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Programs : Budget Sheet
The following listing represents the Summer Budget Sheet for UVA in Shanghai: Chinese Language.

Summer Budget Sheet for UVA in Shanghai: Chinese Language

Budget Item In-State Out-of-State
Tuition *   $2,976.00 $3,832.00
Program Fees *   $2,624.00 $2,624.00
Non-Refundable Program Fee *   $500.00 $500.00
Billable subtotal:  $6,100.00 $6,956.00
Airfare   $1,300.00 $1,300.00
Course materials   $100.00 $100.00
Meals   $1,500.00 $1,500.00
Personal expenses   $400.00 $400.00
Local Transportation   $125.00 $125.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $3,425.00 $3,425.00
Total: $9,525.00 $10,381.00
Costs listed above are Estimated for Summer 2019.  

Withdrawal & Refund
Students are responsible for billable study abroad tuition and program fees once they have committed to attending a program. Please refer to the Withdrawal and Refund policy before committing to your program. Once you have committed, you will be subject to the policies found at . In some cases, there will be no refund available.

For Summer programs, the following schedule applies: Billable Fees* include:
  • 8 credits and instruction
  • Double occupancy at the ECNU dormitories 
  • Trips to Hangzhou, Xi’an, and Beijing including transport, housing, and relevant entrance fees
  • Cultural activities, guest speakers, and tours
  • Some meals
  • Chinese visa processing.  
  • Health and Emergency Assistance Insurance through CISI. The ISO will enroll students in the insurance policy for the program dates.
Note regarding group meals: 
Every effort will be made to accommodate dietary restrictions during group meals; however, all countries have distinct cuisines along with food preparation techniques, and it is not always possible to address specific food concerns and to meet dietary needs.   Program participants are responsible for ensuring their dietary needs can be met for their chosen program itinerary.
Non-billable, Estimated Expenses:
Non-billable items posted above and described below are estimates of expenses you should expect to incur to participate in this program. These expenses will differ for each individual depending on their personal needs, course requirements, and personal choices.  Fluctuations in international currency will affect total expenditures. The cost of airfare will be affected by availability and routing.
  • Round-Trip airfare to program destination (estimate based on fares provided online in November, 2018, with departure from Dulles International Airport (IAD) arriving Shanghai (PVG)
  • Airport transfers (transportation between your home and/or hotel and airports)
  • Most Meals (non-billable meals estimated on average of $25 [RMB 175] per day
  • Phone Service and internet service
  • Course Materials
  • Laundry
  • Incidentals 
Other Expenses to consider: 
There are possible costs that have not been included in this budget because they may not be applicable to all students, and will differ by individual if applicable.  These may include but are not limited to:
  • Personal travel beyond the scope of the program
  • Non-program excursions or extra-curricular activities
  • Immunizations for the area of travel
  • Health and Emergency insurance coverage beyond program dates
  • Passport fees 
Trip Insurance:  The ISO recommends that travelers consider trip insurance that can be tapped in the event travel to or from the education abroad destination is interrupted or in the event itinerary changes become necessary.

 *The University of Virginia reserves the right to adjust all program charges, without prior notification, for increases associated with but not limited to, the cost of instruction, foreign exchange rates, and Board of Visitors changes to tuition and fees.

In addition, the University of Virginia reserves the right to alter or cancel this education abroad program in the event of an emergency, changes in operating conditions, or under-enrollment. 
* Billable item