This program is on hold for outbound participation beginning September 2023 and until further notice. Applications will be closed for 2024-2025 programs and beyond.


Founded in 1967, Lingnan University is the only liberal arts university in Hong Kong. It's location in Hong Kong (a transportation, communications, business and cultural hub for China and the Asia-Pacific region) and the geo-political significance of Hong Kong and it's recent transition from being a British Colony to a Special Administrative Region of China makes it an intriguing location for students. There are approximately 3,000 undergraduate students who attend Lingnan, many of whom live on campus. There is a strong culture of service learning at Lingnan and there are many active student clubs and organizations (including an international buddy club) as well. Minimum GPA required by host program: 2.5 GPA. 


The coursework at Lingnan is primarily taught in English, making Lingnan a great program for many majors. Courses available at Lingnan include, but are not limited to: animation and digital arts, business, Chinese, economics, English, cultural studies, history, international studies, philosophy, politics, sociology and visual studies. Chinese, language, and translation courses are taught in Chinese and require Chinese language abilities. For more information on areas of study at Lingnan please click here

Service Learning

Service learning opportunities are available in many of the academic departments at Lingnan University. For further information about service learning at Lingnan please visit the Office of Service Learning's website


While at Lingnan you will live on campus in student housing (called hostels at Lingnan) with a local student. Each room is double occupancy. You can choose to bring your own bedding or purchase a set of linens from Lingnan.


The Lingnan program is available during either fall or spring semester. Fall semester starts in September and end in late December; spring semester starts in January and ends late May.


Please see the Willamette Sponsored Programs Cost Matrix for detailed explanation of the cost of each program. For an list of estimated living expenses at Lingnan please see their pre-arrival website for incoming exchange students.


Freeman-ASIA award:  Freeman Awards for Study in Asia (Freeman-ASIA) provides scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students with demonstrated financial need to study abroad in East or Southeast Asia. Semester awards are up to $5,000 and academic year awards are up to $7,000.

See the OIE scholarship page for other grants and scholarships available for study abroad.

Pre-departure Resources

Willamette University

Office of International Education

Global Learning Center
900 State Street
Salem Oregon 97301 U.S.A.

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