hola! mi nombre es Ana Maria Vidal y vengo de Colombia. Vine a la ciudad de Shenzhen, China como Au Pair a traves de Tofriend hace ya 4 meses de toda una aventura. Ser Au Pair ha sido hasta ahora una experiencia enriquecedora tanto a nivel personal como profesional. Si bien no es facil salir de la comodidad de tu pais a otro donde la cultura es totalmente diferente, es aun mas un reto acomplarse a las costumbres de la familia con la que compartiras. Sin embargo, no es un reto imposible que no se pueda lograr; con determinacion y entuasiasmo he llegado a disfrutar de mis clases de mandarin en la universidad donde conoci he hice amigos de casi todas partes del mundo, una experiencia maravillosa que me ha permitido conocer diferentes formas de pensamientos y culturas. La familia con la que comparto tiene dos hijos juguetones y amorosos que poco a poco he llegado a sentirlos como verdaderos hermanos, por otro lado la ciudad donde vivo no deja de sorprenderme cada dia mas. Una ciudad cosmopolita donde hay lugar para todo, desde ir de compras, parques de diversion y hermosa arquitectura tradicional china.
- Ana A., Cali Columbia
Para mi esta experiencia me ha enriquecido personalmente en el sentido de la asertividad, comprender que tanto para la familia como para ti, las costumbres pueden llegar a ser totalmente opuestas; por otro lado a nivel profesional estoy aprendiendo una lengua que se hace cada dia mas visible su necesidad en el mundo de los negocios, en un pais donde la economia va en aumento y la globalizacion se hace mas presente en el mercado laboral.
En conclusion para mi, ser Au pair no ha sido solo viajar a China por conocer algo diferente, sino que ha sido tambien la oportunidad de extender los limites de mi pensamiento para ver el mundo con otros ojos.Teresa L., Bogota, Columbia.
Me and other au pairs had finished our 6 months program in China. I just could not believe I had been China already for half a year! Yeah, I can tell my family I speaks Chinese now! The life I led in China was amazing and unforgettable! I love China!
We love our AUPAIRinChina, and are fully dedicated to keeping their trust. When you join us, you won’t ever have to worry about their professional support!Naomi M., Koln, Germanny
Thanks for “AU Pair in China” program, I finished my program in Shanghai as a year long, I really lived and fulfilled my “Chinese dream”.
I love my host family quite much, they are so considering for me. I finished my 2 semesters in the Technology and Engineering University of Shanghai, now I am in HSK 3 level on my Chinese study. I think this trip will benefit my entire life. Now I am working in a Chinese company in my city. I wish I could have chance to visit my host family again.Natalie L., Mexico City, Mexico.
I finished my program as an AU pair in a Shanghai family this summer and now I am a teacher in a school in Taiyuan. In my 3 months stay in Shanghai tofriend always helped me as they promised. I met otehr au pairs in my mandarin school, some of them are always complaining, so I believe I am lucky!
I choose to work in China because I found this country is really interesting and comfortable for leaving. I believe I will keep living in China for a time.Chantel C., South Afica
AUPAIR in China has made my experience AUPairing in China a fun and adventure.
They made my transition easy and also placed with a great family who I have grown very close to. The tofriend stuff had been so dedicated whatever the matching process or taking care of me when I am in China.
I have and will continue to recommend “AUPAIR in China” to other individuals interested in AUPairing in China.Tasha, B., California, USA
Why China? – Overview
There always have many great reasons to visit China. Since our globalizing world which leads to the fact that being able to deal with different cultures becomes an invaluable personal skill. Above all, it will help to make more opportunities and boost your future career. The demand for people being able to understand the Chinese culture and to speak Chinese language (Mandarin) is growing. This is due to China’s economic growth in the 21st century. China is expected to become the largest economy and the most important market worldwide in a few years. Also China has a lot to offer, especially to a Westerner as people from the industrialized countries are highly respected and well appreciated. China’s cities are modern metropolises with multiple city centers that offer an incredible range of opportunities and after work activities. In addition, China’s world famous cuisine offers countless dishes. China is without reason to be the third most popular tourist destination in the world.
Why China？ – Learning
What you might already know China is one of the world’s oldest and richest continuous cultures, over 5000 years old. China is the most populous nation in the world, with 1.28 billion people. One fifth of the planet speaks Chinese. Mandarin Chinese is the mother tongue of over 873 million people, making it the most widely spoken first language in the world. In addition to the People’s Republic of China and Taiwan, Mandarin Chinese is also spoken in the important and influential Chinese communities of Indonesia, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Brunei, the Philippines, and Mongolia.
Why China – Safety
Based on crime rates China is one of the safest countries in the world. According to the security consulting agency Control Risks, China is as safe as Europe. This is certainly a result of the strict legislation in China: firearms, gambling, prostitution, and pornography are prohibited. If you follow the same rules of conduct regarding your safety like at home, you should expect nothing bad to happen.