Hutong School: Summer Chinese Camp in Beijing

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Can you picture yourself on the Great Wall of China, speaking to locals and tasting real Chinese cuisine? Then our Chinese Summer Camp is perfect for you!

Spend two weeks of your summer abroad immersing yourself in Chinese language and culture, whilst making new friends from around the world. Under the 24/7 supervision of our team, you'll get the chance to explore the best of China's ancient capital, learn Mandarin and discover an exciting culture.

A typical day on the Summer Camp begins with 3 hours of Chinese classes, followed by an afternoon of exploring the city and taking part in a wide variety of cultural and social activities. Activities include calligraphy, watching a Peking Opera performance, visit the Great Wall of China. During the weekend, we'll venture a bit further to show you more of Beijing, giving you a well-rounded and fun experience of China's vibrant capital city!

Highlights
  • Take part in 18 different cultural activities (The Great Wall, Cooking Class, KTV, Calligraphy, etc.)
  • Practical Assistance (including visa application)
  • Take small group Chinese classes and learn in a fun and fast way
  • Receive 24/7 supervision and support
  • Explore the city and its surroundings during weekends

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Reviews

98%
based on 4 reviews
  • Instruction 10
  • Support 10
  • Fun 9.5
  • Housing 7.3
  • Value 10
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Hermine
10/10

A Unique Experience in Beijing !

I took part in June's Summer Camp program. These two weeks went by very quickly ! We visited the Summer Palace, the Forbidden City, the Confucius Temple, Beihai Park, and of course, the Great Wall ! We also attended an acrobatic show, an opera, and a tea ceremony. Finally, we discovered the chinese culture through learning chinese calligraphy, painting, knot, taichi, and mahjong... This program definitely immerses you into the chinese culture : We started our day with 4 hours of chinese, followed by many visits and activities in Beijing.

This summer Program is definitely a unique experience which gives you the opportunity to really improve your language skills : the teachers were extremely kind and patient. They were very invested and professional. They mainly spoke chinese, which really helped us improving your listening and speaking. But they can also switch to english if you really struggle. The courses are adapted to every student's level and capacities.

The guide who took us to every site and activity was extremely nice and friendly. She was even the one in charge of some of the workshops : Mahjong and chinese knot, which were among our favourite activities ! She's very communicative, flexible and receptive. She brought us to many different restaurants so that we could experience different local gastronomies (including the very famous Beijing Duck) She's always there to help you solving any problem you may have !

The school always assisted us, from the start, with our visa application, to the very end of our trip. The 24/7 support throughout our stay in China was very helpful and effective. Moreover, we also got to meet people from all over the world during our stay !

For all these very relevant reasons, I definitely recommend this program to everyone who's interested in learning chinese, visiting China or discovering its culture ! It's absolutely worth it and affordable !

Yes, I recommend this program
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Gavin
10/10

Amazing cultural experience and Chinese learning opportunity

The summer camp trip to Beijing was so fun and worth the money. We learned so much about Chinese culture and our language skills increased indefinitely. The teachers were amazing, kind, and patient and would help when ever needed. They spoke English if we really struggled but for the most part spoke Chinese and it helped my listening and speaking of Chinese alot! It was so fun that i decided two weeks wasn't enough time to study in Beijing so next summer I'm coming back to Beijing for two months to study again. Also everyone is super friendly and nice, you make so many friends from around the world.

How can this program be improved?
The sleeping conditions(hostel) should be a little better.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Fernando
9/10

Hutong school

The Hutong school was a great experience! This program fully immerses you into Chinese culture and teaches so much about the language. The program consists of 4 hours of Chinese language studying in the morning and the rest of the day for seeing Beijing and the sights. Everyday you have a packed schedule, so be ready to walk! One of my criticisms could be the living conditions as we had to live in a hostel, with no wifi and private bathroom. So be ready to share a bathroom with some strangers. Overall it was an amazing experience and I would highly recommend it to anyone who wants to learn Chinese and have fun!

How can this program be improved?
Better living conditions. Everything else was superb! Highly recommend to anyone looking to learn Chinese.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Jazz
10/10

Summer 2016

Hutong School's Summer Camp program is a fantastic opportunity to learn more about Chinese culture while improving your Chinese skills. I took part in the program in August 2016, and would definitely recommend it to anyone interested in learning about Chinese culture, and Chinese language. The course has a good mixture of high quality language tutoring, and exciting cultural trips and activities, for young people, and makes for a great introduction into Hutong School's community. I was made to feel safe, comfortable and welcome even before I arrived in China, as I was guided through the process of visa application and travel arrangements with helpful and frequent communication with members of Hutong School's team, and I had 24/7 support throughout my stay in China. I made many new friends during my stay in Beijing, and I plan to visit Hutong School again, for a loner period of time in the near future. I urge anyone interested to apply for this program; it was an excellent experience!

Yes, I recommend this program

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Join Hutong School to study, intern or volunteer in China. Founded in 2005 in the Hutongs of Beijing, Hutong School has over 10 years of teaching experience. We now have locations in Shanghai, Beijing, Hangzhou and Chengdu. All our programs are...