The travel costs are estimated at $4,500, which includes $3,300 for the 23 days in China plus approximately $1,200 for the international plane ticket. This includes all lodging, meals (except for lunch and dinner in Shanghai), transfers, domestic transportation, admission charges, and tips for guides and drivers.

Not included are the costs of a US Passport ($135), YSU Required International Student Card ($25), YSU Mandatory Study Abroad Fee ($45); and China Travel Visa ($130) and normal costs associated with any course (tuition, textbook, school supplies, etc.)

Students are eligible to apply for scholarships through their YSU college. Fundraising events are planned.