Nadav K., Hong Kong – Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (Individual Major taking Mechanical Engineering courses)

Academics I was enrolled in 4 courses when abroad (which was pretty typical of international students, but you could’ve taken 5 if you’d like). Two engineering classes for my major, and 2 environmental science courses — one was taught by a UCI professor who was so fun to learn from, and another from Australia who … More Nadav K., Hong Kong – Hong Kong University of Science & Technology (Individual Major taking Mechanical Engineering courses)

Anqi Y., UK-England – Summer in Cambridge & Hong Kong – University of Hong Kong

ACADEMICS What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? During my 6 weeks in Cambridge I  took two courses that were related to my major and one business course. The major courses were more project based rather than lecture based. Since the class size were much smaller than UCSB’s, … More Anqi Y., UK-England – Summer in Cambridge & Hong Kong – University of Hong Kong

Yunke Sun, Hong Kong, University of Hong Kong (Psychology & Global Studies)

¬†What was your biggest fear about studying abroad that turned out to be no big deal? Honestly, I did not have much fears about studying abroad because it was really exciting to me. I was excited about unforeseen challenges and opportunities in Hong Kong. What do you wish you had done to better prepare before … More Yunke Sun, Hong Kong, University of Hong Kong (Psychology & Global Studies)

Xinyang Miao, Hong Kong, University of Hong Kong (Communication & Psychology)

What was your biggest fear about studying abroad that turned out to be no big deal? Before the program started, I worried a little about the difficulty of the courses I would be taking at HKU. However, it turned out that the courses were no harder than the ones I have taken here at UCSB. … More Xinyang Miao, Hong Kong, University of Hong Kong (Communication & Psychology)

Justin Leung, Hong Kong, University of Hong Kong (Financial Math and Stats)

What was your biggest fear about studying abroad that turned out to be no big deal? My biggest fear about studying abroad was fitting into the foreign culture of Hong Kong. I knew many people there only spoke Cantonese, so it did help that I had some familiarity with this language. Once I got there, … More Justin Leung, Hong Kong, University of Hong Kong (Financial Math and Stats)

Jessica Nguyen, Hong Kong, University of Hong Kong, (Sociology)

1. What was your biggest fear about studying abroad that turned out to be no big deal? My biggest fear about studying abroad was that I would not be able to afford this trip and that I would not have my mom’s approval. Being a single mom, my mom had always been resistant to me … More Jessica Nguyen, Hong Kong, University of Hong Kong, (Sociology)