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Semester Abroad in China

Semester Abroad Advisory

Update: This program is canceled for Spring 2023.

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 12 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 12 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

Scholarship Information

Study abroad scholarships are available through the Center for International Education for eligible participants. To be considered for a scholarship, applicants must have already applied and been accepted to the study abroad program.

Scholarship Deadline: December 1, 2021

Need More Information?

Please contact:

  • Jacob Cushing, M.Ed.
  • Director
  • Student Records & Department of Global Engagement - Room B172
  • (847) 543-2733


Apply Online via the Education Abroad Portal

Application Deadline: January 15, 2022

Withdrawal Information: Your deposit and other fees are refundable if you withdraw from the program. Withdrawals must be made in writing and submitted to


Visit the Department of Global Engagement 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


Semester Abroad at Yunnan University

Explore the beauty one of China's top universities. Yunnan University is in Kunming, the capital of Yunnan Province.