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Working with Chinese Children through LoPair Au Pair China

2017 Special Scholarship: Unlimited seats of full scholarship available to native English speaking au pairs! … Learn mandarin and Chinese culture, care for host children...

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2017 Special Scholarship: Unlimited seats of full scholarship available to native English speaking au pairs! … Learn mandarin and Chinese culture, care for host children...

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Teaching English with LoPair Au Pair China

2017 Special Scholarship: Unlimited seats of full scholarship available to native English speaking au pairs! … Learn mandarin and Chinese culture, care for host children...

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Learning through Living Together -- LoPair Au Pair China

2017 Special Scholarship: Unlimited seats of full scholarship available to native English speaking au pairs! … Learn mandarin and Chinese culture, care for host children...

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Learning Chinese through Living with a Chinese Host Family

2017 Special Scholarship: Unlimited seats of full scholarship available to native English speaking au pairs! … Learn mandarin and Chinese culture, care for host children...

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LoPair Au Pair China Program Reviews

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • The Employer

    8

  • Living Situation

    6

  • Pay and Benefits

    7

  • Health and Safety

    8

  • Professional Development

    6

  • Social Life

    9

Shenzhen and Beijing

An amazing experience which quality depends on your open mindedness and sense of adventure. I have seen caves, spent two nights in a tent on the great wall, climbed challenging mountains, started meditating, stopped eating meat, learned some chinese and for better or for worse everyday has been an experience.

Program: Working with Chinese Children through LoPair Au Pair China

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • The Employer

    8

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Pay and Benefits

    7

  • Health and Safety

    9

  • Professional Development

    8

  • Social Life

    8

Lopair review

I had a wonderful experience as an au pair in China. I had a lot of trouble in my first month and Lopair did a great job in making sure everything was okay for everyone involved. I would recommend this program to one of my friends.

Program: Working with Chinese Children through LoPair Au Pair China

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • The Employer

    8

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Pay and Benefits

    5

  • Health and Safety

    10

  • Professional Development

    7

  • Social Life

    2

Seans Chengdu experience

Over all China has been very interesting. It has been great to see a new life style in the busy centre of Chengdu. I certainly wanted to experience a new culture and that's exactly what I got.
Some things I liked very much included but is not limited to the following.
The food! Yes the food is of varying spectacular. It helps that the family I was staying with enjoyed dining at a variety of different places. From traditional vegetarian Buddhist restaurants to European style steak houses, I'll surely never forget a glimpse in to the food culture I was fortunate enough to get a taste of.
Another thing was the people! Yes they are all very busy in this fast paced city life but I was amazed at the friendliness and what they get up to in their spare time. It was a favourite thing of mine walking past the riverways to see groups of people gathered around to watch a game of Chinese chess or to see groups of people dancing or practising some form of traditional martial art movement.

During this program if you put in the effort trying your best to get English into the daily life of your student then you will make a huge impact on their future. I hope my student/little brother Steven some day can work abroad and achieve great things.
I personally didn't get much of a social life because as this is a live in situation you can't stay out for long. The major off time you get is when your student is at school. I found it hard to maintain friends aswell as I was always wanting to walk somewhere new, I was solitary by my own choice during my free time. I found it a waste of time trying to keep in contact with people I met as they couldn't keep up my walking pace and I knew I wanted to see everything I could!
Honestly not many people spoke English here In Chengdu, I'm sure it's different on the more touristy east coast.
Lopair was a good program provider, I didn't talk to them much as I didn't have any problems but they provided me the paperwork for an extension visa with ease and always assured me they were there to help if I needed.
I'm giving health and safety a 10 because of controllable factors like a clean house and food. However you are in China, it is notorious for the Smog. I would not live in China due to this and probably don't recommend a stay over a year if you are from a non air polluted nation. I got the travellers sick bug in the first month. Not really avoidable If you are eating new foods with new bacteria that your body is not used to, you can't drink tap water or rain water here either. A big change.
That should give a realistic broad idea of the Lopair program. To sum it up it was awesome to experience a new place and grasp the chinese philosophy and help Steven with his English. I probably wouldn't do this again as I'm an adventure always after new ideas and places, but I'm glad I did it. If you are hesitant just sign up for 3 months and give it a go. Free flights, food, accommodation and the chance to help someone's kid out with English.

Program: Working with Chinese Children through LoPair Au Pair China

Overall Rating

6 / 10

  • The Employer

    6

  • Living Situation

    5

  • Pay and Benefits

    5

  • Health and Safety

    8

  • Professional Development

    6

  • Social Life

    7

Au pairing in China

Au pairing in china wasn't easy for me as my family often just spoke Chinese to each other and didn't include me. When I was at home I often didn't have anything to do. And I often was on the receiving end of my host sisters anger towards learning English. Which resulted in being apart of a Chinese family a struggle. Their culture, so different to our own makes it difficult to get used to. However I learnt to stay positive and embrace the opportunity as well as standing strong to what I thought was not appropriate behaviour. During the day I always had free time which was great to meet with friends and sightsee however, between drop off and pick up of kids from school, there often wasn't a lot of time to do much. So you had a lot of time off but it was not convenient time to be able to travel much. I thoroughly enjoyed my Chinese classes and improving my Chinese. I loved to be so closely involved in the Chinese culture as hard as that was sometimes. I loved being an older sister and being able to watch her English improve everyday. But this program is not for everyone and often the days were hard when it is hard to be apart of a family that speaks another language.

Program: Working with Chinese Children through LoPair Au Pair China

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • The Employer

    10

  • Living Situation

    10

  • Pay and Benefits

    8

  • Health and Safety

    8

  • Professional Development

    9

  • Social Life

    10

Au pair in Beijing

This programme is great. Its the single best way to get to China for an extended amount of time for the least amount of money, especially as someone just out of school, or still studying for a qualification. I spent 3 months living in Beijing with an amazing family and an adorable child. I had plenty of time to explore the city and my mandarin improved significantly also. To the degree that i left with a internationally recognised qualification at the end of my time. I would recommend this to anyone who likes travel and adventure, as well as who likes working with kids.

Program: Working with Chinese Children through LoPair Au Pair China

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