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Programs : Budget Sheet

The following listing represents the Fall Budget Sheet for IES: Beijing, Contemporary China and Chinese Language.

Fall Budget Sheet for IES: Beijing, Contemporary China and Chinese Language
Budget Item In-State Student Out-of-State Student
Penn State Tuition for Semester * $9,414.00 $17,153.00
Technology Fee for Semester *   $252.00 $252.00
Education Abroad Program Fee *   $2,457.00 $2,457.00
Education Abroad Administrative Fee for Semester *   $250.00 $250.00
Special Fees Adjustment (out-of-state students on Arcadia, CIEE or IES programs) *   $0.00 ($7,739.00)
Billable subtotal:  $12,373.00 $12,373.00
Program Confirmation Deposit (paid directly to program)   $500.00 $500.00
Estimated Round Trip Airfare   $1,600.00 $1,600.00
Student Visa   $295.00 $295.00
Meals   $1,000.00 $1,000.00
Books and Supplies   $150.00 $150.00
Additional Personal Expenses   $2,300.00 $2,300.00
Additional Health Insurance (paid directly to program)   $230.00 $230.00
Housing Deposit (paid directly to host institution)   $600.00 $600.00
Non-billable subtotal:  $6,675.00 $6,675.00
Total: $19,048.00 $19,048.00

Tuition and Program Fee

As institutions around the world determine program costs at different times, it is difficult for Education Abroad to provide actual cost information until shortly before the beginning of a program. You are encouraged to consult this document on a regular basis as it is frequently updated with the most current cost information and billing information available.

All students are assessed the standard University Park tuition and technology fee. Non-Pennsylvania residents participating on this program will also be credited an amount in the "Beginning Balance" of their semester bills which, when subtracted from the Non-Pennsylvania tuition rate, reflects a net tuition equal to the established Pennsylvania resident tuition rate. Please note that a second semester discount will be awarded for academic year participants.

The Education Abroad Program Fee includes:

  • Housing
  • On-site orientation and support
  • Some field trips

IES Abroad offers a pre- or post-semester trip to Tibet which comes at an extra fee for interested students. Students should visit the IES website to learn further details about this optional trip.

As a Penn State student you will automatically be awarded a $2,000 Public School Grant from IES. IES has created this award to make their programs affordable to you. This award has already been calculated into the budget sheet.

The housing deposit listed is the homestay option fee.

Student Visa Cost

The actual cost of the visa will vary depending on the type of visa required and the student's country of citizenship. The Consulate General of the host country reserves the right to change their visa fees without prior notice. For exact pricing, students should contact directly the nearest Consulate for the host country.

Program Withdraw/Refund Policy

Regardless of the reason and effective date of withdrawal, it is the responsibility of students to immediately notify Education Abroad in writing and to understand the implications of their withdrawal actions. 

  • The Education Abroad Administrative fee will be assessed to students' bursar bill regardless of the reason and effective date of withdrawal. 
  • In certain cases, partial program expenses may be refundable but only to extent that Education Abroad can recover expenses incurred on behalf of the student.
  • Any adjustment of tuition charges will be made according to the Tuition Adjustment Schedule as determined by the Office of the Bursar
  • Students should also consult IES withdrawal and refund policies.

For more information, please consult the University Senate Policy on Withdrawal and Leave of Absence.


Students who choose a homestay will be provided with 14 meals per week.

Housing Deposit

Students who choose a homestay will be charged a $500 homestay fee, payable directly to IES.

* Billable item