Thehost families are mostly based in Shanghai with a high understanding of western culture. The children you will be caring for mainly study in bilingual schools. The Chinese host families are not only interested in the language tutoring by a native speaker, but also in experiencing the cultural diversity the Au Pair brings to the family.
YES!Au Pair cultural exchange program is a safe and reliable way for international youth to explore China. As an educational Au Pair program, you will live with a Chinese family for 3 to 12 months and take part in your host family’s everyday life. This unique program gives you the opportunity to immerse yourself in the Chinese culture, mandarin learning, making new friends and seeing China from a new perspective. Of course, being an Aupair in China could be exciting but challenging by pushing yourself out of the comfort zone.
·Aged 18 - 28 years
·Native English speaker (Proficient in English as a second language)
·Have completed your secondary/high-school education
·Hold a doctor’s approval to join the program
·Have a clean criminal record
·Be good with children and willing to teach
·Be able to commit at least 3 months (6 weeks at least for summer program)
·Love to embrace Chinese culture
·Prefer to have a recommendation letter
Au Pair(L-R): Jessica (Australian), Sophie (German), Ariela (American), Anna (Austrian), Remy ( Dutch)
Program time Span
·Regular: 3-12 months
·Summer Break: 2 months
max 30 hours per week
for language tutoring & childcare
(no more than 6H/per day)
with extra completion Bonus
Language & Culture Program
1:1 Private Mandarin Class based on Au Pair's schedule
with nearby location per week & Monthly Culture Activity
International Medical Insurance
as reimbursement depending on the length of stay for 2-12 months program
2-day orientation for ESL, Chinese culture activity, Shanghai City Tour, and a grand welcome dinner
2 days off per week
(more "Me-Time" if host kids go to school)
-1 day off per month
(3 days off for 3 months, 6 days off for 6 months)
Cost by Au Pair
Chinese visa fee, Police check & ÂHealth check (if applicable), Program Application Fee($150)
Assigned coordinator for all the necessary formalitites
Each host family is different, so the AuPair’s responsibilities will vary depending on the different families. Upon arrival in the host family, the AuPair shall discuss in detail with the host family about the daily or weekly routine and the au pair and the host family’s expectations of the au pair program.
Language tutoring is the main reason that most Chinese host families would like to have an Au Pair being with the kids. So the main responsibilities are being an tutor and an elder sister/brother to teach, paly, and have fun with the host kids.
- Every host kid will have an ESL Assessment before & after the program
- Design well-planned English lessons on a daily basis
- Help the host kids with the school assignment & homework
- Read along with the host kids to improve their reading skills
- Have fun activities with the host kids, like artworks, dancing, singing, outdoor sports, games, board games, coding, Lego etc
Be a family member
- Join in the family meals (breakfast & dinner)
- Help with the morning routine
- Send/Pick up the host kids to school
- Take the host kids to the playground and park
- Help with the grocery shopping
- Take care of the host kids while outing/traveling with the host family
- Share the light housework
- Keep your room tidy
The host family provides a comfortable private room for Au Pair. The room is furnished with bed & closet, and you will have the access to Internet. As a family member, you'll have meals with the family. If you have a special diet, please inform the family before your arrival. The family would be aware of it.
Support documents &
guidance for Visa Application
Airport pick up
Welcome pack with city map, SIM card (with 50RMB of initial credit) and Travel Pass (with 30RMB of initial credit)
Various culture activities
with Support Documents
Confirm the placement with details
1st Online Interview with YES!Au Pair
2nd Online Interview with Host Family Applicants
Matching with Host Family Applicants
Sign the Contract
Visa(X2) Application with Support Documents
Arrival in Shanghai
2-day Orientation &
Welcome to the Host Family
A Skype interview can be scheduled first for Au Pair to be more informed about the details after you fill in the inquiry form at the bottom. Au Pair is welcomed to ask questions about your concerns.
Support documents include:
-A scanned copy of your passport
-A health report signed by your doctor
-A police check/non-criminal report
-A scanned copy of your education diploma
3. We will provide Invitation Letter with necessary documents for your visa application( X2/short-term student visa).
4. Regarding to the flight ticket fee, half fee is reimbursed upon Au Pair’s arrival in Shanghai, and the balance is reimbursed after the completion of the whole program.
Q1: What fees does Au Pair need to pay for the Program?
A: The application fee (US$150) will be charged upon Au Pair's arrival in China. No other fees are charged.
Q2: Does Au Pair need to book his/her own flight?
A: Yes, Au Pair is responsible for booking the flight by himself/herself to Shanghai. The flight ticket reimbursement is RMB¥2,500-¥10,000 depending on the length of stay for 2-12 months program. Au Pair will get the 1st half reimbursement upon his/her arrival in Shanghai, and the 2nd half after the completion of the program with the extra completion bonus.
Q3: What type of visa could Au Pair apply for?
A: For 3-6 months program, Au Pair can apply for short-term student visa ( X2 visa, no more than 180 days).
For 12 months program, Au Pair can apply for long-term student visa (X1, more than 180 days). X1 can only be issued by universities or registered schools in China.
Tourist visa (L visa) is usually valid for 1 month-3 months stay in China.
If Au Pair wants to stay longer after the completion of the program, the visa could be renewed in China.
Q4: Does Au Pair pay for the visa fee?
A: Yes, Au pair will pay pay for the visa fee by himself/herself with the supporting documents offered by YES!AuPair, including the Invitation Letter and other administration documents.
Q5: When will Au Pair receive the pocket money from host family each month?
A: The first month pocket money will be received after the one month stay with the host family. Usually the pocket money is offered on the arrival date of each month.
Q6: What other fees does AuPair has to pay for before the arrival in China?
- Application Fee $150
- Visa fee
- flight fee to Shanghai
- Fee for a health report
- Fee for a non-criminal police check
For More Au Pair's Adventures in China
7-month Program 2018-2019
Thank you YES!AuPair ! It's always been a dream for me to visit a city like Shanghai. You made it possible, and a special thank to my coordinator for always helping me so well."
Corinna, Germany 6-month Program 2019
It might be fairly overwhelming for the first week or two, as you get used to a new country and a new culture, but everyone is so nice that you can rely on those around you to help. There will be differences in culture but take everything in your stride and be willing to learn new things, you will have a wonderful time
5-month Program 2019
Orientation had been amazing, super fun and informative and I don't think I could have had a better time. My coordinator found me an amazing family, I have only been here for this evening, but they are so supportive and welcoming. I think I will continue to have an amazing time and I am so thankful to you, YesAuPair and the host family.
Summer Program 2019
Wow! My first time in Shanghai has been INCREDIABLE thanks to YES!AuPair and my host family. My Chinese little sister looked after me, taught me some 中文(Chinese), and helped me buy things at the fake market.
I hope to come to China many more times in the soon future.