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Experience Ancient and Modern China!

Deadline to apply:  November 18, 2016  Click here to apply.

For scholarship information click here.


Experience Ancient and Modern China!

Deadline to apply:  November 18, 2016  Click here to apply.

For scholarship information click here.


The program will provide students the opportunity to practice what they have learned in Chinese Language class in real life settings. 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 15-22, 2017 (SAC campus); May 23 - June 17, 2017 (In country)


Beijing, Shanghai, Xiamen, Xian, Zhangjiajie, China 


Introduction to Chinese (CHIN 1411 and CHIN 1412); Business and Professional Communication (SPCH 1321)


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 (CHIN 1411 and CHIN 1412). 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 led the China Study Abroad Program in the summer of 2010, 2012 and 2015 and 2016. She is a Chinese native. Contact:

Professor  Kahala Crayton   will   be   the   lead faculty for Business and Professional Communications (SPCH 1321). She is a faculty member at Northwest Vista College. Ms. Crayton is a Student Leadership Institute faculty member and led China Student Leadership Study Abroad in the summer of 2015. Contact:


*$5,700 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. 



November 18, 2016 ......................... $200 due with application  (non-refundable)

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

December 2, 2016…………………$500 initial deposit

January 20, 2017 .................................... $1,700

February 20, 2017 .................................. $1,700

March 14, 2017 ...................................... $1,600

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



May 16-May 22    On SAC Campus

May 23                 Depart to China

May 24                 Arrive in China

May 25-May 30     Beijing - Forbidden City, Great Wall

May 31-June 3      Xian

                            Terracotta Army

                            City Tour

                            Mount Hua

June 4-8               Zhangjiajie

                            Phoenix Ancient City

June 9-10             Xiamen

                            Gulangyu Island

June 11-13           Old Town


                            The Bund

June 14-16           Beijing

                            The Capital Museum

                            Free Afternoon

June 17                Depart for San Antonio 



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

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