Beijing, China

Lodging & Costs

Hotel: Students and faculty lodge on campus at BFSU Hotel. Modern air-conditioned rooms with private baths are reserved for about $20 per day, double occupancy.

Meals: Many local restaurants provide excellent meals at very reasonable costs. Western franchise restaurants such as McDonald’s, KFC, Pizza Hut and Starbucks are within walking distance. Most students are able to eat quite well for less than $15 per day.

Amenities: Convenience shops, facilities for outdoor basketball, track, soccer and, of course, ping pong, are all on campus.

Program Costs

Students should expect to spend approximately the following amounts for the program (excluding airfare and visa):

Tuition (5 credit hours) Includes Beijing and Shanghai Tours ...................... $3,900
Activity fee ...................... $650
Books ...................... $250
Round-trip Airfare ...................... $1,300 - $1,600
Lodging and Meals ...................... $950
Visa ...................... $130
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Total ...................... $7,180 - $7,480

Companions: Adult companions of enrolled students may participate in all nonclassroom activities. Companions will be charged $2,000 to cover the costs of Beijing events(including excursions, social affairs, banquets and Beijing tours) and the trip to Shanghai. Express written permission by the Program Director is required for a companion to participate in any aspect of the program.

Travel to Beijing

Airfare: Students must arrange and purchase air transportation between the U.S. and Beijing. DePaul staff will forward information about agencies that specialize in student travel to interested participants. Transportation between the Beijing Capital International Airport and BFSU is arranged by DePaul.

Passports and Visas: Every participant must obtain a valid passport and visa to enter China. DePaul staff will send participants information about the visa.

Insurance and Liability: DePaul University is not responsible for personal injury or illness or for the loss or damage of property that may occur during the program. Every participant must have a health insurance policy in effect for the duration of the program.

Persons With Disabilities: Disabled persons applying to the program should contact the program director to discuss accessibility and related issues.

Travel Advisories: Applicants will be notified of any relevant U.S. State Department travel advisories.

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