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China: Hong Kong (Intersession)
Hong Kong, China (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Intersession
This program is currently not accepting applications.
PROGRAM COST Intersession
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Intersession 2015 10/15/2014
Rolling Admission 01/04/2015 01/23/2015

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Fact Sheet:
Language Requirement: None GPA: good academic standing
Professor(s): Dr. Alan Gin, Dr. Leeva Chung, Professor Linda Barkacs Disciplines offered: Business, Communications, Economics
Accomodations: Residence halls Prerequisite(s): varies
Program Advisor: Alicia Gonzales - Tuition Remission Eligible Program: Yes
Program Type: Undergraduate
Program Description:

 CHINA: Hong Kong 

USD Intersession Program 

COMM 475/COMM 475W is full, waitlist only.
BUSN 377 is full, waitlist only.

ECON 333 open, close to capacity, waitlist will be started soon.



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.

  • BUSN 377: Negotiation in a Global Business Environment - Prof. Linda Barkacs(pre-requisite - 60 units) Negotiation is a central skill in managng conflict, bridging cultural differences, exploring options, creating value, and distributing resources. Efforts to shape the goals, structures, and the direction of an organization are undertaken by individuals and groups who frequestly hold diverse and competing perpectives. People use negotiation to address their differences and to influence outcomes. This course will explore the science and art of negotiation. The science will be learned largely through readings and discussion of the readings. The art will be learned through experience and simulated negotiations. Visit the USD Home Page for the School of Business Administration.
  • Communication Studies 475: 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
  • ECON 333: International Economics - Dr. Alan Gin (pre-requisite ECON 102). The theory, practice, and institutions of the international economy. Topics include international trade and investment, balance of payments, foreign exchange rate determination, multinational enterprises, trade with developing countries, and international economic policy. Special emphasis will be given to applying the topics to the Asia-Pacific region. 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 $4,800 and includes 3 units of USD tuition, accommodations, international health insurance, company/site visits around the city and selected cultural activies.  Not included in the program price are meals, flight tickets, ground transportation to/from airport, Mainland China/Macau excursion (if available), 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.



An optional exciting excursion to Mainland China and Macau will be arranged to provide students with the opportunity to explore other areas within this great nation. See "PROGRAM COST" link above for estimated excursion pricing.

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 -

Dr. Alan Gin -

Prof Linda Barkacs -

USD International Center Program Advisor - Alicia Gonzales -


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This program is currently not accepting applications.