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Program Budget Sheets

CIEE Open Campus: Shanghai

Budget Sheet for Fall 2022

Total Estimated Cost to Study Abroad: $37,849

Cost to remain at Vanderbilt: $42,196

The estimated total cost includes all aspects of the study abroad experience. Tuition, housing, meals, airfare, visa fees, books/supplies, local transportation, and personal expenses are included in this estimate. These fees may be paid to Vanderbilt or to third parties; see the estimates for each of these categories below.

This program is estimated to cost $4,347 less than a semester on campus at Vanderbilt.

Fees Paid to Vanderbilt University

Students pay Vanderbilt tuition for each term abroad (read more). Fees paid to Vanderbilt University will be typically be billed according to the Office of Student Account's regular schedule for the term. Any Vanderbilt financial aid you normally receive will be automatically applied to your account, as it is when you are on campus (except for work study, which cannot be used abroad).

Tuition $29,065
Program Fee $544
Administrative Fee $285
Total Paid to Vanderbilt $29,894

Estimated Out of Pocket Costs

These are the fees GEO estimates you will pay to parties other than Vanderbilt. These may be paid to the program partner, to airlines, foreign governments, retailers, and/or other parties.

Meals $1,050
Housing $2,850
Visa/Residence Permit $300
Books/Supplies $275
Local Transportation $300
Personal Expenses $1,880
Airfare $1,300
Total Paid Out of Pocket $7,955

Key Details

Included in fees paid to Vanderbilt University: CIEE educational costs are covered by your Vanderbilt tuition payment. The Vanderbilt program fee covers CIEE's health insurance, participation confirmation, and application fees. CIEE will bill you directly for housing and meal plan, as applicable. The administrative fee covers Vanderbilt's mandatory international health insurance. Vanderbilt's Program Fee is subject to change and will always reflect the actual amount charged to us by our partners. This may result in additional credits or charges to your student account after the amount shown is billed. Please see the partner's currently published fees to check on the fees charged by the partner (start here).

Please note the following regarding the estimated out-of-pocket costs listed above:

  • Students attending this program in the fall will receive a flight reimbursement scholarship of up to $1000 from CIEE, OR a GAIN grant scholarship. All students must submit a need-based scholarship application for consideration.
  • The CIEE Open Campus program allows students to move between locations for the three academic blocks of the semester, but does not require that they do so. This budget sheet assumes you will spend all three blocks at this site. We have a separate worksheet to help you estimate the cost of designing a multi-site experience.
  • Vanderbilt students must attend all three blocks of CIEE Open Campus programs.
  • Students will pay CIEE directly for housing and meals, where applicable. Tuition, application, insurance, and confirmation fees will be paid through Vanderbilt.
  • The visa fee shown may not apply to all students. You may have to pay it if you are granted a visa that doesn't last the full duration of all three blocks at Shanghai, or if you participate in an internship.
  • The estimate for Books and Supplies includes a sum for required COVID testing to return to the United States.
  • Visa costs and requirements may vary depending on your nationality.
  • The estimate for personal expenses is based on the Vanderbilt campus Student Service Fees and Personal Costs estimates, with adjustments based on local cost of living, length of program, and exchange rates. This amount is expected to allow for entertainment and participation in cultural activities, but does not include extensive personal travel. Also included in GEO's personal expenses estimate is VU's standard estimate for maintaining health insurance in your home country in case of medical emergency.
  • Airfare costs are highly variable and influenced by a number of factors, so we recommend making your own estimates based on your personal travel plans.
  • There may be predeparture costs associated with health checks, vaccination, prescriptions, etc. These costs will vary individually.

In addition to the costs above, you should also maintain your health insurance coverage in your home country in case of medical emergency.