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Discover One of the Ancient Capitals of China!

Participate in a semester abroad program to Xi’an, China through the College of Lake County and the Illinois Consortium of International Studies and Programs (ICISP). One of the oldest cities in China, Xi’an has more than 3,100 years of history. It is also the home of the four great ancient capitals of China.

Students participating in the XAIU semester abroad program will have the opportunity to travel to several sites of educational and cultural importance in and around Xi’an, including the famous Terra Cotta Warriors, the Big Goose Pagoda and the Xi’an city wall. Other cultural visits outside of Xi’an vary from year to year. Students may also have the opportunity to travel to bigger cities such as Beijing and Shanghai on their own during break times.

Program Description:

Xi’an International University (XIAU) is a modern institution located in the city of Xi’an, China. Although XAIU is a large school, it maintains a small school feeling. The university has over 40,000 students enrolled, over 1,728 full-time faculty and staff and a multitude of foreign experts and guest professors each year.

Program Credits:
Students will take up to 13 transferable college credits.

Required courses:
• History of Chinese Culture and Society (3)
• Chinese Literature and Art (3)
• 2 elective courses (including all levels of Chinese) (6-7)
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.

Cost Includes:
• Airfare
• Visa fee
• Instructional Costs
• Housing
• Cultural field trips
• Insurance

Not included:
• Passport
• Home institution tuition and fees, if applicable
• Meals
• Personal expenses

Lodging and Meals:
Students will live in university dormitories with Chinese, American, and other international students. Rooms are double occupancy and each room has its own Western style bathroom and kitchenette. Xi’an International University has a large cafeteria where students can obtain meals at very affordable prices.

Additional Information:
For additional information on this program, please contact the ICISP Representative at your institution.



Illinois Consortium for International Studies and Programs, Heartland Community College, 1500 W. Raab Rd., Normal, IL 61761
Phone: (309) 268-8664
Fax: (309) 268-7986
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Last Updated: August 2014

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