Blessing, and Regarding. Past Review

By (University of Arizona) - abroad from 06/13/2016 to 08/12/2016 with

The Intern Group: Hong Kong Internship Placement Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
To be honest, I have been abroad many of times. However, from Hong Kong, I learned that it is a very busy city, and the financial center in Asia. One must adapt to a busy/ fast pace life style, if one plans to live in Asia. For me, I do not plan on working/living in Asia because the lifestyle is not meant for me. It was absolute worthwhile and I learned a lot from my boss and my peers. Also, I learned/ explored a lot of Hong Kong, which was on my bucket list.

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.

* 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

Very professional, friendly staff, many social events/ excursions are planned, great internship experience, and great people in general.


* 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)

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 2000 HKD
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? It is key to limit how much one spend's at Lan Kwai Fong, especially intoxicated.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

0 = No encouragement, 5 = frequent encouragement to use the language

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

Select all that apply

  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

Select all that apply

  • 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?
  • Internship Experience
  • Social Events/ Excursions
  • Friendly Staff
* What could be improved?
  • More money on Octopus Card
  • Nothing.
  • Nothing.
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Nothing, I did extensive research beforehand and got a pretty accurate of what I predicted it'd be like.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Networker
An active student leader, it was important for you to network abroad as well. Once overseas, you sought out student clubs, volunteered with local organizations, or attended community events. You encouraged your friends join you, and often considered how you could reflect your international experiences in a resume.