How much is the deposit?
The deposit is £200 if you are based in the UK, and the equivalent in USD if you are based in the USA (n.b. the exact amount in USD is subject to live exchange rates). If you are in another region, you can choose to pay either in USD or GBP.
The deposit is paid by you in two instalments: £100 or the equivalent in USD to confirm your place on our projects before submitting your video interview;£100 or the equivalent in USD to confirm your place on your particular project following interviews.
The deposit is returned to you immediately upon completion of your project in Chinese RMB, based on current exchange rates and with any small fees levied by the online payment service, such as PayPal, deducted prior to reimbursement.
Why do I need to pay a deposit?
Our partner programmes require the first deposit instalment to be sure of your commitment to coming to China before they will view your video interviews or conduct interviews on WeChat. They require the second instalment to confirm your commitment to joining their particular summer project, before they will then issue you with a visa invitation letter, TEFL documents and start preparing for your trip to China. Gotoco is always committed to making your trip to China as affordable as possible, and does not demand any service fees or add unnecessary costs to your visit. Gotoco will ensure your deposit is returned to you, according to the relevant exchange rate and online payment service’s fees, upon successful completion of the programme.
Gotoco is committed to finding the best programmes for you, but we and our partners need you to show the same commitment to coming to China.
When will my deposit be returned?
We will ensure your deposit is returned to you in full, allowing for the relevant exchange rate and online payment service’s fees, once you finish your programme in China as committed to when paying your second deposit instalment, and officially end your placement after filling out our online feedback form. We will send you the feedback form to complete towards the end of your stay in China.