Wanderlust Exchange's Au Pair in China Program provides students and young professionals with opportunities that integrate travel, education, Mandarin language learning, childcare, and English tutoring. This program is a great opportunity for overseas young adults to experience China and the Chinese culture by staying with a host family as well.
Locations: Host families are primarily located in Shanghai, with additional host families in other major cities, including: Beijing, Chongqing, Hangzhou, and Nanjing.
Program time span: 3 months-12 months, summer programs also available
-30 hours of childcare and English tutoring per week
Deliver planned English lessons on a daily basis to the host kids
Help the kids to learn a second foreign language (optional)
Help the kids with their English homework
Waking up the children
Taking/picking up children to/from school
Playing games with the children
Engage in family activities
Share some light house work (usually not required by host families)
Preparing light meals for children and clean up after the meals
Doing the children’s laundry and ironing their clothes
-1500 RMB pocket money/month
-3000-12000 RMB flight stipend (dependent on your length of stay, 3 vs. 12 month program)
-3 hours of Mandarin classes/week (12 hours/month)
-1.5 days off each week
-International medical insurance
-Visa application & renewal fee reimbursement (provided upon Au Pair's completion of the program)
-ITTT TEFL scholarship offered upon one’s completion of the program
Application: 0$ application fee + $100 USD program down payment (the down payment is only required once applicant is approved for program and will be completely returned to Au Pairs upon completion of the program)
* 18-28 years old
* Have completed secondary school (high school)
* Native speaker or proficient in English
* No criminal record
* Open to cultural differences and exploration
* Have the ability to teach English
Wanderlust Exchange encourages the exploration of self-awareness and personal development by providing participants with opportunities to:
1. Experience the unknown
2. Confront unforeseen challenges
3. Familiarize themselves with new cultures, ways of life, and behaviours
Wanderlust Exchange specializes in creating authentic cultural experiences through several exchange programs with the aim to bridge culture divide and help participants develop cross-cultural understanding that will enable them to be global citizens of the world.
In addition, Wanderlust Exchange is a member of International Au Pair Association (IAPA), a global not-for-profit organisation and the FUNDING member of WYSE Travel Confederation.
Also, a member of WYSE Travel Confederation, the only global not-for-profit membership organisation representing the entire youth, student and educational travel industry.