Incredible experience. Past Review

By (Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile/ Pontifical Catholic University of Chile) - abroad from 03/06/2017 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 learned some things about fashion, which was my main objective. Also, I saw how was to live in a very big city like Hong Kong and I realised that finding a job abroad is not easy these days. It was worthwhile, yes.

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

* 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 came from Chile to Hong Kong to experience an internship in a fashion company. I think 8 weeks were enough for me. The program works very good, you have everything you may need from The Intern Group: information, events, help. But, I think that this experience depends on you in a 90%. The other 10% depends on the company where you are, your colleagues and the work environment. That's my opinion.


* 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 is the most expensive city I have ever been for more than one month.

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 300 USD


* Did your program have a foreign language component? Yes
How much did the program encourage you to use the language?

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

How would you rate your language skills at the beginning of the program? Fluent
How would you rate your language skills at the end of the program? Fluent
How many hours per day did you use the language?

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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  • 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?
  • Activities with other interns
  • Networking
* What could be improved?
  • The company where I did the internship
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? That in Hong Kong is not easy to find a full time job, the opposite actually.

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.