Au pair vs Travel vs Work in China

We take the stress and hard work out of coming to China. Here we compare the pros and cons of being an au pair with us versus organizing your own travel in China or trying to find a job here.

Travel Au pair with Aupairia Work
Flights You pay Provided You pay or maybe provided
Accommodation You pay Provided You pay
Breakfast, lunch and dinner You pay With the Family You pay
Mandarin lessons Find by yourself and pay Provided by Beijing Foreign Studies University No time!
Cultural classes Find by yourself and pay Provided by Beijing Foreign Studies University Find by yourself and pay
Insurance Find by yourself and pay Provided Provided
Visa application Do it yourself! We Assist Company assists
Time in China 30 Days 90 Days or longer 1 year or more (but tied to one company)
Free time Lots Ample Not much!
Cultural exposure Limited as a tourist Total Too busy working!
Earn CATS points for your degree No Possible – depends on your study course Maybe as an intern
Orientation No Provided Maybe

There are many positives to visiting China as a tourist but we believe that our program offers a more attractive alternative:

  • Your costs will be so much lower
  • Your opportunity to immerse yourself in the different kinds of Chinese lifestyles – the lifestyle of a foreigner in China, a member of a Chinese family and international students in a Chinese University
  • Your opportunity to gain the Chinese language skills and the knowledge of Chinese culture – You will enroll in the Chinese language and culture courses in Beijing Foreign Studies University
  • Your support in planning your trip and experience in China will be so much greater
  • Your visa application will be smoother and easier
  • On your arrival, you will be met, welcomed and taken to your hotel
  • You can spend three months here with an option to extend for another three months
  • Your opportunity to make real Chinese and international friendships will be greater
  • If you are a university student, you may be able to earn CATS points towards your degree by participating in our program.
  • If you want to attend University or have a further study in China, this will be the best chance to get the firsthand experience of the top Chinese Universities and the campus life in China.
  • If you already decided to study in China, this will be the best way to prepare for your campus life later on.

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