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

Conquering Dragon’s Back

Since my Hall likes to hold events so that the exchange students can be active on campus and within Hong Kong, I tend to go to a lot of them. Almost every week the hall has an event that we can all participate. Two weeks ago Youli and I participated in a Nintendo Switch Mario ...

Academic Structure of HKUST vs Drexel University

Over the past few weeks, I’ve learned of certain differences between Drexel and HKUST. They are things I took for granted at Drexel and I realize now that I quite miss it. I’ve been having midterms for a few weeks now, having taken my last midterm this past Monday. UST seems to have a much ...

“Philip? Who’s Philip?”

Kamusta! Greetings from the Philippines! Surprisingly, I haven’t been traveling as often as I wish I was. UST seems to have tests every other and group projects on the off weeks. It’s been crazy, but we finally took the time travel! We decided on a weekend trip to the Philippines! Deciding to go with a ...

Relaxation and Monkeys

Since I really wanted to go to another peaceful place, we planned another weekend outing. The next places that we visited were the Nan Lian Garden and the Chi Lin Nunnery in Diamond Hill. The garden and the nunnery weren’t very different from the Big Buddha that we visited a couple of days before, but ...

Peace. Tranquility. Happiness.

In Hong Kong, there are a lot of different place to visit to escape the busy Hong Kong life, while still in Hong Kong. Just a few steps or MTR stops away, you can find very quiet tranquil places that tourists go to to experience religious culture and serenity. I always wanted to visit a ...

Reflection of My Halfway Mark

I have been in Hong Kong for two months now and it has been a very and uplifting experience so far. The experience on its own is very unique and what I have learned about myself, the students at UST, the people around Hong Kong, and myself, has changed my own perspective on life. Through ...

Fierce Pierce Take Hong Kong: Part 1

After being in Hong Kong for 3 months, I have been away from my family for longer than I’ve ever been. It has had its ups and downs not being able to talk to them during the day because of the time difference. I thought that I would have to be spending Thanksgiving in Hong ...

A Sense of Natural Beauty

When people think of Hong Kong, they think of an island with a lot of high-rise buildings. Yes there are many tall residential and corporate buildings everywhere, but there are some parts that aren’t as built up as the rest. Since being here, I have noticed that Hong Kong is very environmentally conscious. There are ...

The Plague of Midterms!

This past week, it was Midterm Week at UST and everything was pretty crazy around campus. With everyone scrambling to do last minute studying and presentation wrap up, the campus was very active, especially the library and student center. Out of the four classes that I am taking I only had two major exams to ...

HKUST Study Abroad Fair

“One’s destination is never a place, but a new way of seeing things.” ― Henry Miller HKUST does a lot for the exchange students here to make us feel comfortable in our classes, dorms, and our whole UST experience for the term or the whole year. They have put on so many programs for us ...