Live-A-Language China Seminar

Program Start:

Sunday, July 7, 2019

Program End:

Friday, July 19, 2019

Program Highlights

    Discover the breathtaking natural landscapes of the Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region
  • Learn Chinese through small group intensive Mandarin classes at the CLI Center
  • Participate in a variety of cultural activities and in CLI’s Daystay program
  • Engage in intercultural exchange with partner students at a middle and high school
  • Explore Daxu Village to see well-preserved works of Ming and Qing Dynasty architecture
  • Visit sites in the bustling metropolis of Guangzhou

Program Description

The Live-A-Language 2019 China Seminar will take place in the picturesque city of Guilin, where students will discover the stunning natural landscapes and cultural heritage of Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. In addition to providing an introduction to Chinese culture, Live-A-Language students will improve their Chinese language abilities through small-group classes and constant immersion within the local community. The group will also have the opportunity to travel to Guangzhou, where they will participate in additional activities throughout the city before returning home.

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 Friday, January 11, 2019. Be sure to enter information exactly as it appears on your passport. Your program is titled “Live-A-Language 2019”.
  2. Secure your passport and visa
    Thoroughly review your Chinese Visa Application Guide and submit all required application items to your faculty leader by Friday, January 18, 2019. All travelers are responsible for researching and complying with the appropriate visa requirements for the country/countries where their program is being held. (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. 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.
  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. 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.