CLI was founded by two American brothers who have lived, worked and studied in China for a combined 15 years. After recognizing China's growing importance in the world, they brought together their talents to offer students worldwide a uniquely focused path toward learning the Mandarin language. Since inception in March 2009, CLI has hosted over 375 students from 26 countries worldwide. We occupy our own 5-story learning center in the beautiful southern city of Guilin. Earlier last year, Frommer's travel guide said of CLI: "We recommend the Chinese Language Institute in Guilin as one of the best places in the country to work on your Mandarin skills." With highly personalized service and a carefully developed language learning environment at its core, CLI strives to be the premier intensive Mandarin program in China.