Hutong School
90% Rating
(108 Reviews)

Hutong School

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 focused on full immersion in the Chinese culture. We offer weekly activities for our students to experience the Chinese culture. Meet the Middle Kingdom firsthand while making friends from all over the world.

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Alice
Female
22 years old
United Kingdom
London School of Economics

A lovely month in Shanghai

10/10

I interned for a month between August and September 2017. I stayed in 2 different Hutong School accommodations in Shanghai. The first was 4 metro stops and a short walk away from the school, just under half an hour journey in total, with lots of restaurants and shops around. The flat was big and spacious, and I shared with two others who I got on with. They left within a week and a half of me getting there however, and I told the coordinator that I didn't want to live alone- he sorted me out with new accommodation immediately, this one in an even bigger flat next to shops and restaurants about 25 minutes journey from the school with other roommates. I enjoyed my placement and the people I was working with, and felt had I had a concern I could have raised it at any point. They're really helpful with visas, arrival etc., and I also enjoyed taking part in cultural activities such as a nighttime bike ride around old Shanghai. It's a great place with great people, and the Chinese classes were amazing- there were only 2 in my group including me and the teachers were the best Chinese teachers I've had - really patient and make the lessons fun and interesting. Highly recommended!

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Martina
Female
22 years old
Belgium

BusIT China

9/10

The overall program experience was super. I recommend it for future students who want to learn something and are ready for a new adventure!

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Hermine
Female
17 years old
France
Other

A Unique Experience in Beijing !

10/10

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 !

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