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May 2017

The Dragon Boat Festival Customs and Hand-Made Spice Bags & Coloured Bracelets

As the end of May will be a Chinese traditional festival, the Dragon Boat Festival, we hold a special event for our ladies, the Edu Au Pair girls in Beijing, to learn how Chinese women make their spice bags and colours bracelets as a tradition. We started with the spice bags. It requires a little [...]

Upcoming Culture Event – Hands-on Experience of the Dragon Boat Festival

Date:     May 19, 2017, Friday Duration: 10:00 am -12:00 noon, 2 hours Event:  Learn about the orgins of the festival; learn how to make zong zi, spice bag and colourful ropes Location:  Suite 911, 9th Floor, Aojia Fandian, No.26 Dongzhimenwai Dajie, Chaoyang District, Beijing Meet up:  The location above Contact:   Miles 15210406270   Wechat ID: milesguo1111 [...]

April 2017

Au Pairs in Beijing had an Amazing Chinese Painting Experience!

Another sunny day in Beijing! As the spring is coming, all the flowers bloom, so the teacher chose one of the classic flowers in Chinese painting culture, the peach blossom, to teach our au pairs. Let's have a look how they did! From the basics to complete a Chinese painting by themselves, they learned the whole [...]

Upcoming Culture Event for China Au Pairs- Chinese Painting Experience

Date:      April 21, 2017, Friday Duration:  10:30 am -12:00 noon, 1.5 hours Event:   Learn the basics of drawing a Chinese painting; experience traditional Chinese culture. Location:  京书房国学艺术学堂,3rd floor, No.29 Guang Qu Men Nei Street, Chaoyang District, Beijing Meet up:   10:15 am at GUANGQUMENNEI Station( Subway Line 7), Exit B Chinese Paingting ( Xuan paper painting) [...]

The Lama Temple and Guozijian- Culture Tour on a Sunny Day for Au Pairs in Beijing

Yonghegong ( The Lama Temple ) is a famous lamasery located in the northeastern part of the old city of Beijing. It was a palatial residence built in 1694 by Qing Emperor Kangxi for his fourth son, Prince Yongzheng who later succeeded to the throne. Our au pairs experienced the traditional Chinese culture of burning [...]

March 2017

Gong Fu Tai Chi- at the Temple of Sun

Tai Chi is one of the Chinese traditional martial arts. As an ancient Kongfu, Tai Chi includes boxing, sword, broadsword, spear, push-hand and etc. Concentrating on correct posture and breathing control. Tai Chi’s movements are fluid, graceful and well balanced, promoting the complete harmony of body and mind. Though originally conceived as a martial art, it [...]

February 2017

Rachel from Australia

A lovely girl from Australia wrote us a letter as below when she completed her Edu Au Pair life in Beijing. Experiences to share: You will be confronted by some things, but don't worry, because the other aupairs will become your best friends and will help you through anything. Remember to stand up for yourself and what is right. Coming here will change your life forever, you've made the right choice.

Edu Au Pair Elisa from Italy

Experience to share: I think that an ecperience as Au Pair should deserve to be lived, because it's great. Even if at the beginning it's challenging, more difficulties you live more you learn about the Chinese world and yourself. The first period in the family I was really upset and shocked for their way of living and acting which it's so far from ours, especially because these families are very rich and so they have different habits and ,in general,life style. I had been impressed by the expectations of the the parents on their kids education. Even if the children are very small, parents give a lot of importance to sports, studying languages, and other activities. So an Au Pair should be well prepareed about the high requests of the parents, who want the children can learn the foreign language quite fast. An important thing to keep in mind is that, if at the beginning kids refuse you and it seems that they won't accept you, you need to be patient and never give up! At the end children will grow attathed to you and will consider you as a member of the family. I recommend you to try this wonderful experience! Elisa

January 2017

Edu Au Pair Valentine from France

Valentine, a lovely girl from France wrote us a letter as below when she completed her Edu Au Pair life in Beijing. To be au pair you need to be really open to a new culture, because everything is different in china. The education, food, hobbies ……you have to be able to make effort to know it to understand. The language, you must be a loving person to know how to take care of a child is very important to have the capably because it’s your job and if you don’t like children, don’t apply. You also need courage, independence, maturely to be comforted to a new world. If you have these qualities, go on it’s an unforgettable experience, you will not regret it. 我爱中国

Edu Au Pair Nikiki from UK

Nikki, a lovely girl from UK wrote us a letter as below when she completed her Edu Au Pair life in Beijing. Here a little letter for the agency who made my Beijing trip unforgettable!! Thank you so much for making my stay in Beijing a wonderful experience. Not only did I learn more about myself but also your country. You placed with a fantastic family. I am sorry that I talk too much and that my Chinese is poor! Thank you for the meals and the trip to temple of heaven AND the organizing of the Au Pair events! I had fun dancing with you at Sanlitun bar street hecli. And yes Julin I will get married one day! You’re great people, I will never forget you! Thank you, thank you, and thank you for the opportunity!