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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Housing Options: Residence Hall or Dormitory Minimum GPA: 3
Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Anthropology, Art, Asian Studies, Biochemistry, Biology, Business and Management, Chemistry, Chinese, Computer Science, Culture, Economics, English, Geography, History, Japanese, Journalism, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Social Work, Sociology Program Type: Study Abroad
Language of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Class Year: 3. Junior, 4. Senior
Language Study Offered: Chinese Program Features: Direct Enroll at a University
Program Description:

About Chinese University of Hong Kong

The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) was established in 1963 and is home to 16,000 students. The university has seven faculties - Arts, Business Administration, Education, Engineering, Medicine, Science, and Social Science. The faculty excels in both teaching and research, and counts Nobel Laureates such as Professor Yang Chen Ning (Physics) & Professor Sir James A. Mirrlees (Economics) among its ranks.

Hong Kong (pop. 7 million) offers inspiring views of Tolo Harbor with picturesque hills as the backdrop. The city is a wonderful mix of Western and Chinese cultures and is truly a global city: from the many multinational corporations headquartered here to the traditional street markets of Mong Kok and Yau Ma Tei. Students will find an exciting urban experience and a gateway to mainland China and other Asian countries.

Program Dates:
Fall Semester: September to December
A student sitting on a fence with a view of Hong Kong skyscraper in the background
Spring Semester: Early January to late May

Admissions Requirements:
No prior Cantonese language background required

Courses & Credit:
Five 3-credit courses per semester or 15-16 credits earn 4.0 Wheaton credits. Courses are taught in English.

Housing & Board:
Double or triple rooms in on-campus, self-catered residence halls. Students manage their own meals.

Budget Information:
Students studying at CUHK will continue to pay Wheaton tuition. Students are not charged Wheaton room, board, technology, laundry, or student activities fees while abroad. Wheaton will, in turn, pay the program for all tuition and academic fees as well as international insurance. Students will pay housing directly to CUHK and will book and pay for their own flights.

Fees billed by Wheaton will be charged to students on their regular Wheaton College student account during regular billing cycles (July/December). 

Federal, state, Wheaton need-based and merit scholarships will be applied to these charges for Wheaton-approved programs. Students must consult with the Office of Student Financial Services (SFS) for a comprehensive review of their aid. If a student receives aid beyond the cost of Wheaton tuition, they can request a refund through SFS. This can in turn be used to pay CUHK for room and board charges.

Please do your research as housing and meal costs vary greatly from program to program. This Budget Worksheet can help you estimate the total costs of your program. Refer to your CUHK program website for an overview of all additional expenses, which may include visas, international cell phones, and discretionary expenses.

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     For Wheaton specific questions contact:    
     Center for Global Education
     5 Howard Street
     Wheaton College
     Norton, MA 02766-2322

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2024 03/01/2024 03/01/2024 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2024-2025 03/01/2024 03/01/2024 TBA TBA