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UGA Exchange - University of Hong Kong : Reviews (Hong Kong)

The following program review responses have been selected for publication by Education Abroad
Program Evaluation
Sara Kristiina Hamalainen, Spring 2017 Participant
HKU health center is easily accesable and cheap! I went multiple times and was able to get care in English.

 

Justin Nima, Fall 2016 Participant
It is definitely a new challenge and a different style than UGA, but it is not impossible if you study.

 

Sara Kristiina Hamalainen, Spring 2017 Participant
I love that I was able to take classes with local students. All classes at HKU are taught in English, so I had a wide variety of classes to choose from.

 

Sara Kristiina Hamalainen, Spring 2017 Participant
I ate out for every single meal while I was in Hong Kong. Our housing had a 7-Eleven store and student canteen downstairs. Campus also had cheap dining options (roughly $3-4 a meal). I spent about $10 a day on food.

 

Sara Kristiina Hamalainen, Spring 2017 Participant
Great value! My housing in Hong Kong was a fifth of the cost of housing at UGA. I was able to spend the difference on traveling (and flights to HK).

 

Sara Kristiina Hamalainen, Spring 2017 Participant
Did not experience any culture shock really. HKU is a very modern and Western university, especially since all classes are taught in English.

 

Sara Kristiina Hamalainen, Spring 2017 Participant
I was able to network with so many incredible people from around the world! I recommend getting involved in a club or sport! I joined the Taikwondo Club. I regret not doing the internship course (work for social venture) in the business school - all my friends who did it had an amazing experience.

 

Sara Kristiina Hamalainen, Spring 2017 Participant
I would suggest future students apply to live in Jockey Club III dorms. Best location and amenities. Student Flats were good because of freedom.

 

Sara Kristiina Hamalainen, Spring 2017 Participant
If you want a global experience that is marketable for employers while still really fun, pick Hong Kong! Also, great to note that HKU is the #2 ranked university in Asia.