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  • Locations: Central, Hong Kong; Estimated Travel Day to/from the US, -; Singapore, Singapore
  • Program Terms: Spring Break
  • Restrictions: OSU applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring Break
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Program Description:




Explore some of the largest markets in the world today! Immerse yourself in the business culture of the Asia Pacific region and learn leadership, cultural, and economic lessons from industry leaders in Hong Kong and Singapore. Gain global perspectives, meet key business executives, and learn what makes these cities a part of the Four Asian Tigers. Through the accompanying 1-credit Spring Semester class, you’ll become acquainted with some of the cultural, political, and economic elements of the Asia Pacific, culminating with the trip during Spring Break 2019.

Possible cultural visits: Victoria Peak, Harbour Front, Big Buddha, St. Andrew's Cathedral, Parliament House, Esplanade and Merlion Park, Tooth Relic Temple, Super Trees
Possible company interactions: Coca-cola, DHL, Disney, Hilton Hotels, Citi, Cisco, Boeing, MetLife, Aetna, Mattel, HP, etc. 


Arrive in Hong Kong, lauded as the city with the highest degree of economic freedom in the world and boasting the sixth largest stock exchange in the world. You’ll then travel to Singapore, one of the world’s leading economies and home to the third most competitive financial center in the world.


You will stay in double occupancy rooms. 

Resident Directors

Joyce Steffan
Fisher College of Business

Ohio State Program Contact

Keira Williams



Courses and Credit

BUSADM 2798, Section SA01-FLD, Class 4083 – Introduction to Business in Asia Pacific (1 credit)
Wednesday, 1/30/19 4:00-6:30pm in Mason Hall 229
Wednesday, 2/13/19 4:00-6:30pm in Mason Hall 229
Wednesday, 2/27/19 4:00-6:30pm in Mason Hall 229
2019 Spring Semester
Prof. Joyce Steffan

This course is designed to acquaint students with the business culture in the Asia Pacific region and what opportunities the region offers for the development of a student’s career path.  This will be achieved with a mix of classroom learning coupled with the opportunity to travel to Hong Kong and Singapore to meet key company leaders.  The classroom work will entail both pre-departure and post-experience assignments and discussions.
In this course, you will:
  • Gain a better understanding of cultural, political, and economic history in the Asia Pacific region that led to its success in the global market;
  • Learn about social and cultural norms at play in the business landscape of the Asia Pacific region, specifically with regard to personal relationships and management;
  • Explore the career opportunities available in the Asia Pacific Region, and gain a comprehensive view of what it’s like to work in Singapore or Hong Kong. 



Application Requirement

You must:
  • Be enrolled as an undergraduate student in the Fisher College of Business at OSU
  • Maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA or higher
  • Not have student record actions of "Warning", "Probation", or "Probation by Special Action" and remain in good academic standing 
  • Complete required on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of Global Business
In order to be eligible for this program, students must meet OIA's General Eligibility Requirements and Conditions for Participation. All students will also be required to participate in on-campus pre-departure orientations organized by the Office of International Affairs.

You must include an updated resume with your application.

Please note that upon application, a $150 application fee will be assessed. The application fee will be refunded only if the applicant is not accepted or a written request to withdraw the application is submitted prior to the application deadline. 


Passports are required for every Ohio State education abroad program. For many destinations, passport information is required to apply for an entry visa early as 6 months prior to departure. For information about apply for a passport, go to



Program Costs

Students are responsible for paying:
  • The regular Ohio State University tuition
  • Program Fee: $2,826
  • $150 application fee
This program fee includes accommodations, intra-program flights (Hong Kong to Singapore), in-country transportation, program activities (cultural tours / museums / business visits / etc.), supplemental health insurance, all breakfasts, five lunches, and one dinner. The program fee does not include pre-departure expenses (international flight / passport / visa / etc.), and personal expenses.

If you withdraw or become ineligible any time eleven days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.


Student should begin researching funding opportunities before they have been accepted into a study abroad program. Grants and Scholarship deadlines may occur before the study abroad program application deadline.

If a students withdraw or become ineligible any time 11 days after the acceptance notification, they will be held responsible for a cancellation fee. Please refer to OIA's Cancellation Policy.



Information Sessions



U.S. Department of State: (travel advisories/country-specific safety information)
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: (pre-travel health guidance)
Ohio State reserves the right to change without notice any statement contained herein, concerning but not limited to rules, policies, tuition, fees, curricula, and courses. In the event of a change to an existing U.S. Department of State Travel Advisory, CDC Travel Health Notice or other risk designated criteria, the Office of International Affairs reserves the right to cancel any program prior to departure or while in progress. Discrimination against any individual based upon protected status, which is defined as age, ancestry, color, disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, HIV/AIDS status, military status, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or veteran status is prohibited.



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring Break 2019 11/01/2018
11/21/2018 03/09/2019 03/17/2019
NOTE: Program dates include travel to and from the US. Application deadline extended to 11/1.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.