To-Do List | Study Abroad in China
Please complete each of the following steps in preparation for your Study Abroad in China program. As always, feel free to contact CLI anytime at 888-781-8383 or email CLI’s Admissions Manager, Tania Yeromiyan, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Secure your space
To reserve 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
). Be sure to select your chosen program, which was either China Study Abroad (Standard) or China Study Abroad (Intensive).Secure Your Space
- (fall and spring programs only) Complete GXNU's Application Form
Your acceptance into CLI's fall and/or spring semester College Study Abroad program includes acceptance into Guangxi Normal University. That said, GXNU requires all incoming students to also complete its Application Form
. Please complete this form and submit it to your CLI Admissions Manager at email@example.com at least three months prior to your program start date (by the end of June for Fall Semester students and the end of November for Spring Semester students).
- (fall and spring programs only) Complete a health examination with your family physician
Your university in Guilin, Guangxi Normal University (GXNU), requires all incoming students to complete a health examination with their physician prior to arrival in China. Please complete this Health Examination Form
with your physician and email it to your CLI Admissions Manager at firstname.lastname@example.org at least three months prior to your program start date (by the end of June for Fall Semester students and the end of November for Spring Semester students).
- (students currently outside of China only) Obtain your Chinese visa
- Complete CLI's Guilin Arrival Information Form
Included in your program tuition, CLI provides all students with airport, train station or bus station pick-up and drop-off. In order for us to greet you at your Guilin arrival location, please complete CLI's Guilin Arrival Information Form
at least two weeks prior to your program start date. Please plan to arrive in Guilin the Saturday or Sunday prior to your first day of classes. CLI’s orientation program will be held Monday morning. From early September through April, if a guest room is available, you can reside in CLI housing prior to the Saturday (before your classwork begins) for an additional 150 RMB per night.
- Upload a scan of your passport
- 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 email@example.com with any additional questions that you may have.
- Submit your program tuition
Within one week of submitting your 300 USD program deposit, you will receive an email from your CLI Admissions Manager with instructions for your remaining tuition balance. Full program tuition is due three weeks prior to program commencement.
- Tell Us Your Chinese Story!
We want to hear about your experience learning Chinese and your goals for the future. Prior to your arrival in Guilin, please complete CLI's pre-departure questionnaire
. Use Chinese to answer these questions to the best of your ability. If you are just beginning to learn Chinese, feel free to use English!
- Complete CLI’s Dietary & Medical Form
Please complete CLI's Dietary & Medical Form
upon reading this prompt. It is 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).
- (homestay students only) Complete CLI’s Homestay Introduction Form for your homestay family
Within one week of submitting your CLI program deposit, please complete this basic Homestay Introduction Form
for your homestay family. Your CLI homestay family is curious to learn basic information about their guests and is excited to meet you in Guilin soon!
- Review CLI’s list of Online Learning Resources
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