China: Shanghai and Beijing

Accommodations and Meals

In Shanghai, students will be accommodated in a local hotel in double rooms (two single beds), a private bathroom, desk, phone and television. The hotel is walking distance from Fudan University. In Beijing, students will stay in a hotel in double rooms. The total cost of all accommodation for this program is CAD$1,500.

There is no meal plan. Students should budget approximately CAD$400 for purchased meals.


There is no group flight option for this program. Students will need to book a flight arriving in Shanghai and departing from Beijing. Flight dates should accord with the program dates; students who choose to arrive earlier or leave later than these dates will be responsible for arranging their own accommodation for the extra day(s).

Transportation from Shanghai to Beijing is included in the program costs and will be arranged by the Summer Abroad office.

Health and Safety

Shanghai and Beijing have relatively high levels of air pollution, which may affect students with respiratory difficulties. If you are under medical care or may be affected by the pollution, you are advised to consult both a physician and the Professional & International Programs office before applying.

Entry Requirements

All students are responsible for making sure that their necessary travel documents are in order. Information on visitor entry requirements, including visa application forms, is available from the Chinese Visa Application Service Center;

As of the time of publication (December 2019), Canadian citizens NOT born in Hong Kong, Macao, or Taiwan require a Visitor’s Visa to enter China, which can be obtained from the Chinese Visa Application Center, Suite 1501, 393 University Ave. Toronto, M5G 1E6, Phone: 416-345 8472;

Citizens of other countries, and Canadians who WERE born in Hong Kong, Macao, or Taiwan, may have different requirements. Each student is required to obtain their own Visitor’s Visa for entry into China. We STRONGLY encourage you to do this while in Canada.