International Exchanges
(Pitzer Students Only)

Hong Kong

Program Title Pitzer Exchange with Lingnan University
Location Hong Kong
Host Website
Eligibility Lingnan University requires a 2.5 GPA. Preference given to juniors and first semester seniors but sophomores are eligible if space is available.
Preparation At least one Asian area studies course in literature or film, history, or political studies is required. Suggested additional general preparation options include: Comparative Politics; Intercultural Communications; Language Culture and Society; Introduction to International/ Intercultural Studies; Introduction to Sociocultural Anthropology; Engaging Difference.
Application Students must submit 1) the Pitzer application; 2) the application forms provided by Lingnan University and 3) other required documents including academic transcript, student visa application form with supporting documents, and the visa application fee.
Program Dates Fall program: Early September to late December
Spring program: Mid January to late May
Required Courses Students must take a Chinese language course while at Lingnan. Students are welcome to take any other courses from across the curriculum. Students will also take the Pitzer Sakai course Intercultural Learning: Portfolio Writing.
Intensive Language Students must take a Chinese language class.
Independent Study The university does not offer support for independent study projects. If you are interested in a study abroad independent research project please talk to a Study Abroad counselor at Pitzer.
Course Options All courses are taught in English except otherwise specified such as Chinese (CHI-coded) and Translation (TRA-coded). When Chinese is used, it will be specified in the class schedules published for each term whether it is taught in Cantonese or Putonghua.
Credit Possible Pitzer students are required to take 15-16 credits (possibly 5 courses at Lingnan) in order to earn the equivalent of 4 courses at Pitzer. (Exchange students at must enroll for at least 12 credits per term to comply with Hong Kong immigration laws.) In addition, Pitzer exchange students will earn 0.5 Pitzer course credit for the Sakai course.
Housing Options Students are required to live on campus. All the rooms are on twins-sharing basis and are generally sex-segregated on each floor. Exchange students will live in a residence hall with local students. Lingnan University does not operate any meal plan. There is a student cafeteria and a full service Chinese restaurant on campus. There are also may restaurants in the neighborhood. Students on this exchange will receive a stipend for meals from Pitzer.