This program offers students an opportunity to live and study in this exciting, fast-paced city while it defines its new role in modern China. 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. Courses are offered in numerous academic disciplines, especially engineering, business, and liberal arts studies. The summer experience is open to all students, including those in the freshman business program.

Application Procedure

  • Application Open: January 1, 2019
  • Deadline: April 1, 2019
Submit to GEO
  • GEO Application: All applicants must complete the GEO application. This is the first step for applying to any program.
  • Host Application: Students will be required to complete CUHK’s online application. Part of this application requires a signed form from your Global Experience Coordinator which can either be brought to GEO in person or emailed directly to the coordinator for completion.
Submit to Host University
  • Host Application: Students will be required to complete CUHK’s online application. Part of this application requires a signed form from your Global Experience Coordinator which can either be brought to GEO in person or emailed directly to the coordinator for completion.
Update My Travel Plans on myNortheastern
Once you have been accepted into your program, you are required to create an entry in My Travel Plans for the trip. Please be sure to enter the following pieces of information:
  • Personal and Emergency Contact Info
  • HealthTravel Info: Dates, flight and accommodation details, etc.
  • Passport Details: Passport number, Expiration date, Passport Country of issue, etc.

Please refer to this step-by-step user’s guide for directions on how to navigate the My Travel Plans system.

Should you fail to complete this step as directed, you may be prevented from traveling, may not receive credit for courses, and/or may be excluded from participating in other Northeastern global programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Study abroad spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis by qualified students that meet eligibility requirements. The program may fill before the application deadline and will be closed as soon as all spaces are filled.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 2.5
  • Minimum Semesters: Minimum of 2 completed Northeastern semesters at the time of program start date. NUin students are eligible to apply during their first semester on the Boston campus. Transfer and Global Pathways students contact GEO program coordinator for eligibility.

Studying abroad requires a valid passport. You may also need a visa and/or other travel documents. It is your responsibility to ensure that all your documents are valid and appropriate to the nature of your program.

Courses

Effective Spring 2018 Semester, Northeastern students will follow a new credit conversion scale, as outlined below:

  • The credit conversion ratio is 1:1 (Chinese University of Hong Kong: Northeastern)
  • Students typically take two 3 credit courses (6 credits total) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Each international host university has its own credit system. You should plan on taking what is considered a full-time credit load at the host institution.

Evaluated Courses

All courses taken abroad must successfully be evaluated through the course equivalency process. To review the course equivalencies process and database please click here.

Policies & Procedures

Prior to application, please review GEO’s policies and procedures. This is the student’s responsibility

Course Approval Form
Students must confirm their study abroad courses and corresponding Northeastern equivalents with their academic advisors for approval, using the online course approval process. This is located on myNortheastern within Services & Links, under Experiential Learning/Co-op, labeled Global Experiences/Study Abroad Course Selection. Please note that only academic advisors can confirm how a Northeastern equivalent will fit into students’ degree audits, and if it will fulfill any degree requirements.

Cost

International Security and Emergency Support Fee: $100
  • This fee covers International Security and Emergency Support.

Northeastern Tuition:
  • Students will be charged 25% of Northeastern semester tuition for those who enroll in courses that are equivalent to .1 to 5.9 Northeastern credits. Students will be charged 50% of Northeastern semester tuition for those who enroll in courses that are equivalent to 6.0 to 8.9 Northeastern credits.  On certain programs students may be required by the host institution to enroll in a course load that could exceed this range. If a course load exceeds this range, then the student will incur an overload fee as defined by Northeastern University’s Student Financial Services website.

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.

GEO offers scholarships and grants for students studying abroad on Traditional programs. Please visit our Scholarships page for more info!

Resources

Additional Resources

Application Procedure

  • Application Open: January 1, 2019
  • Deadline: March 15, 2019
Submit to GEO
  • GEO Application: All applicants must complete the GEO application. This is the first step for applying to any program.
  • Host Application: Complete the online CUHK application, print and submit a copy to your GEO Coordinator
  • Passport Photo ID: Please email a copy to your GEO coordinator
  • Application Record Sheet: Click the Submit button at the top right-hand corner of your online CUHK application to access the application record sheet on the My Application page and complete, print, and submit to your GEO coordinator.
  • Study Abroad Course Selections: After submitting the GEO application, students need to submit all courses, including back-up courses, to their Academic Advisor for approval. Please refer to the GEO Courses section of the website to review the Study Abroad Course Selections process.
Submit to Host University
  • Host Application: Complete the online CUHK application, print and submit a copy to your GEO Coordinator
  • Passport Photo ID: Please email a copy to your GEO coordinator
  • Official Transcript: Request on myNortheastern
Update My Travel Plans on myNortheastern
Once you have been accepted into your program, you are required to create an entry in My Travel Plans for the trip. Please be sure to enter the following pieces of information:
  • Personal and Emergency Contact Info
  • HealthTravel Info: Dates, flight and accommodation details, etc.
  • Passport Details: Passport number, Expiration date, Passport Country of issue, etc.

Please refer to this step-by-step user’s guide for directions on how to navigate the My Travel Plans system.

Should you fail to complete this step as directed, you may be prevented from traveling, may not receive credit for courses, and/or may be excluded from participating in other Northeastern global programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Study abroad spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis by qualified students that meet eligibility requirements. The program may fill before the application deadline and will be closed as soon as all spaces are filled.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0
  • Minimum Semesters: Minimum of 2 completed Northeastern semesters at the time of program start date. NUin students are eligible to apply during their first semester on the Boston campus. Transfer and Global Pathways students contact GEO program coordinator for eligibility.

Studying abroad requires a valid passport. You may also need a visa and/or other travel documents. It is your responsibility to ensure that all your documents are valid and appropriate to the nature of your program.

Courses

Effective Spring 2018 Semester, Northeastern students will follow a new credit conversion scale, as outlined below:

  • The credit conversion ratio is 1:1 (Chinese University of Hong Kong: Northeastern)
  • Students typically take five 3 credit courses (15 credits total) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Each international host university has its own credit system. You should plan on taking what is considered a full-time credit load at the host institution.

Registration will occur after acceptance, typically one month prior to the program start date.

Evaluated Courses

All courses taken abroad must successfully be evaluated through the course equivalency process. To review the course equivalencies process and database please click here.

Policies & Procedures

Prior to application, please review GEO’s policies and procedures. This is the student’s responsibility.

Course Approval Form
Students must confirm their study abroad courses and corresponding Northeastern equivalents with their academic advisors for approval, using the online course approval process. This is located on myNortheastern within Services & Links, under Experiential Learning/Co-op, labeled Global Experiences/Study Abroad Course Selection. Please note that only academic advisors can confirm how a Northeastern equivalent will fit into students’ degree audits, and if it will fulfill any degree requirements.

Cost

Northeastern Tuition:
  • Tuition covers 12-16 Northeastern credits. On certain programs students may be required by the host institution to enroll in a course load that could exceed 16 credits. If a student elects to transfer back more than four courses (or 16 credits), then the student will incur an overload fee as defined by the Northeastern University Registrar’s website. 

International Security and Emergency Support Fee: $100
  • This covers International Security and Emergency Support.

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.

GEO offers scholarships and grants for students studying abroad on Traditional programs. Please visit our Scholarships page for more info!

Resources

Additional Resources

Application Procedure

  • Application Open: July 1, 2018
  • Deadline: September 25, 2018
Submit to GEO
  • GEO Application: All applicants must complete the GEO application. This is the first step for applying to any program.
  • Host Application: Complete the online CUHK application, print, and submit a copy to your GEO Coordinator
  • Passport Photo ID: Please email a copy to your GEO coordinator
  • Official Transcript: Request on myNortheastern
  • Application Record Sheet: Click the Submit button at the top right-hand corner of your online CUHK application to access the application record sheet on the My Application page and complete, print, and submit to your GEO coordinator.
  • Study Abroad Course Selections: After submitting the GEO application, students need to submit all courses, including back-up courses, to their Academic Advisor for approval. Please refer to the GEO Courses section of the website to review the Study Abroad Course Selections process.
Submit to Host University
  • Host Application: Complete the online CUHK application, print, and submit a copy to your GEO Coordinator
Update My Travel Plans on myNortheastern
Once you have been accepted into your program, you are required to create an entry in My Travel Plans for the trip. Please be sure to enter the following pieces of information:
  • Personal and Emergency Contact Info
  • HealthTravel Info: Dates, flight and accommodation details, etc.
  • Passport Details: Passport number, Expiration date, Passport Country of issue, etc.

Please refer to this step-by-step user’s guide for directions on how to navigate the My Travel Plans system.

Should you fail to complete this step as directed, you may be prevented from traveling, may not receive credit for courses, and/or may be excluded from participating in other Northeastern global programs.

Eligibility Requirements

Study abroad spaces will be filled on a first come first serve basis by qualified students that meet eligibility requirements. The program may fill before the application deadline and will be closed as soon as all spaces are filled.

Minimum Requirements
  • Minimum Cumulative GPA: 3.0
  • Minimum Semesters: Minimum of 2 completed Northeastern semesters at the time of program start date. NUin students are eligible to apply during their first semester on the Boston campus. Transfer and Global Pathways students contact GEO program coordinator for eligibility.

Studying abroad requires a valid passport. You may also need a visa and/or other travel documents. It is your responsibility to ensure that all your documents are valid and appropriate to the nature of your program.

Courses

  • The credit conversion ratio is 1:1 (Chinese University of Hong Kong: Northeastern)
  • Students typically take five 3 credit courses (15 credits total) at the Chinese University of Hong Kong

Each international host university has its own credit system. You should plan on taking what is considered a full-time credit load at the host institution.

Registration will occur after acceptance, typically one month prior to the program start date.

Evaluated Courses

All courses taken abroad must successfully be evaluated through the course equivalency process. To review the course equivalencies process and database please click here.

Policies & Procedures

Prior to application, please review GEO’s policies and procedures. This is the student’s responsibility.

Course Approval Form
Students must confirm their study abroad courses and corresponding Northeastern equivalents with their academic advisors for approval, using the online course approval process. This is located on myNortheastern within Services & Links, under Experiential Learning/Co-op, labeled Global Experiences/Study Abroad Course Selection. Please note that only academic advisors can confirm how a Northeastern equivalent will fit into students’ degree audits, and if it will fulfill any degree requirements.

Cost

Northeastern Tuition:
  • Tuition covers 12-16 Northeastern credits. On certain programs students may be required by the host institution to enroll in a course load that could exceed this range. If a course load exceeds this then the student will incur an overload fee as defined by the Northeastern University Student Financial Service’s website.

International Security and Emergency Support Fee: $100
  • This covers International Security and Emergency Support.

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.

GEO offers scholarships and grants for students studying abroad on Traditional programs. Please visit our Scholarships page for more info!

Resources

Additional Resources

Destination

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, language, history, and 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.

The U.S. State Department lists travel advisories, local laws, alerts from the embassy, and other important information about China here. Please review this information before applying.

Accommodations

Please remember that Northeastern University does not arrange accommodations for you while you are abroad – this is your responsibility. You should follow all of your host institution’s or housing provider’s procedures and deadlines for obtaining housing. Failure to do so may mean you are not able to arrange housing through the program.

  • On-Campus: Students share a room with one or two CUHK student(s) who have expressed special interest in having a non-CUHK roommate. This will enhance cultural exchange and immersion into local student life. Single rooms are not available for study abroad students. Amenities in the undergraduate student dormitories include: modestly furnished bedrooms with telephone and network (ResNet) connection air-conditioning operated with smart cards in all rooms (central heating and air conditioning is not available) laundry facilities: washing and drying machines operated with smart cards shared kitchens equipped with refrigerators, stoves, boilers, and microwaves on each floor shared bathrooms with showers on each floor common rooms with televisions bed linens provided meals are not included. Students may take their meals at several campus cafeterias at reasonable prices Students should fill out an accommodation preference form by a specific deadline. Click here for reference. Living with a local roommate and adjusting to different living habits may cause tension especially in the first few weeks. For example, local students, especially females, tend to be extremely modest and prefer to undress in privacy. They will expect equal consideration from their roommates. It is a good idea, therefore, to discuss these sorts of issues early and arrive at an agreeable arrangement. All dormitories have wardens and residence tutors to oversee the physical and mental wellness of the residents. The tutors will also help to organize activities with resident associations. Some examples of these activities are high table dinners, sweet soup gatherings, mass games such as tug of war, and karaoke parties. Study abroad students are encouraged to take the initiative to find out more about these activities.

Host University or Organization

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.

Coordinators
Student Advisor