Students are responsible for making their own travel arrangements. It is strongly advised to make flight arrangements months in advance. Discount travel rates on regularly scheduled airlines are available through travel agencies and over the Internet, as well as through a student discount travel agency, AESU. For flight information, contact AESU at 1.800.638.7640.
A Chinese travel agency can help you get discounted air fares to Hangzhou and obtain the required visa.
Hangzhou has an airport, and it is recommended to fly from Los Angeles or New York to Beijing and from Beijing to Hangzhou airport or to fly to Hong Kong and from Hong Kong to Hangzhou airport.