A page from the diary of a French citizen at HKU

A page from the diary of a French citizen at HKU

A week ago I was having a conversation with a local friend about French politics, the rise of the far-right party and the upcoming presidential election. I told him that unless a major terrorist attack would happen before the election, the extreme right could be defeated. On Saturday morning – Friday evening in France – […]

Juggling through the exchange life at HKU

Out of five years at university – three back home in the UK, one in Hong Kong, and one in Beijing, my year on exchange at the University of Hong Kong from 2012 to 2013 was undoubtedly the most memorable. At that time, the new colleges on Lung Wah Street had just been built and […]

Why the city you choose to go on exchange matters

Why the city you choose to go on exchange matters

Exchange students share homogenous experience regardless of where they go. You land in a foreign city, rarely meet locals but fellow exchange students from everywhere else, with whom you spend days and nights discovering the new city, country and continent. Your priority goes to travels and new experiences, not your studies. You say yes to […]

Greetings from the United States

Jane picked me up shortly after 7 a.m. I was only half awake as she drove from my apartment off campus to the The Daily Tar Heel office about a mile away. We trudged inside. It was empty save for a lingering sense of last night’s deadline pressure. When a Skype call came in at […]

University is your Treasure Island

I always tell young people to enjoy their lives at college years. This is the most romantic period for a person’s life. One neither needs to worry how others may think of oneself, nor requires to worry if one can earn enough to support one’s living… University life is like a treasure hunt. There are […]