—  How It All Began  —

In its early stages, The Hutong served as a hub for cultural programs for Hutong co-founders Mark, Stacey, and their friends. At the time, Mark had just come from Australia, where he had been teaching theatre to youngsters, and Stacey was teaching art at Beijing City International School. It wasn’t long before word about our courtyard began to trickle around the school’s water coolers and the first elementary school groups came down into the hutongs for our onsite programs. These initial events were such a success that multi-day programs around Beijing and off to Inner Mongolia were set in motion for the following year. Soon Josh, who was working for the Olympics, and Morgan, who had worked with students at the University of Ixmiquilpan in Mexico, got on board. They formed a team that had a great passion for education and traveling. The Hutong Education was born.

Since then, we have brought students from schools across China and around the globe on cultural adventures – from bike rides across the rolling hills of southern Yunnan to camping trips in the shadow of the Great Wall, from the fortress tulou homes of Fujian, to the epicenter of Mao’s long march. The Hutong Education has been designed to take students to a deeper level of understanding about the locations they visit, and about China as a whole. 


Beijing based

Operating from our traditional, hutong courtyard nestled in the center of China’s capital, our activities are designed to delve into Chinese culture and bring the hidden treasures of old Beijing to life.


China wide

From the misty mountains of Anhui to the endless sky of the Inner Mongolian grasslands, we do not just visit the tourist hotspots but rather experience the places we visit and take a step deeper.


Create your trip

Always expanding our destinations and curricular topics, The Hutong Education team specializes in customizing new programs tailored to build upon specifics units of inquiry taught in your school.


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We aim to help preserve China’s irreplaceable cultural heritage for present and future generations.

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The backbone of every program that we run, and the core principles that guide us on our way.

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Throughout our programs we challenge students to embrace responsible, sustainable travel. Here’s our commitment.

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Meet our team of passionate professionals, helping your students bridge the gap between the classroom and the world around them.

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