Experience China, Become an Au Pair

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Experience China, Become an Au Pair

from £695
Duration: from 3 months to 6 months
Countries: China
Love experiencing new adventures? Au pair with BMC and live with a host family, teach English to children, learn Mandarin and more!

Experience China, Become an Au Pair

If you like working kids and want to experience China like a native - we can help!

BMC Cultural Exchange are a UK-based specialist travel company helping young adults, students, and graduates to exchange their English-language skills and knowledge of Western cultures for the Mandarin language and Chinese culture. 

Explore China with those who know it best - the Chinese people. Stay with a family and teach English to their children, attend language and cultural classes, and live like a local for three or six months (with the opportunity for extension).

Incorporating travel, language learning, language teaching, and childcare, we provide a cost-effective way to gain an authentic experience in China whilst also helping you to develop useful skills for when you return. 

Locations: In/around Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou

Host families: Our matching process ensures good compatibility, and you decide with which families you want to stay. All families and homes are checked out before they join the programme and they provide you with a private room, wifi, and all home meals. 

Duties: Maximum 30 hours childcare/teaching per week. 

Time off: Minimum 1.5 days a week/1 weekend per month/3 paid holidays per 3 months. 

Programme Fee includes:

  • Pre-departure training (exclusive to BMC) 
  • Return international flights
  • 3 day orientation course on arrival
  • Transfer to family's location
  • 5 hours Mandarin classes per week
  • Cultural courses with other au pairs
  • Insurance in China
  • Minimum 1500 RMB pocket money per month plus completion bonuses for 6 month trips
  • Mobile SIM card/Transportation card with 50 RMB credit each. 

Interested in this; ready to enquire?

Find out more by filling out the form below and clicking send. BMC Cultural Exchange should then be in touch shortly to help with your enquiry.


Further Details

More information about this gap year opportunity...

Price details:

from £695

Do I need any qualifications?

You need to have completed secondary education.
Childcare and/or teaching experience is always a bonus, but not always a necessity.
Any qualifications you do have will help your application and build a better profile.

What's included?

Return Flights, accommodation (private room) and food, monthly ‘pocket money’ of 1500RMB, insurance, a dedicated city co-ordinator, 24/7 support line, Sim and Transportation cards with credit, cultural course and training, full pre-departure programme, Mandarin lessons!

What's Not Included?

The programme fee does not cover the cost of visa applications, police checks or medical checks, because they vary for each applicant. However, we do help with the administrative side of preparing this documentation.


3 or 6 month programmes are available, with the possibility of extensions.


£795 for 6 months
£695 for 3 months


We are currently running a scholarship for 6-week trips arriving July 2017!
Only for students enrolled at UK/US universities
Childcare/Teaching experience preferred
Native/Bilingual/Proficient English preferred

We often run scholarship competitions for our longer trips too. Get in touch to see if you qualify!


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Interested in this; ready to enquire?

Find out more by filling out the form below and clicking send. BMC Cultural Exchange should then be in touch shortly to help with your enquiry.

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