The Hong Kong Polytechnic University Exchange Program provides Boston University School of Hospitality Administration students the opportunity to spend a semester studying at Hong Kong Polytechnic University (PolyU). PolyU’s School of Hotel & Tourism Management is top-ranked among academic institutions in hospitality and tourism worldwide based on faculty research. The school has an enrollment of 1,900 students with an internationally recognized faculty drawing from 18 countries, a majority of which have hospitality or tourism industry managerial experience. At PolyU, students can select from a broad range of course offerings and gain valuable knowledge in the field of hospitality. During their time in China, students will live in undergraduate residence halls

Students will directly enroll in PolyU’s School of Hotel & Tourism Management and can select from a broad range of course offerings. PolyU’s curriculum is modern and highly international, making this a truly valuable exchange opportunity for BU students seeking to hone their knowledge and skills in the field of hospitality. Upon successful completion of a semester, students will earn between 15 and 18 Boston University credits.

Browse the undergraduate courses available to exchange students at PolyU. Students take 15–18 credits during their semester; courses are 3 credits each. BU students are required to take at least half of their courses in the School of Hotel & Tourism Management.

The Global Learning Experience: An Online Course

Students in all Fall and Spring programs have the opportunity to enroll in The Global Learning Experience at no additional cost.

  • CAS IP101: The Global Learning Experience (1 credit)
    • All program participants have the opportunity to make the most of their semester abroad with The Global Learning Experience, a self-paced, Pass/Fail course with brief readings and experiential assignments that accompany them while living and studying in a country and culture different from their own. Students post their work, experiences and observations to an online platform to trace and articulate their achievements abroad from an academic, personal and professional standpoint. The course links students with the faculty instructors as well as peers studying on other BU Study Abroad programs around the world. Students earn one credit in addition to the total program credits mentioned below at no additional cost.
University Dormitory

  • Residence halls, rooms guaranteed to exchange students
  • Singles, doubles, or triples with shared common areas and dining hall; locations near campus
  • All PolyU residences are fully furnished, and the kitchens are equipped with basic utensils
  • Housing is paid directly to PolyU
  • Board is not included and there is no meal plan option; pay-for-meal University dining facilities are available
  • Laundry available in each residence
  • Study/recreational rooms and fitness center in residence halls
  • Fall Semester: early September to late December
  • Spring Semester: mid January to early May
  • Fall Semester: March 15
  • Spring Semester: September 15

Notification of admission begins after the application deadline.