Program Cost for AY 2018-2019

Budget Categories Rate Period Frequency Cost (in U.S. dollars) Explanation
  I.  Tuition and Program Fees          
A. Tuition to Overseas institution $1,601 semester 2 $3,202 Tuition for Flagship courses, 1-2 direct enrollment courses, airport transfer
B. Fees to Overseas institution $0 academic year 1 $0  
C. Orientation $300 academic year 1 $300 Pre-departure orientation in DC includes lodging, meals, guest speakers, and airport transfers. 
D. Administrative Fees $1,705 academic year 1 $1,705 Administrative fees to American Councils
 II.  International Travel, Visa, Insurance          
A. Airfare $2,400 academic year 1 $2,400 Domestic airfare from hometown to D.C.; International roundtrip airfare to Beijing and from Beijing to hometown
B. Visa $140 academic year 0 $0 Visa application fee to Chinese embassy
C. Insurance $60 month  10 $600 Accident and sickness insurance provided by American Councils.  Includes medevac coverage. 
III. Lodging          
A.  Apartments $500 month  10 $5,000 Single room, on-campus apartment suite
B.  Utilities $105 month  10 $1,050 Water, gas, electricity, heat, AC, internet
           
  TOTAL OF COSTS TO BE REMITTED TO AMERICAN COUNCILS $14,257  
           
 IV.  Estimated Living Expenses          
A. Local transportation $80 month 10 $800 Local transportation 
B. Books and supplies $100 semester 2 $200 Books and supplies
C. Food/Meals $400 month 10 $4,000 Food and meals
D. Residency Permit $200 academic year 1 $200 Residency permit fee and physical exam
E. Mobile Phone $17 month 10 $170 Monthly mobile fees (excluding the purchase of a phone)
   F. Checked Bags $100 trip 2 $200 The first checked bag is free; the estimated cost of each additional bag is $100 per trip.
   G. Host university insurance $13 month 10 $130 Host university insurance as required by China ($13)
  TOTAL ESTIMATED ADDITIONAL EXPENSES $5,700  
    GRAND TOTAL $19,957