Programs : Brochure
- Locations: Hong Kong, China
- Program Terms: Fall, Spring
- Homepage: Click to visit
For students enrolled at CityU, participation in the fall Signature Seminar is optional. CityU students cannot participate in the Signature Seminar during the spring semester, due to the City University academic calendar.
Fall Seminar (optional; 2 credits)
The Challenges and Opportunities of Southeast Asia: China, Malaysia, and Singapore
Your journey takes you to China, Malaysia, and Singapore for an expansive overview of the immense economic, political, cultural and environmental import of the region. You explore Confucianism, Taoism, examine Islamic culture and art, and visit many prominent financial, historic, and cultural sites as you build a powerful foundation for your semester of study in Hong Kong.
Depending on availability, you will be placed in either an on-campus CityU residence hall or with the Syracuse Center students in Grand Blossom House in Kowloon. You will have access to City University facilities, including a sports complex and an Olympic-sized pool. For more information about the City University of Hong Kong campus, please visit the City University website.
Meals are not included in your program fee, but Hong Kong offers a fantastic variety of dining options. On any given day, you can choose from CityU’s inexpensive cafeteria and snack bars, multiple options at the Festival Walk mall (next to CityU), and a dizzying array of options in the city. Students who live in a residence hall can also prepare meals in the dormitory kitchenette. Students living at Grand Blossom House can cook meals in the apartment kitchen.
TransportationCity University is located in Kowloon, only a few minutes walk from the MTR (Mass Transit Rail), Hong Kong’s inexpensive and efficient public transportation line that provides easy access throughout the peninsula and the New Territories. The famous Star Ferry shuttles regularly across beautiful Victoria Harbor to Hong Kong Island.
Under Hong Kong governmental regulations, nationals of Afghanistan, Albania, Cambodia, Cuba, Laos, Korea (Democratic Peoples' Republic of), Nepal, and Vietnam are not eligible to apply for student visas and therefore cannot participate in the Syracuse Hong Kong program.
Important Note for Non-U.S. Citizens