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Hong Kong Baptist University Summer Program

During this incredible program, students will live in the world class cosmopolitan city of Hong Kong, interact with locals, and participate in cultural excursions to further enrich their study abroad experience. 

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Experience Hong Kong!

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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 one course taught in English, and can earn three 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.

NOTEIn accordance with the CDC, International Programs urges all study abroad students to be fully vaccinated for Covid-19 to reduce risks of illness

Requirements for Admission

  • Application Deadline: February 12, 2024
  • 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
  • The government of Hong Kong requires non-Hong Kong resident travelers from overseas be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at least 14 days prior to enter.
  • Advising appointment with International Programs
  • Application Instructions: How to Apply

 

Summer 2024

2 July: Dorm Check-In 
2 July: Welcome Activity 
3 July: Orientation 
4 July: First Day of Classes 
9 July: Fun Outing 
19-20 July: Fun Outing 
24 July: Last Day of Classes 
26-29 July: Examinations  
30 July: Farewell Activity 
31 July: Dorm Check-Out 

 

Please note: program dates may change to accommodate changes to the Rollins academic calendar.

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.

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.

Hong Kong Baptist University 

Established in 1956, HKBU offers excellent undergraduate and postgraduate programs in the arts, humanities, business, social sciences and sciences. With approximately 5,000 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 class taught in English and can earn three transfer credits.  Students choose from over 25 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 not 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

Students are housed in the University's 21-story 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.

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.

Summer 2024 Excursions:
  • Theme park staycation
  • UNESCO geopark boat tour
  • 80's Roller Park
  • And more!

Things to Consider

Non-Asian students, especially BIPOC, may experience stares and heightened curiosity from locals. Make sure to check the resources available on the IP Your Identity Abroad page. 

Although there are no legal restrictions on same-sex relationships attitudes toward members of the LGBTQIA+ community vary. Make sure to check the US Department of State LGBTI Travelers page and ILGA Sexual Orientation Laws in the World for more information as well as the IP Your Identity Abroad page.

Students with mobility disabilities may find accessibility and accommodations different from the United States. Check the US Department of State Travelers with Disabilities and specific to the country, Mobility International USA, and the IP Your Identity Abroad page for resources.

This program has a required advising session (30 mins) as part of the application process. Click here to schedule an advising appointment with India Woods.

Program Fee

  • For One Course (3 credits): $1,800 *Tentative Fee*

Includes 

Tuition, housing, program administration, excursions, visa fees and emergency insurance.

Estimated additional costs

  • Round-trip airfare from FL $2,000
  • Meals/food $650
  • Passport $160
  • Books and course materials $400
  • Personal Expenses $300
  • Air conditioning $65
  • COVID test at end of program: $30

Need-Based Scholarships

CLA/Holt students may apply for the Need-Based Scholarship as part of their application. Awards range from $500 to $2200. In order to provide access to these programs for as many students as possible, students who received funding from Rollins to participate in one Field Study or Summer Approved program will generally not receive funding for a second Field Study or Summer Program. Students who have received funding from Rollins for a semester study away program, may still receive funding for a Field Study or Summer program but the prior experience/award will be a factor when determining award amount.

* 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.