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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!
Meet Amy Wong - Program Consultant at the Hutong School
In search of a new adventure, with the goal of learning a new language, I found myself landing in Beijing in 2011. I can say I have never regretted this decision! This country has so many things to offer and it is changing all the time. As a British-born Chinese, it has been even more of a fascinating learning experience, and one in which I learn more the more time I spend here. From the people I meet, the things I see and do, I love the adventure that is living in China. Above all, I thoroughly enjoy my job at Hutong School and I urge everyone to come and experience the Beijing beat :)
What position do you hold at the Hutong School? What has your career path been like so far?
Amy: I started off at Hutong School as a general intern; a fantastic experience where I was able to learn from different aspects of the company. After my internship, I was ecstatic to be offered a full time position as Admissions and Sales Officer. A few months down the line, I am now currently a Program Consultant and so my personal progress and development within this company has been both fast and rewarding. I feel fortunate to be working for Hutong School where we have a great team and hard-working attitude.
What separates the Hutong School from other language study programs?
Amy: At Hutong School, you will not only learn Mandarin from a team of passionate and knowledgeable teachers, but you will also be able to discover China in a unique and fun way by participating in our many cultural events and activities alongside friends you will make from all over the world. Our friendly multi-national community here ensures we look after all of our students from day one in order to give you an experience you won't forget. If you want high-quality learning, a reliable support network and memories to last a lifetime, you should definitely choose Hutong School!
What are some trends you've noticed in the language study and internship market? What can students gain from studying Mandarin?
Amy: Its rising importance on the global stage has enabled China to continue being a top destination. China's rapidly growing economy has helped to facilitate the attraction of overseas tourists and entrepreneurs alike over recent years, and one thing that has been clear is that those with Mandarin language skills are often at a competitive advantage, particularly when it comes to business. Mandarin is the most spoken language on Earth and that is why learning to speak it should be in the interest of anyone who wishes to develop themselves either personally or professionally. To be able to communicate with one fifth of the world definitely opens up more doors and opportunities!
What is one piece of advice you would offer someone considering studying Mandarin in China?
Amy: Be patient and open-minded, and get ready to start seeing the world and its people in a whole new way! This experience will challenge you and change you in the most positive way. For once, do jump on the bandwagon and get yourself to China!! You will not regret it :)!