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  • Locations: Hong Kong, China
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: WFU applicants only
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Discover Hong Kong from an intern's perspective

The Wake Forest University Internship Program in Hong Kong, in collaboration with The Intern Group, offers qualified WFU students an internship relevant to their field of study. Interns work full time Monday through Friday for eight weeks.

Internships are available in numerous fields, including but not limited to: Business, Entrepreneurship, Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, Banking & Financial Services, NGOs, Information Technology, Journalism, Fashion, Human Resources, English and some Sciences.

Program Dates: May 22 to July 17, 2021
Hong Kong
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The Wake Forest University Internship Program in Hong Kong, in collaboration with The Intern Group, offers qualified WFU students an internship relevant to their field of study. Interns work full time Monday through Friday for eight weeks.

Internships are available in numerous fields, including but not limited to: Business, Entrepreneurship, Advertising, Marketing, Public Relations, Communications, Banking & Financial Services, NGOs, Information Technology, Journalism, Fashion, Human Resources, English and some Sciences.

Placements are not available in the following fields: Government and Politics, Law, Theatre and Music. Science placements are uncommon.

Students must complete an interview with the Intern Group for full acceptance into the program. Students will hear of their provisional acceptance into the program from WFU at the beginning of February and prompted to set up an interview with the Intern Group shortly after. 

Program Dates: May 22 to July 17, 2021

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Location Hong Kong is one of the world’s leading commercial centers and a powerhouse in Asia: the hub connecting the continent with the world. Our Hong Kong internship program offers successful applicants the opportunity to gain invaluable work experience in the industry sector of their choice in one of the world’s leading cities, all while making important global connections and boosting their resume and future career. The economic rise of China, and Asia as a whole, is well-documented. Those who experience it and understand it will be the leaders of tomorrow.
Program In most cases students will take BUS 350, which counts for 3 hours of pass/fail elective credit toward graduation. In some cases, students can receive credit from the academic department that corresponds with his or her internship. For example, if you were planning on getting an internship at an art gallery, you would go to the Art department for credit. Students must find a WFU faculty member in the credit-granting department to serve as his or her supervisor for the duration of the internship. The faculty supervisor is responsible for all academics related to the internship and will assign coursework to be completed during the internship. For BUS 350, the academic supervisor will be provided for you. Coursework could include reflective journals, essays, readings, and research papers.

Note: not all academic departments will grant credit for internships. Please meet with Mike Tyson or Sean McGlynn to discuss this process in more detail.
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Accommodation Students stay in a shared apartment with private bedrooms. Housing is located a reasonable commute to place of internship (generally 30-45 mins is normal) by bus, metro or walking. 
Excursions A Macau day trip
Enjoy a day in the mini-Vegas of Asia, a buffet dinner at the longest buffet line (70 feet!) in Asia at the Grand Lisboa hotel, and much more!

A tour of Lantau Island
Picturesque villages and beautiful scenery provide a sanctuary away from the busy streets of downtown Hong Kong. Ride on the Ngong Ping Cable car, visit the traditional Tai O Fishing Village, climb up 240 steps to see the famous Big Buddha and enjoy a traditional Chinese vegetarian lunch in the Po Lin Monastery.

Dinner and a view on The Peak
Enjoy a delicious dinner before going up to the Sky Terrace for the most breath-taking panoramic view of Hong Kong.

In addition to these free events, The Intern Group will also organize regular optional events on a weekly basis including trips to museums, cinemas, bars, restaurants, the theater and other must-do activities in wonderful Hong Kong.

Program fee also includes pick-up from the airport upon arrival and the first few days of transportation costs within the city.

 
Selection Good academic standing
Maturity 
Successful interview with the Intern Group
Costs The total cost of summer study abroad can be broken down into four categories: 
  • Program Fee - Usually covers room, in-country travel, international health insurance, excursions, some meals and other costs associated with the program.
  • Tuition – Students on WFU summer programs pay WFU summer school tuition per credit hour. The 2020 summer rate was $900/per credit hour. Expect a small increase for summer 2021.
  • Airfare – Varies per location. Students are responsible for their own airfare unless otherwise noted.
  • Personal Expenses – These will vary depending on the students' spending habits, cost of living in the destination country, and the number of meals included in the program fee.
Program Fee - $6,860
Tuition (3hrs) - $2,700
Airfare (estimated) - $1,800
Personal Expenses (estimated) - $2,000
Estimated total cost - $13,360
Scholarships Scholarships are available through the GPS http://studyabroad.wfu.edu/funding/#Summer%20Scholarship Information
Contact Michael Tyson
Assistant Director for Study Abroad
Center for Global Programs and Studies, 116 Reynolda Hall
Telephone: (336) 758 4072
E-mail: tysonmj@wfu.edu

Taylor Burdette
Study Abroad Advisor
Center for Global Programs and Studies
Phone: (336) 758 2523
E-mail: burdett@wfu.edu
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This program is currently not accepting applications.