Au Pair SEIS Program

As an au pair at the Au Pair SEIS program, you are going to attend 4-6 weekly Mandarin lessons (50mins per lesson) at the School of English and International Studies (SEIS) at Beijing Foreign Studies University (BFSU) and the course fee would be provided by your host family.

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.

Experience Chinese Campus life at a top university in China

Beijing Foreign Studies University is famous and praised for offering the widest range of language studies in China: as of December 2016, there are 84 foreign languages being taught in this university.

The Mandarin teacher has many years of teaching experience and you will be able to use the university facilities such as the dining hall, library etc. as an international student.

Attend a top Chinese university to learn Mandarin, live with a local family, experience the campus life and make friends with Chinese students to learn more about Mandarin and Chinese culture.

The program is for 6 months or 12 months. Here are the 2019 arrival dates. Apply today!

28th Feb 2019

7th March 2019

14th March 2019

28th August 2019

5th Sep 2019

12th Sep 2019

Costs involved in the program 

To exchange for your 30hours per week of contact time to the host family kids, your round trip flight tickets, insurance, food and accommodation are covered if you complete the program satisfactorily, 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 Chinese visa, health check and criminal record check: au pairs need to pay these themselves.

Below we have summarized the details about your costs in the program:

  1. Cost involved in obtaining a Chinese visa which includes:    a) Visa application pay to the local Chinese consulate;      b) Visa supporting documents pay to the language school: GBP £90      c) Visa extension if extend the program and/or visa in China: it’s usually done in Beijing.
  2. Application documents costs (health check, criminal record check etc.)
  3. A program deposit of GBP500-800, which is refundable upon satisfactory completion of the program.
  4. Your own personal travel or other expenses during the placement such as monthly plan for a Chinese phone number which is usually 50-100RMB per month depending on the monthly plan you choose.
  5. Your own transportation costs to the Mandarin lessons and cultural activities and Mandarin textbook of around RMB150 per book.
  6. Au pairs departing from North/Central/South America would need to prepare a valid US or Canadian transit visa, or they would need to pay for a cost of GBP600 towards the round trip flight costs if transiting from countries other than the US or Canada.

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