Hutong School

Hutong School

About

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.

Founded
2005
Headquarters

Gongti Beilu
Chaoyang Qu
Beijing Shi, 100027
China

Reviews

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Hélène
10/10

I took part in the Hutong summer camp in June 2018. It was an amazing experience! We were a group of 5 (from different countries: US, Italy and France) with a Chinese guide 24/7 with us.

The school was located in a very modern building Sanlitun, one of the trendiest district of Beijing and our hotel was 5 minutes away.

Every morning we had 4 hours of chinese class, we were in a group of four with the same level. The teachers were really able to give us personal feedback. With 4 hours of class per day during 2 weeks my level of chinese improved significantly.

Then, every afternoon our guide took us around Bejing to visit the touristic sites such as the Summer Palace, the Forbidden City, the Great Wall... and to discover chinese culture, we had the occasion to try calligraphy, chinese chess, KTV... We really felt like locals! My favorite experience was the tour of the Great Wall, our guide took us on a tour on the side of the easy one were every tourists walk, on a really steep path so we were completely alone and the view was amazing. We also ate chinese dishes at breakfast, lunch and dinner, I admit we sometimes got tired of it and went to Pizza Hut or McDonald's. Our guide was very comprehensive and flexible, he brought us where we wanted to go (even if it wasn't in the program), for example we wanted to see the Olympic Park so he brought us during our free time.

I also spent a 3rd week with Hutong school in Shanghai (but not as part of the summer camp). Hutong school almost created a personal trip for us as they had to plan our different train journey and to help us go to the train station.

I would recommend this program to anyone who's interested by China, its language and its culture. It was my first time in China and it made me want to discover it more.

How can this program be improved?
Maybe leave a bit of freedom to wander around Sanlitun by ourselves during free time.
Yes, I recommend this program
Theresa
9/10

After college, I was looking to enhance my resume and continue my studies in Chinese. I found Hutong School. Their staff was very friendly and the teachers were pretty knowledgeable. If there was ever an issue, the staff would respond quickly and try to solve it. The internship was fun and I learned a lot about the different business cultures between the U.S. and China. Hutong School organized various events so that you can learn more about the culture and meet other people in the same program. Overall, I would recommend this program!

How can this program be improved?
Better organization before the trip. Include housing arrangements, what to expect when coming to China: for example, VPN, phones, etc.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Keyi
10/10

It was such a nice experience in Shanghai, all the people there are very friendly and the food is absolutely amazing!! The accommodation was very comfortable as well and the classes are fun. It’s incredible i made such good friends within two weeks. I would everything about the trip was amazing apart from the last day- the day you say bye to all your friends. And I hope HuTong School will have winter camps as well.

How can this program be improved?
May visit some more meaningful places
Yes, I recommend this program
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Annalies
10/10

Karen took great care off us. If we wanted to rest or eat something different she would arrange it for us. She got to know us well and we all laughed as we told stories. She was really kind and understanding and a great person to spend two weeks with.
Bishui got along really well with our group of students. He would joke and laugh with us, join in on funny photos. It was nice having someone in the hotel to contact if there was any problems.
Overall the experience and our caretakers were amazing.

How can this program be improved?
everything was great.
Yes, I recommend this program
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Christian
10/10

Had a great time at the 2018 Shanghai summer camp. Made a lot of new friends, had many unforgettable experiences and I can’t wait to come back.
My favourite times during this time were: going to the fake market and bargaining for items, going to the circus, meeting new people, making new friends, learning new words and phrases and being able to apply them in everyday activities, shopping, and having fun in our hotel rooms.
Special thanks to Karen and Bishuai for the guidance and fun!

How can this program be improved?
I was fine with everything, but some of the other students couldn’t stand the amount of walking required.
Yes, I recommend this program

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