An exchange program is an exceptional opportunity to enhance one's college experience and become fully immersed in another culture at another university campus. Students will live and study side-by-side with local students from the host country and other international students there, giving students a true taste of what the student life in that country is all about. Academically, students will be challenged by learning a new language – if they choose – or exploring an array of unique course offerings that count as transfer credit toward their LMU degree.
The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) has established and maintained relationships with a large number of institutions over the world. Student exchange programs have developed rapidly at the department-level, college-level, and university-level. The University now has more than 200 exchange partners and is sending some 700 students abroad each year. In return, every year CUHK welcomes some 1,300 international and non-local students to campus as exchange and visiting students. These students, together with local students, take part in a variety of cultural programs and field trips. LMU students can spend a semester or year studying at CUHK.
CUHK General Overview for Visiting Study Abroad and Exchange Students
CUHK is a comprehensive research university. It has a total of 61 departments under the Faculties of Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Law, Medicine, Science, and Social Science. CUHK was the first university in Hong Kong to have student exchange and study abroad programs. CUHK's International Asian Studies Program was launched in association with the Yale-China Association in 1977.
CUHK is in the Sha Tin district of Hong Kong. The Sha Tin is one of the 18 districts of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region of the People's Republic of China. The district is Hong Kong's most densely populated and the well-developed Sha Tin New Town sits along the banks of the Shing Mun river channel. The Hong Kong Government used to showcase Sha Tin as an achievement in building a modern new town. Visiting foreign dignitaries were often invited to tour Sha Tin and its housing estates.
The Yale-China Chinese Language Centre (CLC) offers Cantonese and Putonghua courses at the elementary, intermediate, and advanced levels. Most undergraduate exchange students can take a maximum of 6 units of Chinese Proficiency courses (2 courses) in each term. CUHK requires students to enroll in a minimum of 9 units (3 courses) per term with a maximum of 18 units (6 courses) per term. Click here to see planned course offerings and see how to search for courses.
Most 3-unit courses are composed of 3 hours of lecture or 2 hours of lecture and 1 hour of tutorial per week.
Students can enjoy a full range of cultural, extra-curricular and sports activities at CUHK to supplement their academic life. Through these activities, students learn about the culture of Hong Kong and China, make friends with local students, and get immersed in the local student life.
The Contemporary China Studies program offers a wide range of courses in Humanities and Social Sciences with a focus on Contemporary China. These courses aim to enrich students’ insights into China’s cultural past, modern history, and contemporary society. We encourage active enrollment from students, as these courses will aid them in developing a strong foundation in analyzing and understanding contemporary China. Students will also gain a realist perspective to prepare them for a future international career in China.
HOUSING AND MEALS
Undergraduate exchange students will live in on-campus housing and are assigned to double or triple-occupancy rooms in college managed hostels with local roommates. On-campus housing is automatically assigned to admitted students, an additional application is not required. Each room is equipped with high-speed internet access.
Dormitory life will give exchange and study abroad students a glimpse of the local student life and culture. Perhaps, first friends will be made at the dormitories. All dormitories have wardens and residence tutors to oversee the physical and mental wellness of the residents. The tutors will also help to organize activities with resident associations. Some examples of these activities are high table dinners, sweet soup gatherings, mass games such as tug of war, and karaoke parties. Exchange and study abroad students are encouraged to take the initiative to find out more about these activities.