Study Abroad and TCM Clinical
Internship Program

April 7 - April 29 2012

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This 3-week internship is available for acupuncture physicians and students of Chinese Medicine, as well as others interested in this program.

The internship is hosted by the Zhejiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine (ZCTCM) in Hangzhou, China, one of the top three TCM colleges in the world. ZCTCM has three affiliated hospitals and four outpatient clinics that see thousands of patients each day.

The internship provides an intensive training, working in small groups of 2 to 3 interns, and participants will receive a certificate from ZCTCM commemorating their achievement.

Participants may choose to focus their internship from a list of specialties such as gynecology, fertility, weight loss, dermatology, digestive disorders, muscular skeletal problems, rheumatology, migraine, facial rejuvenation, point injection, needling technique and others. CEUs and required clinic hours may be available for qualified participants. Please inquire.

This is an opportunity to immerse yourself in Traditional Chinese Medicine, have fun, eat great food, travel and experience the Chinese culture.

Friends and family members who do not have an interest in studying TCM are welcome to join our group. We can arrange programs and privately guided sightseeing opportunities for these participants in addition to the following sights that the entire group will enjoy:


Hangzhou is in one of the most beautiful and historic areas of China. Many excursions will be available to special sights in and around Hangzhou, such as Ling Yin Caves and Temple, the Huquingyutang TCM Herbal Museum and Pharmacy, Yu Fei Temple and Gardens, the Dragon Well Park, The Tiger Spring, West Lake, The Flower Arbor, Baochu Pagoda, Ge Ling Taoist Monastery, the silk museum and market, and various tea gardens.

hangzhou2cWe will also travel to the Yellow Mountains (Huang Shan) where generations of artists, monks and poets have immersed themselves in the splendor of some of China’s most spectacular scenery. We will explore the Taoist caves and temples of Qiyun Mountain, one of four sacred Taoist mountains in China, and tour Hongcun, an ancient village featured in "Crouching Tiger Hidden Dragon."

We will spend two nights in Shanghai, a fascinating city that epitomizes what China is becoming: cosmopolitan and cutting edge, yet still connected with the rich heritage of China's ancient culture.

Workers-prepare-herbal-medicines-at-Traditional-Chinese-Medicine-Hospital-in-BeijingThis study tour is from April 7- April 29 2012. The cost is $3650 USD* which includes pre-trip and arrival orientation, double occupancy accommodations (single rooms are available for an additional charge), breakfasts, dinners, medical translators, full tuition and certification from the Zhejiang College of Traditional Chinese Medicine, graduation ceremony and banquet, and guided sightseeing in Hangzhou, Huangshan and Shanghai. Not included are the international air flight (we can help you find cheap air tickets), visa, lunches, beverages and personal items. Please inquire about rates for friends and family members not participating in the internship program.

Please refer to the Frequently Asked Questions page for more information. Or you may call Anna at (941) 400-4999.

*Price is based upon 15 or more tour participants and the exchange rate of USD to the Yuan as of March 2011


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Arrive China (Easter Sunday) Hang Zhou: Orientation & Sightseeing Hang Zhou: Internship Hang Zhou: Internship Hang Zhou: Internship Hang Zhou: Internship Hang Zhou: Sightseeing
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Hang Zhou: Sightseeing Hang Zhou: Internship Hang Zhou: Internship Hang Zhou: Internship Depart for Tiun Xi (Huang Shan) Visit the old Villages near Tiun Xi and Huang Shan Visit Huang Shan
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Visit the Daoist Caves Return to Hang Zhou Hang Zhou: Internship Hang Zhou: Internship Hang Zhou: Internship - Graduation! Depart for Shanghai Sightseeing: Shanghai
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Depart Shanghai for US or Canada Arrive in US or Canada