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School Year and Semester Programs In China









BUDGET STUDY ABROAD WITH CSA: CHINA: Beijing, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Hangzhou

-Low cost academic programs worldwide
-Direct Admissions-Quick Docs-Open To All

Center for Study Abroad (CSA)

325 Washington Ave. S. #93
Kent, WA 98032 USA
Tel# 206-5838191 USA






Crooked Trails






Imagine a journey, a real life journey- where you will experience a true cultural exchange. Our programs are 2-3 weeks long; include homestays, responsible touring and many have service projects. Sign up today and see how a Crooked Trails program can change you and the world for the better.

PO Box 94034
Seattle WA 98112, USA



          Where: China Our program to the eastern Tibetan Plateau features high-altitude trekking to remote areas, including the Mount Kawa Karpo pilgrimage circle and isolated villages far from the nearest paved road.  Our program to the central field of China visits some of the country’s most celebrated historical sites and includes a village homestay and a visit to a rural school.


When  May and October



          Learn about responsible tourism ethics.

          Homestays with local villagers.

          Trek along the Mount Kawa Karpo pilgrimage circle.

          Yuan Dynasty city of Lijiang

          Ti’ananmen Square

          Great Wall

          Forbidden City


Setting A huge country of dramatic contrasts, China is an increasingly popular tourist destination.  Such iconic sights as the Great Wall, the Forbidden City, and the Terra Cotta Army testify to China’s thousands of years of civilization.  Its incredible range of natural environments include the high Tibetan Plateau, lushly forested mountains, meandering rivers and fertile floodplains, semitropical coastline, grassland steppes, and vast arid deserts.  Though Han Chinese make up 93 percent of the country’s population, China is home to 55 distinct ethnic minorities, many of whom proudly retain their own culture and traditions.


Value Program Cost Includes:
- Domestic flights within China

-Village stays
- All program transport in China
- All program accommodations
- Most meals
- All excursions and activities described in the itinerary.
- Crooked Trails facilitator, translators and local guides as well as project fees.
- Assistance with flights to and from Bejing.





Global LAB (Global Learning Across Borders) 
Information: we consider ourselves a
cultural immersion semester program with opportunities for service
learning, language learning (Arabic, French, Hindi, Tibetan, Chinese
and Japanese as of Spring 08), as well as learning about cultural,
political and environmental issues. We do have volunteer opportunities and
internships.Effective Spring 08 we will offer China/Tibet and Japan semesters.
China-Tibet, India, Morocco and Southeast Asia. 



Global Learning Across Borders, a non-profit 501(c)(3) based in New York, exists to educate and inspire

new generations of young people to become responsible and committed global citizens in their local

communities and beyond. We do this through international cultural immersion and community service

programs for young adults; global studies professional development programs for educators; and by

partnering with schools to help design and launch experiential global education and service programs.

Global Learning Across Borders www.global-lab.org 1.800.984.4522 info@global-lab.org

Semester Programs in Asia and North Africa

Global Learning Across Borders (Global LAB) offers four semester programs for high school, gap year,

home school, and college students featuring experiential learning and cultural immersion. Each includes

home-stays, service-learning, language & cultural study, regional travel, and independent study projects.

From Brahma to Buddha—Cultures of the Indian Himalayas and the Ganges River

Explore religious diversity in North India. Participate in a Buddhist retreat and trek in the

Himalayas. Visit Ladakh, the Tibetan community in Dharamsala, and travel to holy Sikh,

Buddhist, and Hindu cities, and to the desert of Rajasthan. Visit the site where the Buddha was

enlightened and float down the Ganges River observing rituals on the banks in Varanasi.

Culture Through Community: A Semester in Southeast Asia

Begin in Bali, Indonesia, a tradition-rich Hindu island enclave in the world’s largest archipelago.

Immerse yourself in community in the coastal village of Baraban with home-stays, rice paddy

cultivation and fishing. Continue to Bangkok, Thailand, visit the Reclining Buddha, explore

Chiang Mai, and encounter the Karen tribe in the mountains near Pai. Conclude in Cambodia,

witness The Killing Fields of Phnom Penh then behold the wonder of the Temples of Angkor.

Morocco: A Mosaic of Cultures, A Crossroads of Continents

Experience one of the most colorful countries in North Africa—and one of the most hospitable

cultures on the globe. Witness the fascinating convergence and co-existence of Arab, Islamic,

African, and European influences. Explore life in an indigenous Berber village in The High Atlas

Mountains; stay with families in the medieval and sensory-affirming cities of Fes and Marrakesh;

study Arabic or French; caravan with camels into the Sahara; and conclude in Andalusia, Spain.

China/Tibet: Where Modernity Meets Tradition

Begin in the modern yet historical region of Guangzhou. Travel by train across the South, then

experience home and monastery stays and service projects on the Tibetan Plateau in Amdo.

Learn through experience about indigenous people of Yunnan, spend a month in Sichuan (near

Tibet, including a trek), and another month in Zhanjiang province in coastal China, including a

visit to beautiful Hainan island. Study and practice Mandarin Chinese and some Tibetan as well.

College credit is available 
through www.westudyabroad.com and Professor Steve
Michelle Bos-Lun
Director of Admissions
Global LAB, michelle@global-lab.org 
web - http://global-lab.org   tel: 800-984-4522


Sino Language Gateway (Beijing, Shanghai, Kunming  (Registration Office: San Jose , CA ))

Short description of services: Learn Chinese language, immerse in the rich culture, and explore China ! You can do all in one program with Sino Language Gateway! Whether you are a high school or college student, intend to earn credit or purely learn a new language and enrich life experience, we have a program for you. You will study in one of the most prestigious campuses in Beijing , Shanghai , Kunming , and go on eye-opening trips in China . You can choose to spend your time in dormitory stay or with a local family. You can even have a chance to watch Beijing 2008 Olympic Game while learning the language. For more information, please check out our website at:


Full Mailing Address: P.O.Box 23634, San Jose , CA 95153 , USA

TEL (408) 360-9958 (Local or International) 
Fax: (408) 360-9958