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Working with Chinese Children through LoPair Au Pair China

What better way to hone your Mandarin, acquire hands-on work experience, and experience a new culture than this unique opportunity. Join LoPair Au Pair China, the 2017 IAPA...

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Elite Special: 6-week EduCare in China

FREE round-trip airfare, full-board accommodation and travel insurance! You will spend 6 weeks with a carefully chosen Chinese host family and benefit from a totally immersive...

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Learning through Living Together -- LoPair Au Pair China

Hoping to experience life in China? Work with LoPair Au Pair China, the winner of the 2017 IAPA Au Pair of the Year! We offer an opportunity that helps you enjoy an action-packed...

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Working with Chinese Children -- LoPair Au Pair China

Nǐ hǎo! Grab this chance to experience Chinese culture and family life with the help of LoPair Au Pair China, the only award-winning au pair agency in the country! For...

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Teaching English with LoPair Au Pair China

Nǐ hǎo! The best way to completely immerse in Chinese culture is to become part of a family in China. Sign up for LoPair Au Pair China, the country’s only award-winning...

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Learning Chinese through Living with a Chinese Host Family

Sign up for this award-winning cultural exchange program offered by LoPair! Hailed the 2017 IAPA Au Pair of the Year Award Winner, it gives you lifetime experiences in one...

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LoPair Au Pair China Program Reviews

Overall Rating

7 / 10

  • Host Company

    6

  • Living Situation

    6

  • Compensation

    4

  • Health & Safety

    3

  • Professional Development

    8

  • Community

    5

It was interesting

Immersing yourself fully into the culture of China by living with a host family is one of the best ways to obtain a true view of their way of life. It was a very enlightening experience, as with all experiences, there were some negative points, but overall the experience was excellent.

Program: Working with Chinese Children through LoPair Au Pair China

Overall Rating

6 / 10

  • Host Company

    6

  • Living Situation

    7

  • Compensation

    5

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Professional Development

    3

  • Community

    8

Aupair China

I've been an AuPair with LoPair for almost 9 month (Beijing/Hangzhou) now. My time had it's up and downs. You make a lot of new friends that will help you through the hard times and be with you in the good times. The families you get are a bit of a toss up: you can be incredible lucky or get a absolute horrible one. Mine were okay and I count my lucky stars for that. Don't get me wrong they weren't perfect either. for my first 6 month I worked way too many hours and didn't really have any of my off days. My second one was better but I had to remind them constantly that I had off time or that my pocket money was due. The intercultural communication was challenging but you get used to it after a while and find ways to cope with it. By now I'm a pro at haggling ;)

Program: Working with Chinese Children through LoPair Au Pair China

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Host Company

    8

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Compensation

    7

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Professional Development

    7

  • Community

    9

Au pair in Shanghai

Absolutely loved the city and the family I stayed with! I was made at home straight away, the host parents always joked that I was like the oldest daughter. The program has made me develop as a person, and I am going to take away memories I will treasure for life! :)

Program: Working with Chinese Children through LoPair Au Pair China

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Host Company

    7

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Compensation

    9

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Professional Development

    N/A

  • Community

    10

Amazing experience

I’m glad that I decided to come to China! It’s one of the best experience I had so far. I met international friends, learned a new language and get memories for a lifetime! The Chinese family I lived with was nice and I had a lot of free time to explore Beijing. I also went to Shanghai, Hangzhou, in the countryside and spend 3 weeks in Sanya with my hostfamily. The agency and my local coordinator have been reliable the whole time. I had a great time in class twice a week with my friends and the teachers at Mandarin house were really nice.

Program: Working with Chinese Children through LoPair Au Pair China

Overall Rating

7 / 10

  • Host Company

    4

  • Living Situation

    4

  • Compensation

    1

  • Health & Safety

    8

  • Professional Development

    1

  • Community

    4

Thanks to my host-family

I want to start off by saying that I was extremely lucky with my host-family. They have always been very welcoming and understanding, and fortunately we had very few misunderstandings. I have had a great 6 months in Shanghai, and I definitely recommend the city.

However, I want to adress a few things that isn't that great this company. First of all, NEVER offer to pay for something and then let them pay you back. You will not get that same amount back. Secondly, be aware that the cultural programs are very rare and at odd times; I haven't even made it to one; so If you don't get along with those you come with, you may end up feeling very isolated and alone. Also, if your intention is to learn Chinese as a beginner, this is not the way, as the language courses are very rare and not that good. Last and most important: safety and communication. This didn't happen to me personally, but I heard of three girls visiting a different city, and ended up being drugged and robbed, without any possibility to return to their host-families. They reached out to the company for help, and their response was basically "This is your fault for going to a bar, and you are putting this whole company to shame". Their local coordinator had also since then, been ignoring them at all costs. I mean?
In general, they seem to just care the satisfaction of the paying host-parents, not us.

Even though I'm not a huge fan of the company, I've had a good experience and I believe that you can too, just be very careful and ask the right questions, when it comes to picking a host-family.

Program: Working with Chinese Children through LoPair Au Pair China

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