Excellent Past Review

By (Methodist University) - abroad from 11/11/2016 to 04/28/2017 with

The Intern Group: Hong Kong Internship Placement Program

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
I was able to gain enough knowledge to get hired by the company that I interned with.

Personal Information

How much international exposure did you have prior to this program? 6 months+

Review Your Program

* Overall educational experience

Academic rigor, intensity, resources, etc.

After spending six months with the intern group I was hired by the company that they set me up with. I would highly recommend the program as an alternative avenue to an expensive and time consuming regular degree program.

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

The staff of the intern group were very helpful and professional.

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

The housing was in a good location, close to lots of restaurants and public transportation.

* Food:

Who doesn't like authentic Chinese 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:

Hong Kong is a very safe city. I have never felt in danger when out very late.

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


* 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)

Hong Kong can be very expensive if you don't know where to go or how to cook for yourself

Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? Learn how to cook at home


* 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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  • 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 company I worked for
* What could be improved?
  • Price
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? Don't bring so much stuff