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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer Session I 2017 02/01/2017
02/10/2017 TBA TBA
Summer Session I 2018 01/31/2018 02/09/2018 TBA TBA

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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Summer program Language of Instruction: English
Eligibility: Undergraduate Credits/Typical Courseload: 6
Housing: Dormitory/Residence, Hostel/Hotel Program Advisor: Laura Bentley
Program Category: Partner
Program Description:

Hong Kong

A tropical climate, hilly and mountainous terrain, the busiest deep-water port in the world, and a tightly-packed modern international city are just some of the things that make Hong Kong distinctive and attractive to visitors. Hong Kong practices fast-paced market capitalism, blending Chinese traditions and high technology. The presence of a robust business climate and a long history makes Hong Kong a fascinating setting in which to learn about business, economics, politics, culture, and Asia in general. Under control of the United Kingdom since 1841, Hong Kong became the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region (HKSAR) of the People's Republic of China in 1997. Hong Kong is made up of the Kowloon Peninsula, Hong Kong Island, and over 200 other islands at the southeastern tip of China. Hong Kong has a tropical monsoon climate. Public transportation is the preferred means of travel. Taxis, buses, trains (both above and below ground), ferries and bikes are the primary means of transportation. The public transportation system is extremely efficient, well run and inexpensive.

The University of Hong Kong

The University of Hong Kong (HKU) serves 14,000 undergraduate and graduate students in ten different faculties (Architecture, Arts, Business and Economics, Dentistry, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science, and Social Sciences). The language of instruction is English, and class size ranges from ten to one hundred. Its School of Business is one of Asia's top-rated. The School of Business takes an entrepreneurial approach and seeks to foster creativity, competition, and a long-range view.

Academics

Students take two courses while studying abroad at HKU during the summer for a total of six credits. Courses are "Chinese Business and Marketing" and "The China Economy: Implications for Global Business."

Students will spend the first two weeks at HKU's campus in Hong Kong, and the second two weeks at a campus in Shanghai.

The University of Hong Kong follows the Hong Kong standard of education. Professors may put more emphasis on memorization of class materials and may put more of the responsibility for succeeding in your hands. Final grades are likely to be based on fewer components than you are accustomed to: your final grade may depend solely on your mid-term exam and final exam.
 

Accommodations and Meals

Students will live in residence halls operated by HKU while in Hong Kong. A few of these halls are on the main HKU campus, but most are down the road just a short bus-ride from campus. Most rooms are shared, though there are some singles available. All halls have common rooms, kitchen areas, recreational facilities and quiet places for study.

During the Shanghai portion of the program, participants will be housed in a hotel near the campus facilities.