FLS 2018
U.S. Seminar

Program Start:

Thursday, February 1, 2018

Program End:

Tuesday, February 13, 2018

Trip duration:

13 days of study and travel

Primary Trip Segments

  • New York City:

    America’s Cultural Metropolis
  • Philadelphia:

    Discovery of America’s Rich History
  • Washington D.C.:

    The Nation’s Political Capital

  • With careful guidance from CLI’s team of Western and Chinese educators, FLS students will gain invaluable insight into America’s cultural heritage and modern ascension through a journey across New York, Philadelphia and Washington D.C.

Program Description

The FLS 2018 United States Seminar will commence in New York City, America’s diverse artistic and economic cultural center. While discovering the “Big Apple” through excursions to a variety of iconic monuments and museums, students will also participate in a homestay with peers from Avenues School for a week of intensive language immersion.

Next, the group will continue their journey down the East Coast to the historic city of Philadelphia, where they will gain further insight into the development of American democracy and cultural values. This portion of the trip also includes tours of the University of Pennsylvania and Wharton School of Business.

The seminar will conclude with a four-day survey of the nation’s capital Washington D.C. Here, students will explore emblematic political landmarks including the White House Capitol Building, as well as visit CLI’s partner school Sidwell Friends.


Pre-Departure To-Do List

Please complete each of the following steps in preparation for your U.S. Seminar. As always, feel free to contact CLI anytime by phone at 0773-2180-150 or by email at mingming@studycli.org.
  1. Complete CLI’s Student Information Form
    Complete CLI’s Student Info Form by November 10, 2017. Be sure to enter information exactly as it appears on your passport. Your program is titled “FLS 2018 United States Seminar”.
  2. Submit your program tuition
    Submit your full program tuition to Mingming Liu (mingming@studycli.org) by November 10, 2017.
  3. Secure your passport and visa
    CLI will provide participants with assistance obtaining their visas. Please review these visa instructions and submit all necessary materials to Mingming Liu (mingming@studycli.org) by November 10, 2017.
  4. Complete CLI’s homestay form
    Complete our homestay form upon reading this prompt. This information will help to ensure that you are paired with a suitable host family for the New York segment of the trip. Please also use this opportunity to inform us of your medical allergies and dietary restrictions (if any).
  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 mingming@studycli.org with any additional questions you may have.
  6. Review important travel information
    Make sure you have thoroughly reviewed the health and safety information regarding the US provided online well in advance of your departure. While the US is a very safe country for most foreign travelers, it is important that you familiarize yourself with relevant health and safety information.