Chinese University of Hong Kong International Summer School (ISS)

Chinese University of Hong Kong International Summer School (ISS)

About the Program

During the summer, take courses taught by prominent academics from CUHK and other renowned universities while immersing yourself in a multicultural environment and experiencing Asian cultures.

Final program details will be published by the partner institution that manages this program and are generally updated on their program webpage. However, you must apply through Go Global to be considered for this program and ensure you follow the appropriate transfer credit process.

Further details about the CUHK International Summer Program

Program Dates

Sessions offered in July and August

Country
  • Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of China)
Area(s) of study
ArtsAsian StudiesCommerceInternational RelationsManagementPolitical Science
Tuition payable to
  • Partner institution
  • UBC
Application deadline
  • February 7, 2019

Course Credits

Maximum course load: 6 CUHK credits. Courses are worth 3 CUHK credits each unless otherwise specified.

Please note that 1 CUHK credit = 1 UBC credit.

Transfer credits are only granted for courses with academic content and may not be granted for cultural activities or intensive language courses. Please speak to a departmental advisor if you have any questions.

Transfer credits and equivalent courses at this university

Check out the courses that students have successfully transferred back in the last 5 years. If you don't see a particular course you listed, it simply means you need to submit the course to be evaluated through the Transfer Credit Portal while abroad. For more information, please visit the Go Global Transfer Credit webpage.

* Not all courses listed are offered through the summer program at this institution. This list is to be used as a general guideline and is not exhaustive; research the partner's websites for additional course information.

UBC Vancouver
Applied Science (Engineering)
UBC course: IGEN 340
Title: Engineering Innovation and Entrepreneurship
Partner course code: SEEM 3450
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-05-28
Arts
UBC course: ANTH 1st
Title: Culture of Hong Kong
Partner course code: ANTH 1410
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2015-10-08
UBC course: ANTH 213
Title: Gender and Culture
Partner course code: UGEC 2653
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-21
UBC course: ANTH 2nd
Title: Magic, Myth & the Supernatural
Partner course code: ANTH 2340
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-22
UBC course: ANTH 303
Title: Chinese Culture and Society
Partner course code: UGEA 2180
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-04
UBC course: ANTH 303
Title: Chinese Culture and Society
Partner course code: UGEA 2180
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-10-04
UBC course: ANTH 3rd
Title: Food and Culture
Partner course code: ANTH 3350
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-21
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: CCSS1004 Chinese Society in Transformation
Partner course code: CCSS 1004
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-09
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: Media and Social Development in Mainland Chin
Partner course code: UGEC 2634
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-20
UBC course: ARTS 2nd
Title: Introduction to Chinese Phonology
Partner course code: CHLL 2131
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2015-02-12
UBC course: ARTS 3rd
Title: Korea and the World: Politics, Economy and Culture
Partner course code: GLBS 3402
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-03-03
UBC course: ASIA 2nd
Title: Chinese Language and Culture for Language Learners
Partner course code: CLCE 1103
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-01
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: INTRODUCTION TO TAOISM
Partner course code: CURE 1127
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-12-01
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: History of Traditional Chinese Thought
Partner course code: IASP 2540
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-11-26
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Contemporary Chinese Pop Culture
Partner course code: CCSS 2005
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-02-25
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Chinese-Christian Encounter in History
Partner course code: HIST 3405
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-06-02
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: China on screen
Partner course code: CCSS 3440
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-09-12
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: IASP Senior Seminar
Partner course code: IASP 4280
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-27
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Xiayi Spirit and Literature – From Tang Legends to Wuxia Novels
Partner course code: UGED 2060
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-12-01
UBC course: ASIA 3rd
Title: Gender in Asia
Partner course code: ANTH 2330
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-19
UBC course: CHIN 211
Title: Basic Presentation Skills and Daily Situations II
Partner course code: CPTH 2253
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-02-17
UBC course: CHIN 4th
Title: Poetry of Du Fu
Partner course code: CHLL 4312
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-06-02
UBC course: CNTO 311
Title: Oral Skills Practice I
Partner course code: CCAN 1123
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-08-26
UBC course: CNTO 3rd
Title: Application of Vocabulary and Grammar I
Partner course code: CCAN 1113A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-10
UBC course: CNTO 3rd
Title: Elementary Cantonese for Chinese speakers
Partner course code: CCAN 1703
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2015-12-11
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Management of Hospitality and Real Estate Business
Partner course code: HTMG 1010
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-11-22
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Principles of Advertising
Partner course code: COMM 2820
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-03-27
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Information Technology and Economy
Partner course code: ECON 3570
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-03-27
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Business Economics
Partner course code: ECON 3590
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-11-13
UBC course: ECON 2nd
Title: Asia-Pacific Economies
Partner course code: ECON 3320
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-04-13
UBC course: ECON 301
Title: Intermediate Microeconomic Theory
Partner course code: ECON 3011
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-24
UBC course: ECON 302
Title: INTERMEDIATE MACROECONOMIC THEORY
Partner course code: ECON 3021A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-24
UBC course: ECON 345
Title: ECON3410 Money and Banking
Partner course code: ECON 3410
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-30
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Development Economics
Partner course code: ECON 3460
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-18
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Information Technology and Economy
Partner course code: ECON 3570
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-18
UBC course: ELEV 2nd
Title: Social Media and Crisis Communication
Partner course code: UGEC 2636B
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-03-24
UBC course: ENGL 322
Title: Literary Stylistics
Partner course code: ENGE 3150
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-02-06
UBC course: ENGL 3rd
Title: Literature and Religion
Partner course code: ENGE 3210
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-05
UBC course: FREN 101
Title: FREN 1000 T-U-V-W-X-Y-Z FRENCH I
Partner course code: FREN 1000Y
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-23
UBC course: GEOB 2nd
Title: Weather and Climate
Partner course code: GRMD 2221
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-11-24
UBC course: GEOG 250
Title: Introduction to Urban Studies
Partner course code: URSP 1001
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-03-23
UBC course: GEOG 352
Title: Urban China
Partner course code: CCSS 3700
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-03-23
UBC course: HIST 1st
Title: History for Today
Partner course code: HIST 1000B
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-06-02
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: The Chinese Cultural Revolution and Its Legacies
Partner course code: CCSS 1003
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-12-05
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Historiography (Advanced)
Partner course code: HIST 2002A
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-03-03
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: Revolutions: East and West
Partner course code: HIST 3356
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2014-12-01
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: HIST4142 : History of Material Culture in Ancient China
Partner course code: HIST 4142
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-03-03
UBC course: HIST 3rd
Title: History of Korea
Partner course code: HIST 2390
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-03-18
UBC course: KORN 1st
Title: Korean 1
Partner course code: KORE 1000G
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-02-07
UBC course: KORN 3rd
Title: Korean IV
Partner course code: KORE 3000
Language of instruction: Korean
Evaluated date: 2018-02-22
UBC course: POLI 2nd
Title: Government and Politics of China
Partner course code: UGEC 1540
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-08
UBC course: POLI 2nd
Title: GEWS 2091 Understanding Globalization
Partner course code: GEWS 2091
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-10
UBC course: POLI 330
Title: Japan and Global Political Economy
Partner course code: GLBS 3404
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-21
UBC course: POLI 365
Title: International Relations in Southeast Asia
Partner course code: GLBS 3405
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-21
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Chinese Foreign Policy
Partner course code: GPAD 2350
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-21
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Global Governance and Principles of International Law
Partner course code: GLBS 3102
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-10
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Global Governance and Principles of International Law
Partner course code: GLBS 3102
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-10
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: The Rise of China in the Global Context (I): Diplomacy, Trade and Soft Power
Partner course code: GLBS 3106A
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-08
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Sports and World Politics
Partner course code: GLBS 3302
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-21
UBC course: POLI 464
Title: Traditional Security: Military, War and Peace
Partner course code: GLBS 4401
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-10
UBC course: POLI 464
Title: Traditional Security: Military, War and Peace
Partner course code: GLBS 4401
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-10
UBC course: POLI 464
Title: New Security Challenges: Terrorism, Ethnic Conflicts and Human Trafficking
Partner course code: GLBS 4402
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-02-10
UBC course: POLI 4th
Title: Theories of International Relations
Partner course code: GPAD 4225
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-21
UBC course: PSYC 101
Title: General Psychology
Partner course code: PSYC 1000F
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2017-02-20
UBC course: PSYC 363
Title: Basic Learning Processes
Partner course code: PSYC 2300
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-05-29
UBC course: PSYC 3RD
Title: Introduction to Clinical Psychology
Partner course code: PSYC 3710
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-13
UBC course: PSYC 3rd
Title: Emotion and Motivation
Partner course code: PSYC 3660
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-05-22
UBC course: SOCI 2nd
Title: Criminals and the Law
Partner course code: SOCI 2116
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-06
UBC course: SOCI 2nd
Title: Understanding Global Issues from Movies
Partner course code: GLBS 3301
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-15
UBC course: SOCI 2nd
Title: Criminals and the Law
Partner course code: SOCI 2116
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-06
UBC course: SOCI 371
Title: Classical Sociological Theory
Partner course code: SOCI 3003
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-06
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Economic Reform and Social Impacts in China
Partner course code: UGEC 2883
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-30
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Globalization and China
Partner course code: SOCI 3230
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-12-06
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Policing and Society: Critical Debates and Practices
Partner course code: SOCI 3234
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-03-15
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Popular Protest & Social Movement in China
Partner course code: CCSS 3800
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-07-22
Commerce
UBC course: COHR 303
Title: Human Resource Planning and Staffing
Partner course code: MGNT 3040
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-19
UBC course: COHR 404
Title: Training and Development
Partner course code: MGNT 3060
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-12-19
UBC course: COMM 294
Title: Introductory Management Accounting
Partner course code: ACCT 2121
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-05-04
UBC course: COMM 296
Title: MKTG2010 Management Marketing
Partner course code: MKTG 2010
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2018-08-13
UBC course: COMM 298
Title: Financial Management
Partner course code: FINA 2010
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-05-05
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Introduction to Business
Partner course code: MGNT 1010
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-11-18
UBC course: COMM 2nd
Title: Principles of Management
Partner course code: MGNT 1020G
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-11-18
UBC course: COMM 370
Title: Corporate finance: Theory & Practice
Partner course code: FINA 3070
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-03-27
UBC course: COMM 370
Title: Corporate Finance: Theory & Practice
Partner course code: 3070 FINA
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2013-10-31
UBC course: COMM 399
Title: Operational Management
Partner course code: DSME 2030
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-02-20
UBC course: COMM 399
Title: Operations Management
Partner course code: DSME 2030
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-02-20
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Financial Markets
Partner course code: FINA 3010
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-09-10
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Risk Management and Insurance
Partner course code: FINA 3210
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-03-27
UBC course: COMM 3rd
Title: Options and Futures
Partner course code: FINA 4110
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-03-27
UBC course: COMM 465
Title: Marketing Management
Partner course code: MKTG 2010
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-11-10
UBC course: COMM 474
Title: FINA4120 Fixed-Income Securities Analysis
Partner course code:
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-04-02
UBC course: COMM 474
Title: Fixed-Income Securities Analysis
Partner course code: FINA 4120
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-04-02
UBC course: COMM 474
Title: Fixed Income Securities Analysis
Partner course code: FINA 4120
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-03-27
UBC course: COMM 491
Title: Business Policy and Strategy
Partner course code: MGNT 4010
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2018-08-31
UBC course: COMM 498
Title: International Business
Partner course code: MGNT 2510
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-01-31
Land and Food Systems
UBC course: FNH 4TH
Title: Community Nutrition
Partner course code: FNSC 4120
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date:
Science
UBC course: ASTR 310
Title: Astronomy
Partner course code: UGEB 2401F
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2014-08-03
UBC course: MATH 300
Title: Complex Variables with Applications
Partner course code: MATH 2230
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-03-07
UBC course: MATH 317
Title: Advanced Calculus II
Partner course code: MATH 2020
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2017-03-07
UBC Okanagan
Arts and Sciences
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Energy and Green Society
Partner course code: UGEB 1307
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-24
UBC course: ARTS 1st
Title: Fundamentals in Chinese Medicine
Partner course code: UGEB 2831
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-12-24
UBC course: ECON 386
Title: INDUSTRIAL ORGANIZATION
Partner course code: ECON 3480-
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-09-22
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Intermediate Macroeconomic Theory
Partner course code: ECON 3021B
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2015-10-26
UBC course: ECON 3rd
Title: Business Environment of China
Partner course code: ECON 3370
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-10-26
UBC course: PHIL 3rd
Title: Mainstream Chinese Philosophical Thought
Partner course code: UGEA 2160
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-05-04
UBC course: POLI 3rd
Title: Government and Politics of China
Partner course code: UGEC 1540
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2016-05-03
UBC course: SOCI 3rd
Title: Sexualities and Societies
Partner course code: SOCI 3233
Language of instruction: Chinese
Evaluated date: 2017-09-11
Management
UBC course: MGMT 450
Title: Global Entrepreneurship
Partner course code: MGT 4570
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-12-17
UBC course: MGMT 482
Title: Global Enterprise Management
Partner course code: MGNT 3580
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2013-12-17
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: International Finance
Partner course code: FINA 3020
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-04-15
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Global Enterprise Management
Partner course code: MGT 3580
Language of instruction: Not available
Evaluated date: 2014-04-11
UBC course: MGMT 4th
Title: Strategic Marketing
Partner course code: MKT 4040
Language of instruction: English
Evaluated date: 2015-08-18

Tuition and Fees

There are a limited number of exchange spaces available, which will be assessed on a competitive basis. Under exchange, students pay UBC tuition for the number of credits they enroll in for this program. Before attending the program, you will be asked to disclose how many credits you are taking in the summer program so that you can be assessed the appropriate tuition. If you enroll in more credits than you claim then you will be assessed for the additional tuition. If not selected to use an exchange space, students will pay tuition directly to the partner institution.

In both cases, the partner institution may charge other program fees such as application fees, housing costs, field trips, cultural activities, or other costs associated with hosting this program. Please check the partner webpage for details of program costs.

How to apply to a Go Global Summer Program

  1. Ensure that you meet the eligibility requirements, including any partner or program-specific requirements. 
  2. Apply online by the Go Global deadline listed above. 
  3. Please submit only one application for the summer program of your choice. You can include a second choice as a backup on the same application if needed by selecting the "Add Item" button. Where applicable, select the "SUMMER STUDY" option to pay tuition to UBC or the "Study Abroad" option to pay tuition to the partner institution. 
  4. If you plan to do multiple experiences (e.g. more than one summer program; a term exchange and a summer program, etc.), please submit a separate application for each experience. Our team will review your application(s) and if successful, will nominate you to apply to the partner institution(s). 
  5. Pay the Go Global Fee when prompted after the application deadline.
  6. If successfully nominated by Go Global, you will receive instructions on how to apply to the partner university. This application typically includes the supporting documents listed below:
    1. Recommendation letter from a UBC professor in a field similar to the summer opportunity
    2. UBC Transcript (Go Global will provide you with a copy of your UBC transcript)

Accessibility

If you are considering applying for a Go Global program and identify with having a disability or pre-existing health condition (mental or physical) which could impact your participation, or if you require academic accommodation, you can contact the following offices and meet with an Accessibility Advisor before the start of your program:

The Centre for Accessibility (Vancouver) 604 822-5844

Disability Resource Centre (Okanagan) 250 807-8053

Go Global Refund Policy for Summer Programs

To receive a refund from Go Global, you must withdraw by e-mail to your Go Global advisor by March 30.

You are eligible for a refund of $321.75 if:

  • You have applied to Go Global but do not meet our minimum eligibility requirements
  • Go Global cannot match you to a partner university
  • The partner university does not accept your application and Go Global cannot find another option

You will receive an $93.25 refund if you withdraw from the program in writing before March 30 for reasons other than those stated above.

Please consult with your Go Global advisor if you have any questions.

Advising Hours

Advising hours

Monday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Tuesday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Thursday: 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm

You might not need to see an advisor. General questions about the Go Global Exchange process can be answered at the Main Office at the UBC Life Building (Vancouver). 

Go Global Vancouver

When emailing us, please include:

  1. Your student number in the subject line
  2. Your full name and if you are an incoming or outgoing exchange student in the body of the email

Go Global Vancouver

go.global@ubc.ca

Telephone: 604 822 0942

Fax: 604 822 9885

UBC Life Building
6138 Student Union Blvd
Vancouver, BC V6T 1Z1
Canada

Hours

Mon9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Tue9:30 am - 4:15 pm
Wed9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Thu9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Fri9:00 am - 4:15 pm
SatClosed
SunClosed
Program Dates

Sessions offered in July and August

Country
  • Hong Kong (Special Administrative Region of China)
Area(s) of study
ArtsAsian StudiesCommerceInternational RelationsManagementPolitical Science
Tuition payable to
  • Partner institution
  • UBC
Application deadline
  • February 7, 2019