Program Cost for AY 2017-2018

Budget Categories Rate Period Frequency Cost (in U.S. dollars) Explanation
  I.  Tuition and Program Fees          
A. Tuition to Overseas institution $1,525 semester 2 $3,050 Tuition for Flagship courses, 1-2 direct enrollment courses, airport transfer, orientation, language partners
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 $1,630 academic year 1 $1,630 Administrative fees to American Councils
 II.  International Travel, Visa, Insurance          
A. Airfare $2,300 academic year 1 $2,300 Round-trip airfare hometown to DC to China
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 $475 month  10 $4,750 Single room, on-campus apartment with Chinese suitemates (in 4 ppl or 5ppl units), including internet and heat for winter months
B.  Utilities $100 month  10 $1,000 Water, gas, electricity
           
  TOTAL OF COSTS TO BE REMITTED TO AMERICAN COUNCILS $13,630  
           
 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 LIVING EXPENSES $5,700  
    GRAND TOTAL $19,330