Cost & Payment Information


The 2020 Beijing Field Study has been canceled. The cost includes hotel accommodations (double rooms), continental breakfast, program excursions, and seminars. The cost of the trip does not include airfare, health insurance, transportation to and from the airport, UH tuition, or any other meals. Because of the current international political climate, we reserve the right to cancel the trip anytime prior to departure should we believe that student safety is compromised. In such a case, we will refund all fee payments made, but are not responsible for airline ticket reimbursements or other related incurred expenses. We recommend that students purchase travel insurance to protect against financial loss in the event of trip cancellation.

Program Cost Includes

  • Welcome Reception Sunday evening
  • Hotel Accommodations
    • 6 nights, double occupancy
  • Meals
    • Breakfast all days
    • Lunch 2 days
    • Dinner 2 days
  • Guided city tours
  • Company visits (4-5) and site tours

Program Cost Does Not Include

  • Airfare
  • Health Insurance Coverage
  • UH Tuition
  • Voluntary Excursions
  • Gratuities
  • Passport and visa processing
  • Other Meals

Fee Payments

To secure a space in the program, students must reserve a space as instructed on the sign-up page. Upon receipt of all sign-up materials a non-refundable $300 deposit fee will be charged to student’s accounts within 2 weeks. Refunds will not be given unless we cancel the trip.

Final acceptance into the program will occur upon the receipt of all materials specified on the sign-up page and payment of the deposit fee. The remaining amount will be added as a fee to the student’s account on or about February 1, 2020.

The fee is non-refundable unless we cancel the trip.

Cost Savings

Students have found a number of ways to reduce their costs associated with this trip. First, some students use their frequent flier miles to save on airfare costs. Second, many students have convinced their employers to pay for the program as part of a employer's educational reimbursement program. Third, some students who apply for scholarships receive some money, so we strongly recommend that participants apply for scholarships. Information about these can be found at Outside of the University, some other organizations offer scholarships for learning abroad.