Leaving your comfort zone helps you build on yourself as an Individual! Past Review

By (University of Technology - Sydney / UTS) - abroad from 12/03/2016 to 01/28/2017 with

The Intern Group: Hong Kong Internship Placement Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Definitely a worthwhile experience, learning basic skills in everyday life definitely helps you as an individual grow. This opportunity abroad helped me connect with others around the world and most importantly realise the value of networking in today's globalised world.

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 overall experience has definitely widened my understanding of the finance industry as well as introduced me to financial concepts.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Dicky, who was our Host in Hong Kong helped us integrate within the environment and made the whole experience much more fun and easy going!

* 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 would choose the same program, however maybe in another country to experience another local culture and grasp a whole other living environment.


* 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? $200-$400


* 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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  • Other
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 people you meet along the way!
  • The local food and cultural experiences!
* What could be improved?
  • Choice of the company you wish to intern / apply for?
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? The people you may be staying with, so you can create a relationship prior to departing?

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.