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  • Locations: Hong Kong, Hong Kong
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: UC applicants only
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/15/2018 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
NOTE: Exchange programs are competitive and students must complete certain steps before beginning an application. Students should work closely with a study abroad adviser before applying.

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type Detailed: UC Exchange Program - Outgoing Program Type General: Exchange
Level of Study: Undergraduate Academic Theme: University Wide
Credit Offered: Transfer Credit Registration Term: Summer
Minimum GPA: 3.0 Language Courses Offered: Yes
Language of Instruction: Chinese, English Language Prerequisite: No
Housing Options: Residence Hall Program Advisor: Crystal Craycraft
Program Description:

Program Overview

Hong Kong Skyline

Gain an invaluable exchange experience this summer with students from all over the world.  Students will study during the summer semester at our world renowned partner the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.  Students can choose between a wide range of courses and earn between 6-12 credit hours over the summer.  In addition there will be field trips around Hong Kong as well as to Xi'an and Taiwan.  There will be a variety of social events where students can mix and mingle with friends from around the world.  All students will receive guaranteed on-campus accommodation.

2017 Program Dates for Reference. 2018 Dates TBA!
Session 1: June 9th through July 9th, 2017
Session 2: July 14th through August 13th, 2017
Optional Field Trip: July 9th to July 14th (between sessions)


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Hong Kong Market

Hong Kong is the point where East meets West culturally.  A hub of business, design, and innovation it is the perfect location for students to see South East Asia in action.  The city-state serves as a global classroom, and for this reason students will continue to learn outside of lectures.  Located in Hung Hom, students will be steps away from the downtown area where they can explore the Hong Kong Coliseum and Hung Hom Market, all while being right next to the beautiful bay coastline.

Students were also able to travel to various destinations around southeast Asia in addition to the scheduled China field trip. See two student videos:

Student Video 1
Student Video 2


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Who Can Participate?
Group Photo - HKP

Students with a 3.0 GPA at the following levels are eligible to participate in this program:



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Academic Program and Course Information

Students can take a wide range of subjects from three thematic learning tracks.  Students can choose two classes across the tracks in each session.  Students attending one session will take two classes at 3cr for a total of 6cr.  Students attending both sessions will take four classes at 3cr for a total of 12cr.  Please click on the course title for descriptions and syllabi. 

Summer 2017 Courses for reference. 2018 Courses TBA!

Session 1 (June 9 to July 9) - students should choose one morning and one afternoon class. 2018 Dates TBA!

Morning Class Afternoon Class
Track 1: Chinese Language, Culture and Society
Contemporary Chinese Society and Popular Culture
CBS1A01V: Fun with Language
GEC2C22*/GEC2C22M: East Asia: Its History and Culture
Chinese I (for non-Chinese speaking students)
(For students whose family language is non-Chinese AND they have not received any training in Chinese Language. )

CC2C08: Mutual Impressions of China and the West
Track 2: Design, Innovation and Technology
SD2981: Creating Novels and Screenplays EIE1D03: Artificial Intelligence and Science Fiction
Track 3: Business, Entrepreneurship and Global Leadership
  HTM1C07: The History and Culture of the Wine Industry

Session 2 (July 14 to August 13) - students should choose one morning and one afternoon class. 2018 Dates TBA!

Morning Class Afternoon Class
Track 1: Chinese Language, Culture and Society
CC1C07: Chinese Customs and Rituals
FH1C02*/ FH1C02M:  An Introduction to Asian Popular Culture

GEC1C31W*/ GEC1C31: Ways of Chinese Wisdom
Track 2: Design, Innovation and Technology
LSGI1B02: Climate Change and Society

SD2464: Studio 1 Process/Brand (Product Design)
Track 3: Business, Entrepreneurship and Global Leadership
  HTM1C06: The Evolution of World Cuisine 
HTM1C07 (2)
The History and Culture of the Wine Industry


For a detailed list for courses, terms, and conditions, please click here

One of the most important preparations before going abroad is academic planning.  Students receiving transfer credit from outside institutions (exchange or external) will need prior approval to bring that credit back to UC and be registered for the appropriate study abroad course. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information. 

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Living Arrangements

All students are guaranteed on-campus accommodation in Hong Kong Poly's residence halls.
Video Tour of Hong Kong Poly Residence Halls

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Getting There

Students are responsible for organizing their own flights, but UC International Programs will offer guidance.

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Program Costs

The below costs are estimates in USD and subject to change. 
Some costs may be billed in Hong Kong Dollars.
Tuition 1 subj (3 Credits)(approx. US$1,500)
2 subj (6 Credits)(approx. US$2,300)
3 subj (9 Credits)(approx. US$3,400)
4 subj (12 Credits)(approx. US$4,600)
UC Registration in MLTI 3000 $200
Additional Expenses
Required: Administrative Fee (for visa) $70 (550 HK$)
International Airfare (estimate) $1,400
Housing (actual) $468 (3,600 HK$)
Meals (estimate, meals on own) $460
Personal Expenses, Books, Utilities, and CISI Insurance (estimate) $500
Optional Field Trip: Locations for 2018 TBA (travel and visa) $400
Est. Total $3,298 + Tuition

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UC Financial Aid and Scholarships

For full details on using your financial aid to help pay for your study abroad experience, you should contact UC Financial Aid.

UC International awarded over $800,000 in student scholarships last year. Please refer to the UC International webpage for more information.

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Passports and Visas

A valid passport is essential to your international travel and study abroad. If you are planning to travel abroad, its best to apply for a passport now as processing times may vary. Please see for more information.

In order to obtain country-specific visa instructions and resources, refer to your host country’s embassy web page. One way to access this information is visa the US Department of State’s webpage at

UC International is happy to guide UC faculty, staff and students to possible resources about visas for study abroad. Although, applying for the necessary visa for travel is the responsibility of the individual UC traveler. Entry requirements change frequently and we advise you to pay close information to consular updates. It is your responsibility to knowing and addressing the requirements for your host study abroad destination.

Applying for a visa can be a complicated process. Some UC travelers choose a third party to assist with this process, for example Travisa or A Briggs (mention UC for a possible discount).

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Health and Safety Abroad

UC International is committed to student and faculty safety while abroad. The following are a few resources for travel abroad.

UC faculty, students and staff are responsible for their own health and safety abroad. The US Department of State, Centers for Disease Control Prevention (CDC) and International SOS are excellent resources for country specific information.

UC partners with International SOS medical and security advice. UC code is 11BCAS000010

UC students, faculty and staff can utilize International SOS in the following ways:
  • Sign up to receive email alerts for medical and security information, customizable to various locations abroad
  • Read about travel health information with medical advice, food and water safety, and cultural tips
  • Explore travel security with personal safety tips and travel risk ratings for locations abroad

UC faculty, students and staff traveling abroad should register their travel abroad through the US Department of State’s Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP) in case of an emergency abroad.

All UC students participating in a University of Cincinnati sanctioned or funded international travel program are required to purchase and maintain insurance while abroad. UC International partners with CISI to provide insurance for UC students.

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Contacts for More Information

UC International Programs
University of Cincinnati

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