A Solid City and a Great Expirience Past Review

By (The University of Texas at Austin) - abroad from 08/28/2018 to 12/21/2018 with

ISEP Exchange: Hong Kong - Exchange Program at The Chinese University of Hong Kong

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I became much more independent and skilled at travel. It was very worthwhile.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 1 month - 6 months

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

Courses were okay. Content was not that difficult but competition with local students was difficult.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

* Safety:

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

I had a great time exploring the city and surrounding countries. Things could have been improved but i wouldn't risk losing such a great experience.


* 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)

Hong Kong is very expensive but things are cheap near the campus

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $150


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No
How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? None
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? None

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Dorm
* Who did you live with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • International Students
About how many local friends did you make that you will likely keep in touch with?

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Being in a different country
  • Ease of travel
  • Use of English
* What could be improved?
  • Location of University
  • Course choice
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That the first month and a half classes there is very little work at all and it is the best time to travel. Schoolwork builds up heavily in the second half.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Nearly Native or Trail Blazer
Craving the most authentic experience possible, perhaps you lived with a host family or really got in good with the locals. You may have felt confined by your program requirements and group excursions. Instead, you'd have preferred to plan your own trips, even skipping class to conduct your own 'field work.'