Overseas Study

Pre-departure Preparation
Carried out by home institution with support from Nanjing Center

  • Logistics (visas, passports, immunizations, etc.)
  • Cultural Preparation
  • Learning Strategies
  • Expectations

Pre-departure language testing: Computer adaptive reading and listening tests, ACTFL-OPI, HSK (coordinated by the BYU Chinese Flagship Center)

NANJING

Period: Fall 2016-Spring 2017
Table of Estimated Cost of Attendance: Total months covered in this budget worksheet: 10 months

Budget Categories

Rate Period Frequency Cost (in U.S. dollars) Explanation
I. Tuition and Program Fees
A. Tuition to Overseas institution $1,650 semester 1.0 $1,650 Tuition to Nanjing University for Flagship courses and direct enrollment
B. Fees to Overseas institutions $680 semester 1.0 $680 Registration fees to Nanjing University and Nanjing University visa extension service fees
C. Administrative Fees $408 academic year 1.0 $408 Administrative fees to American Councils
2. International Travel, Visa, Insurance
A. Visa $140 N/A 1.0 $140 Visa application fee to Chinese embassy
B. Insurance $53 month 11.0 $583 Accident and sickness insurance provided by American Councils. Includes medevac coverage. 11 months due to varying internship
Total Costs to be remitted to AMERICAN COUNCILS $3,461  
3. Lodging
A. Rented apartment $7,700 N/A 1.0 $7,700 Apartment in Nanjing ($750/mo for 6 months) and in metro area ($800/mo for 4months).
B. Utilities $100 month 10 $1000 Water, gas, electricity
4. Estimated Living Expenses
A. Airfare $2,300 N/A 1.0 $2,300 Round-trip airfare US to China
B. In-country travel and local transportation $1,550 N/A 1.0 $1,550 In-country travel to internships ($750), local transportation ($80 for 9 months)
C. Books and Supplies $200 semester 1.0 $200 Books and supplies
D. Food/Meals $4,100 N/A 1.0 $4,100 Meals in Nanjing ($400/mo for 6 months) and meals in metro area ($425/mo for 4 months)
E. Residency Permit $170 N/A 1.0 $170 Nanjing residency permit fee and physical exam
F. Internet/Mobile $26 month 10 $260 Monthly internet and mobile fees (excluding the purchase of a phone)
G. Checked Bags $100 trip 2 $200 The first checked bag is free; the estimated cost of each additional bag is $100 per trip.
TOTAL ESTIMATED LIVING EXPENSES $17,480  
GRAND TOTAL $20,941  
 
*Does not include home institution fees
**Please note exchange rate RMB:USD varies.
***Additional fees for courses taken at other universities are not included

TIANJIN

Period: Fall 2016-Spring 2017
Table of Estimated Cost of Attendance: Total months covered in this budget worksheet: 10 months

Budget Categories

Rate Period Frequency Cost (in U.S. dollars) Explanation
1. Tuition and Fees
A. Tuition to Overseas institution $1,520 academic year 2.0 $3,040 Tuition to Tianjin Normal University (two semesters) for Flagship courses and direct enrollment.
B. Fees to Overseas Institution $303 academic year 1.0 $303 Tutors
C. Orientation $300 academic year 1.0 $300 Pre-departure orientation includes lodging, meals, guest speakers, and airport transfers.
D. Administrative Fees $1778 academic year 1.0 $1,778 Administrative fees to American Councils
2. International Travel, Visa, Insurance
A. Airfare $2,300 academic year 1.0 $2,300 Round-trip airfare hometown to DC to China
B. Visa $140 academic year 1.0 $140 Visa application fee to Chinese embassy
C. Insurance $53 month 10.0 $530 Accident and sickness insurance provided by American Councils. Includes medevac coverage.
3. Lodging  
A. Dorms $700 month 10.0 $7,000 On-campus dorms with utilities
Total Costs to be remitted to AMERICAN COUNCILS $15,391  
4. Estimated Living Expenses
A. Local transportation $80 month 10.0 $800 Local transportation in Tianjin
B. Books and supplies $100 semester 2.00 $200 Books and supplies
C. Food/Meals $400 month 10.0 $4,000 Food and meals
D. Residency Permit $170 academic year 1.00 $170 Tianjin Residency permit fee and physical exam
E. Mobile Fees $170 month 1.00 $170 Monthly mobile fees (excluding the purchase of a phone)
F. Checked Bags $100 trip 2 $200 The first checked bag is free; the estimated cost of each additional bag is $100 per trip.
TOTAL ESTIMATED LIVING EXPENSES $5,540  
GRAND TOTAL $20,931  
 
*Does not include home institution fees
** Please note exchange rate RMB:USD varies.
*** Additional fees for courses taken at other universities are not included.

In-Country Direct Enrollment Phase

Location: Nanjing University
Duration: Approximately 4 1/2 months (September-Mid-January/February-June
Housing: Off-campus housing in campus area (native roommates)

Pre-Session (Dates TBA)

  • In-county orientation period (two-weeks prior to courses): selection and training of tutors, direct enrollment course selection, housing selection, etc...
  • HSK testing

Formal Components

  • Media, Current Events, Culture (via news media, literature, social science topics) and special community lectures
  • Advanced Writing and Composition (taught by local lecturers or contracted to Nanjing University overseas education department)
  • Direct Enrollment in Nanjing University courses in students' specializations (2-3 direct enrollment courses). Note: not all majors are taught at Nanjing University, but the Center will try its best to find outside opportunities, including volunteer work, extracurricular activities, or classes at other local universities to accommodate the students’ interests.
  • Support Course:
    Additional requirements to enhance direct enrollment experience and development of domain skills, including weekly group oral reports and learning journals.
  • Nanjing University Courses:
    See the Nanjing University online catalogue for courses: Graduate Courses/Undergraduate Courses. Note that online catalogues are often not up to date. Therefore, students need to have multiple options in mind when planning for direct enrollment work. The Nanjing Center will have printed catalogues available on arrival. Click here for a list of courses that have been taken by Flagship students over the past several years.

Informal Components

  • Community Practicum (service or part-time internship)
  • Peer content tutors
  • Small Group Meetings (cultural debriefing)
  • Special Lectures (from community members)

Internship Phase

Flagship students participate in internships throughout China arranged by the Nanjing Chinese Flagship Center and supported by American Councils for International Education.

Contacts:

Ms. Zhang Qin, Nanjing Flagship Center Director
Dr. Victor Frank, Managing Director, Flagship Language and NSEP-funded programs, American Councils