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Hospitality Exchange at Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong

Spring  2013

China 

Program Full

Program Description:

The Rosen College of Hospitality Management (RCHM) exchange program with the Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Hotel and Tourism (HTM) combines practical and academic studies. It is intended to deepen the participant's understanding of hotel and tourism operations within the cultural context of Hong Kong. HTM is regarded as one of the best schools of its class in the world, with enrollment of around 1,600 students and academic staff from 18 countries. The School has garnered international recognition for its innovations in teaching and the strength of its curriculum. The School's coursework, which is delivered in English, has been designed with input from international industry leaders to respond to the realities of the global tourism industry. HKPU is located in the area of Hung Hom, in Kowloon. Its history began in 1937 as the Government Trade School. In 1947, it became the Hong Kong Technical College. In 1957, the college moved to its current site and in 1972 it became the Hong Kong Polytechnic, following the format of the British educational system. The institution was granted full university status on November 25, 1994. Academically, HKPU is divided into 7 Faculties, one of which is the School of Hotel and Tourism Management. The university has approximately 16,500 students. Hong Kong is a Special Administrative Region (SAR) of the People's Republic of China. The region was under British control from 1841 to 1997. Its economy is highly dependent on trade and business services. Hong Kong is very densely populated, with a land area is 1104 Km and an estimated population of 6.92 million (in 2007). The country's official languages are Cantonese and English. Hong Kong International Airport is served by many major airlines to more than 130 cities worldwide.

Minimum Requirements:

  • GPA: 3.0 cumulative
  • Must be in good standing (academic, conduct and financial) with UCF
  • Must be registered full time while participating in the exchange

Application Process:
You can apply online for this program. The application includes the submittal of a brief essay (500 words) that clearly describes your academic and personal goals, as well as how this program would further them. We recommend you work on your essay outside the application environment and then paste it on the appropriate field.

In addition, the application process also requires that you submit the following items to Joshua Johnson, RCH 201C:

  • Resume
  • Academic Reference from instructor familiar with you (which may be from a supervisor if appropriate) and who can explain why you are a good candidate for this program.


Selected participants must meet with the Program Coordinator to discuss and register for the appropriate coursework. Course work completed through the program may count as 12 semester hours of restricted elective or general elective course work.

All applications will be reviewed by the Rosen College International Committee and selected applicants will be notified of how to follow up. Assessment of the applications will be based on the academic qualifications of the applicant, as well as fit with the courses that the applicant has taken. UCF does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation and/or veteran status.

http://www.polyu.edu.hk/iao/study-student-exchange.php 

Additional Information:

Exchange Student Guide

Estimated Student Expenses

Passport Services Available on Campus 

**Expected arrival date: December 28, 2012 - January 2, 2013

 

Learning Outcomes:

Participants of this program will be expected to realize the following outcomes:

DISCIPLINARY OUTCOMES (per course syllabi)

GEOGRAPHIC AWARENESS

  • Describe the main cultural, geographic, physical, politico-economic, and social characteristics of the host country.
  • Discuss how the host country fits within the global physical, cultural, political or economic systems.

SELF-AWARENESS

  • Describe how the program impacted their personal culture and values.
  • Provide examples on how the program experiences affected their academic, professional, or personal goals.

SELF-RELIANCE

  • Provide examples of how they may use their program experiences to deal with challenging situations in the future.
  • Provide examples of how to avoid conflicts from misunderstandings due to cultural differences.

COMMUNICATION

  • Communicate in writing how their program experience makes them more valuable to a prospective graduate program or employer. 
Program Prerequisites:
Minimum GPA: 3.00 cumulative
Language: 
Proficiency Level Required: 
Other Prerequisites: 
Courses[click to expand]:
HFT-4866C Exploring Wines of the World - HKP
Academic Institution: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Catalog Description:

Module at Hong Kong Polytechnic, SAR Hong Kong, China: HTM 3014 Wine Studies & Oenology. 

The description of this module can be found here.

Course Prerequisites:

Per syllabus.

Requirements for Substitution:

Must be completed with three other UCF approved courses for this institution.

Credit Hours: 3.00


HFT-3785 Study Abroad: Casino and Gaming Management - HKP
Academic Institution: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Catalog Description:

Module at Hong Kong Polytechnic, SAR Hong Kong, China: HTM 4113 Casino and Gaming Management.

The description of this module can be found here.

Course Prerequisites:

Per syllabus.

Requirements for Substitution:

Must be taken with three UCF approved courses for this institution.

Credit Hours: 3.00


HFT-4735 Tourism Geography
Academic Institution: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Catalog Description:

Module at Hong Kong Polytechnic, SAR Hong Kong, China: HTM 2106 Tourism and Transport. The description of this module can be found here.

Course Prerequisites:

Per syllabus.

Requirements for Substitution:

Must be completed with three UCF approved courses for this institution.

Credit Hours: 3.00


HFT-4955 Study Abroad: Airline Management - HKP
Academic Institution: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Catalog Description:

Module at Hong Kong Polytechnic, SAR Hong Kong, China: HTM 3134 Airline Management. The description of this module can be found here.

Course Prerequisites:

Per syllabus.

Requirements for Substitution:

Must be completed with three UCF approved courses for this institution.

Credit Hours: 3.00


HFT-4955 Study Abroad: International Tourism Studies - HKP
Academic Institution: The Hong Kong Polytechnic University
Catalog Description:

Module at Hong Kong Polytechnic, SAR Hong Kong, China: HTM 4008 International Tourism Studies.

The description of this module can be found here.

Course Prerequisites:

Per syllabus.

Requirements for Substitution:

Must be completed with three UCF approved courses for this institution.

Credit Hours: 3.00


Program Components and Costs:
Component: Administration
Services: 
Price (in US Dollars): 250.00
Requirement: Mandatory
Payments:
Payment due:  Pending application approval
Study abroad fees are posted to the UCF student account. Payment procedures, types and cashier locations can be found here, on the UCF Registrar's website.
Faculty Program Coordinator:
Name: Fazal Jameer
Email: fazal.jameer@ucf.edu
Office: RCH 201A (Rosen Campus)
Program Dates:
Program Begins: 2013-01-17
Program Ends: 2013-05-31
Program Deadlines:
Last day to apply: 2012-03-23
Last day to withdraw/reconfirm: 2012-01-27
Additional information:
Program Map
Nearest US Embassy Abroad
US State Department Country Information
Currency Exchange Information
Visa Information:
Visa Required: Yes
Visa Application Date: 
Estimated Cost of the Visa: 160.00
Additional Visa Information
Your visa requirements and cost may vary if you are not a US citizen. Please let OIS staff know if you are not using a US passport to ensure that we can address any differences in the immigration requirements.

Program Cost Disclaimer: The program cost does not cover UCF tuition, airfare (unless a program expressly and specifically includes this), independent travel, or personal expenses. Cost is approximate and may fluctuate due to changes in foreign currency or unforeseen circumstances. UCF reserves the right to alter or cancel the program at any time. In such cases, the university shall not be liable for airfare, transportation costs and/or any other costs incurred by the student. UCF, Office of International Studies will make reasonable efforts to notify students through reasonable means to inform the students to reserve their flights. Students should consult their travel agent about buying travel insurance to defray unanticipated costs in the event travel plans change. UCF will make reasonable efforts to notify students via Knights email when any significant changes are being made to the program. It is entirely within UCF's discretion as to what changes are considered significant.

University of Central Florida
Office of International Studies
4000 Central Florida Blvd, Millican Hall room 107 Orlando, FL 32816
Telephone (407) 882-2300 | Fax (407) 882-0240 | studyabroad@ucf.edu