About the local hosting organizationGreen Lion
About the volunteer workOur Au Pair China program offers the perfect opportunity to learn Chinese and experience China in the heart of Beijing, Shanghai or the other metropolis cities of the country. The homestay structure offered through this program gives young people from around the world a unique, close-up look at Chinese life and culture. You will pair with a host family who will take care of you as you contribute to their family in a variety of ways. It is common to form lifelong friendships with your host parents and siblings. Under our care, you will also have access to Mandarin language lessons, absorb cultural experiences like Beijing opera and Tai Chi, and a whole host of other activities and excursions we can arrange for you. This program suits people who are positive, passionate and love working with children. You will also need to be open to other cultures and eager to learn about Chinese culture and language. Your Assignment Your role will be to help your host family; especially their child or children, with their English through a lot of conversation and assisting with the children's homework. You're also expected to attend to basic childcare and light housework. You will be expected to spend time with your host family and to serve as a positive role model and mentor for the host family's children. Main Benefits Included Room, wifi and meals provided by the host family Orientation training, including a welcome meal, welcome package, networking events with fellow participants and local staff, language and culture classes, a half-day tour of Beijing or Guangzhou, and more! 1000 RMB/month stipend for personal expenses 500 RMB flight allowance will be awarded for each full month of the program completed Program completion bonuses after successful milestones: 3 months = 1,000 RMB 6 months = 2,500 RMB 12 months = 4,000 RMB Personal accident insurance during the duration of your program A detailed pre-arrival package Free SIM card Free Beijing, Shanghai local transportation card Access to Chinese language lessons with professional teachers A monthly cultural immersion activity organized by the agency Hours Each participant should commit to 30-35 hours/week, an average of 5-6 hours/day this includes the time you will spend teaching English to your host family (particularly the family's children). But you will earn days off as you work! You will receive: 1.5 consecutive days off weekly (this may not coincide with the weekend!) 1 weekend (both Saturday and Sunday) off every month, and 3 additional days of vacation for every 3 months of the program completed. Application Process Here's how the process looks like, step by step: Handing in of your application and supporting documents Skype interview arranged with staff Family matching process begins Skype Interview with host family arranged Visa applied for and flight ticket arranged Prepare to come China... Join your new family, and start your life in China!
Local accommodationAbout the Accommodation You will be living together with the host family. You will typically be provided a private bedroom. In the event that a host family is only able to offer you a shared bedroom, we will make this clear to you and confirm your agreement to this arrangement before placing you with the family. Food Arrangements You will eat together with the family so typical Chinese food will be served.