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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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Working with Chinese Children -- 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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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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Summer Elite Special: 6-week EduCare in China

Completely FREE and FUNDED! Including round way airfare and travel insurance! General Description: Spend 6 weeks with a selected Chinese host family and light up...

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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

  • Host Company

    9

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Compensation

    7

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Professional Development

    7

  • Community

    8

My time as an AuPair in China

I was an AuPair in Hangzhou for six months. The reason I wanted to come to China was to experience the Chinese culture, and I absolutely did! To live with a Chinese family, help taking care of the kids and to study Mandarin have taught me a lot!

Program: Working with Chinese Children through LoPair Au Pair China

Overall Rating

8 / 10

  • Host Company

    8

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Compensation

    10

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Professional Development

    7

  • Community

    7

End of program

I have just completed 6 months of my program with Lopair. From the start their support has been good, and the family they matched me with was a good fit. The Mandarin classes included with my program have helped me communicate with my family, and get around the city I'm in. Overall, the experience has been good, and I'd suggest Lopair for anyone who would like to be an au pair in China!

Program: Working with Chinese Children through LoPair Au Pair China

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Host Company

    8

  • Living Situation

    6

  • Compensation

    6

  • Health & Safety

    5

  • Professional Development

    7

  • Community

    7

Aupair in Haining

In total I am very happy with my experiences as an Aupair in Haining. I love my family and my little host brother. In the end I could deal with every problem I had. Haining is a little bit far away from Hangzhou. I'm the only Aupair here. I think that's besides the language a big problem because social life is not very easy. Culture shock wasn't a big problem for me. But for some aupairs it was. You have to be sure that you are in a totally different country. Different manners, different culture, different behavior. But its an amazing chance to get to know that interesting country.

Program: Working with Chinese Children through LoPair Au Pair China

Overall Rating

9 / 10

  • Host Company

    8

  • Living Situation

    9

  • Compensation

    6

  • Health & Safety

    9

  • Professional Development

    8

  • Community

    10

6 months in Hangzhou

It’s not about the big gestures, but about the small ones that occur every day – that’s how I notice my experience as an Au Pair in China is successful.

I managed it to win Jason’s heart. It’s amazing how after such a short period of time I became a huge part of his life. When he hands me over some fruit or cares if I already eat enough to be full it nearly feels like I’d be home. I’m not only the one that helps him with his homework, picks him up from school or plays board games with him, I actually am like a new sister he truly cares about. Especially because he was such a shy boy at the beginning, it amazes me how natural and easy going the contact between the both of us is now. The moments we share laughter or inside jokes with each other are the bonding time we enjoy the most. During the week I not only bring him or pick him up from his extracurricular activities, we also love to do some reading after he finished his homework. We enjoy card games, board games or just playing with some boy toys. Every day is different.

I just finished my 6 month program in Hangzhou. All in all I have no problems and inconvenience during my stay. Winnie, Wendy and Joey really tried to make my experience as enjoyable as possible.

Program: Working with Chinese Children through LoPair Au Pair China

Overall Rating

10 / 10

  • Host Company

    10

  • Living Situation

    8

  • Compensation

    8

  • Health & Safety

    10

  • Professional Development

    10

  • Community

    10

The trip of my life !

Hi there, my name is Julian and this is my Story about my trip to China!


I started showing interest towards China during my last two years of high school back in Germany. I wanted, like my older sister did, to live (half) a year abroad. I wanted to experience something new, exciting, different. Soon I made it clear for myself, that I didn't want to go to any other western oriented country, like the States or Australia. So I kinda rushed the decision to go to China. Soon the time had come for me to pack my suitcase and catch my flight to Shanghai. During the flight, I realized, I had no clue where I was actually going. All I knew about China was that it was big and had many many people. A few days later I arrived in Beijing and joined that Chinese family I didn't really know anything about. In addition to that my Chinese was limited to „nihao“. So yeah, I really thought about whether this was a good decision or not !

But it turned out to be the trip of my life. My host kid, Tiger, was super lovely, all the family members and employees were very very nice. They treated me like I was a part of their big family and soon I stopped worrying at all. During the next 6 months I got to know the family, city and country by its many facets...and it was astonishing. China is so much more than smoggy cities and millions of people. It has the variety of an entire continent in it. It ranges from -30°C in Hohhot to 30°C and more in the southern parts of the country. The people are so different from what you are used to in western countries, yet they all seem so nice! The food is amazing and although it differs a lot from western food, it's just utterly delicious and there is something for everyone. I luckily got to see a lot of the country, including a trip to inner Mongolia and to Hainan. Both of these trips were a great experience and I can only recommend these places.

Also, here are some things that totally blew my mind. First of all, despite the effort made for Christmas, including a tree with decoration etc., we spent holy evening in a spa, which was way too funny for me to handle. And then there were the two new years. I spent both of them in Sanya, a City on the Island of Hainan. At the first new year, 31st of December, we went to sleep at 10 pm and that was it. I didn't really mind, yet I thought we would at least have a toast on the new year. The second one, the Chinese New Year, was simply amazing. The fireworks lasted for like 3 days and the celebration was huge. Where ever you went, there were these fancy red lamps and hangers, I felt like in wonderland. If you are lucky enough to experience the Chinese New Year, get ready for the biggest celebration you ever had!

Lastly, some information for whoever is planning to come to China as an Au Pair.

Whatever you heard about Chinese eating habits, it's probably true. They don't care about noises they do or how they look like, while eating. You should enjoy your meal, not spend half an hour to eat a hot soup without making any sounds. I totally agree with that, I hope you do too! The Chinese also tend to eat very early from what I've experienced. We often had lunch at 11 am and dinner at 5 pm.
Spontaneity is another thing. If they tell you, you're going leave at 5, be ready to go at 4:30 (might as well be 5:30). The best advice I can give, is to be flexible, open minded and take everything lightly.

If you do that, you're going to have an amazing time, just like me, and you'll be sad to leave this amazing country with its amazing inhabitants.

Program: Working with Chinese Children through LoPair Au Pair China

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