Time Abroad: Fall 2006
Hong Kong is everything that I thought it would be: bustling city, night lights beyond Las Vegas, crowded streets, both amazing and interesting foods of all ethnicities, and it's the gateway to most Asian cities! There were plenty of things to do. With the world-class transportation system, getting anywhere from campus was very convenient. Whether you wish to submerge yourself in the Hong Kong culture or step back into Western life, there is always a place in Hong Kong for everyone. In Winter 2006, Disneyland Hong Kong, Disney's newest theme park, was unveiled. Although it was nowhere as big as Disneyland in California and Disney World in Florida, it is truly unique. Ocean Park is Hong Kong's most celebrated theme park; comparably it is their "Sea World". If you think New York is crowded, you should visit Mong Kok, rated as one of the world's most crowded points on earth. If you really want to be in with the crowds, go there around 9:30 at night. Mong Kok is also known for its tech-savvy shops and clothing. For business majors, Hong Kong Island is one of a kind. While working on your next business plan or international business project, you have all the resources you will need in the entire city. After going to classes all day, there is always time to hangout with friends at night. There are more karaoke bars, tea houses, and shopping malls than you can count. Language is rarely an issue. While fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin, most locals can also speak English, making Hong Kong the best of both worlds. Finally when you have seen all of Hong Kong, you might even think about crossing over into Mainland China. If time runs short and you want to at least get a taste of China, Shenzhen is your #1 choice. Shenzhen is an example of China's incredibly fast development.
I greatly enjoyed studying in Hong Kong very much and I plan to go back anytime.