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This all-inclusive program integrates educational travel, English teaching and tutoring, childcare, travel, and formal Mandarin lessons. A hybrid between English tutoring and Au Pairing, participants become an elder sibling to children of a Chinese family for 3-12 months, while offering extra English language support.

What's Included?

Highlights

Pre Departure Services

Advising

Orientation Materials and Resources

Access to International Phone Plans

API Alumni Network

Social Networking

International Flights (up to 12,000 RMB)

On Site Services

Airport Reception

On-Site Orientation

On-Site Orientation

Monthly Stipend

Monthly Cultural Activities

Housing and Meals

On-Site Orientation

On-Site Orientation

Medical, Life Travel Insurance

Visa Application Cost and Assistance

Weekly ESL Activities

Mandarin Lessons 2x per week

On-site Support from Partner and API Resident Coordinator

Re-Entry Services

Re-Entry Materials and Support

Post-Program Evaluation

Alumni Network and Global Leadership Academy

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Application Requirements

  • 20-28 years old
  • (contact Program Manager for exceptions made for applicants 18-19 years old)
  • Minimum high school diploma
  • Background check
  • Cover Letter
  • Résumé/CV
  • $150 non-refundable deposit (applies to overall program cost)

What You’ll Study

This all-inclusive program integrates educational travel, English teaching and tutoring, childcare, travel, and formal Mandarin lessons. A hybrid between English tutoring and Au Pairing, participants become an elder sibling to children of a Chinese family for 3-12 months, while offering extra English language support.

  • International airfare stipend
  • Accommodations and meals
  • Visa cost
  • Monthly living stipend
  • Family vacations/activities

Courses

PLACEMENT INFORMATION

A Host family's primary motivation for hosting an international Au Pair in their home is to improve English skills and engage in intercultural exchange. Contrary to the traditional concept of being an au pair, your main responsibilities are being an English tutor and an elder sibling, rather than a housekeeper since most host families have one at home. Dedicate 30 hours per week to family time and the rest is up to you! Main Responsibilities:

  • Daily English tutoring and homework support
  • Spend after school hours with children
  • Share light housework

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Highlights
  • Duration: 3-12 months
  • 30 hours per week tutoring English and helping care for children in the household while living with a Chinese family
  • Receive monthly living stipend
  • International flights included in program cost for up to 12000 RMB (roughly 2,000 USD)
  • Mutual selection of host family pre-departure
  • Flexible start dates available year-round
  • Flexible start dates available year-round
  • Flexible start dates available year-round
  • Flexible start dates available year-round
  • Flexible start dates available year-round
  • Flexible start dates available year-round

Faculty

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    Corrine Zhou

    Corrine Zhou will be your Resident Coordinator and a resource for you on-site.

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    Claire Hero

    Claire will be your Program Manager and prepare you to go abroad!

    Email - claire.hero@apiabroad.com

Teach Homestay in China participants will live with host families who mostly live in Shanghai, either in suburban areas or downtown areas. Most Chinese families live in apartments and only have one or two kids due to China’s previous Single Child policy. No matter where your host family lives, you can be sure that it’s a comfortable home where you will have your own room.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. We recommend you apply at least 12 weeks before your program start to have sufficient time to get your placement, obtain your visa and make your plans.

Specified dates are group enrollment dates. Please contact your Program Coordinator to customize a start date.

Session Program Dates Program Cost Application Deadline Payment Deadline
Spring May, 2019 $625 Jan 1, 2019 Apr 1, 2019
Summer Jun, 2019 $625 Feb 1, 2019 May 1, 2019
Summer Aug, 2019 $625 Apr 1, 2019 Jul 1, 2019
Fall Sep, 2019 $625 May 1, 2019 Aug 1, 2019
Fall Oct, 2019 $625 Jun 1, 2019 Sep 1, 2019
Fall Nov, 2019 $625 Jul 1, 2019 -
Fall Dec, 2019 $625 Aug 1, 2019 -
Spring Jan, 2020 $625 Sep 1, 2019 Dec 1, 2019
Spring Feb, 2020 $625 Oct 1, 2019 Jan 1, 2020
Spring Mar, 2020 $625 Nov 1, 2019 Feb 1, 2020
Spring Apr, 2020 $625 Dec 1, 2019 Mar 1, 2020
Spring May, 2020 $625 Jan 1, 2020 Apr 1, 2020
Spring Jan, 2019 $625 Sep 1, 2018 Dec 1, 2018
Spring Feb, 2019 $625 Oct 1, 2018 Jan 1, 2019
Spring Mar, 2019 $625 Nov 1, 2018 Feb 1, 2019
Spring Apr, 2019 $625 Dec 1, 2018 Mar 1, 2019
Summer Apr, 2019 $625 Mar 1, 2019 Jun 1, 2019