Semester Abroad - Xi'an, China

Program Information:

WHERE: The Xi'an Study Abroad Center (XSAC) is in Xi’an (pronounced Shee-ahn), Shaanxi Province, China. XSAC is on the campus of Xi’an International School.

WHAT: NCU students will take Mandarin language, Area Studies and online courses totaling 15 credits.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE: Up to 6 Junior and Senior students of any major, demonstrating interest and academic fitness. Especially suited for ICS majors and Asian minors.  Admission to this selective program is by application and interview for approval.

WHEN: Spring Semester each year.

CONTACT: Vienna Lewin, Administrative Assistant of the College of Missions at NCU.


More Information About This Opportunity:

Xi’an, in north central China, was the capital city for 10 Chinese dynasties spanning over 1,000 years and is the beginning of the historic Silk Road that stretched all the way to Europe and North Africa. A semester at the Xi'an Study Abroad Center will give you an opportunity to immerse yourself into this rich Chinese culture, with experienced cross cultural practitioners and other students, while earning credit towards your undergraduate degree.

Intensive study in Mandarin language and Chinese culture will be a daily part of your routine along with other classes and experiences centering on intercultural study, unreached people groups, and the history and current state of Christianity and ministry in China.

While this semester in Xi’an is tailored to meet the international experience requirements of the Intercultural Studies major, any NCU student may apply to participate. Opportunities may be available to remain in China (or another Asian location) for the purpose of completing a summer internship. Internship opportunities vary and may be discussed with the program facilitator after the completion of the application process.


Please fill out the checklistapplication, and three reference forms and return them to the College of Missions Administrative Assistant.

The 2015 deadline to apply for Spring 2016 is October 1, 2015.

Have questions regarding the College of Missions Semester Abroad programs? Take a look at our FAQ sheet.