The Yuen Campus in Hong Kong contributes to the University’s wider engagement in Asia and supports the growing opportunities for learning and research collaborations in a city known for its “East meets West” cosmopolitanism. The campus hosts students in the College’s Colonizations in Hong Kong program, Economics major program, and Human Rights in Asia September Course. Students in Hong Kong study and work alongside award-winning faculty in one of the most important crossroads of the Asia-Pacific region.
The Hong Kong Study Abroad programs in 2020 and 2021 have been suspended due to COVID-19.
The fifth year that the campus in Hong Kong has hosted the Spring Study Abroad Program “Hong Kong: Colonizations”. 26 students with different majors spent nine weeks in Hong Kong to learn about “civilization” through cross-cultural/societal connection and exchange. This year, other than the Singapore and Macau trip, the group explored Hong Kong with an immersive experience through a number of excursions to historic and cultural sites like Tai Kwun Center for Heritage and Arts, Jao Tsung-I Academy, Maritime Museum, Chungking Mansions and Chi Lin Nunnery Nan Lian Garden.
A Closing Party was held on May 29 with two language teachers joining us. We all enjoyed the singing performance of ‘Number Song’ by the Cantonese group and "The Moon Represents My Heart" by the Mandarin group. Big thanks to Professor Sean Brotherton, Professor Alan Kolata, Graduate Student Chris Grant and Graduate Assistant Winnie Tong for bringing them all the great learning experience and adventures in Hong Kong.
2019 September Program
2019 also saw the first group of September Program students in Yuen Campus. This 3-week course, focused on Human Rights in Hong Kong and South East Asia, was led by Professor Mark Bradley, Professor Johanna Ransmeier and Graduate Assistant Alec Wang. Twenty students attended the course, which featured short field trips to dialogue with 18 human rights actors, journalists, curators and artists. In addition, the group experienced Chinese traditional opera at Xiqu Centre, visited M+ Museum and also celebrated Mid-Autumn Festival in Hong Kong during their stay.
An Immersive Experience in Hong Kong History and Culture
This is the fourth year that the campus in Hong Kong has hosted the Spring Study Abroad Program “Hong Kong: Colonizations”. 24 students with different majors spent nine weeks in Hong Kong to learn about “civilization” through cross-cultural/societal connection and exchange. This year, other than the Macau trip, the group explored Hong Kong with an immersive experience through a number of excursions to historic and cultural sites like Tai O Village, Maritime Museum, Ping Shan Heritage Trail and small villages in the New Territories.
Special thanks to HKU ambassadors and colleague for their continued support, which had added a lot of colors to their adventurous journeys in Hong Kong, with lasting friendships and fond memories to take home.
“Studying abroad in Hong Kong was one of the best decisions I've made at UChicago. Not only was the support from the center and staff both fantastic and thorough, the program was designed to balance free time, exploration, and academic growth. I especially appreciated how I was able to travel throughout Hong Kong, both through the program and independently and get a taste of what it must be like to live in the city. With both planned and independent excursions, I felt that I grew a lot from the opportunity and learned not just about Hong Kong and the intricacies of our colonial history, but also about my own preferences, opinions, and ideas.” – Kevin Li, Study Abroad 2018
Exploring Asia with Study Abroad in Hong Kong
This Spring, 20 students spent their exciting and unforgettable nine weeks in Hong Kong for their Study Abroad Program on ‘Colonization’. They studied Cantonese or Advanced Mandarin, and had excursions to Singapore and Macau. Thanks to a new partnership, they also had an opportunity to engage with student ambassadors from the University of Hong Kong. Everyone had so much fun exploring not just Hong Kong but a lot of other neighboring cities in Asia.
‘I climbed Victoria Peak in Hong Kong! I went on a boat cruise in Singapore! I had a picnic in South Korea! I rode elephants and pet tigers in Thailand! I went white water tubing in Malaysia! I had the time of my life!’ - Laura Anderson, Study Abroad 2016
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