Au Pair Program

As an au pair at Au Pair Program, you are going to attend 40 Mandarin lessons at the local university or language school for 3 months’ placement, or 80 Mandarin lessons for 6 months’ placement (45mins/lesson). And these are Free for you!

Our host families provide you with your own room in their lovely house along with all your meals. In exchange, you tutor English to the children, improve their knowledge of the world and share your home culture. Click here to read more information about how the program works.

Not only will you have Mandarin classes, living in China will allow you to immerse yourself in a Chinese speaking environment to use the language you learn from the class in everyday life. We hope the course can help you to be ready to take an HSK exam by the end of your program.

The program is 3,6 or 12 months.  The program runs all year round so we are flexible to when you are looking to come to China.

Cost involved in the program 

To exchange for your 30hours per week of contact time to the host family kids, your round trip tickets, insurance, food and accommodation are covered if you complete the program satisfactorily, the monthly allowance is RMB 1,500.

Refundable program deposit – to ensure that au pairs are responsible and meet the expectation of the host family we require a security deposit of GBP500-GBP800. We refund the money back after you complete the program satisfactorily.

Zone1(Europe/Oceania/Asia/Africa)   £500GBP

Zone2(North/Central/South America) £800GBP

Fees to obtain the Chinese visa, health check and criminal record check: au pairs need to pay these themselves.

For 6 months or longer satisfactory program completion, you can earn a trip to Xi’an city for three days and two nights!


If you are ready and excited to start planning your trip, but discouraged by a financial roadblock, Aupairia has another solution for you. We have teamed up with FundMyTravel, an online platform where you can fundraise for your upcoming travels with us. Create your own unique campaign page, complete a brief profile to build trust, and get sharing to watch the dollars come flying in!

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For an unforgettable adventure, apply to become an au pair in China