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Hong Kong, China Project Center
Hong Kong, China (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: C term
Restrictions: WPI applicants only
Budget Sheets: C term
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Acad Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
C term 2016-2017 10/05/2015 01/11/2016 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
Program Term:
C Term
Project Opportunities:
IQP
Director:
Creighton Peet
Center Highlights:
International, Urban
Housing:
Shared apartments
Program Preparation:
1/6 PQP in the term preceding departure, ID 2050 in the term preceding departure
Program Eligibility:
All majors eligible, Good academic standing (not on academic warning or academic probation), Sophomore at the time of application
Program Description:

hkLocation

Accommodations: Students at the project center live in furnished apartments with small kitchens located in a typical Chinese residential neighborhood.
 

Projects


Project Types: Urban planning, greener environment, sustainable resource use, education innovation, economic and social issues
Project Examples:
  • Education reform and innovation
    • Evaluating English language educational software developed to help Chinese students improve their English language skills
  • Greener environment
    • Evaluating how to increase recycling of beverage containers and vehicle tires
    • Identifying how to reduce light pollution and traffic congestion.
    • Identifying the possible impacts of climate change
    • Identifying and managing sources of plastic pollution in the marine environment
  • Sustainable resource use
    • Investigating how to make Hong Kong’s fishing industry more sustainable
    • Evaluating how to best develop the waterfront and marine areas of Victoria Harbour
    • How to plan urban housing and redevelopment to maximize sociocultural values, utility and walkability.
Sponsors: Hong Kong Business Environment Council, Hong Kong Green Building Council, Hong Kong Institute of Education (HKIEd), Friends of the Earth Hong Kong, Worldwide Fund for Nature (WWF), Hong Kong Urban Renewal Authority, Designing Hong Kong, Harbour Business Forum, Chinese University of Hong Kong, etc.

 

Resources

Student travel website from the Bureau of Consular Affairs, U.S. Department of State

Country-specific page from the U.S. Department of State

Country-specific travel health information from the Center for Disease Control