Hong Kong is a cosmopolitan city with a fantastic mix of people from around the world as well as historic temples, ultra-modern high rises, intriguing cultural festivals and trendy shopping and entertainment districts. Within the city, students will find both a fast-paced urban lifestyle and the opportunity to escape to secluded beaches and walking trails.
Always known for its active business development, Hong Kong is truly a gateway to Mainland China and Asia. While the majority of people in Hong Kong are ethnic Chinese, who speak Cantonese and some Mandarin, English is one of the city’s official languages and is widely used in daily life.
Established in 1994 after the merger of Hong Kong’s former colleges of education, The Education University of Hong Kong (EdUHK) has become an internally recognized destination for multi-disciplinary research. Originally dedicated specifically to teacher education, EdUHK has expanded its academic disciplines to span business, science, the humanities and social sciences.
Fully committed to supporting research environments, EdUHK has a central support library open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The campus is also wired for high speed internet and state of the art computer labs are available.
Students at EdUHK can participate in numerous activities, from community service to sports teams, which utilize the Institute’s beautiful 5.3 hectare sports centre facing Tolo Harbour. There are active student unions that cater to a wide variety of interests. Hall life is also important at HKIE, with a diverse range of programs to assist students as they adapt to life away from home.
All students will attend a pre-departure orientation on Marquette's campus. Additionally, an orientation for exchange students will be held soon after arrival. This onsite orientation helps exchange students to understand more about EdUHK and life in Hong Kong.
EdUHK was developed as an institute for training teachers and, as such, has a very strong education department. The university also has developed many English-taught courses in the humanities and social sciences. Popular offerings include courses on politics, history, Hong Kong culture, and sociology.
Each course at EdUHK is worth 3 credits and student must take between 12 and 15 credits, or 4 to 5 courses. Grades do not transfer to Marquette University for this program. Only credits will transfer, provided that a grade of “C” or higher is earned.
Marquette students will live in the very affordable (about $700 total for the whole semester!) EdUHK residential halls. There are four halls available on campus: Northcote Hall, Grantham Hall, Robert Black Hall and the Jockey Club Student Quarters. Each has slightly different living arrangements. Northcote Hall, Grantham Hall and Robert Black Hall provide shared twin study-bedrooms and communal facilities including activity rooms, laundry rooms, and pantries. Each study-bedroom is also equipped with computer (ethernet) ports and telephone sockets. The Jockey Club Student Quarters comprise 7- person or 10-person flats, each with single/double/triple bedrooms, its own sitting/dining areas, terrace, kitchen, laundry room and bathrooms.
An abundance of food is readily available in Hong Kong and around campus. A cafeteria is available directly on campus and meals start at approximately $2-$5. In general, the price of food is slightly less than the US and EdUHK estimates students should be prepare to spend from $350-$550 on food, each month.