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Estimated Summer 2014 Tuition and Fees

Tuition and Fees: $2,950
Program Fee:    $500
Application Fee:    $300 
Visiting student fee*:     $250

Estimated Total - $3,750  (visiting students: $4,000) Includes class instruction, educational materials, opening reception and farewell dinner, travel insurance, and all organized legal and cultural visits; does not include passport and visa fees, airfare, housing, laundry, most meals.

Due Dates

Completed application due on April 2, 2014.

Upon receipt of the registration, a $300 application fee will be charged.

Final payment (balance) due: April 26, 2014.

Early enrollment is strongly encouraged (the program is limited to 35 participants and admission is on a rolling basis).

*Visiting Students pay an additional $250.00. This fee is waived for Georgia residents, students in the University of Georgia system or member institutions of the SEC. This fee is charged in lieu of higher out-of-state tuition rates, since "visiting" students participating in UGA study abroad programs are charged in-state tuition rates rather than out-of-state rates. If you have questions about whether you are a "visiting" student for tuition purposes, please contact Laura Kagel, Assistant Director, Dean Rusk Center at or 706.542.5141.


Estimated Total Program Cost 2014 (subject to change)

Tuition & fees (see above for details*)

$3,750 ($4,000 for visiting students)

Airfare to China (roundtrip) $1,900
Visa $   200

Lodging (based on double occupancy)

$ 1,000 (an additional $1,000 for single occupancy)


$   680

Incidentals $   300

Travel from Beijing to Shanghai

$   150


$ 7,980  ($8,225 for visiting students)

Financial Aid

Applicants who wish to apply for financial aid should please contact their home institution's financial aid office well in advance for information regarding eligibility and allow 6 to 8 weeks for loan processing.

UGA law students who plan to apply for financial aid should contact the Office of Student Financial Aid as soon as possible. They will have documentation of the estimated program costs, but you may submit additional documentation, for example the cost of your airfare. The study abroad form can be found on their web site here: Please contact Financial Aid Advisor Lee Mattox if you have questions at or 706-542-6147.

Visiting students participating in a study abroad program Georgia Law-sponsored should request that their home institution's financial aid office send a ‘consortium agreement’ to the Office of Student Financial Aid at the University of Georgia. The agreement should be faxed to the attention of financial aid advisor Kimbra Smith at (706) 542-8217, or sent as a scanned email attachment to Ms. Smith will make sure that the form is properly completed and returned to the home institution.

Insurance and Immunizations

All participants will be covered by health insurance provided by T.W. Lord & Associates for the entire length of the program. The cost of insurance is included in the program fee. Participants should consider consulting with a physician in advance of the program in order to determine whether immunizations or medications are recommended. The University of Georgia will not be responsible for personal injury, illness, or property damage or loss.

Travel, Lodging and Meals

Travel Information: Program participants are responsible for making their own travel arrangements to and from China. Hotel reservations in Beijing will begin on May 24th. Classes begin on May 26th. June 18th is the last day of classes in Shanghai. Participants who wish to arrive before May 24th or to stay beyond the 19th, will need to make independent arrangements with the hotel. Participants will receive instructions at a later date on how to pay for airfare or train fare between Beijing and Shanghai.

Passports and Visas: In order to travel to the People's Republic of China (PRC), you must have a passport valid for a minimum of six months beyond your date of entry into the PRC. A visa is also required for entry into the PRC. Students will receive instructions on how to apply for a visa after their applications are processed. Passport and visa costs are not included in the program fees.

Lodging: The Georgia Law Summer Program in China will arrange suitable housing at discounted prices for participants. If you wish to arrange your own housing, or would prefer a single room or a specific roommate, please inform the Assistant Director. Participants are responsible for paying hotel bills and splitting costs with roommates. Housing costs are estimated and may fluctuate due to changes in foreign currency. Double occupancy cannot be guaranteed.

  • Beijing = approx. $40-50/day per person for double occupancy. Single occupancy=approx. $85/day. This recommended hotel has comfortable, modern rooms which include air conditioning and internet access.  Breakfast is included. 
  • Shanghai = approx. $35/day per person for double occupancy.  Single occupancy=approx. $70/day. Comfortable, modern rooms at this recommended hotel include air conditioning and internet access.  Breakfast is included

Meals: Restaurants near each law school campus and hotel provide excellent Chinese food at very reasonable prices. Participants will also have access to Western style fast-food establishments.

Average food costs are $25/day.

Cancellation, Withdrawal, and Reimbursement Policies:

The University of Georgia School of Law 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, students will be notified by email and 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 applicants to enroll in a similar program.

If changes in the course offerings or other significant aspects of the program occur, or if, during the course of the program, a U.S. State Department Travel Warning or Alert is issued for either of the countries in which the program is being conducted, students will be notified promptly personally or by email and given an opportunity to withdraw from the program. Applicants who have paid a deposit or registered for the program and withdrawn under any such circumstances will be refunded fees paid except for room and board payments utilized prior to the date of withdrawal or termination.