Crossroads in China!

Program Start:

Monday, June 10, 2019

Program End:

Sunday, June 23, 2019


Your journey will commence in Hong Kong, where students will discover Asia’s economic might by witnessing firsthand this city’s breathtaking urban landscape.

After spending two days in Hong Kong’s historic collection of islands, students will travel to Guilin, a picturesque southern Chinese city famed for its pristine natural environment and storybook rivers and mountains. Classmates, faculty and program leaders will cruise down the renowned Li River to the ancient fishing village of Yangshuo for an overnight stay, and along the Longsheng Rice Terraces which have been constructed over the course of 500 years.

Next, the Crossroads group will visit Shenzhen, a city known to many as China’s first Special Economic Zone. Shenzhen is the home to many of the country’s trailblazing tech companies and to one of China’s most active business hubs.

Program Description

With careful guidance from CLI’s team of Western and Chinese educators, Crossroads College Preparatory School students will gain invaluable insight into China’s cultural heritage and modern ascension through a journey across Hong Kong, Yangshuo, Guilin, Longsheng and Shenzhen.

Primary Trip Segments

  • Hong Kong:

    One country, two systems
  • Yangshuo:

    An Ancient Fishing Village
  • Guilin:

    Language and culture by the Li River
  • Longsheng:

    Breathtaking Rice Terraces
  • Shenzhen:

    China’s business hub

Faculty Leaders:

Diana Corey and Olivia Wang

Trip duration:

14 days of study and travel


Pre-Departure To-Do List

Please complete each of the following steps in preparation for your China Seminar. As always, feel free to contact CLI anytime by phone at 888-781-8383 or by email at
  1. Complete CLI’s Student Information Form
    Complete CLI’s Student Info Form by January 18, 2019. Be sure to enter information exactly as it appears on your passport. Your program is titled “Crossroads 2019”.
  2. Secure your passport and visa
    All travelers are responsible for researching and complying with the appropriate visa requirements for the country/countries where their program is being held. Please note that Hong Kong and China require separate visas for some passport holders (not United States citizens).
  3. Complete CLI’s allergies and dietary restrictions form
    Complete our medical allergies and dietary restrictions form upon reading this prompt. It’s important that we have access to information regarding any medical allergies you may have or other medical considerations we should be aware of. Please also use this opportunity to inform us of your dietary restrictions (if any).
  4. Review CLI’s Pre-Departure Packet for your China Seminar
    In an effort to better prepare you for your time abroad, CLI has put together this detailed pre-departure packet for your Seminar. Be sure to review all information carefully and contact CLI at with any additional questions you may have.
  5. Review important travel information
    Make sure you have thoroughly reviewed health and safety information from both the CDC and the U.S. State Department well in advance of your departure to China. The State Department highlights that “China remains a very safe country” for most travelers. That said, when traveling to any foreign country, it is important that you familiarize yourself with relevant health and safety information.