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Programs : Budget Sheet

The following listing represents the Summer Budget Sheet for Columbia Summer in Beijing: Chinese Language.

Summer Budget Sheet for Columbia Summer in Beijing: Chinese Language
Summer Budget Sheet for Columbia Summer in Beijing: Chinese Language
Budget Item Columbia Students Non-Columbia Students Barnard College
Tuition *   $9,400.00 $9,400.00 $9,400.00
Document (transcript) Fee *   $0.00 $105.00 $0.00
Housing *   $1,400.00 $0.00 $1,400.00
Billable subtotal:  $10,800.00 $9,505.00 $10,800.00
Meals   $700.00 $700.00 $700.00
Local Transportation   $50.00 $50.00 $50.00
Visa Expenses   $140.00 $140.00 $140.00
Books and Course Materials   $0.00 $0.00 $0.00
Cellphone   $50.00 $50.00 $50.00
Airfare   $1,700.00 $1,700.00 $1,700.00
Personal Expenses   $800.00 $800.00 $800.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $3,440.00 $3,440.00 $3,440.00
Total: $14,240.00 $12,945.00 $14,240.00
The above budget sheet is for Summer 2017
Tuition and fees are subject to approval by The Trustees of Columbia University and may change.


BILLABLE fees will be billed by Columbia or as noted.
Tuition: The program invoice will be sent via e-bill on May 30, 2017 and will be due on June 15, 2017. It covers tuition, housing, course excursions, group dinners, orientation  and cultural activities. It does not cover meals, airfare, visa fees, medical insurance, personal travel and personal expenses. 

Housing:  All students are required to live in program-arranged housing. Housing is included in the tuition that will be charged to all students on their Columbia e-bill. 

Document (transcript) Fee: This one-time fee is charged to new students.   This fee will be included on your e-bill. Barnard students might be charged this fee if they haven’t taken a course at Columbia.

NON-BILLABLE expenses are not billed by Columbia. The estimated figures in this section provide a basis for students to determine their individual budgets for expenses related to their time overseas. The above estimate is an average of what students say they actually spend. These expenses are NOT paid to the program.
Meals: The cost for meals and food will vary widely depending on individual spending habits.  Costs can be kept down by preparing their own meals and only eating out occasionally.  

Local Transportation: Students may use public transportation to commute off campus or  purchase/rent a bicycle to travel around campus.  

Visa:  All students are responsible for applying for their own visa once they receive their JW202 form from the Office of Global Programs. Please check the website for the Chinese Embassy or Consulate at which you will apply for your visa for visa requirements, updated application information and to download an application form. 

Books and course supplies: Textbooks are provided after students complete their language placement exam in Beijing. 

Cellphone: All students are required have a working cell phone capable of making and receiving both local and international calls throughout the duration of the program. 

Airfare: Estimated cost of a round trip airfare from NYC to Beijing. Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements from their preferred departure city to the program. 

Personal Expenses: Personal expenses are highly variable based on each person's spending habits. They may include entertainment and personal travel.
It is required that you maintain a health insurance policy that will also provide coverage outside the U.S. for routine, urgent and emergent care.  This cost is not included in the chart above.

* Billable item