Facebook pixel Semester in China

Semester in China

Semester in China

STLCC offers opportunities to study a semester at one of our partner universities in China. You will immerse in the Chinese academic life and you will experience the amazing Chinese culture, language, and people by visiting famous sites, ancient temples and villages, and modern cities. You will get a taste of the amazing Chinese cuisine and traditions.

Who Should Apply?

STLCC students who are interested to earn college credit and learn about the Chinese education, language, culture, and traditions. To apply for the program please complete the STLCC online study abroad application form. Additional application forms and documents will be required by the Chinese university.

Eligibility Requirements

While this program has been designed for St. Louis Community College students, any person meeting the eligibility requirements may apply.

  • All students must be 18+ years of age to participate.
  • Any specific country entry requirements will have to be met. 
  • Minimum GPA 3.0
  • The program requires the ability to walk long distances both on gravel paths, uneven pavement and terrain.
  • Special accommodations may not be available in all destinations. 

Academic Program

  • You can take 12 credit hours at one of our partner universities: Xi’an International University, Xi’an, Shaanxi province or Hunan Normal University, Changsha, Hunan province.
  • Courses offered in English language are limited.
  • Specific course list will be available upon application.
  • The credit may transfer to your transcript upon successful completion of the program if pre-approved.
  • Courses may be audited.
  • Mandatory pre-departure orientation meeting(s) at St. Louis Community College will be scheduled.


The estimated program fee is $6500 per person based on double occupancy.

The universities may offer an opportunity for work-study to offset the tuition cost.

The final price will depend on the destination, courses and options chosen, exchange rate, taxes and fees imposed by vendors and other outside factors.

The program cost includes:

  • Airfare to/from China and airport transfers.
  • Lodging in university dorms.
  • Tuition at the Chinese university.
  • Some local tours.
  • Limited emergency health and travel insurance.

The program does NOT include:

  • Passport.
  • Chinese visa fee and visa processing.
  • Books.
  • Meals or optional meal plan.
  • Independent touring.
  • Gratuities.
  • Optional health and travel cancellation protection insurance (strongly recommended).
  • Miscellaneous expenses.

Important Dates

Fall semester:

Submit application to STLCC by May 15
Pay all program fees by Aug. 1

Spring semester:

Submit application to STLCC by Sep. 15
Pay all program fees by Dec. 1

Cancellation Policy

Full refund: Cancel ninety days before departure date.
Penalties and fees will apply after cancellation deadline.

STLCC strongly recommends that in addition to the included program insurance you consider purchasing additional health and travel insurance to cover trip interruption and cancellation.

Contact Information

Christopher Sulincevski
International Education Coordinator
St. Louis Community College
5600 Oakland Ave, SC-203
St. Louis, Missouri 63110


St. Louis Community College has made every reasonable effort to determine that the information stated in this brochure is accurate. Courses offered and other matters contained herein are subject to change without notice by the administration and/or Board of Trustees of the College for reasons related to enrollment, finances, scheduling, costs, or for any other reason. The College further reserves the right to add, amend or repeal any of the rules, regulations, policies, or procedures applicable to the program offered herein. Travel, housing, meals, and other logistical arrangements are provided by an independent contractor not affiliated with the College and the College assumes no responsibility therefore. Participants will be required to sign a statement releasing the college from any liability in connection with the program offered herein or the services provided by the independent contractor. Insurance coverage is recommended. The College is not responsible for losses resulting from lack of any insurance coverage.

Non-Discrimination Statement

St. Louis Community College is committed to creating inclusive, welcoming, and respectful learning and working environments focused on the needs of our diverse communities. The College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, and any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. The College’s nondiscrimination policies apply to any phase of its employment process, any phase of its admission, or financial aid programs, and all of its educational programs or activities.

For information or concerns relating to discrimination matters, contact the Director for Community Standards/Title IX Coordinator, Shannon Nicholson, MS, LPC, at 314-539-5345.


Back to top