Program Budget Sheets

CET Shanghai: Chinese Studies and Internship - Summer

Budget Sheet for Summer 2019

Total Estimated Cost to Study Abroad: $14,075

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.

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 summer funding you have been awarded will be automatically applied to your account.

Tuition $9,750
Program Fee $0
Administrative Fee $250
Total Paid to Vanderbilt $10,000

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 $900
Housing $0
Visa/Residence Permit $150
Books/Supplies $75
Local Transportation $150
Personal Expenses $950
Airfare $1,850
Total Paid Out of Pocket $4,075

Key Details

Included in fees paid to Vanderbilt University: CIEE tuition (6 credits), housing (no meal plan), CIEE participation confirmation fee, and CIEE health insurance.

This is a summer program. Wherever possible, summer Vanderbilt tuition will be used to cover all costs of the program, including housing and other standard costs billable by GEO's overseas partners. Fees due to individual circumstance, such as additional course fees, housing cleanup fees, visa fees, and other fees not included in our partners' standard billing cannot be included. Please note the following about the out-of-pocket costs listed above:

  • Vanderbilt summer tuition is billed by the credit hour (Vanderbilt fee posting). The tuition amount given here reflects this program's standard load of 6 credits. If you undertake more than the standard load of credit hours, Vanderbilt will bill for any additional hours upon return.
  • The costs and credit hours given here assume that you choose to do a not-for-credit internship and take two 3-hour courses.
  • Students who choose not to do an internship will likely take 9 credits, and can expect to be billed for any additional credit hours (projected at $1625 per hour).
  • The amount listed under visa reflects the fee that students taking an internship will pay to change their visa to a residence permit.
  • Visa/residence permit costs and requirements may vary depending on your nationality.
  • 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.