I had a amazing time in HK because you can choose to go with city or nature Past Review

By (University of Texas - Dallas) - abroad from 06/04/2016 to 07/30/2016 with

The Intern Group: Hong Kong Internship Placement Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
It was definitely worthwhile because you get to experience different cultures and lifestyle other then your own. Keep an open mind and you will have fun.

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.

The professional workshop was very helpful because it gave great advice on different aspects of the business world.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Very nice, helpful, cool, fun, and always there for you.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

All the housing places the interns get placed at are very nice. You have a private bedroom, and the rest you share. Rhey provide kitchen accessories, a couch, tv, ect.

* Food:

There are so many options for food in HK. You have lots of options, and you won't get tired of it.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

The culture is great! HK is very modern so everyone can fit in. Some areas where it's hard to understand due to language barrier. You can always get around though.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

The health in HK is nice just don't drink tap water. Everyone else is fine!

* Safety:

People in HK are very friendly and sweet! I felt very safe while I was there I would safe it's one of the safest place to be.

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

The accommodation where you get place are nice and clean. You get to meet people from all over the world and make lasting friendships. There are fun excursions we go on as a whole group.


* 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)

It just depends on what you want to do so it varies for everyone. HK is pretty expensive But there's plenty of things you can do that's also cheap.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? $350
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Put a several dollars aside each day and st the end it will add up for you to spend later.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
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?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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

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  • Americans
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?
  • The internship because you got to meet people within your industry.
  • Meeting the people and being able to experience the local lifestyle.
  • Love the Intern HK group of employees all are very friendly and nice!
* What could be improved?
  • Have more events for interns whether it's not included in the program
  • amount of money in octopus card-consider if people were to get lost
  • Things to do list or recommendation
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I wish maybe if there was a map or something provided because Google maps and other apps was hard to get to the destination

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.