Located on a quiet Guilin road near Guangxi Normal University, the 5-story CLI Center includes 18 private classrooms, several study areas, a full kitchen and dining area, 3 stories of private accommodations (each with a full private bathroom), and a recreational room equipped with a pingpong table, electric piano, mahjong table, and more.
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First and foremost, CLI is a vibrant and welcoming community. The CLI Center is home to students and friends from all walks of life and serves as a focused living and learning space for language education and cultural exchange.
We maintain at least a one-to-one ratio of international students to local teachers, program directors, and community members.
This, along with a warm and welcoming organizational culture, helps create the ideal environment to learn the Chinese language.
The CLI Center is comfortably nestled along a quiet road in one of Guilin's nicest areas—Sanlidian (三里店). CLI is a close walk from indoor and outdoor markets; a major Chinese university replete with basketball courts, soccer fields, academic buildings, and more; Guilin’s most famous park—Seven Star Park (七星公园); a breathtaking Buddhist monastery carved into a karst mountain; and many restaurants, shops, and fun things to see and do.
The CLI Center is an ideal Mandarin learning environment because:
The recently renovated CLI Center is the perfect location to live, study, eat, relax, enjoy China, and learn Chinese. All bedrooms have a range of Western amenities, including free WiFi, heating and AC, hot and cold water, and a full Western bathroom.
Equally important, all rooms are safe and secure. The CLI Center is located along a quiet street next to our university affiliate, Guangxi Normal University. Guilin as a whole is a very safe city in which to live, study and travel, and several full-time CLI team members live in the Center year round.
Your accommodations at CLI are also home to many of your classmates as well as a few CLI directors.
That's us, 桂林市喜爱中文培训学校 (Guìlínshì Xǐ'ài Zhōngwén Péixùn Xuéxiào), right in the middle of the accompanying map!
喜爱 (Xǐ'ài), a transliteration of CLI, is the official Chinese name we selected for our school license in China. Use the map to zoom out and see where we're located within Guilin, and zoom out even more to see Guilin's location within China.
CLI is a 10-minute walk of the main gate of Guangxi Normal University, a 2-minute walk from the nearest coffee shop (run by our friends at the Junshe Boutique Guest House), and an even closer walk to five small soccer fields.
We've been extremely fortunate to call the CLI Center home for the past ten years. We can't wait to welcome you to our community in Guilin!
More than 3,000 students from around the world have studied at CLI since our founding in 2009, and once you join our community, you’re a valued member for life.
We’ve hosted students from over 50 countries and 300 universities, many of whom now work in China at a range of leading companies and institutions. The connections you make here will remain strong for life and open countless doors.
The CLI alumni network remains close knit and program participants often stay in close touch with one another—and with CLI teachers and directors—for years after program conclusion. We welcome you to join our global network.
The following directions can be read to, or printed and given to, a taxi driver:
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