Established in 2001, EF Hangzhou & Huzhou has grown significantly in the past 17 years, now catering to over 8000 students in our 8 schools (soon to be 9), with over 160 teachers, 80 of whom are international.
There’s a saying in China that goes: “Up there is heaven, down here are Hangzhou and Suzhou.” Hangzhou is located on the coast of Eastern China and is the capital of Zhejiang province. It is a cultural, economic, and educational hub.
It is also one of the most famous tourist cities, thanks to West Lake, one of China’s most famous natural landmarks.
During the Yuan dynasty, it was called the most beautiful and luxurious city in the world by a famous Italian traveller Marco Polo. Having a long history of 2200 years, Hangzhou is one of seven ancient cities in China.
Located on the edge of one of China’s biggest lakes, Huzhou is a city that thrives on its past but continues to move forward into a prosperous future.
The city is known for its production of silk and historical preservation. Some sites date back 2,300 years when the city was first inhabited. Many historians also say that Huzhou is also the birthplace of Chinese tea culture, which visitors can experience at any number of teahouses in the area.
Cities like Hangzhou, Shanghai and Nanjing are all within close distance for a day trip.
Modernization has allowed conveniences like western-style apartments and fast-food restaurants, but the city’s love of history and culture has preserved the Chinese feel of the city.