Hi! I'm Jeremie from France. I arrived in China in 2002 for an internship. These few months in Beijing changed my life. After graduating in Law and Politics in 2004 I returned to China and co-founded Hutong School. Since then, I am devoted to developing an organization driven by human values and offering young people from all over the world an experience that will impact their life durably.
I was born and raised in Flanders, Belgium. After obtaining my Master Degree in Economics at the University of Leuven, I left for Wuhan, China to study the Chinese language. I returned to Belgium to get a Bachelor in Chinese studies in Leuven, and then continued studying Chinese at Xiamen University and Fudan University (Shanghai). In 2005 I co-founded Hutong School in Beijing and acted as Marketing Manager and later General Manager. In 2008, I returned to Belgium to obtain an MBA at Vlerick. As a Director International Relations, my goal is to further promote the Hutong School worldwide, by establishing a wide network of agents, universities, Chinese language schools and companies doing business in China.
Hi! I'm an American from California. I'm half-Japanese and have lived on Guam, Saipan and in the UK. I've traveled to China several times, but finally made the big move in May of 2009. I love traveling and experiencing new adventures and am having a great time here in Beijing! I enjoy playing all types of sports, especially rugby. I've even started a women's rugby team here in Beijing!
'Hi! I’m French and have lived in the US, Hong Kong, Switzerland and Spain. I love to travel and learn languages. I fell in love with Beijing when I first came in 2006 and have settled back here since September 2008. Beijing is a great city, filled with fascinating people from all over the world and tonnes of opportunities and daily challenges. Come and see for yourself! You won’t regret it!'
Hi! I'm Laura, I come from Italy and I came to China nearly by chance, not long ago. The pure curiosity for this country and culture brought me here. After my first three months here in Beijing I simply couldn't leave! That's why I decided to come back and look for a job, for an opportunity to settle down. I enjoy this city and all it can offer, especially the incredible and special mixture of cultures and people you can find here.
Hello! I'm Nathan and I was born in Belgium. I play badminton and love to travel. In my final year of university I decided I wanted to do an internship abroad. At first I wasn't planning on going to China at all but one thing led to another and I ended up here in China. After I had finished my internship and degree it was back off to Belgium. There I decided China was where I wanted to be. So here I am, back once again, in an ever-changing city that never ceases to amaze me!
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Hello! I am a real ‘LaoBeijing’-man. I was born in Beijing, my father and my grand father were born in Beijing and my son was also born in Beijing. If you want to know stories about Beijing I can tell you any time. I hope you like sports, because I like swimming in the frozen lake. My slogan is ‘Be strong and healthy, work hard for 50 years’. Come to Beijing! An interesting and miraculous life is waiting for you!
Hi, my name is Chen Chen. You can also call me Ci Ci. I am a Beijinger and I love this city! I remember when I was a kid, there were a lot of courtyards here. Now Beijing is developing fast and the buildings are changing even faster! Now when you come to China you can find both traditional and state-of-the-art buildings here. If you like travelling, eating, shopping and studying Chinese, join us and experience the real China!
Hello everyone! My name is Joy and I was born and raised in Beijing. I am the Customer Service Officer at Hutong School. My responsibilities are dealing with students’ enquiries about various issues, customer service (pre-arrival) and (post-arrival) etc. I am very energeric, self-motivated and out-going person. I’d like to meet people from all over the world! I am here to be your guide and help you discover Beijing while learning the Chinese culture.
Hi There! I am the internship consultant from Hutong School. I talk with students from all over the world who are looking for a great experience abroad. Together we try to find the right internship placement. It is nice to help students to achieve their goals! China is a dynamic and interesting country. It will challenge you every day in a positive way! Experience it yourself and I am more than happy to help you find your ideal internship!
A Londoner posing as a Beijinger... I have swapped the Tube for my bicycle and soggy sandwiches for jiaozi. Moving to Beijing has definitely made my life more exciting. Everyday is an adventure & I love exploring this city, travelling to other provinces around China, trying the seemingly limitless varieties of food, and meeting amazing people along the way. The fast-paced, extreme old-meets-new, and ever-changing nature of China is what has kept me here so far. I would urge anyone who can to come and experience the Beijing beat!
Hi all! I am Haike and grew up in the northern part of Belgium. After my graduation, I decided to come to China to do an internship and I must say: it has been quite some adventure since then! From the moment I arrived, I was amazed by the multicultural mix of Chinese and Western lifestyles you can find here in Shanghai. I started looking for opportunities to extend my stay in China and was really lucky to find a job at Hutong School! All I can say is just come and see for yourself, you will love the Shanghai-vibe!
Hi, I'm Ding Yi. I like China and the Chinese language, so being a great teacher and sharing Chinese culture to those from around the world is my dream! I'm very happy to join Hutong School and work with an international team. While exchanging fresh ideas and making new friends, I am excited to experience a new part of my career here!
Born in the "Ice City"--Harbin, I grew up emerged in the uniqueness of its culture. The city itself has great Russian influences, as a result, I was born to experience the conflicting yet harmonious Eastern & Western cultures. At the age of 5, I started Chinese Calligraphy and Painting practices, and after over 100 prizes, honors and 2 TV documentaries, I decided to share my knowledge of Chinese culture with the rest of the world-- I became an educator of the Chinese culture. Together with my curiosity of the world and language skills, I am able to create events for western students to understand and enjoy. In our events, you will see, touch, experience a fragment of China that is both historical and modern.
Hi everyone! I am Yin. I am from Zhumadian, in Henan province – near the home of Kungfu! I have lived in Beijing for 9 years and love living here because of the diverse culture and history, the food, but mainly because I met my wife here! In my spare time I love sports such as football, basketball, table tennis, music and reading. I love meeting new friends and Hutong School has made me lots of those! I look forward to meeting you in Beijing and helping you settle into this new culture and society!
Hey everyone, I am Evan. I am Korean, but I have lived in China for 17 years already. All I can say is that my uncle made the good choice for me to live here. China is a place where you can see unlimited potential in almost every sector. From cultural, historical and minority cities, to big and modern cities, China is an exciting place to be! So why not take the step to come and see for yourself!
Hi, my name is Haina. I’m a Beijinger and I have deep emotional ties with this old city. Beijing was the capital for two dynasties with every ancient structure having its special story. That’s also one of the reasons I absorb myself in Chinese history and culture. After graduation, I became a member of Hutong School team and it has been two years since then. As an education coordinator, I will do my best to help you with studying Chinese and if you’d like, I’d be happy to share stories of Beijing as well. Hope to meet you in China and I believe you will fall in love with this country as my colleagues and students do!
Nihao! I am Xiǎo lì (小丽)，I am from Anhui province. I have been a Chinese teacher in Shanghai for 6 .5 years since I graduated from Anhui Nomal University. I majored in teaching Chinese as a second language and have learned the history of the Chinese language, both ancient and modern Chinese. In 6.5 years, I have helped more than 200 students learning Chinese. I really enjoyed the time with my students. In my spare time, I like traveling, cooking and reading .
I was born in YanCheng City, one of the water towns south of the Yangtze river in JiangSu province.
I already live in Shanghai for 10 years and have been engaged in this kind of work for five years. I enjoy it very much! This year, I joined Hutong School and I can say that this school deeply cares about forwarding Chinese culture to foreigners. I am very happy to work here and be a part of that. I firmly believe that one day, we will let all our foreign friends know Chinese culture, Chinese language and make them fall in love with China.
Degree: Bachelor in English
Hobbies: Skiing, traveling, watching films and documentaries, embroider
Background: Ni men hao ! I want to help foreigners getting more knowledge about the Chinese language. It is also a good way for me to explore different cultures, to widen my eyes and to enrich my experiences. I’m enthusiastic, creative and love learning new things.
Degree: Bachelor in English
Hobbies : Travelling, music, cooking
Background: I graduated from University of International Business and Economics, and majored in English. I am energetic and full of ideas. My many years of teaching experience have helped me to create a unique teaching method to realize the importance of creating a fun, relaxed teaching environment. It has been 3 years since I was introduced to Hutong school, and I really love teaching here!
I am from Hubei province in the south of China .In Chinese, Hu means lake, bei means north. Hubei is in the north of Dongting Lake so it derives its name. The province in the south of Donting lake is called Hunan (nan means south),which is the province of Mao Zedong. But in my province we also get a famous hero whose name is Quyuan, a great poet in China, and the dragon boat festival is to commemorate him. I am passionate for teaching Chinese language and culture. My major was Chinese language and literature. I have been in Beijing for more than 6 years. It is a fantastic city with unique culture and hospitable people. Your Beijing experience will leave you thinking of the saying “I came, I saw, I conquered!”
Degree: Bachelor in English and computer science
Hobbies : Calligraphy, musics, dancing
Background: I’m from Fujian province. I came to Beijing 9 years ago and fell in love with the city. As a teacher, I always make my lessons interesting and enjoyable. I’m full of passion and patience, can focus on different students’ needs and make them satisfied. I’m interested in doing research on comparison of language and culture's difference. I love to share with students the beauty of Chinese language in the lessons and in daily life.