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University of Science and Technology

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3.83 / 5 based on 22 reviews
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Christian H
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Financial Management, Undergraduate, Independent
Student life
Describe host city:
Students equally interact with the local and student community
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Activities: Takes place mostly within the university/student environment
Travel, Nightlife: Takes place mostly outside the university/student environment
Personal social experience
Activities
Nightlife
Travel
Overall
Personal comments
clubs: the best club in town is the dragon-i; book a table to get in or get to know the guys at the door. wednesday: models-night, friday: house, saturday: special guests. watch out for club-ing on thursdays is ladies night and get a warm up in the carnegies in whanchai first (happy hour on all coctails). ladies night also on wednesdays in whanchai e.g. the venue. fridays at the drop, come early or dress fancy cause usually members only. bars: nice area is lan kwai fong, just go arround you'll find your place. eg. drink at the russian bar at -8degrees celsius! upscale bars are also in hollywood road. check it out! i was not so impressed by the felix bar, they can't even mix a bloody marry. in the kowloon hotel every night there is 2 hours drinking for 98HKD. karaoke: kowloon-tsim shai tsui-knotsford terrace. arround this area. eat: best western restaurants are in soho and arround soho. eg. bocca, spitfire, pizza express,... check also the small restaurants beside lan kwai fong eat at the thai restaurant (elvis is waiting for you!) girls: check out whan chai area and the femwicks. interesting place,.....
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Christian H
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Financial Management, Undergraduate, Independent
Housing
Type of housing: On campus
Arranged by: Host university
If returning, I would choose: On campus
Why?
housing costs off campus in town are quite expensive and means long ways to uni.
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Personal assessment
Cost
Facilities
Location
Cleanliness
Space
Personal comments
it was my first experiance with campus life. it is quite convenient to live on campus because it was cheap and you have all facilities you need for living there. eg. laundry, restaurants,... the size of rooms are quite ok and some of them have even sea view. in the room there is a big locker, a cupboard, a desk, shelves, a bed which is too small (190x70cm) and a chair. rooms have air condition and a van. the only disadvantage is that you have to share the bathroom and toilet with the whole floor.
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Christian H
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Financial Management, Undergraduate, Independent
Languages
Language of instruction: English
Local language was: Different than language of instruction
Was learning English a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my English
Was learning the local language a key decision factor?
Yes, I wanted to improve my the local language
How much did you improve your English?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
How much did you improve your the local language?
My level before: At ease in most situations
My level after: No problems in any areas (including slang)
Language difficulties
Social
Educational
Administrative / Institutional
Overall
Personal comments
I had no difficulties to understand the professors. Their English was perfect as they came from America, Ireland and Hong Kong. Communication in every day life was also no problem as all people in HK speak English very well.
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Christian H
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Financial Management, Undergraduate, Independent
Expenses
Main source of funding:
Family
Other sources of funding:
Personal savings<br> Other
Work opportunities:
I didn't explore any work options
Personal spending habits
the currancy improved during my stay in HK because it is peged to the USD. So I could afford more things than I could have some semesters before. I spend more on night life because drinks and cover charges are twice expensive than at home and on travelling I spend more because I took the opportunity to get as much impressions of the area as possible.
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Nightlife, Travel:
was more expensive than at home.
Overall:
was the same price as at home.
Food, Telephone, Housing:
was less expensive than at home.
Accessibility of student needs
Second-hand text books
Second-hand household items
Computers / Internet
Administrative
Money from home
Personal comments
none
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Christian H
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Financial Management, Undergraduate, Independent
Overall
I wish I had known...
I sould have read the travel guide about Hong Kong to have more information ahead so it takes me more time to get started in the city.
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In my opinion:
Everybody loved it, you will too!
Important factors in my choice
(1) Unimportant – (4) Very important
Academic reasons
3
Culture
4
Costs
1
Activities
3
Campus life
2
Party / people
3
Weather / location
4
Personal recommendation
Go for it! It is a good experiance to study abroad, to get to know a new culture and travelling was the most important thing for me because it simply widens your horizon. The university is the best place for an exchange semester but even better for a MBA program as is ranks number 6 in the world! If I had the opportunity I would choose this university again because nobody can refund you this experiance.
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During my experience abroad, I ...
(1) Never – (4) A lot
Became familiar with another culture
4
Traveled
4
Improved language skills
3
Met people from other countries
4
Became more independent
3
Partied a lot
4
Experienced a change in life
4
Advanced my studies & career
3
Final comments
Travel to Guangzhou, Beijing, Shanghai, Guiling, Fouzhan, Macau, Dali, Shenzhen, Taipei, Bangkok, Cambodia, Saigon, Seoul and many more!
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Christian H
Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria
Financial Management, Undergraduate, Independent
Academic
Course recommendations
make sure that you have some local groupmates, it makes life more easier because they really care about the grades and you get to know their working skills and probably make up some friends. it is very interesting! I got very bad information about the availability of courses bevore I could register for them. When I wanted to register for special courses it turned out that they were beeing held in the other semester. Hopefully this information will improve because I wasted a lot time with the lack of information. Courses are very work intensive, 1 mid-term, 1 final test, group presentations, group projects and several individual papers are too much. all in all I think it was a nice experiance to see how Chinese study and teach.
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My academic experiences
Quality of courses
Variety of courses
Access to resources
Interaction with teachers
Interaction with international students
Interaction with local students
Personal comments
none
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My opinion of the university assessment
Exams at end of course
Exams throughout the course
Essays and/or projects at the end of course
Essays and/or projects throughout the course
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