CHINA: Hong Kong
USD Intersession Program
With a population of 1.3 billion people, China is one of the world's oldest and largest continuous civilizations. Hong Kong, or "fragrant harbor," is a conflux of urbanization, mountainous green slopes, and flowing waterways.
This three-week faculty-led program is open to all majors who are interested in earning upper-division business, economics or communication studies credit while exploring the dynamic metropolis of Hong Kong. All major are welcome. Guest speakers and local company visits complement the course material. Students will enroll in a maximum of three units on this program.
- COMM 475/475W: Intercultural Communication - Dr. Leeva Chung (No pre-requisite). Flexible intercultural communication means managing cultural differences adaptively and creatively in a wide variety of situations. The underlying values of a culture often shape communication expectations and attitudes. In this 3-weeks course, you will explore how culture frames our values identity, verbal and nonverbal communication styles, ingroup-outgroup boundary formation, attribution biases, intergroup conflicts, and culture shock through interactive exercises and experiential activities in Hong Kong. Visit the USD Home Page for Communication Studies
- BUSN/ECON 494: The Business Environment of Asia - Dr. Alan Gin (pre-requisite ECON 102 and 60 units). This course is designed to prepare international managers to work effectively in an Asian business environment through providing an understanding of the issues, opportunities, and complexities associated with doing business in the region. The focus is on the cultural, historical, economic, social, political and business environments in Asia and on the activities of companies operating in Asia, both foreign and domestic. Successful Asian companies competing internationally will also be an aspect of the course. The course will incorporate guest speakers and company visits. Visit the USD Page for the School of Business Administration.
Classes meet for approximately three hours per-day, Monday through Friday and take place on the Hong Kong Baptist University campus. Student course work is enhanced through company visits and excursions throughout the city of Hong Kong.
Cost for the program is $5,070 and includes 3 units of USD tuition, accommodations, Mainland China/Macau excursion, international health insurance, company/site visits around the city and selected cultural activities. Not included in the program price are meals, flight tickets, ground transportation to/from airport, ground transportation throughout the city and spending money while abroad. For a detailed description of program costs please see the Program Cost in the box at the top of this webpage. Click on the link which corresponds to the term you plan to study abroad.
Students will stay in Hong Kong Baptist University residence halls near the city center.
EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES
All accepted program participants who withdraw from the program after the application due date are subject to the USD Intersession / Summer Program Refund Policy. Specific details on the refund policy may be found here: Summer / Intersession Program Refund Policy
Dr. Leeva Chung - email@example.com
Dr. Alan Gin - firstname.lastname@example.org
USD International Center Program Coordinator - Alicia Peña - email@example.com