I've decided to explore Chinese Medicine in its place of origin by participating in a certificated clinical training program and attending lectures at a Traditional Chinese Medicine Hospital during the months of April and May, 2014.
The cost of the field trip is $3250. This includes a student visa, round trip air fare from LAX, transfers, hotel accommodations, and breakfast. Additionally, I will need to budget for personal expenses such as lunch and dinner, and any sight-seeing I will be doing abroad. And, although we can get plenty of products made in China right here in the United States, I imagine I will be shopping for a few souvenirs. I've spoken with several colleagues whom have participated in previous trips and they estimate $700 is a conservative budget for these expenses.
This will be my first time traveling internationally (excluding Baja and a childhood trip to Japan via USN) and I will need to purchase a few items beforehand, including
I've also been warned that public restrooms are holes in the ground that are not equipped with, well, anything, so add toilet paper and hand sanitizer to that list!
I will be living on an even tighter budget than usual from now on in order to make this trip happen, so if you're feeling generous, please click the button below and know that your donation supports my education and is greatly appreciated! 谢谢
California Licensed Acupuncturist, mother of two, zoo member.