Students will study and practice sustainable city design while conducting field-based research on eco-tourism, environmental education, and urban nature conservation in Hong Kong.  Participants will collaborate with NGOs and colleagues from the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in the exploration and examination of the rich ecosystems of Hong Kong's vast greenspace. This program offers a unique opportunity to apply social-ecological theory in the construction of an eco-tourism master plan, which may include the layout of an urban nature preserve, sustainable housing plan, and environmental education curriculum.  This course is open to students from various academic disciplines and is structured to facilitate interdisciplinary cooperation in the creation of sustainable urbanism.


Hong Kong

Travel Dates:

January 2019 (Dates TBA)

Application Deadlines:

Priority Deadline: Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Regular Deadline: Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Admissions rolling thereafter as space remains available

Who Can Participate:

  • NYU graduate students
  • NYU undergraduates who have:
    • 96+ earned credits
    • related coursework
    • approval from the faculty director as well as their adviser
  • Non-NYU graduate students and professionals who are not enrolled at an academic institution

Related Areas of Study:

  • Environmental Conservation Education
  • Food Studies
  • International Education
  • Science Education
  • Urban Planning

This is not a complete list. We value diverse perspectives in our programs and encourage students from other majors and professions.


Students register for the January 2019 course listed below for 3 points:

  • ENYC-GE.2010.095 (Class 5662) Sustainable Places: Social and Ecological Field Studies (3 points)

Offered through the Program in Teaching and Learning.  This course will fulfill an ecology/science requirement for students in the Environmental Conservation Education graduate program.  

Important Note: All program applicants are encouraged to meet with their academic adviser to determine if and how this course may be applied towards their program requirements and degree completion.

Sample Itinerary


Raul P. Lejano, PhD, Associate Professor of Environmental Conservation Education


2019 Graduate Tuition: $1,726 per point plus registration and services fees

Undergraduate Tuition: If enrolling in an undergraduate course number, your tuition will reflect the current undergraduate cost per point

NYU students: this course counts toward your Spring 2019 course load and tuition

Tuition will be due based on the Bursar's Payment Schedule for Spring 2019.

Bursar’s Payment Deadline Dates

Learn about scholarship opportunities

Other Costs:

2019 Housing Fees: TBA

2019 Activity Fees: TBA

Housing and Activity fees are billed through the Bursar and will be due in accordance with the Bursar's Spring 2018 billing schedule. 

International airfare to and from the program location is not included in the program fee. Students must purchase their own round-trip tickets and are responsible for their own accommodation for travel beyond the program dates.

Students will be notified when to book flights. We recommend comparing tickets on multiple sites to ensure the best fare. Past participants have used the following flight search engines: KayakHipmunkVayamaGoogle Flights and for student rates.


Students will reside in shared-occupancy accommodations arranged by Global Affairs. 

Your accommodation arrangements are included in your Housing and Activity Fees.

Group accommodation dates correspond with the program dates listed above.

Flight, Travel, and Visa Information:

Flight: Students book their own travel to coincide with program dates. 

Passport: All program participants are required to have a valid passport, which must be valid at least six months beyond the program end date.

Visa: No visa is required of holders of the passport from the U.S. and the British Commonwealth (e.g., Canada, the UK) to enter Hong Kong for this program. To confirm visa requirements and application instructions, visit the "Hong Kong Visitor Visa" link below. All other passport holders should check with their respective visa requirements.

Helpful links: US State Department, Hong Kong Visitor Visa, Center for Disease Control, Lonely Planet Guide, Discover Hong Kong, China Visitor Visa

Weather: Temperatures during January in Hong Kong range from an average low of 55ºF to an average high of 70ºF. Evenings can be especially cool.

Weather Links: Discover Hong Kong: Weather, Hong Kong Observatory

Admitted Student Resources: click here