price of $3,395 includes instructional fees and materials,
double-occupancy lodging at the Zhongguanyuan Global Village Hotel,
field trips, a package of guided tours to local attractions, and a
farewell banquet. Hotel accommodations are based on double occupancy.
A single room may be arranged for an additional $650 supplement
on a space-available basis.
number of adult companions may accompany students for $1,895, which
includes lodging and tours package.
interested in either obtaining a single room or bringing a companion
should contact the program administrator in advance to determine space
meals are not included in the fee, but are available at numerous
on-campus café facilities and easily accessible, excellent neighborhood
restaurants. Breakfast is included at the hotel restaurant each morning.
You should plan on an average of approximately $20 per day for
travel is not included. Arrangements for travel to and from Beijing are the student’s responsibility.
We recommend that you consult a trustworthy travel agent or major
airlines directly and request the lowest available fares from any
reputable carrier. Airfare prices
can vary widely, depending on choice of airlines, point of departure,
routing, itinerary, and timing of purchase.
Early reservations are highly recommended due to the ongoing
increases in jet fuel costs and subsequently higher passenger fares.
Departure from the USA
should be scheduled for Saturday, May 18, 2013 (or earlier), in order to
arrive in Beijing by mid-afternoon on Sunday, May 19, 2013.
Return from Beijing to the USA for students not staying on for an
externship should be scheduled for Sunday, June 9, 2013.
of passports, visas, laundry, insurance, telephone calls, excess baggage
charges, optional excursions and other expenses of a purely personal
nature are not included.
required for all overseas travel.
In addition, China requires an entry visa.
Each participant is responsible for obtaining a current passport
and visa. Passport
information, downloadable forms and directions are available on the US
Department of State’s website:
Visa information can be obtained
from the Embassy and Consulates General of the People’s Republic of
China in the United States.
Their website is:
Program participants should apply for a Tourist / Family Type “L”
visa, NOT a student visa.
participants must provide a legible copy of both their
passport and their visa to the UMKC program administrator no
later than April 30, 2013. Faxed copies are NOT acceptable.
participant is responsible for his or her own compliance with customs
regulations. Information is
available on the U.S. Customs and Border Protection’s website:
seeking financial aid loans must apply to their own school’s financial
aid office. Visiting students should contact their home
institution’s financial aid coordinator. Be sure to contact
your home school’s financial aid office well in advance to determine
eligibility and funds availability. Allow a minimum of 6 to 8
weeks for loan processing. UMKC will supply supporting documents
and Consortium Agreements for visiting students upon request.
Consortium Agreements should be faxed to the UMKC Financial Aid
Office, attention Linda Lawrence, at (816) 235-5511.
students should direct questions regarding financial aid to Linda
Lawrence, Coordinator of the UMKC Student Financial Aid Office, via
email to LawrenceL@umkc.edu or telephone (816) 235-1236.
regarding scholarships and travel awards for current UMKC students may
be obtained on the UMKC International Academic
Programs (IAP) website at
http:www.umkc.edu/international/ or telephone (816) 235-5759 for
further updates. Additional scholarship information is available on the
UMKC Student Financial Aid and Scholarships website at
Visiting students should check with their home school’s financial aid
office to obtain scholarship and/or grant opportunities information that
may be available to them.
registering, you agree that the University of Missouri-Kansas City shall
not be liable for any personal injury, illness, property damage or loss
you or persons traveling with you incur in connection with any
accommodations, meals, transportation or other services resulting
directly or indirectly from any occurrences or conditions including but
not limited to: defects in vehicles, equipment breakdown, strikes,
thefts, delays or changes in itinerary or schedules that are beyond
Each participant will be required to submit a signed “Assumption of Risk
and Release Form” with their registration form.
requires all program participants to provide specific proof of insurance
for emergency medical evacuation and expatriation of remains.
Most standard medical insurance plans do not include these two required
benefits, and many do not provide medical coverage overseas; therefore
enrollment in a group policy is required for all program registrants through HTH
may be completed on-line at:
access code you’ll need to enroll in the UMKC policy is BJA-2348.
This plan also includes overseas medical coverage.
After on-line enrollment in the HTH plan, you must forward the
emailed confirmation / acknowledgement from HTH to Nancy Kunkel
(firstname.lastname@example.org) no later than April 30, 2013.
Any non-HTH plans must be
submitted to the program administrator for review prior to April 1,
2013. A copy of the outline of coverage plus proof of insurance
must be included for review;
coverage must meet or exceed the HTH benefits. If the current
coverage does not meet the eligibility requirements, the program
participant must enroll in the HTH plan.
You are advised
to obtain insurance against accidents and loss of baggage.
You may also wish to consider trip cancellation insurance.
with disabilities should discuss any concerns with the UMKC Director or
Program Coordinator. Public
access accommodation in China is not equivalent to U.S. standards.
Student Budget Estimate
instructional fee, text & materials,
double-occupancy housing in
Zhongguanyuan Global Village, field
trips & cultural tours
(average $20/day x 21 days)
Transportation / Laundry / Personal
Items / Leisure
Optional weekend in
*Passport & Visa:
passport application fee is $110 plus
first-time applicants execution fee $25, visa
application fee is $140, visa agents fee plus shipping averages $95.
**Insurance - emergency medical evacuation and expatriation of remains
coverage is required by the University for all
program registrants for the duration of their stay. Program participants (both students and
companions) must provide proof of required insurance to the Program
Administrator no later than April 30, 2013. Students with
externships must enroll in two months of the mandatory HTH coverage. See the HTH insurance
information above for additional details.
***Personal/Leisure: costs may vary
considerably more or less, depending upon the individual’s habits.
costs may also vary substantially, depending on choice of airlines,
point of departure, routing, and itinerary, as well as timing of
may find airfare at significantly higher or lower rates - up to $500 or
than the estimate. Early reservations are highly recommended due to the
ongoing increases in jet fuel costs and subsequently higher passenger
UMKC reserves the right to cancel for insufficient
enrollment or under extraordinary circumstances such as natural
disaster, war, political instability or emergency. In such an
event, you will receive a full refund, including the deposit, within
twenty (20) days after the cancellation. If requested, the program
director will use best efforts to arrange for the students to enroll in
a similar program.