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  • 5 Days in Qingdao

    5 Days in Qingdao Qingdao, a coastal city in eastern Shandong province, is well known for its unique colonial history tied to the legacy of its German occupation. Qingdao offers beautiful beaches, hilly parks with panoramic views and a relaxed pace of life that cannot be found in other Chinese cities. Qingdao came back into the limelight with the sailing

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  • Meet The Hutong Crew

    The secret behind our exceptional and innovative programming comes down to the strength of our staff. With that, we are excited to announce the addition of five tremendous good eggs to our Hutong Family: Jun, Marissa, Femi, Charlotte, and Danielle!

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  • Meet Ariana

    Blog post by Ariana Lee, Amherst College, Hutong Intern Extraordinaire During my junior year of high school, I decided to step out of my comfort zone and to spend an entire year abroad studying in Italy. I stayed in a little town right outside of Rome called Viterbo, and had the privilege of living with a local host family. Getting

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  • Summer Cocktail Chinese Style: Infused Baijiu

    This article is derived from Chengdu Food Tours. Chengdu Food Tours is a boutique culinary experience provider in Chengdu, focused on continually exploring this city as well as its history and food sources. They organize custom food tours and food events in the city itself and foraging trips in the mountains nearby. Chengdu Food Tours wants you to love Chengdu

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  • Reflections at Pingyao

    At the end of each day of Educational Programs, the students are given time to think back on their day during a time we call Reflections. They are asked to share and write down their impressions, what they learned, and stand-out moments from the day. After a long walk on the Ancient City Wall—interspersed with storytelling about the wealthy families who

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