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School Spotlight: Xi'an Liangjiatan International (XLIS)

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Snapshot: Xi’an Liangjiatan International (XLIS)

Year founded: 2004
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Not for profit
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Chinese (Mandarin)
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About: Xi’an Liangjiatan International (XLIS)

Xi’an Liangjiatan International School (XLIS), formerly known as Xi’an Hi-Tech International School’s International Department (XHISID), was founded in 2004. It is the first IB World School authorised by the International Baccalaureate Organization in the northwestern region of China.

XLIS a non-profit international school established by the Xi’an Municipal Government, and the Hi-Tech Zone Administrative Committee of Xi’an with the objective of serving the Shaanxi Free Trade Zone.

Currently the school comprises approximately 700 students and faculty members hailing from over 41 countries around the world. All of XLIS’ faculty members are highly qualified, IB certified, and possess a high level of experience in international education. This establishment was design to provide outstanding international education on a large scale.

Xi’an Liangjiatan International School is committed to the professional development, implementation and sustainability of an effective international curriculum.


Ethos: Xi’an Liangjiatan International (XLIS)

Mission: XLIS provides a non-profit education focusing on enabling students to be confident, open-minded global citizens through life-long learning and a sense of community.

Vision: To lead education through innovation and a student-centred, community-driven approach.

How XLIS is different:

  1. One Campus: Building an intelligent and environmentally healthy campus.
  2. One System: Establishing an international education management system.
  3. One Team: Building a team made up of Chinese and foreign experts.
  4. One Curriculum: Implementing a complete international education curriculum.
  5. One Generation: Educating students to be open-minded global citizens.


Facilities: Xi’an Liangjiatan International (XLIS)

Xi’an Liangjiatan International (XLIS)’s newly built campus is currently located at the heart of Xi’an’s international community, between the iconic Qinling Mountain range and the historically relevant Fenghe River. It covers a land area of 103 acres.

The campus was designed by Chinese, American and Italian architects in with the ultimate objective of creating a green and sustainable school that integrates technology, talent and innovation, in Xi’an’s High-tech Zone. It is meant to embody global unity, while solidifying China’s vision of harmoniously exchanging knowledge to enrich all human civilizations.


Location: Xi’an Liangjiatan International (XLIS)

Living and working in Xi’an, the ancient capital of China and home to the world-famous Terracotta Army, offers a unique blend of historical significance, cultural richness, and modernity.

Nestled in the heart of Shaanxi Province, Xi’an boasts a rich heritage spanning thousands of years, evident in its well-preserved city walls, majestic pagodas, and bustling Muslim Quarter. Despite its rich history, Xi’an is also a thriving modern metropolis, with a booming economy driven by industries such as technology, education, and tourism.

The city’s strategic location as a transportation hub connects it to major cities across China, facilitating commerce and trade while providing residents with easy access to travel opportunities. Xi’an’s affordable cost of living, vibrant culinary scene, and welcoming atmosphere make it an ideal destination for both expatriates and locals looking to settle down and build a life.

Beyond work, residents can explore Xi’an’s cultural treasures, attend traditional performances, and partake in outdoor activities such as hiking in the Qinling Mountains or cycling along the ancient city walls.


Benefits: Xi’an Liangjiatan International (XLIS)

Accommodation: $550 USD to $700 USD per month.

Flights/Transport: $1,200 USD to $3,700 USD per school year. Depends on single or family; From Asia or Other regions.

Moving Allowance: $750 USD.

Dependent Opportunities: Tuition waived.

Medical: Global insurance excluding USA.

Other: Personal Professional Development $750 USD per school year.


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