University of Hong Kong / HKU: Direct Enrollment & Exchange

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The University of Hong Kong is a public research university located in Pokfulam, Hong Kong, founded in 1911 during the British Colonial era. read more

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OVERALL RATING 3.8
Based on 5 Reviews
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I failed one class, but it was a great time off from being at Wellesley. I realized failing classes aren't so bad. And taking time off is very healthy. Being with family for so long made me much closer to them. I loved my time outside of school there. Earning credits was just a bonus. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Studying abroad is absolutely worthwhile. Even if everything doesn't go your way, you leave with a better understanding of yourself and the world. - University of California - Los Angeles / UCLA View Entire Review
I learned how different Hong Kong is from the mainland and why there continue to be tensions there. It was definitely worth while! - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Wonderful City
It was good in a sense that I actually got to know the real side of this city - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Amazing
I loved living in Hong Kong and meeting all the people I met. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review East Meets West
Absolutely. My classes were fun, but what truly made me grow a lot as a person was the people I met in HK. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Past Review Insanity
Yes though when it came to course approval my home university was less than fair. - Bentley University View Entire Review
I gained a wider perspective on the world and also learned a lot more about myself. The course of events certainly did not turn out the way I had expected them to, but the experience was invaluable. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned a lot about people from different countries and the hk culture which was fascinating. I made a lot of friends and learned a lot about myself as well. - Bentley University View Entire Review
So much, so worthwhile - Bentley University View Entire Review
I learnt how to get in touch with a new and different culture from mine, how to interact with people I otherwise would have never met in my whole life and get out of my comfort zone to try new exciting experiences. - Barnard College View Entire Review
Yes, it was worthwhile. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
YES x a million!!! It's amazing I can't even express how I feel. - University of California - Riverside View Entire Review
January 16, 2019 Hong Kong, Fall 2018
Gained a better sense of my identity as a diaspora Chinese, met other diaspora Chinese. Was able to retrace my family roots through travel during breaks. Also gained a broader perspective of global issues, since my previous perspectives always were adjacent to whatever was happening in the United States. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
I learned so much about HK's identity, history, & politics (esp. pertinent today). I also got to travel & experience East Asia, which was absolutely fantastic - it gave me a far richer understanding for Asian affairs & cultures. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
My study abroad was about self-discovery and cultural exposure. Though I was very disappointed by the academics at HKU, I knew going in that it would be very different from my liberal arts education. At a certain point, I decided that academics would not be the focus of my study abroad and instead concentrated on meeting people ... - Wellesley College View Entire Review
It was interesting to experience and learn about the unique Hong Kong culture. But I felt like I was wasting my time in classes because they were nothing compared to the college courses in the US - Wellesley College View Entire Review
At HKU, I got to have a very different educational experience, meet a lot of great people, and grow to love the city of Hong Kong. - Wellesley College View Entire Review
Definitely Worthwhile. Gained adventures of a lifetime. - Bentley University View Entire Review
Past Review Incredible
It was very interesting to be in China during this time in history and I was so happy I got to travel around China. - Bentley University View Entire Review
A student studying abroad with University of Hong Kong: Hong Kong - Direct Enrollment & Exchange
It was a very tough program, but it was completely worthwhile. Take 3 or 4 classes if your home university will let you. I learned about so many different cultures, and got a better idea of what kind of work I'd like to do in the future (something international) - Bentley University View Entire Review
I learned that an experience is what you make it. You have to be willing to put yourself out there to be accepted or rejected. And it was - Bentley University View Entire Review
Learned a lot from the culture - Bentley University View Entire Review
Everything was worthwhile! I definitely learned how to be more flexible with my studies, and i met so many different people! Usually, I met with friends that tend to be either co-workers or classmates. However, studying abroad, I met a HUGE variety of people of different backgrounds and of different majors. - University of California - Merced View Entire Review
All in all, my experiences were amazing in Hong Kong because I fulfilled and surpassed my academic, personal and professional goals. Academically, I was most definitely challenged by the coursework. It was a unique experience because they were all classes I would not have found at my home university. The classes not only broaden... - Villanova University View Entire Review

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The University of Hong Kong is a public research university located in Pokfulam, Hong Kong, founded in 1911 during the British Colonial era.

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