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Semester Abroad Programs

Xi'an, China - Fall 2015 ( August 25 - December 18 tentative )

Explore the world and gain invaluable intercultural experience! Participate in the College of Lake County's semester abroad program in Xi'an, China. One of the oldest cities in China, with more than 3,100 years of history, Xi'an is home of the four great ancient capitals of China.

Participants will study at Xi'an International University (XAIU) in China, taking courses in English from international faculty in a variety of disciplines. Students live on dorms on campus and will be accompanied by a CLC faculty member. Scholarships for the program are available to qualified CLC students who are currently enrolled in CLC's programs.


August 25-December 18, 2015


$5,500 plus cost of food ($500-$700)*

Cost includes tuition for 12-13 credits, international airfare, in-country travel, cultural excursions, shared lodging and travel insurance.

**Cost subject to change without notice**

Name of the Faculty/Staff Leading the Program

Jason Cashmore, Professor of Biology

Courses Available

Chinese language, Humanities, History and more (12-13 credits)

Information Sessions

Date Time Location
Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015
11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Grayslake Campus - Room A112
Tuesday, Mar. 10, 2015
1-2 p.m. Grayslake Campus - Room A132
Wednesday, Apr. 1, 2015 11 a.m. to 12 p.m. Grayslake Campus - Room A246
Tuesday, Apr. 14, 2015 1-2 p.m. Grayslake Campus - Room A148


Help make your trip more affordable!

Scholarship Application (PDF) 

Contact for More Information

Additional Semester Abroad Programs

Students interested in residing and studying in another country for a longer period of time may also participate in a semester abroad program offered through the Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs (ICISP). Students may choose from a program in the following locations:

Fall and Spring


The curriculum for these programs emphasizes courses in art, foreign language, history, humanities, literature and music. Students participating in these programs register for courses at CLC, but receive their instruction abroad. No transfer of credit back to CLC is needed!

Application Deadlines

  • Fall programs: April 15
  • Spring programs: September 15
  • Summer programs: January 15

ICISP Scholarship Information

Contact for More Information

For more information about ICISP programs, contact Beth Tinkham at or(847) 543-2069.