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  • Locations: Hong Kong, Hong Kong; Sydney, Australia
  • Program Terms: Spring, Summer A
  • Restrictions: UCF applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Areas of Study: Business Housing Options: Hotel
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: English Minimum GPA: 2.5
Visa Required: Yes Minimum Number of Credit Hours: 03
Academic Level: Undergraduate
Program Description:
Business Global Advantage Program with Global Academic Ventures

Sydney Harbor
Program Description:

The UCF College of Business Administration has partnered with Global Academic Ventures (GAV) to offer a unique Winter Break & Maymester study abroad program called “Doing Business in Hong Kong" and another program opportunity called "International Business in Asia." 
This intensive course is designed to provide an in-depth understanding of current business environment in these locations by examining the political, economic, social, cultural, and legal factors through lectures, case studies, and meetings with business executives. By studying the competitive advantage of major industries, including financial, logistics, trading, and professional services, this course will help you discover opportunities in startup business concepts or employment prospects from a unique perspective. There will be a very heavy emphasis on guest speakers and company presentations that will be arranged for the visiting delegations by Global Academic Ventures.

Past company presentations and corporate visits have included AOL Time Warner, Li & Fung, JP Morgan, PWC, HSBC, Disney, FEDEX Asia/Pacific, Cathay Pacific, Morgan Stanley, CK Hutchinson Holdings (Hutchinson Whampoa), 21st Century Fox Asia/Pacific, OCBC Wing Hang Bank, Uber, American Chamber of Commerce in Hong Kong, Oracle Asia/Pacific, Hong Kong Trade Development Council, Coca-Cola Asia/Pacific, InvestHK, Hong Kong Stock Exchange (SEHK), and many others.

Academic Credit:

Earn 3 credits for your major (satisfies an Upper-Level Business Elective).
Also, as an extra bonus, Professor Lonny Butcher has agreed to allow students to earn ALL their GEB Career Activity Points in the next GEB Career Professionalism class they take (GEB 3003, 3005, 4223 & 4004), through the program’s business presentations and events.

Course Learning Objectives:

On successful completion of this subject, the student should be able to:

1. Describe the environmental factors (political, economic, social, and legal) that have shaped business
2. Define the current and future competitive advantage for the financial, logistics, trading, and professional services industries of the region
3. Gain practical business insights by interacting with business executives and studying/visiting companies and their facilities
4. Discuss the role and prospects of this city within the region
Hong Kong Skyline

Minimum Requirements:
  • UCF student
  • Must be in good standing (academic, conduct and financial) with UCF


In addition to the program fee, all students pay UCF credit for 3 credits. Please contact College of Business Study Abroad at for more information.

Hong Kong Program | December 2018

Program fee: $3,415-$3,515

What this fee includes:
  • 11 nights shared (double) accommodation
  • Ground transportation
  • All breakfasts, seven lunches, and one welcome dinner
  • One cultural daytrip
  • All classroom space and meeting rooms for course activities
  • Guest speaker honorariums, presentations, and tutorials along with visiting faculty time. 
  • 45 contact hours of instruction and learning engagement
  • WI-FI in accommodation
  • All program leader expenses
  • UCF study abroad fee ($350), includes your international travel insurance
What is NOT included:
  • Flights
  • Passport and visa (if necessary) fees
  • UCF tuition
  • Meals not mentioned above
  • Personal or misc. expenses 
Australia (Sydney) Maymester Progam 

Global Academic Ventures program fee: $2,985 
UCF study abroad fee: $350

What this fee includes:
  • 14 nights shared accommodation 
  • Group transfer from Sydney airport to accommodation (for those arriving within the arrival window)
  • Ground transportation for all group activities
  • Ground transport from accommodation to Sydney airport upon departure
  • Public transportation passes for each participant on Sydney city transport. 
  • 14 breakfasts, 1 welcome dinner, and 5 lunches
  • Cultural day trip outside of Sydney
  • All classroom space for lectures, guest speakers, company presentations, tutorials, and group case study work. 
  • Academic services of a local professor 
What is NOT included:
  • Flights
  • Passport and visa (if necessary) fees
  • UCF tuition
  • Meals not mentioned above
  • Personal or misc. expenses 

Program Contact:

Business students interested in studying abroad are advised to meet CBA study abroad team in reference to the academic selection of courses, you can reach them at

This program is currently not accepting applications.