CLI: Study Abroad in China's Most Beautiful City
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CLI: Study Abroad in China's Most Beautiful City

Study abroad with CLI while immersed within Guilin's beautiful cityscape and picturesque mountains. Officially affiliated with Guangxi Normal University (GXNU), CLI provides the premier intensive Mandarin program in China.

GXNU coursework is at the core of CLI's study abroad program with the option of taking one-on-one language instruction at CLI's 5-story language learning center. CLI directly issues GXNU transcripts for all coursework completed while abroad. Over 150 international universities have accepted GXNU transfer credit.

In addition to language courses, CLI offers weekly activities and monthly travel excursions, including cooking classes, game nights, tours of Guilin and much more. CLI warmly welcomes you to learn Mandarin Chinese in China!

  • Experience firsthand one of the most beautiful cities on earth — Guilin!
  • Sip tea with monks
  • Soak in sunsets atop magical karst mountains
  • Chow down on Guilin's delicious local treats mifen and baozi
  • Emerge with meaningful experiences and a fresh perspective
Program Type
Direct Enrollment
Subject Areas
Art History
Asian American Studies
Asian Studies
Cultural Studies
East Asian Studies
Global Studies
International Business
Public Policy
Sustainable Development
Degree Level
Academic Year
Host Family
Online Application
Starting Price
Price Details
Included in Tuition:
Full enrollment at Guangxi Normal University (GXNU)
Housing Accommodations
Pre-semester Orientation
Airport Pick-up and Drop-off
24-Hour Emergency Assistance in China

Questions & Answers

Program Reviews

based on 2 reviews
  • Academics 9.5
  • Support 9.5
  • Fun 9
  • Housing 9
  • Safety 9
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CLI Changes How You Experience China

The CLI staff are so hands-on and so involved in your studies that you feel comfortable approaching them with questions or concerns whenever they arise. I was thinking in Chinese by the end of my time with CLI and I really think that's the goal. As soon as you begin to think in the language you are learning, that's when you realize you've made a great deal of progress.

How can this program be improved?

I think the most valuable part of my lessons was when I learned new vocabulary that I could instantly apply in daily life. I'd like to see some updated vocabulary lists in the textbooks.

Yes, I recommend
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Fantastic Language-Learning Environment

I was very impressed with CLI from beginning to end. They guide you through the entire process and make it all very simple. Whether you are a veteran traveler or new to the whole concept of international exploration, CLI will have you covered. In terms of language training, I think CLI has nearly perfected the process. They provide one-on-one training with native speakers, many of whom have years of experience. Each instructor then tailors the process in adapting to the unique needs of each student. I learned more studying three weeks at CLI than I did in an entire semester at university. I could not recommend them more.

How can this program be improved?

Better wi-fi.

Yes, I recommend

About The Chinese Language Institute (CLI)

The Chinese Language Institute (CLI) is an innovative language and cultural center located in Guilin, China. Housed in its own 5-story language learning center and officially affiliated with Guangxi Normal University, CLI offers the fastest track to...