• China
    • Guilin
1 to 48 weeks

Program Details

Language Level
Immersion Level
Intensive Standard
HSK (Mandarin Chinese)
Class Size
Small Class (1-7)
Weekly Classroom Hours
Apartment Hostel
Age Min.


Starting Price
Price Details
All-inclusive package provides students with visa assistance, accommodation, meals, textbooks, weekly social night, and cultural lessons. Alternatively, students can choose to pay for tuition only.
What's Included
Accommodation Some Activities Classes Some Meals Wifi
What's Included (Extra)

Language Partner

What's Not Included
Airfare Domestic Airfare Airport Transfers SIM cards Travel Insurance Visa
May 08, 2023
Dec 21, 2023
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About Program

From the rustic town of Yangshuo we provide a variety of Chinese courses to choose from; with the possibility to start on any Monday, we offer the freedom and flexibility for you to reach your individual Chinese language goals. Our most popular program is the Comprehensive Course which teaches the fundamental aspects of Chinese language. If you want more free time to experience Chinese culture or just explore the beautiful nature in Yangshuo, you can choose the Standard course (15 classes/week). And if you have a short time but want to learn as much as possible, the Intensive Course (30 classes/week) is made for you!
Students can also choose a Specialized Private Course which provides flexibility for those who wish to direct their focus on a particular area of study (business, art, etc.).

With our small class sizes, we can cater for individual students’ needs and our relationship with the English College means that students are constantly interacting with native Chinese speakers.

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Program Highlights

  • Learn and Improve Your Chinese through our interactive, engaging and hands-on lessons.
  • Explore China’s Rich Culture through activities such as Culture classes, Tai Chi classes, cooking classes, etc.
  • Experience Life as a Local Student in China by interacting with the locals and our native Chinese-speaking teachers and Language Partners during the program.
  • Live Comfortably in a private or shared room at our designated dorms around the school’s premises.
  • Meet and connect with people from all around the world. We create a warm and welcoming space where you can connect, share interests, passions, goals, etc.

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Program Reviews

4.94 Rating
based on 66 reviews
  • 5 rating 93.94%
  • 4 rating 6.06%
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  • Academics 4.8
  • Support 4.95
  • Fun 4.4
  • Housing 4.85
  • Safety 4.95
  • Instruction 4.8
  • Support 5
  • Fun 4.8
  • Housing 3.9
  • Value 4.9
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three month stay at Omeida Chinese academy

When I arrived at Omeida the staff was very friendly and briefly introduced me to the school and my dormitory. The classes were pretty chill and fun because you learned without pressure. Every wednesday a teacher gave us a presentation about interesting topics related to chinese e.g. How Jiaozi are made. At the weekend the acivities were also very fun and entertaining so you never were bored. The people here are very friendly and you you will make friends really fast.
I can only recommend to stay at Omeida. It was one of the best experiences I made!

16 people found this review helpful.
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Fantastic program, amazing place, excellent teachers, it is the perfect place to learn Chinese, and immerse in the culture. There are options to suit your needs and level, and the teachers are able to adjust accordingly. The location is magical, and it never feels like a school. It is a community that you can be part of, and would want to be part of. The support from the staff is excellent, and while everyone can speak English at the academy, they encourage you to speak Chinese to them, no matter your level, which really helps to practice in a setting you don't feel uncomfortable in. There are also cultural classes, teaching you about aspects of Chinese culture, as well as language partner program, giving you more opportunities to practice Chinese.

  • Location
  • Program
  • Staff and support
  • Can be very hot and humid in summer
  • Food can sometimes be questionable
24 people found this review helpful.
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Yangshuo - Not easy to forget..

It has been said that 'the best fruit is to be found fresh from the tree', and where better to learn to communicate in Chinese than in China itself? And there are few more conducive places to learn, and live, in China than in Yangshuo. The rest of the world is easily forgotten when nestled within its misty peaks. But you will never forget Yangshuo.

Rank beginner or competent speaker, no matter your level, Omeida will chart a course that suits your particular needs
Omeida is a professional organisation with competent teachers and great support staff. A language partner program offers mutual benefit to learners of Chinese, and English. They organise weekly activities with lots of variety so there's something for everyone. It's entirely up to you as to your level of involvement. There's no pressure. As anywhere else things can get busy here. But there is an unhurried and harmonious quality to Yangshuo that's difficult to define, a quality compatible with living a good life.

  • Learning fundamentals of Mandarin
  • Affordable accommodation close by
  • Yangshuo entertainment, environment
52 people found this review helpful.
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Omeida Chinese Course

I live in work in Guilin and I often go to Yangshuo. So, Yangshuo is an ideal place for me to study Chinese. I spent three weeks in Yangshuo during the winter holiday and welcomed the year of the rabbit while studying at Omeida. Overall, I had a great experience! I found the staff to be very welcoming and hospitable. They were very attentive to my needs, not only as a student, but as a guest. In general, everyone was very friendly and personable which fosters a very comfortable environment. More importantly, is the language learning environment at Omeida where you have the opportunity to immediately put to practice what you have learned. As an English teacher in China who has studied on and off for many years, I think I learned the most Chinese within this three-week time period that I have ever learned anywhere else. The two teachers who instructed me were engaging, extremely helpful and highly experienced. I've been teaching for over 10 years, and I was impressed with some of the approaches and methods they used in my classes. Apart from the actual Chinese classes, there were a variety of cultural activities offered as well as just exploring Yangshuo with staff members and students. I went out to dinner on a few occasions with Nissa, who I originally met in Yangshuo and introduced me to Omeida. Also, the school treated us to a very nice dinner at a local restaurant on the eve of the Chinese New Year as well as New Year's Day. This was a very kind gesture! I could go on at length about the positive experiences I had while studying at Omeida, but suffice it say that I had a great experience, and I was a little sad to leave. However, I plan to continue with online classes and return to Yangshuo to study in person as soon as I can.

  • Attentive staff
  • Excellent teachers
  • Great location
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56 people found this review helpful.
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Good teachers and warm community

Beautiful landscape in Guilin. It was a bit cool when I was there in January. yangshou was a bit quite as it was Chinese new year’s. Apparently in the summer the school can get very busy. Teachers where of high quality and quite dedicated. Cost of apartment and for the classes was quite reasonable.

Administration was very kind and would set up 1 culture day a week and on week would arrange set a weekend trip to going to a local food market.

Omeida is a Chinese school who is knows what it is and are very well meaning

  • Cost
  • Teachers
  • Community
  • Work in group
  • Small sized school
  • School meals okay
56 people found this review helpful.
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Amazing program!

I originally booked four weeks and stayed for seven weeks in the end - I loved the atmosphere and found the teaching methods very interesting and engaging! Also the culturral program was interesting! the first week i did chinese class and yoga, the second one class and calligraphy and chinese painting, then two weeks of intensive chinese studying and the rest standard classes in the morning, to also be able to enjoy beautiful Yangshuo to the fullest! every saturday different trips were being organized and the atmosphere inside school was always welcoming and nice. can highly recommend!

  • Engaging teaching methods
  • beautiful environment
  • relaxed, welcoming atmosphere
  • i was a bit unlucky with the accommodation but just stayed in a hotel instead, was no problem
73 people found this review helpful.
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A Second Home

First of, the landscape surrounding Yang Shuo is breathtakingly stunning. It would soak up any existing stress that you might have carried along the way.

The program in Omeida is conveniently sorted out for you so it takes away any hassle of planning. As the teacher/staff here are used to interacting with a wide array of nationalities and personalities, they are open minded and have a wicked sense of humor. They are neither overbearing nor reserved and would adjust their interaction to suit your learning needs.

What is your advice to future travelers on this program?
Treat them peeps in Omeida with kindness. They are the nicest people with heart of gold!
113 people found this review helpful.
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Chinese Language Instruction

Firstly, Yangshuo is a remarkable area, scenery-wise. I will never forget the Karst, hill formations I saw there. The Omeida staff were friendly and helpful. I particularly remember Cecily and Wency who helped make my visit a happy and enjoyable time. The food in the Omeida cafeteria is delicious. Especially the bowls of "la" to mix with one's rice. Also, the Omeida, paid-for supper at City-On-City was great, and fire juggling show afterwards. Xi Jie, or "West Street" is a lot of fun! I will remember my experiences at Omeida and in Yangshuo forever. Oh yes, I learned a lot of Chinese there as well.

What was the most unfamiliar thing you ate?
Yangshuo was my first experience with raw, sugar cane. I'd see these long, purple sticks for sale around town and had no idea what they were. Finally, one of the Chinese students bought some and showed me how to eat it. The seller slices the outer bark off and cuts the sugar cane up into lengths. You then bite off a piece and chew it until all the delicious juice is gone and then spit the pulp into a plastic bag. Very addictive and delicious!
111 people found this review helpful.
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