HONG KONG: Chinese University of Hong Kong
Hong Kong, China
- Fall Semester - August - December
- Spring Semester - Early January - Late May
- Summer 2 Semester - Late June - Early August
- Fall Semester - March 1
- Spring Semester - Late September
- Summer 2 Semester - March 1
Study Abroad Coordinator: Daisy Biddle (firstname.lastname@example.org)
This program, through the International Asian Study Programs (IASP) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), offers students an opportunity to live and study in this exciting, fast paced city while it defines its new role in modern China. Students are able to select courses, taught in English, from both the IASP curriculum and the regular course offerings of the Chinese University. Students fluent in Mandarin and/or Cantonese language may choose to take courses exclusively taught in these dialects. Classroom discussions, field trips, and every day Chinese life also enable students to immerse themselves in the culture and see, first-hand, the dramatic changes that are taking place each day.
- Semester: Students enroll in 4 courses and receive 16 NU credits.
- Summer: Students will receive 8 credits by taking two courses, one of which must be a business course for CBA students. Courses are taught by prominent academics from CUHK and renowned overseas universities, many of whom are research front-runners in their respective fields of study. Semester: Students can choose courses from a variety of Arts & Sciences disciplines. All students are required to take at least one Chinese culture course and encouraged to take at least one intensive language course. The University also organizes special lectures and dinner talks on various subjects for visiting international students. An optional four week "Survival Cantonese" language course is available prior to the start of the academic term. The cost for this non-credit program (approx. $1,500) is not included in the NU study abroad fee. Courses taken abroad may satisfy college and departmental core requirements. Students should consult with their advisor to discuss the specific requirements that may be satisfied abroad.
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The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) was established in 1963 by combining three independent colleges to form one larger university. CUHK is a bilingual institution that offers courses in both Chinese and English. There are presently seven faculties and approximately 12,000 undergraduate students on campus.
Full-time Northeastern student, 3.0 GPA, and sophomore or above.
- Completed online OISP application
- CUHK application
- Summer application will be available February 20th. Submit everything else to OISP by March 1st
- Semester application
- Students are responsible for the CUHK application fee. Northeastern University OISP will pay this fee and then charge the student’s Northeastern University account.
- Application Record Sheet (to be completed by OISP)
- Photocopy of Passport ID Page
- 2 letters of recommendation
- Official Transcripts
Fall 2013 or Spring 2014: $20,490
Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 16 NU credits ($20,390), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs for which they will be billed directly by the program provider or host institution. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights. The application fee will be paid directly by Northeastern University and charged back to the student’s account based on the invoice received from the host institution. All other costs will be billed directly by CUHK to the student.
Summer 2 2013: $9,930
Includes: Northeastern University (NU) tuition for 8 NU credits ($9,830), and 24/7 worldwide emergency assistance ($100). Students are responsible for all other expenses, including housing and other non-academic costs. The application fee will be paid directly by Northeastern University and charged back to the student’s account based on the invoice received from the host institution. All other costs will be billed directly by CUHK to the student. Students are also responsible for arranging and purchasing their own flights.
Students live in university housing with Chinese roommates (double or triple occupancy). All bed linens are provided by the University. Meals are not included. Students may take their meals at several campus cafeterias at reasonable prices. Note: Rooms are not air conditioned or heated. *For the fall 2010 semester, CUHK will not be able to provide on-campus housing. CUHK does not provide off-campus housing assistance either.
Today the city of Hong Kong is a thriving metropolis with 6 million inhabitants (98% ethnic Chinese). It is a fascinating place to study Chinese culture and language, history, politics, and interact with Chinese people. In July 1997, after more than a century of British rule, the territory returned to Chinese sovereignty. Within the territory, students can observe all of the paradoxes of modern, industrial Chinese life and a traditional life-style that has not changed in hundreds of years (i.e. farming and fishing villages). CUHK is located in Shatin, a "suburb" of Hong Kong on a hillside overlooking a tranquil bay. Cantonese and English are the most commonly used languages in Hong Kong.