One of the richest experience of my life! Past Review

By (COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES., Bentley University) - abroad from 09/10/2012 to 01/05/2013 with

University of Hong Kong / HKU: Direct Enrollment & Exchange

What did you gain/learn from your experience abroad? Was it worthwhile?
So much, so worthwhile

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.

Very intense but so rewarding

* Host Country Program Administration

On-site administration of your program

Very organized!

* Housing:

How satisfied were you with your living arrangements?

Horrible housing, horrible maintenance, had to find my own place

* Food:

So much variety!

* Social & Cultural Integration:

How integrated did you feel with the local culture?

Not integrated at all but wonderful to observe

* Health Care:

How well were health issues addressed during the program?

Effectively and professionally

* Safety:

Very safe

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)

Everything was so cheap

Not including program expenses, about how much money did you spend on food and other expenses each week? 700 usd
Do you have any general money-saving tips for future study abroad participants? take the public transportations, don't go to Macau!


* Did your program have a foreign language component? No

Direct Enrollment/Exchange

* Did you study abroad through an exchange program or did you directly enroll in the foreign university? Exchange

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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  • Local Students
  • Americans
  • 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?
  • The city
  • The culture shock
  • The friends
* What could be improved?
  • Guidance
  • Help with classes
* What do you know now that you wish you knew before going on this program? More about what to do and where to go

Reasons For Studying Abroad

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The Outright Urbanite
A social butterfly, you're happiest in bustling cities with hip people, and took advantage of all it had to offer. You enjoyed the nightlife, and had fun going out dancing, and socializing with friends. Fun-loving and dressed to the nines, you enjoyed discovering new restaurants, shops, cafes, and bars in your host country.