- Listing Type: Gap Year Programs
- Destinations: China
- Credit Awarded: None
- Program Length: Two Months, Academic Year, Semester, Quarter, Other
- Start Month: January, February, March, April, May, June, July, August, September, October, November, December
- Category: Travel/Cultural Immersion
- Selective: Yes
- Gender: Coed
- Ages: 18, 19+, 19
- Housing: Homestay, Other
- Minimum Cost: Free
Wanderlust Exchange helps match culture-hungry young adults to individual Chinese families looking to host an Au Pair for 3, 6, and 12-month periods -- Au Pairing over a 2-month summer break is also possible!
Many Chinese families are interested in hosting native or fluent English speakers in their homes to support their child's language development and provide an opportunity to promote cultural diversity and understanding.
Locations of host families:
Host families are primarily located in Shanghai, with additional host families in other major cities, including: Beijing, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Nanjing, Suzhou and Ningbo
Program time span:
3 months-12 months, summer programs also available
30 hours of childcare and English tutoring per week
- 1500 RMB pocket money/month
- 3000-12000 RMB flight stipend (dependent on your length of stay, 3 - 12 month program)
- 3 hours of Mandarin classes/week (12 hours/month)
- 1.5 days off each week
- International medical insurance (Dr. Walter)
Visa application & renewal fee reimbursement (provided upon Au Pair's completion of the program)
Being an Au Pair in China is an immense opportunity to grow as a global citizen by experiencing a new culture, pushing your comfort zone, and cultivating the necessary tools to bridge cultural divides now and in the future.
By providing a high-level of program support to program participants before and during their Au Pair experience, Wanderlust Exchange offers a program that is ideal for seasoned and first-time travelers to Asia who may experience some anxiousness around culture differences.
As an Au Pair, you will spend a great majority of your time teaching English to your host family's children, while also providing childcare support. Au Pairs should have a caring spirit and a true interest in child development.
As an Au Pair, you will be welcomed into your host family's home and encouraged to participate in their culture and share your own. Your host family is more than just your employer, they will serve as your extended family while you reside in China.
As an Au Pair in China, you have the option to receive 12 hours of Mandarin Classes each month to improve your ability to understand and converse in the most widely spoken language in the world.