Hutong School

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Hutong School provides study, volunteer, and internship options in Beijing and Shanghai, China. Students from all around the world join Hutong School for personalized Chinese lessons. Classes begin at the beginning of every month, and students have the chance to learn Chinese at their own pace!

Hutong School's professional internships are geared towards students looking for an international internship experience in Beijing. Hutong has partnered with national and multi-national companies to provide students with hands-on experience during their time abroad. Check out the options below to see which one is right for you!

Students in China with Hutong School

Programs from Hutong School

  • China
    Study Chinese in Beijing or Shanghai! Hutong School offers a unique Chinese study abroad program in China. Located in the...
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  • China
    Hutong School has an internationally respected reputation for providing top-quality internships in China to talented...
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Program Reviews

  • Malvina
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    London
    10/10
    Highly recommended
    05/27/2016

    My experience with Hutong School was more than excellent and way above expectation.
    Professional and super friendly staff, great environment, high quality language teaching, excellent and clean accommodation services, full immersion in the Chinese culture, lots of travelling opportunities and meeting awesome people from all over the world - all because of Hutong!
    I wouldn't change anything from my experience in China.
    There is so much to gain from this program especially for young professionals beginning their career. Not only it boosts your CV and differentiates you from this competitive world, but you will also make friends from all over the world.
    For avid travellers like me, there is so much to see and experience in China.
    So I definitely recommend it!

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  • Tania
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Lyon
    10/10
    China, Hutong School, I'll be back.
    05/26/2016

    I wouldn't change anything to my experience in China with Hutong School.

    My classes and especially my internship were great and to be honest, even better than I expected. This is certainly an experience that I won't forget. I've made friends with people from all over the world and even with the staff of the school (miss you!).

    I'd recommend this program without a doubt and I will probably come back as soon as I can. You won't regret that choice!

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  • Alexander
    Age: 25-30
    Male
    Tilburg, Netherlands
    10/10
    Living in Shanghai
    03/21/2016

    Ni hao - I have been to Shanghai to do an internship for an automotive supplying company for two month in 2015! I would have loved to stay longer but it is quite hard to get a visa to do so!
    Everything beside my work was organized by Hutong School... accomodation, trips and of course language courses
    It is a lot of fun to learn Mandarin and to explore this totally different culture! Through the school and its events get get in touch with a lot of other students which makes the stay much more enjoyable!
    My accomodation although it was about 2 hours away from my office was fantastic - we had three balconies on the 28th floor which provided a stunning view over Shanghai and its monuments!
    Zai tian

    How could this program be improved?

    Maybe a better connection between the local students who are in the city!

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  • Laurence
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Bruges
    10/10
    Definitely going back!
    03/07/2016

    I followed the Intensive Chinese Program in Shanghai and had classes everyday from Monday to Friday, 4 hours a day, so my Chinese really improved on a daily basis!

    I was really surprised by how much we were taught in one day and was happy that I got to expand my vocabulary so quickly. My teacher's English was really good and she taught in a very structured way. She also gave us homework everyday and from time to time we had a small test, something I definitely appreciated because this really encourages you to study and practice your Mandarin after school hours.

    Besides teaching Mandarin, Hutong School also organizes weekly activities, ranging from cooking classes to tai chi, movie nights or even trips to other cities in China. Like this, you meet a lot of new people and you're constantly immersing yourself in the Chinese culture.

    I loved everything about my stay in China and I would definitely want to go back! Highly recommended :)

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  • Aranza
    Age: 19-24
    Female
    Mexico City, Mexico
    Other
    10/10
    Unexpected China
    12/16/2015

    At the beginning I was a bit skeptical about going to China, and for someone who has never been there the first two weeksw where overwhelming but before you realize it you'll have adapted so well you won't want to leave. It's a whole different experience, for me it was from going to the wall on school trips, with family or friends to like almost every section in beijing to staying out partying every weekend, sometimes weekdays..ooops 'til 5 or 6 am, fighting to get a taxi and then trying to explain with your basic chinese where you want to go, trying out those food street wraps and loving them..specially after the club... going to work everyday with only chinese people and trying to connect with them and somehow becoming basically their english teacher, making new and incredible friends that you'll never forget, going to a restaurant and have the table next to you be full of half naked men drinking baijiu, sharing it with you to drink shots and then having one of then throw up in the middle of the restaurant, surviving the burning hot summer and the freezing winter (makes packing a bit complicated), anyways it turns out to be a really unexpected experience with unforgettable moments to make you not want to leave or definitely come back!

    How could this program be improved?

    The internship program and offers could be improved as well as the support of the staff for this, specially when difficult situations arise

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