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  • Locations: Hong Kong, China; Macau, China; Singapore, Singapore
  • Program Terms: December
  • Restrictions: DPU applicants only
  • Click for Tuition + Program Fee: December
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Short-term Academic Level: Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Recommended GPA: 2.5 Living Arrangements: Hotel
Language of Instruction: English Prerequisite: None
Liberal Studies Domain: EL, Global Business Perspective Study Abroad Contact: Julianne Angeli
How COVID-19 could impact this program or your study abroad plans: Please see the Study Abroad COVID-19 page for more information.
Program Description:
Hong Kong skyline

Immerse yourself in the crazy, rich experiences of Hong Kong, Macau, and Singapore. Southeast Asia continues to grow as one of the leading tourist destinations in the world and this seminar dives into multiple aspects of the vibrant hospitality and tourism industries of these destinations. Explore each destination like a local, via interactive, informative, and tasty walking tours.

In Hong Kong, jump into a bespoke walking culinary tour to sample Michelin recommended restaurants, including wonton noodle shop Guide, the city’s best Char Siu (BBQ Pork), and the granddaddy of Dim Sum restaurants with an 90-year history where you hand-select Cantonese delicacies via trolley service. Ride the Star Ferry and explore famous Asian-braded hotels.

See Macau as a VIP, as you get a behind-the-scenes look at the dazzling resorts and casinos which give it the distinction as being the world’s mecca for striking it rich. We explore city highlights to ensure that you see Macau for what it really is; a melting pot of cultures, history, and flavors.

In Singapore, explore the hospitality organizations and regions that they’re famous for, including Marina Bay, Little India, Chinatown, Arab Street, and the hawker centers famous for their satay or chicken rice. Meet with the city’s top event planner and learn how Singapore’s spectacular weddings and special events are thrown for their crazy, rich clientele. Become an expert on various Chinese teas and discover the multiple religions, cultures, and hospitality organizations that put Singapore on the map as a top global hospitality and tourism mega destination.


Lisa Young is an associate professor and the director of undergraduate programs for the School of Hospitality Leadership. Prior to joining the faculty of DePaul, Young was a faculty-in-residence and the director of student leadership programs at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas – Singapore campus.

All students will be enrolled in the following course:
Course ICS 350 (Undergraduate)/ IB 750 (Graduate), International Business Seminar
Credits 4 credit hours
Term registered Fall 2020
Liberal Studies domain Global Business Perspective or Experiential Learning (EL)
Taught by Professor Lisa Young
Course description This foreign study course is meant to introduce the student to the world of international life and business as it is today. The course provides students the opportunity to visit and study foreign commercial enterprises on-site. Additional emphasis is placed on understanding overseas cultures, self-reference criteria, and the fact that people around the world can maintain/develop hopes and dreams within their own lifestyle even though it may differ from others'.
  Please note that although some courses are registered in a particular term, some coursework or final assignments may be due in a different term. E.g. Course registered in Fall quarter, but coursework is due in Winter quarter once the travel component of the program is complete.

Students will stay in double-occupancy hotels.

All students participating in study abroad will be charged both tuition (billed at the regular DePaul tuition rate, based on the number of credits enrolled) and a program fee. Please read the program fee details carefully to understand exactly what is included, as this can vary from program to program. If the program fee is posted, be sure to note whether the fee is current or from a previous year (past program fees may serve as a guide until the current program fee is available). If the current program fee has not yet been posted, please check back closer to the application deadline. Please also note the withdrawal policy.

DePaul offers several types of scholarships for students studying abroad, and students should visit the scholarship page early in the application process for information on eligibility and deadlines.


DePaul Study Abroad is carefully monitoring the COVID-19 pandemic, and this program is currently moving forward. If the program is canceled prior to departure, students will be refunded 100% of the program fee and withdrawn from any associated classes with no penalty or tuition charges. Study Abroad has also modified the standard Withdrawal Policy, and any students who commit to this program and decide to withdraw 90+ days prior to the program start date will not be charged any withdrawal fees. For more information, go to the DePaul Study Abroad COVID-19 Updates page.

If you are planning to study abroad and do not have a passport, apply for one immediately. Some programs require students to obtain student visas. In that case, contact the country's local consulate or embassy for up-to-date instructions. As of this publication, students traveling with US passports on the Hong Kong, Singapore, and Macau program DO NOT need a visa. Please note that visa requirements can change quickly. Study Abroad will update this website to reflect changes as they become available.

Here are some helpful tips from former students who have participated in this program:
  • Don’t be scared to try new foods or experience new things.
  • Use Apple Maps to help with public transportation.
  • Bring your walking shoes! There are not many flat roads.
  • Be open to trying new foods, there’s nothing like it in the US!
  • Be prepared to live in a smaller space than you are used to in America.

If you have any questions about the student experience on this program, feel free to contact any of the following DePaul students who have participated:  

DePaul University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, or handicap in admissions, employment, or the provision of services. Inquiries regarding this policy should be addressed to the Director of Human Resources, 1 East Jackson Avenue, Chicago, Illinois 60604.

Circumstances, such as an unexpected event abroad or a curriculum change, may require DePaul University to make changes to the program. DePaul University reserves the right to cancel or alter programs and courses without notice.

Dates / Deadlines:

Thank you for your interest in this program! We are not currently accepting applications. In general, applications open about 6 months before program application deadlines.

This program is currently not accepting applications.