About Wanderlust Exchange

Wanderlust Exchange was founded in 2014, with opportunities that integrate educational travel, volunteering, Mandarin learning, childcare and English tutoring together for overseas youngsters. This is a great way to experience China with an authentic touch by staying with Chinese host families.

The English loanword "wanderlust" dates as far back as Middle High German. Wanderlust reflects an intense urge for self-development by experiencing the unknown, confronting unforeseen challenges, getting to know unfamiliar cultures, ways of life and behaviors.

We provide students with quality authentic cultural experiences, with an aim to bridge culture divide, to help participants develop the self-awareness and cross-cultural competencies to be active participants in the world.

We believe getting to know another culture with your comfort zone pushed makes us individuals globe citizens with a broad vision, leniency, flexibility and better understanding of ourselves.

Our mission

In the book<Physics of The Impossible> written by Michil Kaaku, he mentioned three levels of civilization grouped by Russian astrophysicist Nikolai Kardashev:

1. Type I civilization: All planetary power is within their control.

2. Type II civilization: those that can utilize the entire power of the sun.

3. Type III civilization: those that can utilize the power of the entire galaxy. They freely roam the space lanes of the galaxy.

He discussed that our own civilization qualifies to Type 0 civilization. We utilize only a tiny fraction of the sun's energy that falls on our planet. But already we see the beginning of a Type I civilization emerging on the Earth:the Internet is connecting the entire planet; the rise of the European Union; English is the number one second language on the Earth; Local cultures and customs will continue to thrive in thousands of varieties on the Earth, but there will be a planetary culture dominate the mosaics of people.

The most dangerous transition may be between a Type 0 and Type 1 civilization. A Type 0 civilization is still wracked with the sectarianism, fundamentalism, and racism that typified its rise.

Through this intercultural experience, we hope you will truly gain a better understanding of the world as well as yourselves, with more leniency, understanding and appreciation, with a more broadened mind, view and heart.

  • We aim to help participants develop the self-awareness and cross-cultural competencies to be active participants in the world
  • We aim to help participants obtain Mandarin language skills through this language learning and immersion experience.
  • We aim to help the younger generation (host children) broaden their horizon through this intercultural exchange, both linguistically and culturally.
  • We aim to offer host parents the opportunity to learn about a foreign culture, to foster an everlasting friendship with participants.
  • We aim to bridge culture divide through this authentic culture exchange program, creating more understanding, which is crucial for making the world a better place to live.

Our values

  • Integrity
  • Creativity
  • Gratitude
  • Curiosity
  • Fun

Why Wanderlust Exchange?

  • We CARE about your having a great experience during your stay in China, thus we screen host families discreetly
  • We deliver handy orientation course upon your arrival
  • We hold various cultural activities for you to further explore Chinese culture
  • We would love to see you grow through such experience
  • We would love to be the guide during your lifetime adventure in China
  • We are here to "cherish your caring&loving soul, enlighten your wanderlust spirit".
Programmes taught in:
English

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Wanderlust Exchange China

This project gives you the opportunity to have fun helping Chinese children learn tennis, whilst exploring one of the most successful and modern cities in China - Shangha ... [+]

Tennis Coach Internship Program Overview

This project gives you the opportunity to have fun helping Chinese children learn tennis, whilst exploring one of the most successful and modern cities in China - Shanghai. As a tennis coach assistant, you will be teaching tennis to children mostly aged between 4-10 years old.

Location: Shanghai, China Starting time: July 1st Length of stay: 2-3 months Arrival airport: Shanghai Pudong Airport Applicants Requirement: 18-35 years old 300+hours of tennis playing experience Have childcare or related coaching experience Secondary school diploma and above Good in health Clean criminal record Responsibilities: Assist in coaching tennis to children age... [-]
China Shanghai
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English
Full time
2 - 3 months
Campus
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Wanderlust Exchange China

Wanderlust Exchange provides students with opportunities that integrate educational travel, Mandarin learning, childcare and English tutoring. It is a great chance for o ... [+]

Wanderlust Au Pair China Program

Wanderlust Exchange provides students with opportunities that integrate educational travel, Mandarin learning, childcare and English tutoring. It is a great chance for overseas youngsters to experience China with an authentic touch by staying with Chinese host families.

Au Pair China Program Overview

Locations of host families: Mostly in Shanghai(we have host families in other major cities including Beijing, Chongqing, Hangzhou, Tian Jin and etc.)

Program time span: 3 months-12 months You give: 30 hours of childcare and English tutoring per week You get: 1500 RMB pocket money/month You get: 3000-12000 RMB as flight stipend ( depending on your length of stay for 3-12 months program) You study: 3 hours of Mandarin classes/week You get: 1.5 days off each week You get: International medical insurance You get: Visa application & renewal fee reimbursement ( upon au pairs' completion of the program) Payment: 0$ application fee + 100 $ downpayment ( the downpayment will be completely returned to au pairs upon their completion of the program) You can apply if you: Are 18-28 years old Have completed secondary school Are proficient in English Have no criminal record Are open to cultural differences Can teach English ... [-]
China Shanghai
September 2019
English
Full time
3 - 12 months
Campus
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Wanderlust Exchange China

Wanderlust Volunteer Program gives you an opportunity to make a difference where it is most needed while you have the opportunity to explore one of the modernist and most ... [+]

Wanderlust Volunteer Program

Wanderlust Volunteer Program gives you an opportunity to make a difference where it is most needed while you have the opportunity to explore one of the modernist and most bustling cities in China--Shanghai. You will be staying in an orphanage center located in a children’s hospital where the seriously injured orphans are sent to receive better medical treatment. These children arrive from other orphanages in rural areas of China and with your love and care you can help them through their recovery.

Program Overview:

This project gives you the opportunity to make a difference where it is most needed, whilst exploring one of the most successful and modern cities in China - Shanghai. As a volunteer, you will be staying in an orphanage center, located in a children’s hospital, where the injured and sick orphans are sent to receive better medical treatment. These children arrive from other orphanages in rural areas of China and with your love and care you can help them through their recovery.... [-]

China Shanghai
September 2019
English
Full time
2 - 24 weeks
Campus
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2nd Floor, No.588, East Yan'an Road
200002 Shanghai, Shanghai, China