Hong Kong Baptist University Summer Program

During this incredible program, students will live in the exciting and dynamic city of Hong Kong, a world class cosmopolitan city, and experience interaction with locals and cultural excursions. 

Experience Hong Kong!

Earn credit, meet classmates from around the world, and take in the view from Mt. Victoria!
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Overview

Hong Kong, in the heart of Asia, is a world class cosmopolitan city where east meets west. On this incredible summer program at Hong Kong Baptist University, students will take two classes in English and can earn up to six transfer credits from over 30 courses offered in the areas of Business, Communication, Economics, English, Film, Finance, History, Journalism, Marketing, Religion, Science and Sociology. Students will take classes with local, Mainland Chinese and other international students and will enjoy business visits and cultural activities including travel to Zhuhai and the Pearl River Delta region.

Application Information

Requirements for Admission

  • Application Deadline: February 19, 2018
  • Applications open in November
  • Sophomores, juniors and seniors
  • Clean record with the Office of Community Standards and good academic and College standing
  • Professional application: materials are submitted on-time, are edited before submission, and are thorough and thoughtful.
  • Minimum 2.5 GPA
  • Advising with International Programs
  • Application Instructions: How to Apply

Advising

Advising is offered on a walk-in basis: Tuesday-Thursday from 12pm - 2PM during the normal semester. If you are unable to make it at these times, email, call or stop by to set up an appointment.

Program Calendar

Summer 2017

  • 29 June: Arrive Hong Kong
  • 4 July: Orientation
  • 5 July: First day of classes
  • 14-16 July: Hong Kong and Macao Tour
  • 31 July-1 August: Exams
  • 2 August: Depart for home

Summer 2018

  • Similar to Summer 2017 dates

Getting There

Flight and Orientation

Students are responsible for booking their own flights. Round-trip airfare from Orlando is estimated at $1700. HKBU provides airport pick-up on on the scheduled arrival dates. The International Office offers an orientation for new international students. The orientation includes an introduction to the University and welcome information and activities.

Visa

US citizens will need a visa in order to study in Hong Kong. For more general information about the visa process and visas for non-US citizens, see our Passports and Visas Page.

Academic Information

Hong Kong Baptist University 

Established in 1956, HKBU offers excellent undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the arts, humanities, business, social sciences and sciences. At around 5000 undergraduates, HKBU is one of the smaller institutions in Asia and can therefore offer strong support to the hundreds of study abroad and exchange students who they welcome each year from their partner institutions around the globe. Most courses at HKBU are taught entirely in English

Courses

Students will take one or two classes in English and can earn three or six transfer credits from over 30 courses offered in the areas of Business, Communication, Economics, English, Film, Finance, History, Journalism, Marketing, Religion, Science and Sociology. List of classes can be found here

Transfer of Credits

Students participating on this program will need to seek the appropriate departmental approval for all major/minor requirements and approval for General Education Requirements through Student Records. All courses on this program appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credits and the grades are factored into the Rollins GPA. Students who successfully complete the HKBU program through Rollins will receive an official transcript from Hong Kong Baptist University. It can take up to 3 months to receive the official transcript

 

Housing and Meals

Housing

Students are housed in the University's 21-storey Undergraduate Halls on the Baptist University Road Campus (BURC). The Undergraduate Halls, composed of the South Tower and the North Tower, provide some 800 rooms. Rooms are shared by two students and are air-conditioned (separately controlled in each room). For each occupant, the provision includes one bed, closet, desk and shelf, one chair, and one LAN point and WiFi connected to the University's network system.

Linens (sheets, blankets and pillows) are provided. Every two rooms share a common restroom and shower facility. There is no telephone in the bedroom, but you can use the public telephones at the common areas of the Halls. Other facilities include a common lounge (with a small pantry) on each floor, a music/TV room, a multi-purpose room, a table tennis room, a computer room, a study room, and a laundry area.

Meals

There is no meal plan at HKBU.  Students eat meals at the dining halls and cafeterias on campus and at nearby restaurants. The cost for a meal on campus runs between $2 and $15 depending on the particular dining hall (some are more restaurant style, while others are more casual grab-and-go) and the size of the meal.

Student Activities

Activities and Excursions

Students will take classes with local, Mainland Chinese and other international students and will enjoy business visits and cultural activities including travel to Zhuhai and the Pearl River Delta region.  In addition, students will find plenty to see and do in Hong Kong including cultural performances, historical sites, parks, museums, restaurants and shopping.

Costs

Tentative Program Fee

  • For One Course (3 credits): $3,650
  • For Two Courses (6 credits): $5,540

Does Not Include

  • International Airfare: Estimated at $1,500
  • Meals: $590 (estimate)
  • Chinese visa: $180
  • Misc. Personal Expenses and books: Costs will vary but estimated around $390

Need-Based Scholarships

Partial scholarships based on financial need are available to off-set program costs.  Students apply for scholarships through the normal program application.

*Estimated costs for all programs are based on anticipated numbers of students and current exchange rates. Costs are subject to change. Final prices will always be communicated to accepted students before they commit to the program.

Advising

Advising is offered on a walk-in basis: Monday-Thursday from 12pm - 2pm. If you are unable to make it at these times, email us for an appointment. We can also put you in touch with members of our Global Ambassador Program. These are students whom have completed a study abroad program and would be happy to share their experiences with you. For application instructions, click the application link on the left side of this page.

Please Note: This program has a required advising session (30 mins) as part of the application process. Please email Becky Johnson to schedule an appointment. Walk-in advising is for informational purposes only.

Office of International Programs
Mills Memorial Hall - Main Floor
1000 Holt Ave. – 2759
Winter Park, FL 32789

T. 407.646.2466
F. 407.646.2595
studyabroad@rollins.edu

Emergencies:
Campus Security 24/7: 407.646.2999

Office hours:
Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.

Walk-In Advising:
Tuesday-Thursday 12-2 p.m.