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Hong Kong, China

Due to political developments in the region and ongoing travel restrictions, the Syracuse Hong Kong Center program and options affiliated with the City University of Hong Kong have been suspended as of Fall 2020.

We encourage students to explore Syracuse Abroad's many other opportunities for global learning and engagement, including Center, summer or short-term programs. Syracuse students specifically interested in studying in the region are encouraged to explore World Partner programs in Asia.

Syracuse Hong Kong provides a framework to understand—and participate in—the fast growing economic, environmental and social significance of this region. All courses, except language courses, are taught in English. There is no language prerequisite to join the Syracuse Hong Kong program.

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Syracuse Hong Kong Courses

In Hong Kong, you will select one of two academic tracks: full enrollment in the Syracuse Hong Kong curriculum, or full enrollment in a semester with our partner institution, the City University of Hong Kong (CityU), where our program is based. The Syracuse Hong Kong curriculum begins with a two-week traveling seminar to areas of key importance in Asia and closes with a full-time internship or research project. Students enrolled at CityU study alongside Chinese students in professional programs that combine real-world experience with research and study.

Our Hong Kong program is rigorous, innovative and distinguished by the same exceptional standards that apply in every other aspect of a Syracuse University academic experience. Your courses may fulfill curricular requirements so you can stay on track to graduate on time. Explore a range of topics across disciplines at the center.

Study in Depth

Each Syracuse Abroad center offers depth in particular areas of study. At Syracuse Hong Kong, these include:

  • Southeast and East Asian studies
  • Political science and humanities
  • Business and management
  • Chinese languages

Wondering if Syracuse Hong Kong is the right fit for you? Refine your Syracuse Abroad options to discover the program that best fits your academic goals.

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Semester Programs

The semester programs feature courses taught in English in addition to at least one Mandarin or Cantonese course at your appropriate level.

Student poses on the Great Wall of China

Travel with Purpose

For most students, the Hong Kong semester begins with a two-week traveling signature seminar designed to give you an experience-based perspective on key issues in China and the greater East and Southeast Asia regions.

Nan Lian Garden Hong Kong

At Home in Hong Kong

Your Syracuse Abroad experience is enhanced through your housing options. In Hong Kong, you’ll live with other Syracuse Hong Kong students in a CityU residence hall or in an apartment near the university. This is an opportunity to live like a local and engage with the community.

Busy street in Hong Kong

World Ready. Career Ready.

An internship in Hong Kong will allow you to apply classroom lessons to real work situations, explore career options and develop professional skills—maybe even meet future colleagues! Our on-­site internship coordinator will work with you to find the placement that best suits your interests and qualifications through established relationships in many business sectors of Hong Kong.

Busy market in Hong Kong

Can I Afford to Study Abroad?

Yes! We work with you to make studying abroad within reach. Your financial aid package may apply to study abroad, plus there are other assistance options, including scholarships, grants and awards.

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Whether you're still deciding if studying abroad is right for you or you've already made a decision to study abroad, meeting with your academic advisor early in the process can help you to select the program that best fits your academic track.

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