CB welcomes inbound exchange students
The Exchange Student Club (ESC) is committed to assisting inbound exchange students from all over the world to integrate into the local community and enjoy their learning journey at the College of Business. This September, the ESC organised a series of activities for exchange students to explore the uniqueness of Hong Kong.
The ESC organised a tour to Tai Kwun and the Peak, and another museum tour on 3 and 12 September, respectively, for 17 international students to learn about the history and arts in Hong Kong. On 9 September, the ESC took 14 students to Mong Kok to try local food and let them get a glimpse of the hustle and bustle in the City. On 24 September, 12 students went on a cycling ride from Shatin to Tai Mei Tuk, where they enjoyed a barbeque there.
Leonard Lenhoff from University of Gothenburg, Sweden, had much fun at the cycling event, he said, “I like how it allowed us to do something physical, while also just touristing and socialising. We had such a good time!”
Apart from the abovementioned fun-filled activities around the City, the ESC also organised two one-day trips to the Lantau for 33 inbound exchange students on 10 and 16 September. The groups enjoyed a ride on the Ngong Ping 360 cable car, and visited the Big Buddha and the Po Lin Monastery. They also had a Chinese seafood lunch at Tai O before they toured around the Tai O Fishing Village. The groups also went on a boat excursion to explore the "Venice of the Orient." Students were also amazed by the illuminating lantern decorations around Tai O, which allowed them to feel the festival vibes of the Chinese Mid-Autumn Festival.
“I really enjoyed the trip, I liked that we saw so many things! Everyone else are so nice and helpful so it was a lot of fun,” said Serry Ezbidi from Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands.
The College hopes all exchange students enjoyed the activities prepared by the ESC, and wishes you a rewarding and memorable experience at CityU and in Hong Kong!