Teach in China To-Do List

Please complete each of the following steps in preparation for your Teach in China program. As always, feel free to contact CLI anytime at 888-781-8383 or email CLI’s Admissions Manager at tania@studycli.org.
  1. Submit your Teach in China program deposit
    To secure your space for your selected program dates, please click the below link to submit your 300 USD program deposit via CLI’s secure payment system (secured by Stripe).
  2. Submit two letters of recommendation
    Your letters should be completed by a former employer, professor, and/or mentor. It is important that your references emphasize qualities in you such as teaching experience, multi-culturalism, and/or leadership. Please have your references send their recommendations and contact information directly to CLI’s Admissions Manager at tania@studycli.org
  3. Submit a completed and signed copy of your Foreigner Physical Examination Form
    All Foreign Experts must undergo a physical examination both in their home country and while in China. Please have your general physician complete the Foreigner Physical Examination Form and submit an electronic copy to CLI’s Admissions Manager at tania@studycli.org. Please note that it is not required for you to complete the sections labeled: Chest X-ray Exam; ECC; Laboratory exam (attached test report of AIDS, Syphilis etc.).
  4. Submit your signed employment contract and letter of non-criminal intent
    Once CLI has secured your appropriate employment contract, we will forward this contract and a letter of non-criminal intent to you. Please email electronic copies of these signed and completed documents to CLI’s Admissions Manager at tania@studycli.org.
  5. Obtain your Chinese visa
    In order to teach English in China, you are required to obtain a Chinese work visa (Z visa). If you are enrolled in CLI’s Teach in China program, please refer to and carefully follow Visa Application Guide Z. Please note that visa fees are not included in your CLI program fee.
  6. Submit your program tuition
    Full program tuition is due three weeks prior to program commencement. Please click the below link to use our secure and convenient online payment system (secured by Stripe) to submit your program tuition.
  7. Secure your international health insurance coverage
    It is highly recommended that all Teach in China participants secure international health insurance coverage. If your current carrier does not provide such coverage, you may want to secure insurance through the insurance carrier, iNext. Their website is www.inext.com. You may purchase coverage directly with iNext. Please let us know if you have any questions.
  8. Complete CLI’s flight information form
    Included in your program tuition, CLI provides all students with airport pick-up and drop-off. In order for us to greet you at the Guilin airport, please complete CLI’s flight form at least two weeks prior to your program start date. Please plan to arrive in Guilin three to five days prior to your first day of class.
  9. Review your pre-departure packet
    In an effort to better prepare you for your stay in Guilin, CLI has put together this detailed pre-departure packet. Please review all information carefully and contact CLI at tania@studycli.org with any additional questions that you may have.
  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.