Hutong School Programs
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Hutong School Reviews
Hutong School Internship Shanghai 6 months
Submitted by Bart - Hutong School | June 21, 2017
My internship and 6 months in China was a awesome experience! Hutong School delivered great service for the apartment and arranged my internship placement. I learned a lot about Chinese culture and business from the program. After a half year language classes (4 hours per week) my obtained level was HSK-2. I would greatly recommend Hutong-School to anyone who wants a great internship abroad and/or te learn Chinese and have a great experience.
Program: Business & Marketing Internships
3 summer months in Shanghai
Submitted by Jonathan C. - LMU | October 07, 2016
The stay was nice, Shanghai is amazing. The teachers are nice and try to adapt to the individual level of the student. The living situation varies wildly with some apartments being in very poor condition.
Would definitely recommend Hutong
Submitted by florentines - Leiden University | August 12, 2016
I had a very pleasant stay at Hutong School in Shanghai in July 2016. The apartment was fine, I shared it with two very kind roommates who ended up being the people I spent most of my time with. It was very well located and close to the school. The classes were simply amazing. I had private lessons my first week, and lessons in a group of three the second two weeks and in both settings I felt like I had a great learning experience. The teachers were very friendly and dedicated, and the overall Hutong School approach to teaching Mandarin is very effective. Just staying here for three weeks really motivated me to continue my Mandarin studies and I am definitely considering going back to Hutong again for their great classes. The only slight thing that disappointed me a bit in the beginning that it was difficult to meet other students right away. I knew my roommates, but the activities were a bit scarce in my opinion, and the welcome party for the new July students was scheduled for the day that I was already supposed to leave Shanghai... I went to the staff to speak with them about this, and the party was scheduled to an earlier date and new exciting activities were added. This shows to me that Hutong School staff takes its students and their thoughts and ideas very seriously. Overall, a great school that I would recommend to anyone wishing to expand their Mandarin skills!
Excellent stay at Hutong school
Submitted by Alessia - Turin Italy | August 12, 2016
I had a very nice experience at Hutong School! Everything was well organised and the staff was always very kind and helpful. Their programme is also very flexible and can adapt to different students' need. The apartment they provided was also very nice, fully equipped and located only 20 minute walk from the school and Sanlitun! They also organize some activities every week, a very nice opportunity to meet new friends from different classes! I would definitely recommend Hutong School!
Shanghai - July 2016
Submitted by Wen xin and Kai li - NYC United States | August 11, 2016
We had a great overall experience at The Hutong School in Shanghai. We found the Shanghai HS staff to be very friendly, welcoming, and accessible. The teaching staff were very bright, energetic, and engaging which made it fun to be in class - not an easy feat, considering that the classes were four hours long and we were working through a lot of new vocabulary and grammar - somehow the time flew by each day. This might be because the instructors kept the conversation (and the laughs) going in Chinese - providing lots of useful vocabulary that we were able to reference and use while on our trip. Everyone at the school worked to help us to improve our spoken Chinese, and the staff kindly assisted us in resolving a couple of problems that we encountered, such as when DHL in China had trouble delivering a package to us. The school has dedicated activities personnel who put together fun walking tours, restaurant outings, and weekend trips. We took advantage of a couple of those outings and really enjoyed the experiences and the chance to get to know fellow students. The activities person was also very helpful in writing up an itinerary just for us when we went to Suzhou on our own for the day - great stuff. We would definitely recommend The Hutong School to anyone who is looking for an effective, economical, and fun way to improve their Chinese language skills and have a great time.