United International College was founded jointly by Beijing Normal University and Hong Kong Baptist University with a mission to build a new model for liberal education in China and to nurture talented future graduates with international perspectives. Since its founding in November of 2005, UIC has grown into an international college with a unique educational approach. Whoe Person Education is at the core of UIC's education concept, which has a heavy emphasis on learning through experience and through practice. The university has 2200 student from China, Hong Kong, Macau, Taiwan, Korea, the U.K., France, Nigeria, and Mai, and 45% of the UIC faculty members are from abroad.
Zhuhai is located in south-eastern China in the Guangdong Province, across the Lingding Ocean from Hong Kong, which is only a 70-minute ferry ride away. The are a has a sub-tropical climate with an average annual temperature of about 72 degrees. Standing on the west bank of the estuary of the Pearl River to the South China Sea, Zhuhai is a gardenlike coastal city with 146 charming islands. In recent years the city has made progress in economic development, which has promoted the development of tourism in the area.
Faculties and Areas of Study:
Humanities & Social Sciences (Government & International Relations, Social Work & Social Administration, Teaching English as a Second Language, International Journalism, Public Relations & Advertising, Cinema & Television)
Business & Management (Accounting, Applied Economics, Finance, Human Resources Management, Cultural Industries Management)
Science & Technology (Applied Psychology, Environmental Science, Computer Science, Food Science & Technology, Statistics)
Language Centers (English Language Center, Chinese Language Center)
For more information on academics at UIC and to see brief course descriptions, visit the UIC Undergraduate Handbook.
Courses are offered in English. Prior knowledge of Chinese is recommended, but not required. Students are required to take a course in Chinese language and culture.
Students participating in the UIC, China Exchange program will be charged their typical Hamline tuition; all Hamline, State and Federal scholarships and grants, including Tuition Exchange discounts, will be applied towards the cost of the program. Students will not be charged for room or board through their Hamline accounts, but rather will select housing and pay for food on their own directly to UIC while in China. Estimated housing costs are around $700-$800 per semester (approximately $500 for room, plus utilities and internet, which is extra) and food costs are estimated at $20-30 per day and payable at time of purchase. Students will live in double dormitories with a local roommate and rooms include an in-room bathroom.
Please note that the program fee does not cover round-trip airfare, personal expenses, books, or visa fees (students will need a visa to study in China and will be advised on this process after acceptance by Hamline).
Please contact the Global Engagement Center or schedule an appointment to learn more about this program.