Intensive but overall very worth doing due to great exposure. Past Review

By (Oxford Brookes University) - abroad from 07/16/2016 to 09/10/2016 with

The Intern Group: Hong Kong Internship Placement Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Learnt a great deal about myself and how to be much more independent. Also learnt a lot of technical knowledge about my field.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? None

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Very organised.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Pleasantly surprised.

* Food:

Very diverse, all of excellent quality.

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Interact with people from all parts of the world.

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Did not apply to me.

* Safety:

Fine but caution needed.

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

Very organised and offers great opportunities to meet new people and embrace different cultures whilst giving you excellent industry exposure.


* 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)

Most of the time ok but HK is extremely expensive! Sometimes spent a lot more than I wanted.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? Around £50-60
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Don't take your card on nights out.


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

Select all that apply

  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • International Students
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • 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?
  • Food
  • People
  • The city itself
* What could be improved?
  • Less events/more independence
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? How intense Hong Kong was going to be on a daily basis.

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Academic or Linguist
You went abroad with specific academic goals in mind; the program credentials and rigor of your coursework abroad were very important to you. You had a great time abroad, but never lost sight of your studies and (if applicable) were diligent with your foreign language study. Good for you!