This undergraduate exchange program is with the LAM Institute of East-West Studies at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). Located in the heart of the Kowloon district, HKBU offers students a diverse array of study options. Students will immerse themselves in rich cultural diversity, extensive shopping, miles of hiking, over 235 islands, beautiful beaches, and thousands of restaurants—all while earning college credit at our partner university.
Students have access to two sports centers that offer an array of exercise options including a fitness center multi-purpose gymnasium, a soccer field, squash courts, a swimming pool, table tennis rooms, and roof-top tennis courts. Support services are provided by the International Student Exchange Centre (ISEC) who offer counseling services for international students and organize orientation programs to familiarize visiting students with HKBU and Hong Kong culture.
Eligibility and Selection Process
This program is open to undergraduate students of all majors who have a 2.5 GPA. As part of the application, students need to submit two letters of reference and an essay. They must also complete an interview as part of the selection process. Students who have a judicial record and will be on probation for a judicial offense at any point during the program may petition to study abroad. Click here to read the entire judicial policy.
This program does not accept Non-Ohio University students.
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Students are housed in a modern residence hall comprised of a North and South tower and four living communities. The hall can accommodate approximately 1,800 students. When applying to live in the residence hall, students may indicate their preference of a roommate from Hong Kong, mainland China, or another international student to enhance the cultural experience.
Courses and Credits
Students are expected to register for a minimum of 12 HKBU credits. They can select from a wide variety of Disciplines offering courses taught in English including: Business, Cinema and Television, Communications, Economics, Geography, History, Humanities, Information Systems Management, Journalism, Political Science, Religion, Philosophy, Social Sciences, Sociology, and many more.
HKBU also offers a variety of Chinese cultural courses as well as beginning and intermediate courses in Mandarin.
Recommended Pre-Departure Course: INST 1001
All students participating in an OHIO Exchange Program are encouraged to take INST 1001 "Cross-Cultural Preparation for Study Abroad" the semester prior to departure. Read more about INST 1001 here.
Cost estimate for Fall Semester 2014
Cost estimate for Academic Year 2014-2015
Cost estimate for Spring Semester 2015
Additional Information on Hong Kong
To learn more about this study abroad destination, please visit the CIA World Factbook.
Health and safety
Ohio University Office of Global Opportunities suggests you follow the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control for healthy travel to your destination. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
Refer to the State Department site for information related to safety and security at this destination.
Requesting accommodation for disabilities
Students participating in an Ohio University exchange program should communicate with their program coordinator in the Office of Global Opportunities on how to request accommodation from the partner institution.
Entry and exit requirements
U.S. citizens are required to have a valid U.S. passport when traveling outside of the United States. If you plan to study or travel abroad in the next year, apply for your passport now.
Some countries also require a visa to legally enter and reside in the country. Entry and exit requirements for this country can be found here. US citizens will need a visa or other special documents to enter the country for the length of this program. You may need to show sufficient funds to support yourself while in-country. Please also note that visa requirements may vary if you plan to stay in the country longer than the program dates or travel to other countries during or after the program. Please familiarize yourself with these recommendations and requirements prior to applying to a program.
For more specific visa related information please visit OGO's Visa Information Page.
Information for Non-US citizens can be found here.
For more information, contact:
Office of Global Opportunities
Yamada International House, 56 E. Union Street, Athens OH 45701 (740) 593-1840