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CLC students during semester abroad in China

Semester Abroad in China

February 24 - June 22, 2020

Explore the world and gain invaluable intercultural experience! Participate in the College of Lake County’s semester abroad program in Kunming, China. Live in the beautiful city of Kunming, called the “City of Eternal Spring” because of its weather. The city has a warmer and much milder climate than most other Chinese cities. Students live in international housing on the beautiful university campus close to many cultural sites and attractions. There are also good and affordable places to eat near the campus. You will be a near quaint old neighborhoods as well as modern shopping areas. Students will be accompanied by a CLC faculty member.

Earn 15 or more college credits attending Yunnan University, one of the largest and most prestigious universities in China.

Required courses (in English):*

  • HUM 129 Introduction to East Asian Civilization
  • CHI 121/122 Chinese language

*Additional courses are available


$6,300 (in-district rate)

Cost includes:

  • Tuition for 15 or more credits
  • International Airfare
  • Visa for China
  • Some Cultural Excursions
  • Shared Lodging
  • Travel Insurance

Cost Excludes:

  • Meals (estimated between $500-$700 for the semester)
  • Personal Spending
  • Passport Fees
  • Semester Abroad Payment Schedule

Information Sessions


Application Deadline: Nov. 15, 2019

Apply Online via the Education Abroad Portal

Withdrawal Information: Your deposit and other fees are refundable if you withdraw from the program no later than Nov. 29, 2019. Withdrawals must be made in writing and submitted to


Visit the Center for International Education or contact us at (847) 543-2733 or

“I am totally in love with China. My experience, thus far, has been so unlike anything else I have ever experienced in life that there is no real point of reference to begin from. Everything from the language, to feeding myself, even crossing the street had to be relearned; with each being harder than the next. But those initial fish out of water feelings soon changed with the friendly guidance and companionship of our Chinese counterparts. In a few short weeks this program has allowed me the opportunity to completely immerse myself and to thrive in a culture, and with a people, more vibrant than I thought possible. I’ve visited the tombs and palaces of the ancient emperors, bathed in the hot springs of sacred mountains, hiked all night to the top of China’s deadliest peak to watch the sunrise, and I can even recite a little Chinese poetry; all before midterms. I am truly grateful to CLC for making this most gratifying and enriching experience possible; truly the chance of a lifetime.”
Bernard Kondenar, student at CLC’s China semester abroad program