Hong Kong Summer Internship Program
Now is the time to apply for a global internship experience in Hong Kong!
As China becomes an increasingly important place for Western companies to do business, understanding Chinese business culture will be a valuable asset. In 2040, the Chinese economy will reach $123 trillion, or nearly three times the economic output of the entire globe in 2000.
With China's increasing importance in global business, an internship in Hong Kong places students in this dynamic business hub centered in the Asia/ Pacific region. This unique experience will give Fisher students a competitive advantage as they prepare for an international career in many industries.
The eight-week program combines the first two weeks of class with six weeks of internship placement following the course. Students will spend Monday - Friday from 10:00 am - 12 Noon in class for those first two weeks. Afternoons will be filled with class group work and corporate site visits. Classes will be taught by an approved adjunct faculty member with extensive global teaching experience, following a syllabus agreed in advance by Fisher College of Business.
Students will intern from approximately 9:00 am to 5:00 pm Monday through Friday during the six-week internship component. These unpaid internships are based in Hong Kong where this international experience will build global competitiveness,develop global networks, and enhance resumes. Additionally, students will earn OSU academic credit that may apply directly toward their degree program.
Walk-In Information Hours about the Hong Kong Summer Internship
Program are held every MONDAY from 11:00 am -1:00 pm
on the second floor of Mason Hall.
The Hong Kong Summer Internship Program is available to students who meet the following qualifications:
- Admitted to Fisher College of Business by the time you go in-country
- Classified as Rising Junior or Rising Senior
- Have GPA of 3.0 or greater
- Completed course prerequisites by the time you go in-country
Students can earn 1.5 semester course credits by participating in one of the Modules offered through the Summer Program.
- Course 1: BUSML 4253, Global Marketing, 1.5 semester credits,
- Prerequisite: BUSML 3250, Principles of Marketing
- Course 2: Building a Sustainable Supply Chain, BUSML 4385, 1.5 semester credits,
- Prerequisite: Logistics Management, BUSML 3380, 1.5 semester credits
Students will be enrolled in special sections of courses listed above, and course registration will be completed for each participant.
Do not attempt to self-register for your course.
Prerequisite courses must be completed before students go in-country in May.
The Ohio State University instructional fee and general fee for each course will be considered part of Spring Semester Tuition and Fees so no additional cost will be assessed to students.
All other supplemental fees typically paid are waived for this off-campus program.
Classes will be capped at 30 each and admission is completed on a rolling basis. Be sure to apply early to secure a seat in your desired course.
- Depart USA on Wednesday, May 1, 2013
- Arrive in Hong Kong on Friday, May 3
- Depart Hong Kong on Saturday, June 28
Program cost for the Hong Kong Summer Program is USD $ 5,975.00
- $1,000 non-refundable deposit payable upon acceptance into the program.
- $4,975 Final payment payable no later than February 15, 2013.
- $100 late fee will be assessed if students fail to pay by the established deadlines.
For information on financial assistance, please click here
Additional ways to fund Study Abroad:
INCLUDED in Program Cost:
- Shared accommodations in Hong Kong at the Garden View YWCA which is centrally located, close access to transportation, parks, and a mini-zoo. Facility provides internet access for duration of Program.
- Centrally located classroom space near student accommodations for class meetings, tutorials, and final exams
- Pick-up at airport on arrival in Hong Kong and transport to accommodation
- Return to airport on departure from Hong Kong
- Weekly Travel Pass for transport on buses, trains, and ferries during the Program
Orientation Program and Activities
- Welcome lunch and Orientation meeting on day of arrival
- Central Hong Kong walking tour on day of arrival
- Welcome dinner in Hong Kong on day of arrival
- Full day trip to the Big Buddha on Lantau Island (does not include lunch) on Sunday, May 5
- Catch up group dinner
- Farewell Dinner two days prior to departure from Hong Kong
- Placement in a six-week unpaid internship with a company, organization, or government agency relevant to your interest (in workplace Monday through Friday for six weeks).
- Updated Resume PDF must be submitted with Program Application and will be shared with potential internship hosts.
- Link to an Online Resume Form will be sent to admitted students to identify your ideal internship experience in alignment with your major, specialization, career goals, and particular industry or sector. Additionally, it will assist our placement team to find the best internship fit for you. Please be as specific as you can about what you would like to do in your field. For example, if you are seeking a marketing internship, do you want to market a sports team, or clothing, or a new brand of soft drink? Or, do you want to be involved in the creative side of marketing, working in an advertising agency hired to develop a branding strategy? Given your major, please think about similar details as well as considering company size, multinational, or domestic. Is a big name company crucial or is the substance of your internship more important? Many times smaller companies yield greater responsibility to the intern. This Resume Form will be the starting point for the internship placement so make sure you consider your career goals and provide as many details as you can. Remember, placement requests must be realistic in terms of your background, experience and education.
- Internship Interview: Every attempt will be made to provide the optimal internship experience. If you apply early, you will have an actual interview with our Hong Kong partners who will travel here to discuss your internship plan during the week of November 12. Be sure to apply early to secure an interview spot. If you apply after that time, you will interview via Skype or by phone.
- Internship placements will be disclosed early as they are part of the visa application process.
- HK Training Visa documents for Hong Kong
- In-country resident director support will be available during the program's duration
NOT INCLUDED in the Program Cost:
- Round-trip Airfare to and from Hong Kong
- International HTH Student Health Insurance (required) (approximately $75)
The Ohio State University instructional fee and general fee for each course will be considered part of your Spring Semester Tuition and Fees so no additional cost will be assessed to you.
All other supplemental fees typically paid are waived for this off-campus program.
Application Process, Deadlines and Group Flight Information
- Application OPENS: October 1, 2012
- Application CLOSES: January 31, 2013
- Deadline for Final Program Payment: February 15, 2013, must be paid in full
- STEP 1: Revise Current Resume:
You must attach your current Resume to the application when you submit. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
- STEP 2: Complete HTH Supplemental Insurance Form available at the Summer Internship Website which you must attach to the application when you submit. Do not send to OIA as form indicates. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
- STEP 3: Submit Application:
After clicking on the link below,
- start by Creating an Account,
- click on "Search Programs" tab,
- select "Summer 2013" in the "Term" field to find your desired location.
- STEP 4: Flight and Payment Options:
- $1,000 non-refundable deposit is due AFTER you have received an approval email with instructions how to pay.
- Final program payment is due no later than February 15, 2013.
- Do not purchase your airfare until you have been officially accepted onto the program. Information to pay your fees and purchase your airfare will be sent via email. You will pay your fees and purchase a seat on the group flight through Student Universe, our travel and payment partner.