Hong Kong Baptist University
Overview: Franklin College has a formal agreement with Hong Kong Baptist University that allows two students each semester to study in Hong Kong. Each semester one slot is reserved for a Franklin College journalism student, and the second slot is open to students from any academic major. Instruction takes place in English and Franklin students reside in university facilities, typically with a Chinese roommate.
Institution: Hong Kong Baptist University is a publicly-funded institution with a Christian heritage. The University seeks to create an educational experience that is holistic in nature and it is committed to nurturing its students so that they develop into well-rounded intellectual, professional, physical, moral and spiritual people. This educational philosophy is the basis of HKBU’s long-cherished aim of “whole-person education.”
Housing: The university is composed of three closely knitted campuses: the Ho Sin Hang Campus on Waterloo Road, the Shaw Campus on the adjacent Renfrew Road and the Baptist University Road Campus. Students stay on one of the three campuses that are located only minutes from each other.
Course offerings: Click here for a list of course offerings.
Semester: Students can study during both the fall and spring semesters.
GPA requirement: Grades must be in good standing.
Information about Hong Kong: Hong Kong is considered the "City of Life" where East meets West. The multi-cultural heritage, perfect geographical location and kaleidoscopic living style merge into the very core of this lovely city.
Other interesting information: The university is comprised of five different schools.