Discover the real China. Live with one of our wonderful host families.

Accommodation, meals and Mandarin lessons included.

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Why Au Pair in China?

We think everyone should get the chance to experience the craziness that is China at least once. But that can get very expensive, very quickly. Au Pair China is a chance to discover Chinese life from the inside, gain some tutoring experience, and have all of your expenses covered. With monthly start dates and a minimum duration of just 8 weeks, this is our most flexible program.


5 reasons it's NOT what you think!

  • No Housework: Au Pairs work as live-in private language tutors for the host family. You are not required to do major housework tasks!
  • Free Mandarin Classes: Our Au Pairs get to enjoy 20 hours of Mandarin classes per month
  • Employability: Major corporations increasingly look to hire employees with China experience!
  • Build Networks: Our host families have established jobs, often in positions of responsibility. They give you opportunities for networking!
  • Best Way to Travel: Being an Au Pair in China is the best way to travel both inside and outside of the country.

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The Program

  • Program Duration: 8 to 24 weeks
  • Program Start Dates: Monthly
  • All accommodation and meals included
  • 20 hours Mandarin lessons/month provided
  • RMB 1,000 per month allowance
  • Completion bonus of up to RMB 6,000

Program Highlights

Guaranteed Placement

Chinese Lessons

3 Meals Per Day

Accommodation - Private Room

Pre-Departure & Visas

Arrival & Orientation

Monthly living allowance

Completion Bonus



Experience life Beijing or Shanghai – China’s two largest cities. 

  • Cultural, historical and political hub of China 
  • One of the six ancient cities in China
  • The Beijing Duck is a must try
  • China’s most internationalised city
  • Aspiring to be a global financial centre
  • Unique blend of colonial & modern architecture


We also offer smaller city placements if you are looking for a truly immersive experience! Guangzhou, Changsha, Tianjin, and Zhongshan are all great, modern, international cities, with an ‘off-the-beaten-track’ feel. Great for explorers, nature lovers, and those who love a challenge.


Guangzhou is a sprawling southern coastal city and one of China's most modern cities. Indulge in delicious Guangzhou cuisine - Dim Sum!


Changsha is the capital of Hunan province with rich historical heritage. It is near Zhangjiajie which is an UNESCO site.


Tianjin is a major port city near Beijing, laid-back and modern. There is a pleasant river promenade & many European style neighbourhoods to explore.


Zhongshan lies on the Pearl River Delta near Macau, HK & Guangzhou. It has been voted 'National Clean City' & has a good mix of city & nature.

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Prices & Dates

US$300 Deposit (Refundable Upon Program Completion)

Arrival Day

Application Deadline

Program Start

09 ​January 20​20

​17 October 2019

​13 January 2020

​06 ​February 2020

14 November 2019

​10 February 2020

05 March 2020

​12 December 2019

09 March 2020

09 April 2020

16 January 2020

​13 April 2020

07 May 2020

13 February 2020

​11 May 2020

04 June 2020

13 March 2020

08 June 2020

02 July 2020

09 April 2020

06 July 2020

06 August 2020

14 May 2020

​10 August 2020

03 September 2020

11 June 2020

07 September 2020

08 October 2020

​1​6 July 2020

​12 October 2020

05 November 2020

​​13 August 2020

09 November 2020

03 December 2020

10 ​September 2020

07 December 2020


Completion Bonus

Your completion bonus will depend on how long you decide to au pair for, as au pairs available for longer durations are in higher demand. Obviously, timing constraints may not allow you to au pair for longer than a few months but if you have the luxury of time we highly recommend staying longer. You’ll get to know your host family better, have more opportunities to improve your Mandarin, and have more time to travel and discover China.


1 or 2 months

3 months

4 months

5 months

6 months

Bonus Amount

No bonus

RMB 3,000

RMB 4,000

RMB 5,000

RMB 6,000

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Meet Our Host Families

ImmerQi host families undergo a careful vetting process to make sure they are qualified to welcome our au pairs. All our families:

  • Lead successful lives as lawyers, doctors, entrepreneurs, etc.
  • Have lived or travelled abroad
  • Are interested in cultural and language exchange
  • The parents’ English levels may vary but they all display a willingness to communicate, even if only through sign language!
  • Most families have children aged between 3 and 14 years old
  • Many families employ an Ayi (housemaid) for chores and cooking

Life as an Au Pair

Working Hours

- No more than 30 hours/week

- No more than 6 hours/day

- 1.5 consecutive days off/week

- 3 paid days off per 3 months

Care for the Children

- Tutor the children in English

- Assist in homework

- Morning & bedtime routine

- Take children to & from school

- Play with children indoors & outdoors

- Serve as a positive role model

Care for the Family

- Take care of own accommodation cleanliness

- Wash and fold own clothing

- Contribute to preparing simple meals

- Assist with grocery shopping

- Assist host parents with any international travel plans

Financing & Scholarships

Undertaking an internship in China is an investment in your future which requires savings to ensure you can fully enjoy your time in China. Find out how to have a memorable and affordable experience through budgeting and funding options. If you are parent or institution, we also address typical questions. 

ImmerQi also offers various scholarship options to help reduce the personal cost of your program. These include the ImmerQi Digital Storyteller Scholarship, the ImmerQi Partner Institution Scholarship and the ImmerQi Early Bird Scholarship.


Success Stories


Meet the Team

Ben Bray, Program Manager

Ben came to China in 2013 and taught in Sichuan through ImmerQi’s Teach & Travel China Program and holds a TEFL.

He is from Accrington UK and is a huge rugby fan and plays for the Beijing Ardvark rugby team on weekends. He holds a Bachelor of History and lived in NZ and Australia for working holidays.

His favourite food is hotdogs (a weekly staple for him in Beijing), is a heavy metal fan and plays the drums!

Matt Piechocki, Application Specialist

Matt is from Ohio, USA and first came to China in 2013 to undertake ImmerQi’s Teach & Travel China Program.

He holds a Bachelor of Film Studies and is a qualified TEFL teacher, he previously taught kindergarten and primary school in Guangdong and Taiwan.

He resides in Beijing and has a big interest in anything film related and speaks intermediate level Mandarin.

Lorcan O'Hara, Program Coordinator

Lorcan first came to China in 2014 to take part in ImmerQi’s Teach & Travel China Program.

He is from Tipperary, Ireland and has a keen interest in photography and travel.

He has taught TEFL to kindergarten and primary school students in Guangzhou and Taipei.


Success Stories

Au Pair Testimonial

My favourite part is getting to meet the other Au Pairs who are all extremely friendly and interesting. With the wide variety of nationalities and languages, I find myself able to practice my French and Spanish on a regular basis while simultaneously improving my Chinese. As a language lover, it is heaven!

ross buller  //  Au Pair, UK

Au Pair Testimonial

You start to feel like the child is your younger brother or sister and not just the children you are assigned to look after and teach for the duration of your exchange program. You start wanting to do things that will mean putting a smile on their sweet little faces!

Amber jade'friend  //  Au Pair

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