My internship in Shanghai

It promised to be an outstanding experience - it turned out to be a life-changing experience... I arrived to China in the end of August 2016, all ready to start an internship in Shanghai, in the Marketing Department of Hutong School. Since I have never been to China before, I took some time, while being [...]

By |October 26th, 2016|Chinese Classes, Hutong School, Internship China, Travel|2 Comments

Dragon Boat Festival or Duanwujie

The Dragon Boat Festival or Duanwujie is upon us! This traditional holiday that commemorates the famous Chinese Scholar Qu Yuan, known as China's first poet, takes places on the fifth day of the fifth month of the traditional Chinese lunar calendar. This date is also the source of the alternative name used to refer to [...]

Top 5 Places to Visit in Mainland China

Studying Chinese in Shanghai or Beijing for a couple of months offers the perfect opportunity to do some traveling to the top places to visit in Mainland China. Whether you’re taking Intensive Chinese Classes or doing an internship in one of these two cities, the travel possibilities for a fun weekend are endless!   Mount [...]

How to Survive Your First Day in China: A Full Guide, from the Airport to Your Hotel Room!

It happened. You’ve arrived.


Volunteer at International Culture Event in Xi’an

From Sep 26th to Oct 7th 2015, Xi'an City will host an International Culture Event. 
In order to provide a better service to foreign visitors and create a better understanding of foreign culture for the local people, the exhibition company would like to recruit 4 volunteers (2 male and 2 female). Contact us if you like to join.

By |September 7th, 2015|Chinese Culture, Travel|0 Comments

How to get around in China

China is a vast country, full of interesting historical heritage, wonderful landscapes and intriguing people. Once you’ve set foot in the country, most of you wouldn’t want to stick to the few streets surrounding your hotel or guesthouse. So let’s start moving around.


By |July 30th, 2015|Tips and Guides, Travel|0 Comments

How To Survive Your First Days In China

I'm an alien,
I'm a legal alien;
I'm a wàiguórén 外国人 (foreigner) in China.

By |June 3rd, 2015|Tips and Guides, Travel|1 Comment

Fund my Trip to China

We all know that students are typically a bit short of money, and going abroad usually costs a lot. Now, there are many ways to finance your trip to China. Of course you can find a job and safe your well-earned salary, empty your banking account (but hey, nobody likes to do that) or do whatever is in your power to fund your trip. Apart from your own efforts, we are pretty sure your friends and family would be more than happy pursuing your dream of going abroad!

By |December 20th, 2012|Tips and Guides, Travel|1 Comment

Winter in China – Skiing

Now that we did the cultural part, how about something sporty? The most popular sport in winter might be skiing, especially when you are from a mountain area. When being abroad you don’t want to miss out on that, and – lucky you! – you don’t have to! You actually can go skiing (and snowboarding, of course) in China.


By |November 20th, 2012|Tips and Guides, Travel|0 Comments

8 ways to fund your trip to China

You’ve decided to come to China, but you don’t have enough money yet? Then it’s time to do a little fundraising! Here are some ideas that might help you get the money you need to fund your trip.

Clean up and cash in: You’ll probably have a lot of stuff that you don’t use anymore. So clean up your house and sell your possessions on EBay. If you have some more time you can even organize a big yard sale.

By |May 3rd, 2012|Tips and Guides, Travel|0 Comments