Au Pair Programme in China

Company : Aupairia
Activities: Au-Pair Jobs / Jobs
Location : Beijing, China
Duration: 3 months to 1 year
Approx Costs: 0 to 500 $ Dollars (US)

If you are looking for an unforgettable experience this is for you. Learn to speak Mandarin and about Chinese culture while living with a Chinese family, sharing your home country culture and language. Your Chinese adventure starts here!

Experience life in the "Middle Kingdom" for three months or longer and learn Mandarin while living with a family in China. Build a rewarding bond with your host family, be a "big sister or brother" to a Chinese kid, take part in our Mandarin language programme and explore your host city and beyond in your free time.


With Aupairia Au Pair China programme, you will:

  1. Provide informal language tutoring and childcare to lovely Chinese kids;
  2. Study Chinese (Mandarin) in our lessons and live in the local community speaking Chinese in daily life;
  3. Immerse yourself in Chinese culture by living with a Chinese host family who will introduce you to local customs;
  4. Participate in our cultural activities, such as learning Chinese calligraphy, that provide context to what you learn in the classroom;
  5. Explore the world's oldest civilization and visit traditional sites such as the Forbidden City, the Great Wall, and less touristy places that only locals know about.


For free!

  • Round-trip airline tickets be paid by the host family;
  • Food and accommodation, monthly allowance of at least RMB 1,500;
  • Weekly Mandarin lessons monthly activities will be provided by Aupairia;
  • In addition, when you complete your programme properly you will receive an Au Pair certificate;


If you:

  • are a single person at 18-28 years old
  • have native or near native English skills
  • want to live with a Chinese family
  • have no criminal record
  • are in good health
  • are a secondary school graduate, equivalent, or higher
  • are comfortable looking after children



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Aupairia Au Pair Programme in China Reviews

Great Company, Highly Recomend !

Loved my experience, the company was very friendly and organised. They made me feel very comfortable and safe. Was lucky enough to also have a great host family where i made lots of fabulous memories with the kids. The teaching aspect can be very rewarding. Living in the home was also a great way to experience the culture. Chinese classes and cultural activies were amazing.

By: Tessa
Nationality: nz
Age: 21

One of the best decisions I've ever made

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 three months in Beijing than one year of university. I gained the all-important life skills of perseverance, having a sense of humour at all times, and budgeting among others. I also experienced the culture in so many layers. I would consider myself lucky in that at no point did I feel properly homesick. In the end, the good far outweighed the little bad (a nasty but isolated incidence of food poisoning, some really tiring days, cravings for certain foods that are unavailable) and the colourful memories that resulted were priceless.

By: Liz Xu
Nationality: Australian
Age: 19

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