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Trip Highlights
Estimated Cost
Payment Plan
Student ePortfolio Testimonials
Faculty Leaders

Trip Highlights

  • Experience China’s ancient history and culture through visits to the cities of Beijing and Xi’an
  • Connect with students from Beijing Union University
  • Walk the Great Wall of China
  • Visit the Forbidden CityTerra Cotta Warrior MuseumTemple of Heaven
  • There is no language requirement. Your professor and guide will be with you to navigate while in China

Scroll through the list below to see the trip at a glance..

2017 China Online Presentation


ECO 2710 International Economics 3.0
MAN 4931 Management Seminar 2 1.0
CPO2001 Comparative Politics 3.0
POS2905 Study Group 1.0

Estimated Cost:

The program fee for the study abroad program to China typically will cover:

  • Round-trip airfare from Florida to Beijing, China
  • All in-country transportation
  • All in-country accommodations
  • Visa fee and processing
  • Most meals
  • Lecture, tours, museums, and other activity fees
  • International Insurance


Estimated costs not included in program fee:
Tuition $320.31*( 3 credit)
Books Currently Unknown
Passport $ 165
Visas Included in program free
Other meals (2 dinners) $ 25
Immunizations Several suggested but none required
Personal Spending Money $ 50
Trip cancellation insurance Suggested, ~$150 not included below
TOTAL = *This is an approximation, individuals will differ $ 560.31

Please note: The estimated total cost is an approximation, and individuals will differ based on their selections.
*Tuition cost may vary based on their selection of Lower or Upper Division courses (MAN 4931).

Read through the Cancellation and Withdrawal Policy to understand payment expectations. This policy will accompany the Study Abroad Application form that you must fill out and sign to join a program


You can apply to Santa Fe Scholarships when you complete your study abroad application. In addition you can apply to the Benjamin A. Gilman Scholarship. This scholarship will cover up to $5,000. Learn about eligibility criteria here. You can apply here.

 Payment Plan

The payments expected for the program will follow the calendar below. You can also sign up for the Monthly Savings Plan for the program this year or in future years. See the Forms page on the SF Study Abroad website for more information.

Amount Due Date
$ 125 (deposit and application fee) due with application
$ 500 November 18, 2016
$ 1,500 February 3, 2017
$ 575 March 10, 2017
$1,000 (remainder) April 3, 2017

*Payment dates are subject to change. Participants will be informed via email if changes occur.

How to Make a Payment:

Visit the Cashier's Office in the Northwest Campus where they accept payments in cash, by check and by credit card. You can also make your payments on the phone.

Visit the Cashier's Office for more information. If you are not able to make a payment according to the dates assigned by Santa Fe College's International Education Office, it may still be possible for you to join the program; however you will likely incur increased costs.


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In order to apply for this Study Abroad program and to Santa Fe College Study Abroad Scholarships please click here.

Student ePortfolio Testimonials

See the study abroad reflections and travel journals of students who have participated in this program. Like these students, you can also earn an International Studies Certificate by participating in study abroad. Learn more about this distinction program here.

Rodrigo's eportfolio      Victoria's eportfolio   

Tentative Itinerary

Day 1
  • Depart Florida Airport
Day 2
Day 3
  • Attend opening ceremony at BUU
  • Introduction to the city of Beijing
  • Listen to a lecture on Chinese art at BUU
  • Visit the Capital Museum
  • Spend night in Beijing
Day 3
  • Listen to lectures on Chinese Folk arts and Chinese Folk religions
  • Discuss religion and philosophy, meeting with BUU student groups
  • Visit Lama Temple, Guangfu Temple, and local churches
Day 4
Day 5
Day 6
Day 7
Day 8
  • Learn more about Chinese art forms by visiting 798 Art District
  • Take an overnight train to Xi'an
Day 9
  • Visit a museum where Terra Cotta warriors and Qin tombs are displayed
  • Visit one of the four largest museums in China, the Shangxi Provincial Museum
  • Walk around the Big Wild Goose Pagoda, a holy place for Buddhists and a National Key Cultural Relic Preserve
Day 10
Day 11
  • Ride on Beijing's subway system
  • Visit IKEA or Wal Mart
  • Eat lunch at KFC or another Chinese fast food restaurant
  • Spend night in Beijing
Day 12
  • Visit a traditional hutong and a more modern household
  • Spend night in Beijing
Day 13
  • TBD
Day 14
  • Closing ceremony; farewells and departure
  • Depart Beijing Airport
  • Arrive back in Florida

Faculty Leaders

Jennifer Forshee
Professor Jennifer Forshee has an M.A. in Political Science with a concentration on Comparative Politics and Post-Colonial Political Theory. She is a Ph.D. candidate at the University of Florida. Her dissertation concerns evolving notions of cosmopolitanism within the framework of development studies. Her teaching at Santa Fe College includes Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory and United Nations. She is also the faculty advisor for SFC’s Model UN team and as such she travel multiple times a year with ten to fourteen students for conferences and competitions. She first went to China as the secondary faculty with SFC’s study abroad program in summer 2015. She remained in China for an additional two weeks on a CIEE Faculty Development Workshop on Chinese environmental and economic sustainability.

 Jake Searcy

Jake Searcy has a Ph.D. in Food and Resource Economics with a focus in International Trade.  Dr. Searcy began teaching economics at Santa Fe College in 2009, including courses in Microeconomics, International Economics, and managerial Economics in a Global Economy.  He visited Beijing for two weeks in March 2013 with a team of Santa Fe faculty members led by Li Ren-Kaplan.  In addition to gaining a basic understanding of Beijing travel, history, and culture, Jake had an opportunity to interact with many BUU students and faculty members.



This program is pending approval. All figures are subject to change. For more information, contact the International Education Coordinator.

Trips to China