Dates

Fall 2019*

Depart U.S. August 27
Arrive at Site August 28
Program Orientation August 29-September 1
Classes Begin September 2
Fall Break October 21-25
Classes End December 13
Depart Site December 15

Winter 2020*

Depart U.S. December 26
Arrive Beijing December 27
Orientation December 28-29
First Day of Classes December 30
Last Day of Classes January 23
Depart Beijing January 25
Chinese New Year January 25

Spring 2020*

Depart U.S. February 11
Arrive at Site February 12
Orientation February 13-16
First Day of Classes February 17
Spring Break April 6-10
Last Day of Classes May 29
Depart Site May 31

 

*All dates are subject to change

2019-2020 Fees

Semester Tuition (includes health insurance, orientation, excursions, textbooks, and a shared dormitory room with a Chinese roommate): $21,070*
Winter Term plus Spring Semester: $25,595*
Year Tuition (includes health insurance, orientation, excursions, textbooks, and a shared dormitory room with a Chinese roommate): $42,140*

*Middlebury College students pay an additional $1,750 study abroad fee per semester.

Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses: Beijing

  Semester Winter/Spring Year
Board** $1,615 $2,460 $6,155
Personal $85 $95 $610
Travel from New York $1,800 $1,800 $1,800
Visa* $0 $0 $150
Total $3,500 $4,355 $8,715

Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses: Hangzhou

  Semester Winter/Spring Year
Board** $1,150 $1,675 $4,275
Personal $85 $95 $380
Travel from New York $1,850 $1,850 $1,850
Visa* $0 $0 $150
Total $3,085 $3,620 $6,655

Estimated Out-of-Pocket Expenses: Kunming

  Semester Winter/Spring Year
Board** $1,380 $1,895 $5,585
Personal $85 $95 $380
Travel from New York $2,000 $2,000 $2,000
Visa* $0 $0 $150
Total $3,465 $3,990 $8,115

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

**For Full Year students, this cost includes the price of staying in the dorms between the two semesters.

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.