Incredible way to experience Hong Kong Past Review

By (Lancaster University) - abroad from 11/05/2017 to 04/22/2017 with

The Intern Group: Hong Kong Internship Placement Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
Industry/commercial exposure, genuine cultural immersion and various transferable skills. Definitely worthwhile.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 2 weeks - 1 month

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Excellent. Helpful, knowledgeable, friendly and inclusive.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Furnished, decent view, spacious by HK standards, living with other interns.

* Food:

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Plenty of opportunities made available through events TIG hosted and other opportunities through work.

* 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

As far as the support and organisation of the program are concerned TIG exceeded all expectations. The events coordinator was very active in helping form a community among the interns, social activities were regular and excursions were always worthwhile. The placement itself was better than I expected and gave me plenty of opportunities to take on more responsibility and expand my area of comfort/develop new skills.


* 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)


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Other Program Information

* Where did you live?

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  • Apartment
* Who did you live with?

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  • Other
* Who did you take classes with?

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  • Other

A Look Back

* What did you like most about the program?
  • Social Events
  • Placement Events/Networking
  • Excursions
* What could be improved?
  • Amenities at accomodation
  • Beds
  • Transport
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? I would have liked to know a bit more about the working environment/culture of Hong Kong. Typically this was later starts but longer hours, personal presentation is also extremely valued. Networking is crucial.