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Hong Kong Summer Finance

VISION

Summer 2018:

Internships: June 10– August 3, 2018
Course: June 4- July 6, 2018 (5 weeks)

  • ECB372 Investment Analysis

Hong Kong, Pearl of the Orient, is one of the world's most vibrant and cosmopolitan cities. It has long been the gateway to China, which now rivals the U.S. in economic and political power worldwide. By collaborating with the Hang Seng Management College (HSMC), Gordon College is excited to offer students the opportunity to serve 8-week internships and take classes in this bustling city, where the traditional and the cutting-edge coexist and visitors keep returning for its cultural and culinary diversity. This cost-effective study and internship opportunity in Hong Kong is a unique professional development offering among Christian liberal arts colleges and most higher education institutions in the U.S.

Students should arrive on Thursday, June 3, 2017. Students should plan to depart on August 4 or 5th, 2018.

Depending on seat availability, a limited number of students who are not ECB majors may be accepted for the internship opportunities in Hong Kong without taking the course offered.

LOCATIONS

Program faculty and students will be housed in the dormitory of HSMC. Classes will be conducted in HSMC's classrooms.

Weekend activities may include visits to Hong Kong's many interesting districts and world-famous tourist spots, such as Macau. Students will also have opportunities to explore Hong Kong and its environs independently. 

CURRICULUM

Internship program participants will join students of HSMC to take the Investment Analysis course taught by Professor Alice Tsang, CFA, MBA, Professor of Economics and Business and Director of Global Partnerships.

ECB372 Investment Analysis: (4 credits) This course provides students with a basic understanding of financial instruments, investment theories and the investment environments of both the U.S. and Hong Kong. Students will acquire a balanced knowledge of both investment theory and practice. They will have many opportunities to apply investment theories and computer skills to tackle investment problems and participate in an investment analysis contest.

Internship: (0 credit) Arranged by the Hong Kong-America Center. While 0-credit internships require less formal reporting, reporting and participation in internship discussions are still required.

GLOBAL UNDERSTANDING CORE CREDIT
Students wishing to fulfill Global Understanding core through participation in the Hong Kong Summer Finance Seminar must:

  • Participate in COR210 New Perspectives in Crossing Cultures 1 (0-credit) pre-departure. Lab fees apply.
  • Participate in COR211 New Perspectives in Crossing Cultures 2 (0-credit) post-seminar. Lab fees apply.

Please contact GEO for further details and respond to emails from the GEO about registration for COR210 and 211. Both COR210 and 211 are one-day Saturday classes.

COST

Students taking ECB372 Investment Analysis: Program costs include tuition as applicable, lodging, visa and internship fees, entrance fees, some group meals and group travel arranged by faculty. An initial "octopus" (metro) card loaded with a balance of several hundred dollars will also be provided.  Students participate in one 4-credit ECB course and 0-credit internship (4 credits total): $5,850

Non-ECB majors or students who have already taken ECB372: A limited number of seats are available to students who will only serve internships in Hong Kong.  Program costs include lodging, visa and internship fees, entrance fees, some group meals and group travel arranged by faculty. An initial "octopus" (metro) card loaded with a balance of several hundred dollars will also be provided.  Students participate in 0-credit internship: $4,700

Please note: costs do not include round-trip airfare, meals, or on-the-ground transportation to and from internship sites. Estimated costs (not billed by Gordon) for food (average at $16 per day for 60 days) and on-the-ground transportation: approximately $1350 plus airfare. Students are responsible for independent travel costs and all personal out-of-pocket expenses.

A $30 non-refundable application fee and a $450 program deposit** must accompany the application. The remainder will be billed to student accounts. The student should talk to his or her counselor in Student Financial Services. (**The program deposit will be refunded if the course does not run or if a student is not accepted.) 

APPLICATION DEADLINE: December 1, 2017

The total number of students participating in this program is limited to 20. Students with strong interest in this study/internship program should contact Professor Tsang as soon as possible to obtain instructions on procedures for internship placement. All application materials listed below must be received by December 1, 2017.

  • Complete online application (link available to Gordon students only)
  • Email Professor Alice Tsang at to schedule a Skype interview for internship placement consideration
  • Submit a non-refundable $30 application fee
  • Submit a $450 program deposit within 10 days of acceptance
  • Completed résumé to be emailed to

If accepted, students will need to be able to provide the following (for visa purposes) by FEBRUARY 1:

  • 3 months' bank statements showing a minimum monthly bank balance of US $1,500. OR
  • Students who cannot provide such bank statements may provide 3 months' bank statements of parents with a minimum monthly balance of US $3,000, along with a letter of support from their parents/guardians.

Please begin collecting this information as you begin your application. Note: black out all private account/routing numbers on both sides of the copies of all statements. 

CONTACT

For further information contact:
Global Education Office
P 978 867 4399
E geogordon.edu

Professor Alice Tsang
Professor in the Practice, Economics and Business Department, Director of Global Partnerships
Frost Hall 329
P ext. 4582
E


Hong Kong Summer Business Application

This application requests information that will be used to evaluate your eligibility for an off-campus seminar program. Off-campus programs administered through Gordon are not entitlement programs. Gordon College reserves the right to admit students based on proven academic performance, moral maturity and personal motivation.

Please fill out the application form below with your information. Email geo@gordon.edu or call 978-867-4399 if you have any questions.

Please check your seminar's homepage for the application deadline. A non-refundable $30 application fee must be submitted to the Global Education Office by that deadline.

1. Date of Application:

2. Last Name:

3. First Name:

4. Middle Name:

5. College (if other than Gordon):

6. Student ID:

7. NON-GORDON STUDENTS ONLY: Last 4 digits of Social Security Number:

8. Please indicate the courses for which you are applying:

ECB247: Principles of Financial Management
ECB372: Investment Analysis
BOTH ECB247: Principles of Financial Management & ECB372: Investment Analysis

9. Please indicate which internship option you would like:

4-Credit Internship
0-Credit Internship
I wish to do the two ECB courses only and not the internship

10. Email address:

11. Campus Mailing Address:

12. Cell Phone Number:

13. Date of Birth:

14. Place of Birth:

15. Country of Citizenship:

16. Permanent Address:

17. Valid Passport:

Yes
No, but I will begin applying for one immediately!

18. Name as it appears on PASSPORT:

19. What is the expiration date on your passport?

20. Parent/Guardian (Last, First, MI):

21. Parent/Guardian Phone:

22. Parent/Guardian Address:

23. Parent/Guardian Email:

24. Emergency Contact (if other than parent/guardian) -- Last Name, First Name, Phone and Address:

25. Do you have any chronic physical conditions that require regular medical attention or that may be relevant for consideration in a program that requires physical activity such as walking, etc.?

Yes
No

26. Do you have allergies to foods, plants, etc.? Are there any prescription or non-prescription medications that you take regularly that you would anticipate needing while you are attending this program?

Yes
No

27. Do you have any learning disabilities you would like the program faculty to be aware of?

Yes
No

28. Current Class Level:

Freshman
Sophomore
Junior
Senior

29. Faculty Reference (last and first name of faculty whom we can contact regarding your application):

30. Faculty Reference's Email:

31. Student Affairs Reference (last and first name of staff in Student Life, an RD, not an RA):

32. Student Affairs Reference's Email:

33. Major Field of Study 1:

34. Major Field of Study 2:

35. Current Overall GPA (Grade Point Average):

36. What is your motivation for participating in the program for which you are applying? How does the program meet your academic, personal and/or professional goals?

37. What in your past experience (international, educational or other) has prepared you for success in this program? What qualities or strengths do you possess that will contribute to your success in the program?

38. In the context of your own personal journey of faith, reflect upon your willingness to engage culturally diverse expressions of Christianity and other religions. What is your experience with such engagement?