Have any of you guys done the above? If so, through what program did you do it? I'm looking at summer programs. Does anyone know how reputable the alliance abroad program is (www.alliancesabroad.com)? How can one get a cheap airfare to China? Do you think they'd (the schools and community) be open to someone who is an ethnic minority? For those who went to the Carribbean - where did you go and what did you do? * Sorry Jamier2 I know this thread should be placed elsewhere so I know it'll be shifted soon.