Discovery College in Liu Village | 2023

Pre-Departure To-Do List

Monk Fruit Farming and Water Resources  |  November 11 to November 17, 2023

Program Snapshot

  • Overview: The Discovery College in Liu Village 2023 program includes six nights and seven days of community engagement and exploration in the beautiful area of Liu Village, Guilin, Guangxi.
  • Program dates: Saturday, November 11, 2023 to Friday, November 17, 2023
  • Destinations: Liu Village 刘村 | Guilin 桂林
  • Highlights:
    • Explore the karst mountain landscapes of Guilin through local trekking excursions
    • Learn about local water irrigation systems and participate in construction projects
    • Engage in crop merchandising efforts to support local farmers
    • Participate in volunteer teaching at a local elementary school
    • And more!
  • Pre-Departure To-Do List: Please find CLI's required pre-departure action items below. Feel free to contact your program manager, Anias Stambolis-D'Agostino (, anytime during your planning process. We look forward to welcoming you to Guilin and Liu Village!
Five people silhouetted against the sky staring out at karst mountains with the setting sun in front of them framed by the mouth of a cave

Guìlín shānshuǐ jiǎ tiānxià

Pre-Departure To-Do List

1. (Parents & students) COMPLETE Your CLI ENROLLMENT FORM

Together with your parent/guardian, please complete your Enrollment Form by Wednesday, August 30, 2023. Be sure to enter information exactly as it appears (or will appear) in your passport and select "Discovery College | Liu Village | November 2023".

Enrollment Form
2. (Parents) Complete CLI's Parent/Guardian Waiver

The Parent/Guardian Waiver Form ensures that CLI has the necessary consent and information to provide a safe and secure learning environment for all our students.

Please complete this form by Wednesday, August 30, 2023.

Parent/Guardian Waiver
3. (parents & Students) Review Important Health and Travel Information

Please thoroughly review important travel and health information from Hong Kong's Centre for Health Protection.

4. (STUDENTS) Review Your Pre-Departure Reminders PDF

Your CLI Program Manager will email you a detailed pre-departure reminders PDF one month prior to your journey that includes packing, weather, money, and health and safety considerations.

Be sure to review all information carefully and feel free to contact CLI with any additional questions you may have.

5. (STUDENTS) Review CLI’s list of Online Learning Resources

Mandarin is the official language of Guangxi, and a great selection of free Mandarin learning resources is available online.

Please take time to review and familiarize yourself with each of the resources mentioned in CLI’s online learning resources list

Farmland in Guilin, China

Additional Program Information

Included in program:

  • Comprehensive pre-departure support
  • All activities and site visits listed in your program itinerary
  • 24-hour assistance from CLI's international and local team
  • Full-time bilingual in-country Program Leaders
  • Three meals per day, including breakfast everyday
  • All relevant learning materials (text materials, reading handouts, notebooks, pens)
  • All domestic group transportation
  • All tips for drivers, local guides, restaurant attendants for group meals, etc.
  • Quality housing accommodations 

Not included in program:

  • Any items not explicitly mentioned above or listed in the program itinerary

Should any questions or concerns arise, please feel free to email your CLI Program Manager, Anias Stambolis-D'Agostino, at We wish you a wonderful, safe and enriching journey abroad!

Discovery College