Hong Kong-One of the Best Cities to Visit! Past Review


Hong Kong Baptist University: Hong Kong - Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I enjoyed my trip so much. I never though I would be doing something like this in my life. I have become a more confident and well-rounded person. I learned about other cultures and have a new appreciation for Asian foods.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 0-2 weeks

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Interesting classes and lectures. The classes are about 3 hours long. You have about one a day. The grading system in different. The classes are a little bit harder but you will manage to do fine in them.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The campus is very nice and accommodating. The library is nice and spacious for studying. The dorms are regular college dorm. Students are friendly and speak English.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The rooms are ordinary college dorms. Will have to buy bedding and sheets. There is a nice lounge on each floor that can be used for cooking.

* Food:

The hosting country has a wide variety of food. The have about 3 dinning places on campus which are good. There are tons of restaurants right of campus that are easy to go to. The food is delicious and if you are ever in need of American food, you can go to the store and get some.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Once you arrive, you have a nice orientation week of sightseeing and getting to know the other exchange students. All the locals and exchange students are friendly. The campus provides many sightseeing activities to join and also many clubs offered. The atmosphere is nice and friendly.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

Hong Kong is one of the safest places I have been to. The campus has security guard 24/7. They are strict about their rules and make sure the campus is safe. The city and subway are safe and never have much crime at all.

If you could do it all over again would you choose the same program? Yes


* Money: How easily were you able to live on a student's budget?

(1 = not very easy/$200+ on food & personal expenses/week, 2.5 = $100/week, 5 = very easily/minimal cost)


If applicable, to what degree did your living situation aid your language acquisition?

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Exchange

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students

A Look Back

* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I was afraid and nervous yet excited to study abroad. I was going to be half way around the world and have never been oversees before. My experience was unforgettable, life-changing, and memorable. I had the time of my life and tried something I have never done before. I recommend studying abroad to anyone and to go out and see what the world has to offer.