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Programs : Budget Sheet

The following listing represents the Fall Budget Sheet for CIEE Shanghai: China in a Global Context (BEC).
 

Fall Budget Sheet for CIEE Shanghai: China in a Global Context (BEC)
Fall Budget Sheet for CIEE Shanghai: China in a Global Context (BEC)
Budget Item Cost
Tuition (This item will appear on your Penn bill) *   $24,610.00
Study Abroad Fee (This item will appear on your Penn bill) *   $2,469.00
Lodging (This item will appear on your Penn bill) *   $2,090.00
Mandatory Health Insurance (This item will appear on your Penn bill) *   $167.00
Visa Fee (This item will appear on your Penn bill) *   $212.00
Billable subtotal:  $29,548.00
Meals   $1,200.00
Personal Expenses   $2,100.00
Local Transportation   $200.00
Books and Supplies   $50.00
Round Trip Flight from Gateway city to Program site   $1,200.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $4,750.00
Total: $34,298.00
Notes:
Cost Estimate Preparation: This cost estimate was prepared on March 22, 2018 for the Fall 2018 semester. These costs are approximations and are subject to change.

Exchange Rate: USD $1 = 6.32972 Chinese Yuan Renminbi (March 22, 2018)

Lodging: Students have the option of living in a homestay or in the student residence halls; students will be charged the same housing fee regardless of their housing selection. For homestay students, the housing fee includes breakfast and dinner during the week and most weekends

Meals: Estimate listed above is for students in residence halls; students placed in homestays should budget $550 for lunches

Personal Expenses: This estimate is meant to cover general expenses of college life, including additional course supplies, photocopying, toiletries, snacks, cell phone, etc. Personal expenses do not include any entertainment or vacation travel costs.

Local Transportation: N/A

Books and Supplies: Language books and area studies readers are free

Additional Program Information: CIEE charges a $300 nonrefundable deposit which Penn pays to CIEE as a courtesy for Penn students. This happens once students change their application to "committed" in the Penn Abroad portal. However, if the student decides not to participate in the program after committing, or does not meet relevant academic performance requirements by the end of the semester prior to studying abroad, they will be billed $300 by the University of Pennsylvania to cover the nonrefundable deposit. For academic year students or for those that do not receive a multiple entry visa or a visa to cover the duration of the program prior to departure, there is a $150 is for an onsite visa change/extension fee (this includes the cost of the required medical/physical exam at a designated Chinese Hospital).

Visit this link for more information on how Penn Abroad prepares program budget sheets.
 
* Billable item