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Minds Abroad offers study abroad, student travel and gap year programs in China, India, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Tibetan Plateau Because of the way our programs integrate our students into the local communities of their host countries, we were recently recognized as a “Top 10 Program in Citizen Diplomacy.” This award was conferred to us by the Center for Citizen Diplomacy in partnership with the U.S. State Department.


Our study abroad programs include:


-    Small class sizes (normally 2-4 students, with no more than 7 students per class)

-    Classes taught exclusively by faculty in major universities in the host country

-    Unique language exchange programs in China

-    Academic transfer credit available

-    Free afternoon volunteering  or language exchange

-    Interning in Chinese companies in Kunming

-    Comfortable accommodations, meals included and 24/7 onsite support


We offer five types of programs for individual students interested in studying abroad:


Study + Travel (China, India, Thailand, Vietnam, Indonesia and the Tibetan Plateau) – These study abroad programs incorporate morning classes, afternoon volunteering and weekend travel to sites of cultural and historic interest.

Morning Class and Afternoon Activities Program (China) – This is a less structured program which does not include a weekend travel component. The program incorporates morning Mandarin classes (new classes begin each Monday throughout the year) and afternoon volunteer or language exchange activities.

Volunteer Program (China or India) – Together with Impact Abroad, we offer a free volunteer program in the Fall, Winter and Spring (from August 15 till May 14). The program is not available in the Summer from May 15 through August 14.

Internship Program (China) - Through full or half day intern placement in various sectors in Kunming, China students can learn about how industries are run differently in China.

Semester Program (China or India) - Journey across China or India, combining classes for college credits, a serious internship or volunteer placement and travel to various sites of historical and culture importance.

For school groups Minds Abroad offers a variety of customized faculty-led programs. 

Explore, study and volunteer in Asia through our flexible gap year, semester and summer study abroad programs to gain valuable, life-changing experience and skills for a better future.