a day. The teaching hours were extremely reasonable and I had plenty of time to explore Beijing.

Yes, I recommend this program
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Filipa
10/10

3 months in China

In these past 3 months, I've had plenty of opportunities to learn more about myself and the world. I'm very glad I decided to come to China as an Au Pair - the program is great, the staff are all very kind and willing to help, my host family made me feel like I was part of their family and I think I have grown a lot. The people are genuinely interested in sharing their culture and learning about others.

I will always remember this experience and everyone I met here, thank you Aupairia!

Yes, I recommend this program

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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...