Dates*

Fall 2022

Depart U.S. August 24
Arrive at Site August 25
Program Orientation August 26-28
First Day of Classes August 29
Fall Break October 17-21
Last Day of Classes  December 9
Depart China December 10

Winter 2023

Depart U.S. December 28
Arrive Beijing December 29
Orientation December 30-31
First Day of Classes January 2
Chinese New Year January 22-24 (Public holiday; CNU cafeterias may be closed 1/25-28)
Last Day of Classes January 31
Depart Beijing February 1

Spring 2023

Depart U.S. February 8
Arrive at Site February 9
Orientation February 10-12
First Day of Classes February 13
Spring Break April 3-9
Last Day of Classes May 26
Depart China May 27

*All dates are subject to change

2022-2023 Fees

Semester Tuition (includes health insurance, orientation, excursions, textbooks, and a shared dorm room with a Chinese roommate): $22,350
Winter Term plus Spring Semester: $27,150
Year Tuition (includes health insurance, orientation, excursions, textbooks, and a shared dormitory room with a Chinese roommate): $44,700

Middlebury College students pay an additional $1,900 study abroad fee per semester.

Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses: Beijing

  Semester Winter/Spring Year
Board** $2,260 $3,140 $4,520
Personal $210 $230 $420
Travel from New York $1,800 $1,800 $1,800
Visa* $0 $0 $0
Covid Quarantine Expense*** $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Total $5,270 $6,170 $7,7400

Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses: Kunming

  Semester Winter/Spring Year
Board** $1,665 $2,525 $3,330
Personal $140 $140 $780
Travel from New York $2,000 $2,000 $2,000
Visa* $0 $0 $0
Covid Quarantine Expense*** $1,000 $1,000 $1,000
Total $4,805 $5,665 $7,110

*If visa applications are processed through CIBT, there is no visa fee, otherwise this can cost about $300.

**For Full Year students, this cost does not include the price of housing for the two months between the fall and spring semesters.

*** We do not know if this quarantine expense will apply to students arriving in China in 2022-23, as it will be determined by the Chinese government.

Note: Personal expenses cover some basic necessities (local transportation, cell phone, bank fees, program-sponsored excursions, etc.) and do not include your discretionary spending (e.g. entertainment, fitness, and travel). All fees subject to change.