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Programs : Budget Sheet

The following listing represents the Spring Budget Sheet for CIEE Beijing: Advanced Chinese Studies (BCV).
 

Spring Budget Sheet for CIEE Beijing: Advanced Chinese Studies (BCV)
Spring Budget Sheet for CIEE Beijing: Advanced Chinese Studies (BCV)
Budget Item Cost
Tuition (This item will appear on your Penn bill) *   $23,708.00
Study Abroad Fee (This item will appear on your Penn bill) *   $2,376.00
Lodging (This item will appear on your Penn bill) *   $2,450.00
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:  $28,913.00
Meals   $1,100.00
Personal Expenses   $1,750.00
Local Transportation   $300.00
Books and Supplies   $50.00
Round Trip Flight from Gateway city to Program site   $1,300.00
Miscellaneous Fee   $150.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $4,650.00
Total: $33,563.00
Notes:
Cost Estimate Preparation: This cost estimate was prepared on November 10, 2017 for the Spring 2018 semester. These costs are approximations and are subject to change.

Exchange Rate: USD $1 = 6.63594 Chinese Yuan Renminbi (November 10, 2017)

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.  Meals are not included and are the responsibility of the student.

Meals: The meal estimate is for students staying in a dormitory; homestay students may spend less as they are typically invited to family meals four times during the week

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: N/A

Miscellaneous Fee = This $150 is for an onsite visa change/extension fee (this includes the cost of the required medical/physical exam at a designated Chinese Hospital); 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 pre-departure.

Additional Program Information: CIEE charges a $300 non-refundable 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.
 
Visit this link for more information on how Penn Abroad prepares program budget sheets.
* Billable item