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

House One Boat Party!

Living in the halls on campus, help local and exchange students to get to know each other and enjoy the HKUST housing experience. In my hall, the floors are separated by girls and guys and it is the closest dorm to the academic buildings, which is a plus for me! The rooms aren’t as big ...

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Of Lanterns and Fireworks

While I’m here studying, I’ve had the opportunity to fully experience Mid-Autumn Festival. In my previous post I mentioned making mooncakes which were for the Mid-Autumn Festival. On Sunday we went to Tsim Sha Tsui to see the fireworks and the lantern festival. The lantern displays were beautiful and impressive, though we only saw one ...

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Student Life and Mooncakes for Days

I’ve been keeping pretty busy since I’ve gotten to Hong Kong. There have been different activities planned by the clubs as well as workshops the university provides. The students at HKUST are very involved with at least one club. Much of this is due to the fact that they are required to participate in one ...

My Experience During Chinese Holidays

One month down, three more to go! It has been a great learning experience and adventure for the past month. I have done so much and have learned so much from the people around me and from Hong Kong. But, the adventure is not done yet! There is so much more to learn and conquer ...

Classes at HKUST

For this blog, I’m going to stop talking about how much fun I’m having in Hong Kong and speak about my classes. Studying abroad isn’t just about exploring the country you’re living in; it’s about advancing your education and learning more about yourself as a student. I have been here for a month now and ...

Snowy Mooncakes!

The best part about traveling is experience the culture and life of the people around you. When you embrace different aspects of the culture, you come to find out new things about yourself that you never knew about. The Chinese culture is very different from the American and Trinidadian culture that I am so used ...

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Shèngyàn! (Feast!)

Being in Hong Kong for almost a month has really been great! Traveling around and getting to know the area is terrific. The smells of the streets are starting to get very familiar and the food taste better and better each time. However, being away from family and friends does still resonate sometimes and the ...

Hiking Through Hong Kong

Hiking is a huge part of Hong Kong because of the lush vegetation on all of the islands and the views that you can see of the near by beaches and waterways. There are many different types of hikes that can be done here including early morning hikes to see the sunrise at the top ...

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Learn from my Mistakes: Hong Kong Arrival Survival Tips

Time is passing by so quickly here in Hong Kong; I’m worried that my time in Hong Kong will be ending soon. I’ve been here for almost a month, but there’s no end to everything I can explore. I arrived on a Thursday, bright and early at 5am. Unfortunately, I could only check into my ...

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F.U.N At HKUST

Being involved on campus helps you to stay active and meet new people. Even though I am only here for a semester, they encourage all exchange students to join clubs and organizations for a semester to get a glimpse of what student life is like at HKUST. There are so many clubs that exchange students ...