Gunnery To-Do List

Please complete each of the following steps in preparation for your China Seminar. As always, feel free to contact CLI anytime at 888-781-8383 or email CLI’s Director of Enrollment at
  1. Complete CLI’s Student Information Form
    Complete CLI’s Student Info Form by March 7, 2016. Be sure to enter information exactly as it appears on your passport.
  2. Secure your space in your 2016 China Seminar
    In order to secure your space in your China Seminar, please click the below link (secured by Stripe) to submit your 1,800 USD non-refundable international airfare deposit by March 22, 2016. Please note that in order to submit your deposit, you must first complete CLI’s Student Information Form (see Step 1 above).

    Submit Deposit

  3. Secure your passport and visa
    Thoroughly review our Chinese Visa Application Guide and submit all required application items to the Chinese consulate or Oasis China Visa at least one month prior to your programs’s start date.
  4. Complete CLI’s Medical 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).
  5. Review CLI’s Pre-Departure Packet
    In an effort to better prepare you for your time abroad, CLI has put together this detailed pre-departure packet. Be sure to review all information carefully and contact CLI at with any additional questions you may have.
  6. Explore CLI’s list of Online Learning Resources
    A great selection of free Mandarin learning resources is available online. Please take time to review and familiarize yourself with the resources overviewed on CLI’s Online Learning Resources page.
  7. Submit your remaining program balance
    Your program balance of 3,240 USD is due in two equal payments of 1,620 USD each; installments are due on or before April 19, 2016 and May 17, 2016. Please use our secure and convenient online payment system (secured by Stripe) to submit your program payments. Please note that if you prefer, full program balance can be submitted at anytime.

    Submit Program Balance

  8. Familiarize yourself with your itinerary
    Be sure to thoroughly review your China itinerary and, as always, feel free to contact CLI anytime.
  9. Secure travel insurance prior to departure
    Gunnery and CLI require all students participating in the Gunnery Summer 2016 Cultural Immersion Program to purchase travel insurance. iNext is a commonly used short-term travel insurance provider that many China-bound travelers use. If you wish to purchase a different plan, there are many other providers to choose from. After you have secured your insurance plan, print out a copy to bring with you on the trip, and print out another copy to leave with your emergency contact prior to departure.
  10. 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 each student familiarize themselves with relevant health and safety information.