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Hong Kong Baptist University Summer Program


Experience Hong Kong!


On this incredible summer program at Hong Kong Baptist University, students will take one course taught in English, earning 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 

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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 $2,000 
  • HKBU provides airport pick-up on the scheduled arrival dates.  
  • The International Office offers an orientation designed as an introduction to the University for new international students. 


  • 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 
  • Most courses at HKBU are taught entirely in English. 


  • 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 typically take 1 course for a total of 3 credits.   
  • Students must seek the appropriate departmental approval for all major/minor requirements and approval for General Education Requirements through Student Records. 
  • Grades appear on the Rollins transcript as transfer credit and are not factored into your Rollins GPA.  
  • It can take up to three months for grades to be processed.  



  • Students are housed in the University's 21-story Undergraduate Halls. 
  • Rooms are shared by two students and are air-conditioned (separately controlled in each room). 
  • Each student has a 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 there are public telephones in 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 and the size of the meal. 
  • Options range from restaurant style to grab-and-go. 

Activities and Excursions

Students will have the opportunities to experience and learn about Hong Kong through cultural and leisure activities that are built into the program 

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

Things to Consider

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*


  • 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

* 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.