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 study abroad program, who study and work alongside award-winning faculty in one of the most important crossroads of the Asia-Pacific region. The Yuen Campus also works closely with the Admissions, Career Advancement and UChicago Grad to facilitate internship opportunities for college students and graduate students.
This year marks the fifth year of the Yuen campus in Hong Kong hosting the Spring Study Abroad Program “Hong Kong: Colonizations”. Twenty-six students with different majors spent nine weeks in Hong Kong to learn about “civilization” through cross-cultural/societal connection and exchange. This is the first batch of students who experienced our new campus, and also the first batch of students who stayed at HKU lodging at the Robert Black College.
This year, other than the Singapore and Macau trips, the group explored Hong Kong with an immersive experience through a number of excursions to historic and cultural sites like Tai Kun Center for Heritage and Arts, walking tour of Central, Jao Tsung-I Academy, Hong Kong Museum of History, Maritime Museum, Tian Tan Buddha, Chungking Mansions and Chi Lin Nunnery Nan Lian Garden. They also had a fruitful networking lunch with our EMBA student.
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 the great learning experience and shepherding them through adventures in Hong Kong.
UChicago Information Session in Hong Kong (Sep 22, 2018)
Every year the UChicago Office of College Admissions organizes an information session in Hong Kong which is open to all prospective students and families. In 2018, the session hosted by Kyle Kurfirst, Assistant Director of Admissions, was held on Sep 22 at Chinese International School with XXX guests attended.
New Admit Reception (Apr 6, 2019)
60 guests showed up in the New Admit Reception hosted by Dora Zhang (AB’16) held on Apr 6, 2019. Alan Kolata, Professor of Anthropology and some study abroad students also joined the event to share tips about campus life to our newly admitted students.
Greater Bay and Southeast Asia Counselor Fly-In Program (May 18-19, 2019)
On May 18-19, the Greater Bay and Southeast Asia Counselor Fly-In Program was held on campus with 26 counselors from high schools, e.g. Chinese International School, Dulwich Intl School Beijing, Suzhou Foreign Language School, Guangdong Country Garden School etc., attended to learn the College's most updated admission information.
The Jeff Metcalf Internship Program is the flagship internship program for University of Chicago undergraduate students. Through Metcalf internships, students work at some of the top organizations across the country and around the word, where they complete substantive projects throughout the summer and the academic year. In summer 2018, the Program provided more than 100 substantive, paid internship opportunities in Greater China and 38 of them were offered by 28 employers in Hong Kong and Shenzhen. You may find more information in Appendix I.
2018 Hong Kong Trek (Aug 21-23, 2019)
The 2018 Hong Kong Trek organized by UChicago Career Advancement Office took place on Aug 21-23. On Aug 22, over 100 incoming and current students, parents and alumni joined the Launchpad Reception hosted by Kenneth Kok (AB’99), Daniel Wolff (AB’04) and Armand Yeung (AB’99) at Hong Kong Exchange Auditorium. On Aug 23, 8 firms participated in the East Asia Investment Banking Recruiting Forum at Bank of America Tower to network with 47 students from UChicago and partner universities.