Office of International Programs

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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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 17, 2020
  • 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 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 2019

Dates are currently estimated but should be similar to the below schedule

  • 2-3 July: Arrive Hong Kong
  • 4 July: Orientation
  • 5 July: First day of classes
  • 6, 10, 13 July: Activity days
  • 19-21 July: Macao Tour
  • 25 July: Last day of classes
  • 19-30 July: Exams
  • 1 August: Depart for home

Program Calendar 2020:

  • Should be very similar to 2019

Getting There

Flight and Orientation

Students are responsible for booking their own flights. Round-trip airfare from Orlando is estimated at $1,700. 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.


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


Students will take one class in English and can earn three transfer credits.  Students choose 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


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.


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. Cultural and leisure activities are built into the program so that students will have the opportunities to experience and learn about Hong Kong. The highlight of the program is a 3-day cultural tour of Macao.


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 Mary Robinson to schedule an appointment. Walk-in advising is for informational purposes only.


Program Fee

  • For One Course (3 credits): $3,770
  • 2020 Costs should be similar and will be posted in fall 2019

Does Not Include

  • International Airfare: Estimated at $1,700
  • Meals: $650 (estimate)
  • Misc. Personal Expenses and books: Costs will vary but estimated around $400

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.

* All dates are tentative and subject to change depending on the final number of students, final costs and other considerations.

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