A gap year without going to China is incomplete: Three authentic homestay stories of self-exploration

Date – 15 September 2023
Time – 15:30 – 15:50
Location – Workshop area, CCL

Famous fashion designer Yohji Yamamoto once said, “Self is something that cannot be seen. Self-discovery is only obtained when it clashes with something else and bounces back.”

Why take a gap year in China?

  • To polish your CV? Definitely. China is a booming economic power.
  • To study Mandarin? For sure. There is no better way to study a foreign language than living with a local host family and being immersed in it.
  • In short, it is a way of self-discovery with stories and clashes happening every single day.

Join Hazel Yao to hear three authentic stories of au pairs that chose China for a gap year. You will learn about their journey of self-exploration, their thrills and pains and how they made amazing connections with their Chinese host families.


Hazel Yao - 2023 WYSTC speaker

Hazel Yao

Founder & Managing Director
Wanderlust Exchange