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Approaching Hong Kong

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  • Students must arrive in Hong Kong on the arrival date indicated on the Key Dates page.
  • An onsite orientation meeting will be held by the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s Office of Academic Links.
  • During orientation, students will become acquainted with the Chinese University of Hong Kong’s campus, course offerings, and other international students studying at this institution.
  • Orientation will include a section specifically for BOSP students.


Housing is provided for the duration of the program from the arrival date through the last day of residence, as indicated in the program's Key Dates. Students will be housed in one of five designated colleges located on the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) campus. BOSP students will be paired with a degree-seeking student from CUHK as their roommate for the quarter.

Staying in on-campus dorms gives students a taste of local student life and culture. All dorms have Wardens (similar to Ras) and residence tutors to oversee students’ physical and mental well-being. The tutors also organize resident association activities such as dinners, games, and parties.

All dorms come equipped with modest furnishings, phone and internet connections, air-conditioning, common washing machines and dryers, shared kitchens, shared bathrooms and showers, and common rooms with televisions. For more information related to accommodations please review the Chinese University of Hong Kong Facilities & Services website.

Meeting People and Extracurricular Activities

With full immersion into CUHK’s college system, BOSP students interact with a diverse range of students and instructors throughout their time in Hong Kong. The Colleges provide scholastic and cultural activities to complement academic learning, including activities such as singing contests, drama competitions, festival celebrations, and language-enhancement programs. Each college also has its own sports teams, which compete in intra-college competitions. CUHK also boasts a variety of student organizations, from Chinese martial arts to photography, drama, and debate.

City Life

Resting between dramatic mountains and one of the world’s busiest harbors, Hong Kong’s famous skyline boasts the most skyscrapers of any city. Listed as the fourth most densely populated region in the world, Hong Kong also boasts citizens with the world’s longest life expectancy. This gateway to the Chinese-speaking world is recognized as one of the world’s leading financial, banking, and trading centers.

With influence from its 150 years of British administration, Hong Kong now operates under the principle of “one country, two systems” as a Special Administrative Region within the People’s Republic of China and offers a dynamic and unique location for Stanford’s newest study abroad location.