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.
- 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
- Must be a junior or senior at the time of exchange
- Must have at least one semester left to graduate, upon returning from your semester abroad
Fazal Jameer, Rosen College of Hospitality Management
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:
- 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.
Hong Kong Exchange Student Guide
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