Au Pair Program/Cultural Homestay 


Unparalleled cultural immersion. A chance to perfect (or to start learning) your Mandarin.
The experience of a lifetime. These are the cornerstones of Early Bird’s Cultural Homestay Program.
With Early Bird, be paired with a host family based on mutual interest, and live with the family as a family member during your program. In exchange for your time informally teaching English to your host sibling(s), you will be given the opportunity to experience the language and culture in a way that you otherwise would never be able to.


Learn more about how you can:
Experience the culture.
Master the language.
Gain experience.


With Early Bird, you will enjoy the following:

• Chinese language lessons in Beijing International Chinese College or local Chinese school

• Furnished private bedroom with free Internet*

• Monthly cultural activity

• Pocket money 

• Flight allowance 

• Program completion bonus 

• Personal accident insurance throughout the entire program

• 24/7 emergency support

• Airport pickup, welcome meal, orientation, Welcome package (transportation card, SIM card, and more).

But most importantly, you will enjoy the experience of a lifetime!

*A small number of our families request that our program participants share a bedroom with their host sibling. In these cases, we make this arrangement explicitly clear to the program participant before matching them with the family, and will only proceed with the match if the participant accepts this arrangement.