Category: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST)

Getting Involved

Traveling abroad, especially for a semester-long exchange program, is definitely an exciting experience, but it may turn out to be disastrous if you fail to get involved with the local community. In the era of internet, you can always live, study, travel, and explore everything by yourself, but at times, having people around you can ...

Academics, Student ID, and yeah, the OCTOPUS!

The people who have been following up on my weekly blogs must be aware how I have mostly covered general but very important travel tips in the past two weeks. Therefore, today, I am going to shift my focus on some important academic and legal formalities that play a huge role in helping you to ...

The Big Rule – Socialize At The Airport

Your ability to make contacts at the airport can help you to make the best out of an unknown place!

Self-Awareness On The Airport

The blog talks about how it's important to be self-aware and responsible amid the excitement of traveling alone and studying abroad.

Final Reflection! Thank You Hong Kong!

**Lack of pictures because my laptop crashed! Sorry in advance!** Well, I’m done and I’m back in the United States of America! Where should I start? I spent 4 months on the outside of the world in a country I only heard about a couple of times through friends and on the Internet. When I ...

Fierce Pierce/Jones Take Hong Kong: Part 2

My family and friends were really excited for me to come to Hong Kong and experience the education system and culture here. My mom knew that since I was here for 4 months, my sister and her had to come to visit Hong Kong. My mom, Aunt Nique (Monique), my sister, Janelle, and my cousin, ...

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Hong Kong: A (Food) Melting Pot

Hong Kong is has a lot of different cultures that makes it so unique. Even though it is in Asia, there are people living here from all over the world that bring their own culture and influence over. Just like New York, I feel that Hong Kong is a melting pot for all cultures and ...