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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2020 02/01/2020
Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Early application is strongly recommended for all programs. Deadlines that fall on a weekend or holiday are automatically extended to the next workday.

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Program Description:
BSBA Hong Kong Semester Abroad
Chinese University of Hong Kong
  The semester program at the Chinese University of Hong Kong allows student to study at Hong Kong's largest university campus. The university aims to bring together China and the West and distinguishes itself as the only university in Hong Kong to offer a true “college experience” with students placed into nice small Colleges, or communities, in which they live and play. You may choose courses taught in English, and if you satisfy the language requirements, you may also take courses taught in Cantonese and Putonghua. You may take a combination of business and nonbusiness course work; however, 50 percent of your course work must be taken in business.  
Eligibility: Students must meet all eligibility requirements, including a minimum 3.0 GPA. Sophomores may be considered for this program. This program is open to BSBA students and second majors in the Business School.  

Program Dates:
Term Dates
Fall Early September - Late December
Spring Early January - Mid May

CUHK has built up a strong international reputation in teaching and research. Many incoming exchange students choose courses from Finance and Organizational Behavior during their study, but classes in Accounting, Economics, Entrepreneurship, Marketing, Operations, and International Business are also available. Students typically take four or five courses

CUHK Course Offerings > Click Teaching Timetable until you find search section
  Hong Kong, China
Hong Kong is Asia’s World City and is a city that never sleeps and has non-stop intensity. It is a blend of contrasts where East meets West and where a fast city pace meets the calm countryside. The University is home to about 19,800 students and has an urban campus that is only 35 minute train to the center of downtown Hong Kong. There is a variety of diverse experiences that are easily accessible in the city. 
  Housing: Students normally live on-campus and may share a room with one or two CUHK students who have expressed interest to share rooms with international students. This arrangement will greatly help you settle into your university setting and allow you to engage with the local culture. Housing needs are automatically considered upon receipt of exchange applications. Amenities include furnished bedrooms with internet and air conditioning, laundry facilities, shared kitchen, bathroom, and common areas. 
Student Life: Students can enjoy a full range of cultural, extra-curricular and sports activities at CUHK to supplement their academic life. Through these activities, students learn about the culture of Hong Kong and China, make friends with local students, and get immersed in the local student life.The University gives exchange students opportunities to participate in community service programs, field trips, teaching-in-China programs, martial art classes, and many more.

On-Site Support: A range of academic facilities and resources as well as useful support services enhance students' learning and living throughout their study period at CUHK. Students directly enroll at the CUHK and therefore have access to on-site staff via the International Office. Whether it be academic concerns, housing issues, well-being, or safety, the staff is available to fully support students.

  Estimated Program Price: When you study abroad for a semester or a year for academic credit, you will be charged tuition by Washington University at a rate equivalent to tuition on campus for the corresponding time period. WU tuition covers only the educational and administrative costs of the study abroad program. WU tuition does not cover any study abroad program costs for room, board, transportation, personal expenses, passport or visa fees. Such costs are charged separately either by WU, the program sponsor, or a third party. Scroll to the top and select the appropriate term under "Budget Sheets" to view estimated program expenses. 

Orientation: All students participating in Olin semester programs are required to enroll and participate in pre-departure (INTL 300A, .5 credit) and post-departure (INTL300B, 0.5 credit online while abroad) coursework. A non-credit pre-departure orientation will be required for all students on fall programs.  A one-week orientation is arranged before the start of each academic term. The orientation covers information on the curriculum, student life at the University, Chinese culture, Hong Kong society, and support services. The orientation is also an excellent opportunity for participants to make friends with other exchange and study abroad students.
Visas & Immigration: 
Students will need a visa and valid passport to study in Hong Kong, for which they apply prior to departure. The Office of Academic Links will help students apply for the student visa; however, students should also independently research the process in order to expedite the service as the process. It takes approximately two months to obtain the visa after your have correctly submitted the application. Students are responsible for obtaining their visa. Students should research the process immediately upon admission to the program. Given the differences for each country and student status, coordinators are limited in their ability to offer visa guidance. See the Global Programs handbook for more details. 

Olin Global Programs: The Olin Global Programs website provides additional information on academic policies, health insurance abroad, contact information for peer global ambassadors, and other critical information. 


Email the appropriate Global Programs Coordinator (listed at the top of the page), visit us during our on-call hours, join us for an information session, or call (314) 935-6315 to schedule an appointment. Program information subject to change.