Program Dates and Fees

Program Schedule

PESi offers a 6-week China Study Program in Beijing.

Contemporary Chinese History and Society

Urban Community Service Project

1 week

Students will receive a detailed schedule and group flight itinerary after they are accepted into the program.

Program Costs

Beijing Course & Community Service Project: $4,750

Roundtrip Airfare: $1,500 estimated

The cost for the study program includes:

  •   All tuition and fees.
  •   Accommodations at the host institution, as described on this website.
  •   Meal allowance.
  •   On-site orientation and debriefing.
  •   All scheduled program excursions and field trips.
  •   Services of PESi Program Resident Director and program staff.
  •   Travel and medical insurance (including medical evacuation).
  •   Official transcript from the Chinese host university.
  •   Visa processing and fees.

Program prices do not include:

  •    Roundtrip transportation between the student’s home city and the gateway city.
  •    Items and services of a personal nature, such as pre-program immunizations, passport fees and photos, departure taxes, laundry, telephone and fax charges, additional meals, independent travel, and additional airline fees due to alteration of plans after arrangements have been made.
  •    Medical expenses not covered by the insurance provided.
  •    Other items not specifically mentioned as included in the program costs.

A Note About Costs

Although PESi makes all possible efforts to accurately determine program costs and prices, it reserves the right to increase quoted charges at any time based on increased host institution costs, exchange rate fluctuations, or other cost increases beyond PESi’s control.

PESi provides discounted international travel arrangements for all program participants departing on the dates we have booked for the programs. Round trip tickets booked through PESi permit an open return for 6 months, affording students maximum flexibility in arranging post-program travel.

Airfare costs (as a part of the program fee) are estimates and based on current prices quoted for the group flight. PESi will send an updated invoice at the time of ticketing for any remaining balance if actual airfares are higher than these estimates. If the student chooses not to take the group flight, the amount billed for the international airfare will be credited to the student’s account. However, he/she will have to arrange his/her local transportation between the airport and campus.


Medical insurance, including medical evacuation insurance, is included in the program cost. In addition, flight insurance is automatically provided with each airline ticket purchased by PESi. Since the medical insurance policy included in the cost of the program may have some coverage limitations, students are strongly encouraged to have additional health coverage from another source.