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 University of Hong Kong (HSUHK), 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 United States.
For this summer only, non-finance majors will be able to take a 4-week course to develop proficiency in Excel and apply their skills in business analysis. Subject to seat availability, students who have previously taken this course may apply for internship opportunities in Hong Kong without taking the course offered.
Program faculty and students will be housed in the dormitory of HSUHK. Classes will be conducted in HSUHK'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.
Internship program participants will join students of HSUHK to take the course taught by Professor Alice Tsang, CFA, MBA, Professor of Economics and Business and Director of Global Partnerships.
ECB371 Business Applications and Analysis Using Excel: (4 credits) Students are introduced to basic and advanced Excel skills through lectures, viewing tutorial videos and doing practice exercises, quizzes, weekly homework assignments, and a final business project. Assignments will expose students to important national/global issues as well as business fundamentals driving corporate performance. Students will learn how to analyze the data they gather from reliable sources and draw appropriate conclusions.
Internship: (0 credit) While 0-credit internships require less formal reporting, reporting and participation in internship discussions are still required.
Students taking ECB371 Business Applications and Analysis Using Excel: Program costs include tuition as applicable, lodging, visa and internship fees, entrance fees, some group meals and group travel arranged by faculty. An "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 ECB371 Excel class: 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 $20 per day for 60 days) and on-the-ground transportation: approximately $1400 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.)
The total number of students participating in this program is limited to 20. Students with a strong interest in this study/internship program should contact Professor Tsang as soon as possible to obtain instructions on procedures for internship placement.
If accepted, students will need to be able to provide the following (for visa purposes) by February 1:
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.
For further information contact:
Global Education Office
P 978 867 4399
Professor Alice Tsang
Professor in the Practice, Economics and Business Department, Director of Global Partnerships
Frost Hall 329
P ext. 4582