Servite High School Summer in China ’17

Program Start:

Monday, June 5, 2017

Program End:

Sunday, July 5, 2017

Program Highlights

  • Attend intensive Mandarin classes with CLI instructors
  • Tram to the top of Victoria Peak and enjoy Hong Kong’s skyline
  • Board a cable car to the Tian Tan Buddha Statue in Lantau
  • Hike Emei Mountain, one of China’s Buddhist Mountains
  • Visit the Giant Panda Breeding Research Base in Chengdu and get a glimpse of Sichuan’s most famous residents outside of a zoo
  • Explore Le Mountain and visit China’s famous Giant Buddha
  • Work alongside local garlic farmers in Dali, Yunnan, to design and implement sustainable business strategies
  • Witness Shanghai’s world-famous acrobat show
  • Discover Yu Garden and Old Town in Shanghai
  • Ascend the SWFC, one of China’s tallest skyscrapers
  • Tour the Bund and get a glimpse of Shanghai’s futuristic skyline
  • Explore the Propaganda Poster Art Centre
  • Experience Shanghai’s world-famous acrobatic show

Program Description

With careful guidance from CLI’s team of Western and Chinese educators, Servite High School students will gain invaluable insight into China’s cultural heritage and modern ascension through a journey across the cities of Hong Kong, Chengdu, Dali and Shanghai.

Primary Trip Segments

  • Hong Kong:

    One Country Two Systems
  • Chengdu:

    China’s Breathtaking Natural Landscape
  • Dali:

    China’s Language and Sustainable Business Practices
  • Shanghai:

    China’s Modern Ascension

Faculty Leader:

Chris Weir

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
  1. Complete CLI’s Student Information Form
    Complete CLI’s Student Info Form by Friday, April 7, 2017. Be sure to enter information exactly as it appears on your passport. Your program is titled “Servite SILP Hong Kong, Chengdu, Dali, Shanghai”.
  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 7, 2017. 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
    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.
  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.