Servite in China Summer 2018

SILP 1 Program Highlights

  • Hike up Tunnel Hill Park at sunrise and enjoy Guilin’s spectacular karst mountain scenery
  • Engage daily with a variety of Chinese peers and local community members
  • Cruise down the famed Li River to Yangshuo for a day in the ancient fishing village
  • Attend Liu San Jie (印象刘三姐) river performance directed by Zhang Yimou, who also directed the opening and closing ceremonies of the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing
  • Walk through the stone paths of Daxu village, exhibiting Ming and Qing Dynasty architecture
  • Explore Tian’anmen Square and the Forbidden City
  • Walk along The Great Wall of China
  • Discover the famous outdoor food market in Wangfujing
  • Gain an up-close look at China’s art scene at the 798 art zone

Program Description

Program Start:

Friday, June 1, 2018

Program End:

Sunday, July 1, 2018

Primary Trip Segments

  • Guilin:

    The Servite High School Summer 2018 China Seminar will take place in Guilin, a picturesque southern Chinese city famed for its pristine natural environment and storybook rivers and mountains.
  • Yangshuo:

    Students will also discover the beauty of Southern China from the vantage point of the Li River while enjoying a cruise to the ancient fishing village of Yangshuo.
  • Beijing:

    In Beijing, students will be introduced to China’s cultural heritage in the Middle Kingdom’s capital city.

Faculty Leader:

Mr. James Steeves

Trip duration:

30 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 maria@studycli.org.
  1. Complete CLI’s Student Information Form
    Complete CLI’s Student Info Form by Friday, January 26, 2018. Be sure to enter information exactly as it appears on your passport. Your program is titled “Servite SILP 1 2018”.
  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, April 13, 2018.
  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 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 maria@studycli.org 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.