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Semester Abroad Programs

Xi'an, China - Fall 2017 - August 23 - December 17 (approximate)

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 XAIU and CLC faculty in various disciplines. Students live in an international dorm on campus and will be accompanied by a CLC faculty member. Scholarships for the program are available to qualified CLC students who are currently at CLC.


August 23 - December 17, 2017 (approximate)


$5,600 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**

Faculty/Staff Leading the Program

Rory Klick

Courses Available (12-13 credits)

Required Courses:

  • History of Chinese Society and Culture (3 credits)
  • Chinese Literature and Art (3 credits)

Elective Courses:

  • 2 elective courses (including all levels of Chinese) (6-7 credits)
    No previous Chinese is required. Students will select elective classes taught at the XAIU campus in English with other Chinese students. These courses vary each year.
  • Other options for electives, taught by the CLC faculty are:
    • Environmental Biology with Lab (4 credits) [BIO 120 at CLC]
    • Introduction to Horticulture (3 credits) [HRT 121 at CLC]

Students will earn up to 13 transferable credits.

Information Sessions


Help make your trip more affordable!

Complete the Scholarship Application Online - Scholarship Deadline extended to May 5, 2017

To be awarded a scholarship, a student must first apply to the XAIU Semester abroad program and be accepted. Students who are planning to apply to the program may begin their scholarship application ahead of time, but no decisions will be made until the application for the China semester abroad program has been received.

Contact for More Information

Liliana Ware

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!

ICISP Scholarship Information

Contact for More Information

For more information about ICISP programs, contact Liliana Ware at or (847) 543-2563.