In and Around Catz

Camp Shanghai

Fully funded language homestay program

Want to explore the world for free, learn another language or discover a different culture? Spend 6–12 weeks this summer on an immersive Chinese language homestay program in Shanghai!

  • 6–12 weeks of homestay accommodation
  • Most meals free
  • 10 hours/week Chinese language classes
  • One cultural activity, meet-up or trip per week
  • Possibility to intern with your host family’s company or travel with them to other cities
  • 4000–8000 RMB allowance (should cover flight, visa and living costs)

In return, you’d be expected to informally tutor the child of your homestay family for around 4 hours per day, generally consisting of helping with homework, playing English learning games or reading stories. To earn the larger allowance, you can also apply to spend two weeks of the program teaching English at a summer day camp in Shanghai. Unlike an au pair program, you would not be expected to help with housework or babysitting duties, and will have a lot of flexibility and freedom to travel with your weekends off.

Full details, photos and a link to the application form can be found at

Please direct questions to Katie Prescott