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Fact Sheet:
Area of Study: Humanities, Psychology
Program Description:


CHINA - Summer 2019

Trip Highlights:
  • Experience China’s ancient history and culture through visits to the cities of Beijing and Shanghai
  • Connect with students from Beijing Union University
  • Walk the Great Wall of China
  • Visit the Forbidden City, Temple of Heaven and museums
  • There is no language requirement. Your professor and guide will be with you to navigate while in China.

CPO 2001 Comparative Politics 3.0 
POS 2905 Individualized Study:  Chinese Politics 1.0
ECON 2710 International Economics 3.0
MAN 4931 Management Seminar 2 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
*Prices subject to change, pending approval

Estimated costs not included in the Program Fee:
Tuition $320.31*( 3 credit)
Books Currently Unknown
Passport $165
Visa Included in Program Fee
Other meals (2 dinners) $25
Immunizations Several Suggested, none required
Personal Spending Money $50
Total: $560.31*

*Please note: The estimated total cost is an approximation, and individuals will differ based on their selections.

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.

Payment Plan:

The payments expected for the program will follow the calendar below. 

Payment Amount Due Date
$130 (Non-Refundable Deposit and Application fee) Due with Application
$500 November 16, 2018
$1,500 February 15, 2019
$500 March 8, 2019
$870 April 5, 2019
* Payment dates are subject to change. Participants will be informed via email if changes occur. 

How to Make a Payment:

To make a payment, go to the Cashier's Office in the Northwest Campus. The Cashier's Office accepts payments in cash, by check and by credit card. You can make your payments on the phone.  More info here.

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.

Local Laws, Special Circumstances, Safety and Security
Click here to read about the local laws, safety and security in China as provided by the U.S. State Department. Should you have any questions or concerns, please contact the International Education Coordinator and/or the faculty leader(s) for your program. 


Please click here to visit the Center for Disease Control website for immunization information and requirements for China.

Click here:  Alachua County Department of Health, to access information about Foreign Travel.

Tentative Itinerary:
Trip dates: May 24, 2019 – June 6, 2019

   Day 1
  • Depart from Florida 
   Day 2
  • Arrive Beijing, China
  • Move to Beijing Union University
  • Walk through the surrounding areas
  • Spend night in Beijing  
    Day 3
  • Listen to lectures on Chinese Folk art and Chinese Folk religions
  • Discuss religion and philosophy, meeting with BUU student groups
  • Visit Lama Temple, Guangfu Temple and local churches  
    Day 4
  • Walk the Great Wall, the Ming Tomb
  • Spend night in Beijing  
    Day 5
  • Visit the Forbidden City, Ming Tomb
  • Hutong Tour at Yandaixiejie and HouhaiSpend night in Beijing 
    Day 6
  • Introduction to the city of Beijing
  • Capital Museum
  • Spend night in Beijing 

    Day 7
  • Visit the Temple of Heaven and Hong Qiao market
  • Laoshe Tea House
  • Train to Shanghai

    Day 8
  • Shanghai World Financial Center
  • Visit French Concession, Propaganda Poster Art Center, Marriage Market, the Bund, Shanghai Museum
  • Leave for Beijing

    Day 9
  • Arrive in Beijing
  • 798 Art District
  • The Summer Palace Kun Ming Lake

    Day 10
  • Chinese calligraphy

     Day 11
  • Visit a Chinese company
  • Beihai Park and Jinhshan Park

     Day 12
  • Closing ceremony and farewell lunch
     Day 13
  • Depart for Florida

In order to apply for this Study Abroad program and for all Santa Fe College Study Abroad Scholarships please complete this online application. (Note that you will have to create an account. Do not try to log in with your Santa Fe credentials).

Faculty Leaders:

Jennifer Forshee


 Professor Forshee holds an M.A. and Ph.D in Political Science from the University of Florida. Her teaching at Santa Fe College includes Comparative Politics, International Relations, Political Theory and the United Nations. She is also the faculty adviser for Santa Fe College's Model UN team. She has co-led the study abroad China program in 2015 and 2017 and a 2018 study abroad program to Jamaica.


Phone:  352-395-5300


Jake Searcy

Professor Searcy holds a Food and Resource 

Economics with a focus in International Trade.  Professor Searcy teaches courses such as Microeconomics, International Economics, and Managerial Economics in a Global Economy.  He has led the study abroad China program many times, where he has interacted with BUU students and faculty members. 


Phone: 352-381-7088


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

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2019 04/01/2019 ** Rolling Admission 05/24/2019 06/06/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.