SHP in China!

Program Start:

Friday, June 15, 2018

Program End:

Friday, July 20, 2018

    The trip will commence in Beijing, where students will learn about China’s ancient history and modern economic ascension through daily excursions and cultural visits.

    After three days in Beijing, students will travel to Guilin, a picturesque southern Chinese city in the province of Guangxi famed for its pristine natural environment and storybook rivers and mountains. In Guilin, students will engage with a variety of Chinese peers and local community members, as well as partake in daily three-hour language lessons as well as two-hour classes with Prof. Michael Hegedus.

    They will cruise down the renowned Li River to the ancient fishing village of Yangshuo for an overnight stay, and hike up the Longsheng Rice Terraces which have been constructed over the course of 500 years.

    En route to the province of Yunnan, students will explore the fascinating Stone Forest in Kunming. In Dali, they will enjoy scenic views of emerald lakes and breathtaking landscapes with plenty of chances to get off the beaten path, trek, and discover little-visited monasteries and villages.

Program Description

With careful guidance from CLI’s team of Western and Chinese educators, Seton Hall Preparatory School students will gain invaluable insight into China’s cultural heritage and modern ascension through a journey across Beijing, Guilin, Yangshuo, Longsheng and Xizhou.

Primary Trip Segments

  • Beijing:

    China’s Ancient and Modern History
  • Guilin:

    Language and culture by the Li River
  • Xizhou:

    China’s breathtaking natural landscapes

Faculty Leader:

Michael Hegedus

Trip duration:

36 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 Friday, March 9, 2018. Be sure to enter information exactly as it appears on your passport. Your program is titled “Seton Hall Prep 2018”.
  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. Secure your space in your 2018 China Seminar
    In order to secure your space in your China Seminar, please click the below link (secured by Stripe) to submit your 1,700 USD non-refundable deposit by Friday, March 9, 2018. This deposit will be used to book your international airfare from the United States to China. Please note that in order to submit your deposit, you must first complete CLI’s Student Information Form (see Step 1 above).

    Submit Deposit

  4. 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).
  5. Submit your remaining program balance
    Your remaining program balance is due Friday, May 25, 2018. Please use our secure and convenient online payment system (secured by Stripe) to submit your remaining balance of 3,760 USD.

    Submit Program Balance

  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. Review the day-to-day itinerary of your 2018 China Seminar
    Get acquainted with the activities and site visits planned for your time abroad by reviewing your China Seminar Itinerary.