Spotlight on Hong Kong
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Spotlight on Hong Kong

A guide to custom programs in Hong Kong

Often described as the city where East meets West, Hong Kong impresses visitors with its unique blend of Chinese culture and English influence – all of it free of the economic and cultural restrictions of its parent, mainland China. After more than 150 years as a colony of the British Empire, Hong Kong became the first Special Administrative Region of China operating under the principle of “one country, two systems.” Under this delicate structure, it has grown into an important capitalist juggernaut with plentiful and attractive incentives for conducting business on a global scale.

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Customize Your Program

Designing Your Custom Program

We believe this kind of learning experience demands a unique travel itinerary, and that’s why we specialize in customized travel programs. Whether its J-term, spring break, May-mester, etc., our program development team, alongside our Global Academic Team, will consult with you to translate your curriculum into a one-of-a-kind learning experience that will deliver the educational outcome you’re looking for. From selecting your destination to identifying interactive experiences that bring your classroom to life, our thematic approach ensures that your goals drive every decision we make together.

A Personal Partner

Once your program is developed, you’ll work directly with an account manager who will be your champion, working directly with our large team of logistical experts, curriculum specialists, and on-the-ground partners. Our loyal clients see their account managers as an integral part of their own university teams, ensuring that your program is uniquely yours each and every year.

Meet our VP of Program Development

JeDSC_7280nnifer Fisher leads a team of WorldStrides’ program development specialists, working directly with new university clients to globalize their curriculum with short-term faculty-led cultural immersion experiences. Jen brings a passion for customized curriculum solutions to this role after more than 20 years working with institutions of higher learning.

To begin customizing your program, give us a call at 1-800-422-2368.

Topics to Explore

In Hong Kong, you might choose to explore some of the following topics:

Business Gateway

Hong Kong’s location is one of the key reasons for the city’s popularity as a destination for both student studies and business operations. In meetings with business leaders, explore the opportunities Hong Kong offers for both unrestricted operations and access to the all-important and immense Chinese market.

Finance

Without question, Hong Kong is a global financial capital of the high order and a trip here is rife with opportunity for company visits that illuminate any number of financial topics. Visit the stock exchange, meet with banks, explore the state of the venture capital market, and consider the role Hong Kong’s signature focus on economic freedom has on liquidity, investment, and regulation.

Real Estate and Housing

In Hong Kong, there are few places to build but up, and that is why this city of skyscrapers is among the most expensive on earth. Explore the innovative techniques builders and residents use to optimize space. Consider Hong Kong’s housing policies in contrast to similar cities and understand the impact of these challenges on people from all walks of life.

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Low taxation and free trade underscore a laissez-faire economy with almost no import or export controls and the government’s “positive non-interventionism” policy. As home to the seventh largest stock exchange in the world and a dominant financial services sector, IPOs are rampant in Hong Kong. As of May 2015, the exchange was first in the world for IPOs. It is thus a prime location to explore a long list of economic topics including VC, exports and imports, transportation, architecture, finance, wealth distribution, and many, many more. It is also an excellent geographical launching point to explore other regions in Asia.

Tensions simmer over Hong Kong’s unusual standing, and it is never quite clear how long the status quo will hold. For now, this nation state flourishes under the direction of China while serving the capitalist needs of an international financial market—a delicate balancing act ripe for study.