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Experience Ancient and Modern China!

Deadline to apply:  December 8, 2017,  Click here to apply.

For scholarship information click here.


Experience Ancient and Modern China!

Deadline to apply:  December 8, 2017,  Click here to apply.

For scholarship information click here.


The program will provide students the opportunity to practice in real life settings what they have learned in Chinese Language class. In addition, they will have firsthand experience of the culture, history, and business environment of China and will have a better understanding of global business opportunities in China!



May 16-20, 2018 (SAC campus); May 24 - June 16, 2018 (In country)


Beijing, Shanghai, Xian, Zhangjiajie, Xiamen, China 


Introduction to Chinese (CHIN 1411 and CHIN 1412); Business Principles (BUSI 1301)


Students are required to take two classes and will receive seven credit hours upon successful completion of the program.


2.0 GPA and 12 cumulative academic credits. Alamo Colleges expects study abroad participants to perform academically at standards commensurate with on-campus performance. This includes attending class, taking exams, reading required materials, completing homework, etc. If students' GPA drops below a 2.0 before they study abroad, they will not be allowed to participate in the program.


Professor Shen Jiang will be the lead faculty for the Introduction to Chinese I and II. She has been teaching Chinese in the Foreign Language Department, at San Antonio College since 2010. Ms. Jiang holds a Master's in Linguistics and Computer Information Systems. She had led the China Study Abroad Program in the summers of 2010, 2012, 2015 and 2016. She is a Chinese native. Contact:

Professor  Veronica Rosas-Tatum   will   be   the  co-leader and lead faculty for Business Principles (BUSI 1301). She is Tenured Assistant Professor at Palo Alto College and Chair of the Business department. She is also a recipient of a Title V Grant for Internationalizing Business courses. Ms. Rosas-Tatum holds a Master's in Business Administration. She is a Student Leadership Institute faculty. She led China Student Leadership Study Abroad in summers 2015 and 2016.  Contact:


*$5,800 Includes airfare, lodging, in-country transportation, some meals, entrance fees. This does NOT  include  tuition, passport fees, visa fees, books, materials and  spending money. Financial aid is available. Summer Momentum Scholarship may apply towards tuition fees. 



December 8, 2017 (non-refundable) ...................... $200 due with application  

Once students are accepted into the program, they will follow the scheduled payments:

December 15, 2017…(initial deposit)………………$500 

January 19, 2018 .................................... $1,700

February 9, 2018 .................................. $1,700

March 2, 2018 ...................................... $1,700

Failure to pay by the scheduled deadlines will result in cancelation of participation in the selected Study Abroad program.



May 16 - May 20, 2018    On SAC Campus

May 24, 2018                   Depart to China

May 25, 2018                   Arrive in Beijing, China

May 25 - May 30, 2018    Beijing

                                            Forbidden City 

                                           The Great Wall

                                           The Summer Palace

                                           The Temple of Heaven City Tour
                                           Capital Museum

May 31 - June 2, 2018     Xian

                                        Terracotta Army

                                        Xian City Tour

                                        Hua Mountain

                                           Class and Research

June 3, 2018                   Chengdu Panda Research Center

                                           Chengdu city tour

June 3-8, 2018                Lijiang Yunnan Old Town

                                           Lugu Lake
                                           Zhongdian Shangri-la

June 9-11, 2018              Shanghai


                                           Hangpu River Cruise
                                           Suzhou City

                                           Chamber of Commerce

June 12-14, 2018            Beijing Class and Research

June 16, 2018                 Depart for San Antonio, Texas



A  valid  passport  is  required  to  travel.  You can visit   for additional information.



Students receiving a Pell Grant are eligible for the Benjamin Gilman Scholarship. If awarded, students may receive up to $5,000. Learn more at .



Maria Rivera-Midence

(210) 485-0084

*Alamo Colleges has taken considerable care in preparing information and materials for specific Study Abroad programs, but this information is subject to change. Although accurate at the time of publication, external events could result in changes in dates, itinerary, costs and other aspects of a program. Revised information will be provided as soon as it is made available, and participants should check with the faculty leader or the District Office of International Programs for the most recent information. Alamo Colleges will not be held responsible for unintentional misinformation.

Contact Information

Maria Rivera
Alamo Colleges District Office
201 W. Sheridan
Building C, Room 7