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 Au Pair of the Year Award Winner!
This is the perfect program to immerse fully in Chinese family life and culture. For 3 to 12 months, you will stay with an amazing host family. You will serve as a big brother or sister to your host siblings, sharing your language and culture with them and getting to know their culture at the same time. You will also assist with live-in English tutoring and childcare for up to 30 hours per week.
In return, you will receive room and board, along with meals and other perks - from roundtrip international flights to holidays. You will also attend Mandarin lessons and monthly cultural courses. On top of these, you will get at least 1,500 RMB pocket money per month and a completion bonus of 1,000 RMB or more if you stay for 6 months or longer.
We offer a LoPair Scholarship to help eligible applicants to fulfill their dream of experiencing Chinese life. We have spots available for all eligible au pairs! Do not miss it!
Gain an insight into daily family routine and life in China.
Become fluent in Mandarin through weekly lessons and daily practice with your host family.
Experience authentic Chinese culture and traditions while staying with a local host family.
Explore some of the most beautiful places in China, such as the Rainbow Mountains in Zhangye and the picturesque village of Hongcun.
Add your CV with international professional experience.
I had a great host family who was always available to chat any possible improvements regarding how I was teaching and flexibility in the schedule. Depending on the community there isn't a lot you can do but to travel by yourself is always an option. I do find it's better to make friends and make plans together to explore your nearby areas. I made numberous friends and will most likely keep in long after returning. Unforgettable memories with new friends and new opportunities to try different foods and experience the culture with the host families and culture classes provided.
Lopair is great, Beijing is amazing, China was a really interesting place to visit and i could definitely see myself living here someday, the school was really fun to do, I loved the work i did here, and overall i really have no big negative experiences that come to mind. The whole trip was just amazing and i will never forget this experience.
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.
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 ;)
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! :)
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.
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.
After 6 month of being an Aupair in China I can say that I enjoyed my time here I enjoyed exploring China and experiencing the Chinese culture.
My family was really nice and I‘ll miss this kids.
But still being an Aupair in China is different from other countries. What depends on your family but also on your mind setting and your durability.