*The BGSU Global Internship-Hong Kong
The internships in Hong Kong offer comprehensive professional development and span across all career fields in a wide range of leading companies and NGOs. Quality accommodation, your first month’s work commute in Hong Kong, internship mentoring, advanced professional training, cultural and social events, and 24/7 local support are all included in your program. You will form lifelong friendships with other program participants and networks which span the globe, forge long lasting connections in Hong Kong, and become part of our powerful alumni network after the program.
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.
Hong Kong is a magical, modern city built from the ancient civilization of China 5000 years ago. Cradling a cocktail of cultures, Chinese heritage, and British colonial history, Hong Kong will take your breath away. The skyline of Hong Kong represents its opportunities. It exudes an aura of success that attracts and intimidates in equal measure. Lining both sides of the Victoria Harbor are some of the world’s most renowned financial institutions and investment banks. Nestling side-by-side are skyscrapers where the headquarters of many of the most profitable Chinese companies now sit. A city that never sleeps – Hong Kong is a shimmering playground for Wall Street power-players, commercial tycoons and fashion trendsetters.
Learn about your destination by visiting the State Department’s Bureau of Consular Affairs web page at https://travel.state.gov/content/passports/en/country.html
to find country specific information about visa, safety and security, local laws, health, and more.
BGSU 4900: Internship Abroad*
Variable: 1-12 credit hours
Students will have to complete a minimum of 120 clock hours to meet the internship requirement as determined by each specific academic department approving the experience abroad.
*If students would like the internship to count towards a specific degree requirement they must obtain permission from the relevant department. Please consult with the Education Abroad office.
All internships will be conducted in English.
For interested students Language courses are available:
More people speak Chinese than any other language in the world. Its value is growing and is now a critical language should you want to have a truly international career. There is no better place to learn Chinese than in Hong Kong, the city where a perfect blend of East meets West exist and where ‘bilateral and trilingual’ communication is a government policy.
You have the opportunity to enroll in a leading Mandarin language school in Hong Kong. They offer a wide range of general and business courses from Foundation to Advanced levels. The school is located in the heart of the major financial hub – “Central” on Hong Kong Island and will be easily accessible from both your accommodation and your workplace.
Regular Mandarin Course: This is perfect for students who have an interest in learning a second language and would like to start from scratch. You will be placed in a small group and attend 20 hours of lessons – two hours per class, and you can attend one or two classes a week according to your schedule. Upon completion of this course, you will be familiar with the fundamental pronunciation in Mandarin, identify basic sentences.
A top internship in your field of interest
Airport pick-up & drop-off
24/7 local support
Regular social & cultural events
Alumni career coaching
Your own private bedroom in shared accommodation with other interns or young professionals
Workplace HR Assessment: Partnering with the world's leading HR agency DDI International, The Intern Group provides a workplace personality and skills assessment usually exclusive to CEO’s and corporate leaders.
$300 discount because you’re a Bowling Green State University student
Additional $500 discount for Pell Grant recipients
Yearly full-ride and partial Global Leadership Grants
After the initial review of your application, you will be instructed to schedule a 20 minute interview with The Intern Group’s admissions team so that they can learn more about your career goals. If accepted into the program, you’ll then begin your collaborative placement process with the local team in the destination you’re interested in interning abroad in.
- 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.
Accommodation includes a private bedroom in a shared mixed gender apartment. The accommodation is professionally cleaned prior to your arrival and comes with bedsheets and internet as standard. We take care to make sure that all our housing options are located within a reasonable commute (about 30-45 minutes is normal) to your work by bus, metro or walk. Occasionally the private bedrooms allocated are fitted with bunk beds. However, participants are never asked to share bedrooms.
Private studios are also available upon request at additional cost. If you wish to stay in a private studio, the request must be submitted 8 weeks prior to your start date.
Your first month’s transportation in Hong Kong to and from work – you will be provided wiith a pre-loaded transportation card for the first month of your stay, giving you free use of Hong Kong’s metro system, buses and trains for your work commute! With your first month’s work commute covered, you can focus on settling into this amazing city and excelling in your internship.
BGSU students who qualify for financial aid for a semester at BGSU may also qualify for funding to assist with the cost of the program. Students should consult with a Counselor in the Office of Financial Aid as early as possible for specific details about aid eligibility and summer aid forms.
To determine eligibility for Financial Aid, please contact:
You may schedule an appointment with Ryan Czech by visiting https://calendly.com/rczech/30min
If contacting via email please include your name and ID number along with the program name and semester you are planning to study abroad. For appointments, please also include several days and times that work for you.
In addition to financial aid, there are International Travel Grants and general Education Abroad scholarship opportunities that are available for students on the Education Abroad WEBSITE
PROGRAM COSTS ($ specific to programs)
Costs billed directly through BGSU Bursar's Office*
*Fees listed are estimates and are subject to change at any time
Possible Additional Expenses (not billed through BGSU)*
|Estimated living expenses
* Please note that these costs are estimated and should be used as guidelines only!
“Finding housing, planning your events, and finding an internship is a rather big task, especially when you don't have the experience or knowledge. With The Intern Group, I was able to see a lot of what Hong Kong had to offer, live in a rather comfortable area with all the other interns, and get valuable life and professional experience. I also appreciate them helping me get a visa. Going to theme parks, cooking events, and getting to see Lantau and Macau is something I'll cherish for a long time.” - Joseph, The Intern Group Hong Kong, via Go Overseas
“I completed a marketing internship with The Intern Group in Australia for ten weeks this summer. The experience exceeded my expectations in every aspect and completely changed my life! I can honestly say that I know this will always be the best summer and most incredible experience of my life. I met people that I'm still friends with and talk to every day. I developed professional skills that now set me apart as I begin to search for post-graduation jobs. When I tell someone that I interned in Australia, they immediately take an interest in a way they normally wouldn't have.” Dezaray, The Intern Group Australia, via Go Overseas
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