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Hong Kong Summer Global Internship Program

Weekly Walk-In Information Sessions

225 Mason Hall

Tuesdays, 10:30 - 1:30 pm

Thursdays:  1:30 - 3:30 pm

 

 Application CLOSED

 

Noted as one of the world's leading international financial centers, Hong Kong provides students a unique learning experience in a very dynamic business hub centered in the Asia/ Pacific region. Recruiters tell us this opportunity gives Fisher students a competitive advantage as they prepare for a global career in many industries.

The 8-week program combines a Global Skills class with 8 weeks of internship placement. You'll spend the first few days in class and corporate site visits that help you better understand how to do business in this region, and enable you to begin your internship better prepared. 

Students will intern full-time Monday through Friday during the 8-week internship component. These unpaid internships will give you an invaluable opportunity to enhance your global competencies, network internationally, and build your resume.  

Program OverviewApplication ProcessPre-Departure InformationInternship Placement

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Program Cost

Program cost for the Hong Kong Summer Program is $5,495 USD.  

  • $1,000 non-refundable deposit payable upon acceptance into the program.  
  • Final payment payable no later than February 15, 2014  
  • $100 late fee will be assessed if students fail to pay by the established deadlines.

 

INCLUDED IN PROGRAM COST:

Accommodations

  • Shared accommodations in Hong Kong at the Garden View YWCA which is centrally located, close access to transportation, parks, and cafes, and internet access for duration of program.

Transportation

  • Pick-up at airport on arrival in Hong Kong and transport to accommodation
  • Return to airport on departure from Hong Kong

Orientation Program and Activities

  • Welcome and required orientation meeting on day of arrival
  • Welcome dinner in Hong Kong on day of arrival
  • Central Hong Kong walking and coach tour with local guide, Saturday, May 3
  • Full day cultural trip to the Big Buddha on Lantau Island, Sunday, May 4
  • Group dinner, Friday, May 9
  • Group dinner, Firday, May 30
  • Career Networking Event, Thursday, June 19
  • Farewell dinner, Thursday, June 26
  • Internet will be provided during the program.

Internship Placement

  • Placement in an eight-week unpaid internship with a company, organization, or government agency relevant to your interest.  Students are guaranteed a meaningful business internship placement, however, placements will vary based on:
  1. students' previous work and leadership experiences, 
  2. quantity of core business courses completed, and 
  3. interview confirming intellectual curiosity, personal maturity, and flexibilty necessary for a successful experience abroad.
  • Resume must be submitted as a PDF with Program Application.  Will be shared with potential internship hosts who make the final decision to host a particular student.  
  • Online Resume Profile Form link will be sent to accepted 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. 
  • For example, if you are seeking a finance internship, are you interested in corporate finance, risk managmeent, or investment management ? Given your major, please provide details about your specialization 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 is the starting point for your internship placement so make sure you consider your career goals and provide as many details as you can. 
  • Internship Interview:  Every attempt will be made to provide the optimal internship experience you've requested.  If you are accepted into the Program by the November 15 Priority Deadline, you will have an actual interview with our Hong Kong placement team who will travel to campus in late November to discuss your internship plan. 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 at least two weeks prior to arrival in-country.

Resident Director

  • In-country resident director support will be available during the program's duration.

Visa

  • Processing assistance and cost for Hong Kong Training Visa 

NOT INCLUDED IN PROGRAM COST:

  • Round-trip Airfare to and from Hong Kong (approximately $2,000 USD)
  • Transportation in city (bus, cab, ferry, or train, approximately $25 per week, will vary with internship placement location)
  • International HTH Student Health Insurance (required) (approximately $75)
  • Food in-country (approximately $100 per week, varies per individual)
  • Entertainment in-country (approximately $100 per week, varies per individual)
  • Weekend excursions (varies per individual)

 

Bullet Course Description

BUSADM 4189, Doing Business in HONG KONG

A one-credit class, BUSADM 4189, Advanced Field Study, scheduled during Spring Semester, second 7-week session, will be required of all global internship students.  Graded as P/F, the Doing Business in Hong Kong course will prepare students to better understand the dynamics of doing business in this region, as well as insight on how to assimilate into the Asian culture. Additional content will cover pre-departure information to prepare students to depart.

Students admitted into the Program will be automatically enrolled in this course.  Do not self-enroll.

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Eligibility

The Hong Kong Summer Global Internship Program is open to students who meet the following qualifications:

  • Fully Admitted to Fisher College of Business prior to going in-country
  • Rising Juniors or Rising Seniors 
  • GPA of 3.0 or greater
  • Valid Visa:  to apply or renew your passport, go to Travel.State.Gov (passport expiration date must be after January 1, 2015)

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Schedule

  • Depart USA Thursday, May 1, 2014
  • Arrive Hong Kong  on Friday, May 2
  • Depart Hong Kong on Saturday, June 28

Bullet STEP 1: Read Deadlines:

  • Application OPENS:  September 15, 2013
  • Application CLOSES:  January 15, 2014
  • Deadline for Final Program Payment:   February 15, 2014, MUST BE PAID IN FULL

Bullet STEP 2: Update Resume:

You must attach your current Resume as a PDF to your submitted application.  Incomplete applications will not be processed. 

Bullet STEP 3: Submit Application:

YOU CAN ONLY APPLY TO ONE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM

Click on the link below,

  • start by Creating an Account,
  • click on "Search Programs" tab, 
  • select "Summer 2014" in the "Term" field and select your desired location. 

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Payment Information

  • Payment Option: 
    • Online payment details and link will be sent via your Acceptance Email
    • $1,000 non-refundable deposit is due AFTER you have received an acceptance email with payment instructions
    • Final program payment due no later than February 15, 2014

*Your deposit is only refundable if you are not accepted into the program.

Bullet Embassy Registration

  • As an added precaution, we request all students register with the US Department of State Smart Traveler Enrollment Program (STEP).
  • Students enter their travel information so that the Department of State can better assist in emergencies.

Bullet Group Flight Information

  • Do not purchase your airfare until you have been officially accepted onto the program.
  • Information to purchase your group airfare will be sent via your Acceptance Email.

Bullet Insurance

  • All students participating in study abroad programs offered through the Fisher College of Business are required to enroll in supplemental travel insurance. Students should carry their insurance card with them at all times while traveling in-country.
  • The Ohio State University supplemental travel insurance is provided through HTH Worldwide Services. This supplemental insurance includes a policy covering accident and sickness and for emergency assistance, evacuation and repatriation.
  • To register for HTH Supplemental Insurance, please consult "Applying Online for Supplemental Travel Insurance" found at the Office of International Affairs insurance website.

Bullet International Students

  • In order to participate, international students must be able to obtain all required travel visas and confirm their eligibility to return to the US after the program (i.e., a multiple entry visa)

Bullet Passports

  • If needed, the costs associated with applying for or renewing a passport are not included in the total price of the program.
  • All students (international and domestic) must have passports valid at least six (6) months past the dates of travel.
  • If you are a US citizen but do not currently have a passport and you are selected to participate in the program, you should apply for your passport as soon as possible. You must have your passport at least three (3) months prior to departure to allow time to process a visa if required.

If you are a US citizen, please see Travel.State.Gov for more information about applying and renewing your passport.

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Internship Placement

  • Placement in an eight-week unpaid internship with a company, organization, or government agency relevant to your interest.  Students are guaranteed a meaningful business internship placement, however, placements will vary based on:
  1. students' previous work and leadership experiences, 
  2. quantity of core business courses completed, and 
  3. interview confirming intellectual curiosity, personal maturity, and flexibilty necessary for a successful experience abroad.
  • Resume must be submitted as a PDF with Program Application.  Will be shared with potential internship hosts who make the final decision to host a particular student.  
  • Online Resume Profile Form link will be sent to accepted 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. 
  • For example, if you are seeking a finance internship, are you interested in corporate finance, risk managmeent, or investment management ? Given your major, please provide details about your specialization 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 is the starting point for your internship placement so make sure you consider your career goals and provide as many details as you can. 
  • Internship Interview:  Every attempt will be made to provide the optimal internship experience you've requested.  If you apply early, you will have an actual interview with our Hong Kong placement team who will travel to campus to discuss your internship plan. 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 at least two weeks prior to arrival in-country.

Resident Director

  • In-country resident director support will be available during the program's duration.

Visa

  • Processing assistance and cost for Hong Kong Training Visa