Minchae K. – Hong Kong Summer Global Internship (Global Studies)

What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB?  I took a course that was offered by CIEE. The course included writing a reflection paper and work summary, an interview with my supervisor, a mock interview, and submitting a resume and cover letter. The class that I took in Hong … More Minchae K. – Hong Kong Summer Global Internship (Global Studies)

Jasmine L., Hong Kong – Summer Global Internship (Actuarial Science)

Interning abroad with UCEAP was a fruitful experience that not only strengthened my professional skills, but also created countless unforgettable memories. ACADEMIC 1.What types of classes did you take abroad and how did they compare to UCSB? I took an Academic Internship Course that is designed to prepare students for leadership in a globally interdependent … More Jasmine L., Hong Kong – Summer Global Internship (Actuarial Science)

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)