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Art, History, and the Silk Road
About the Alliance for Global Education
"The Alliance for Global Education represents a joint effort of the Arcadia University Center for Education Abroad and the Institute for Study Abroad at Butler University. Both institutions are pioneers in the field of study abroad and have shown a strong commitment to providing academically and culturally enriching study abroad programs for over 40 years. This cooperative venture recognizes the value of utilizing our combined experience, expertise, institutional contacts and other resources to develop and administer study abroad programs in the non-Western world."
About the Program
Alliance Globalization Then and Now: Xi'an and the Silk Road
Located at the Xi'an International Studies University (XISU), Alliance Xi'an offers students the opportunity to immerse themselves in Chinese culture and language through exposure to courses in history, anthropology, archeology, and language. Xi'an is a large city in central China that has a fantastic mix of both traditional and modern China. As the start of the Silk Road and home to Chinese Emperors during many dynasties, the city explodes with history and culture; the large Muslim population in Xi'an also provides a unique diversity not found in many other Chinese cities. Student take at least 12 credit hours worth of courses during the fall and spring semesters, 9 hours of which are required language courses. During the summer, students
take 5 credits of language coursework and 3 hours of non-language courses. All students are also required to complete a Capstone Project that explores an aspect of China in great detail that exposes students to exciting aspects of modern China.
Chinese Language, Social Science, Archeology, Anthropology, History, Art History, Sociology.
- Minimum 3.0 GPA required
- Completed at least one year at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign at the time of application
- Good academic standing
For more detailed information on the Alliance program in Shanghai, please click on the following link: Alliance Xi'an
Students are required to apply through the Study Abroad Office in order to receive University of Illinois financial aid and scholarship as well as credits and grades for course work completed. All participants are expected to adhere to the policies and procedures of the University of Illinois and sponsoring units.
Below is an outline of the various steps to take to ensure your application's completion.
Step 1: Review First Steps video:
- Factors to Consider
- Exploring Program Options
- Cost, Financial Aid, and Scholarships
- How to Apply
Step 2: Click on Create App (scroll to the top of this page). NOTE that you will be charged a non-refundable $25 application fee when you click "Create App". If the Study Abroad Office nominates or accepts you to your program, the Study Abroad Office will bill your Illinois Student Account a NON-REFUNDABLE $305 advance fee. This fee will be deducted from the final program fee, but is not refundable should you withdraw from the program.
Step 3: Complete the following Study Abroad Office forms on-line:
- SIAA Application Fee
- Acknowledgement of DRES
- Disciplinary Action
- Release of Account Information
- Release of Information
- Submit Documents to SAO
- Personal Essay
- One Letter Of Recommendation
Step 4: Submit the following physical materials to the campus Study Abroad Office:
- Official paper transcript
- Photocopy of your passport, or a copy of your passport application/renewal receipt along with a photocopy of a state-issued ID to act as a placeholder until you are able to submit a photocopy of a valid passport.
- Signature Verification Form (must be submitted along with your ID photocopy)
Student International Academic Affairs
124 International Studies Building
910 S. Fifth St. (MC-480)
Champaign, IL 61820
These steps must be completed by the campus Study Abroad Office deadline.
Deadlines and Decisions Dates
Applications and supporting documents must be submitted by deadlines established by the Study Abroad Office for timely review. Completed applications submitted by the early deadline will be given priority consideration.
The Study Abroad Office reviews applications on a batch basis; it does not review applications on a rolling basis. In other words, applications received after the early deadline may be reviewed only after the final deadline. Since some programs will fill after the priority deadline, students are encouraged to apply early. Application materials and supporting documents for provider programs will be submitted to the provider after the deadlines below.
Decision dates indicate to the earliest possible date that students may receive a decision regarding their application. Most decisions will be released two to three weeks after each deadline.
Summer Term/Fall Semester/Academic Year Deadlines:
Priority deadline: January 15
Final deadline: February 15
Spring Semester Deadlines:
Priority deadline: June 15
Final deadline: September 15
**Program may close before final deadlines.
124 International Studies Building
Champaign, IL 61820