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Activities (Fall 2017)

The Global Student Programs Office hosts a range of activities for the exchange students. They range from the welcome events happening in HKUST to touring in Hong Kong, from traditional Chinese sports and festive food tasting to experiencing the vibrant life of this amazing city. In Fall 2017, a series of events will be launched in August and September.

"Should-come" Activites

To make your exchange life in HKUST fruitful, GSPO has organized a series of orientation activities for you.

Have a good start of your FUN exchange!

Compulsory Activities

Below are the sessions which you are expected to attend to get essential information about living in HKUST and Hong Kong. Most importantly, you should get registered before the start of the term. And come to the Welcome Reception to make new friends.

 

    • Welcome Events

      Orientation Session
      31 August 2017 (Thu)
      9:30am-11:00am
      HKUST Lecture Theatre A

      Welcome Reception
      31 August 2017 (Thu)
      5:00pm-6:30pm
      HKUST Conference Lodge
    • Student Visa and Pre-registration Session

      You must attend one of the sessions below before obtaining your HKUST Student Card.


      Session I
      29 August 2017 (Tue)
      3:00pm-4:00pm
      HKUST Lecture Theatre D

      Session II
      30 August 2017 (Wed)
      10:00am-11:00am
      HKUST Lecture Theatre D

      Session III
      30 August 2017 (Wed)
      3:00pm-4:00pm
      HKUST Lecture Theatre D

* Please note that there are compulsory activities organized by your school. Please click here for more information.

Recommended Activities

    • Campus Tour

      Join the campus tour to familiarize yourself with the environment and facilities of HKUST.


      Session A
      30 August 2017 (Wed)
      2:00pm-3:30pm
      HKUST Library

      Session B
      30 August 2017 (Wed)
      5:00pm-6:30pm
      HKUST Library

      Session C
      31 August 2017 (Thu)
      3:00pm-4:30pm
      HKUST Library
    • Trip to Hang Hau

      Make a trip to Hang Hau, the nearest MTR station and shopping mall, to get an idea of where-to-go.


      Session A
      29 August 2017 (Tue)
      5:30pm-9:30pm
      HKUST Student Lounge

      Session B
      30 August 2017 (Wed)
      12:30pm-4:30pm
      HKUST Student Lounge

Hong Kong Day Tour

Hong Kong has been well known as its vibrance and dynamic lifestyle, as well as its history of having a cultural mix between the West and the East. If you are interested to know more about this exiting place, come join our Hong Kong Day Tour!

Routes

  • Hong Kong Day Tour (A) - Taste of A Vibrant City:
    3 Sep 2017 (Sun)

    Hong Kong, also known as "The City of Life", has always been known for its vividness and exciting adventures. Around the city, you can always feel the energy of people around. As a shopping paradise, Hong Kong has more than just shopping malls. We will start the tour by bringing you to The Peak, where you can enjoy a spectacular view of the harbour and city lines of Hong Kong, and take a ride on the Peak Tram. You will have a chance to shop in the famous street markets around Mong Kok and Yau Ma Tei afterwards.
    The tour will end with dinner together with participants of Hong Kong Day Tour (B). This is a Chinese dinner with traditional Canton dishes as well as The Peking Duck. We wrap up the night with a viewing of A Symphony of Lights. Travel is by coach; some walking is required.

    3 September 2017 (Sun)
    12:00nn-9:00pm
    The Peak > Mong Kok > Tsim Sha Tsui
    HK$150 (includes dinner and round trip transportation from/back to HKUST)
    You may request for vegetarian meal on the sign-up
  • Hong Kong Day Tour (B) - Hong Kong Heritage:
    3 Sep 2017 (Sun)

    Hong Kong, with a rich background of Chinese culture and customs, is much more than just the heart of finance. We have lots of preserved heritage that used to be the living places of ancient villagers and venues for religious worshipping. By joining this tour, you will visit Che Kung Temple and the Ancestral Hall that were built 300 and 700 years ago respectively. You will be amazed by the architecture and fascinating stories behind the heritage. We will also visit The Hong Kong Heritage Museum. Its recent "Bruce LEE: Kung Fu-Art-Life" exhibition will probably interest you most if you are a fan of Kung Fu.
    The tour will end with dinner together with participants of Hong Kong Day Tour (A). This is a Chinese dinner with traditional Canton dishes as well as The Peking Duck. We wrap up the night with a viewing of A Symphony of Lights. Travel is by coach; some walking is required.

    3 September 2017 (Sun)
    12:00nn-9:00pm
    Sha Tin > Yuen Long > Tsim Sha Tsui
    HK$150 (includes dinner and round trip transportation from/back to HKUST)
    You may request for vegetarian meal on the sign-up

Enrollment

You may enroll in the activities on MyStudyAbroad System. Kindly click into the ‘(Incoming) Fall term activities enrollment form’ and indicate your interest.

The enrollment deadline is 10 August 2017 (Thu). Enrollment after the deadline will not be accepted.

Seats will be allocated randomly if the enrollment number exceeds the quota of each tour. You will be notified of the enrollment results by email. Payment is required for securing your seats. Details will be available on MyStudyAbroad System after the enrollment period.

Payment is non-refundable once you have secured your seats. GSPO reserves the right to cancel an activity due to insufficient enrollment.

Activities Of-Your-Choice

Besides the "Should-come" activities and the Hong Kong Day Tour, we have prepared a wide range of activities for you to join during your semester. Activities are sponsored by HKUST partially and you could engage in activities with a discounted price. Choose the activities you are interested in and enrich your exchange life here in HKUST

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  • Cantonese Over Evening Dim Sum Workshop:
    5 Sep 2017 (Tue)

    To help you feel more at home in Hong Kong, we are organizing a Cantonese workshop specifically for exchange students to teach you some basic, but practical Cantonese over dinner. Our staff and Exchange Buddies will become your Cantonese tutors to introduce to you the tradition of Cantonese “Yum Cha” culture. With no doubt, you will have fun learning survival and socializing Cantonese with us while enjoying dim sum.


    5 September 2017 (Tue)
    6:30pm-8:30pm
    HKUST Conference Lodge
    HK$50
    Chinese Dinner will be offered which may not cater all specific dietary requirements. Please mind your dietary restrictions before joining.
  • Chinese Martial Arts Workshop:
    7 Sep 2017 (Thu)

    Wing Chun is a Chinese martial arts that originates from China, and later on refined in Hong Kong. Wing Chun requires you using quick punches and kicks, and a fast-moving footwork. In the workshop, Master Lau will teach you some basic techniques in Wing Chun, warm yourself up and fight!


    7 September 2017 (Thu)
    7pm-9pm
    HKUST Campus
    HK$50
    Sportswear and sport shoes are recommended.
  • Hong Kong Lamma Island Hiking Tour:
    9 Sep 2017 (Sat)

    Lamma Island is the third largest island in Hong Kong with lots of attractive scenery, including cultural and archelogical sites. This is a full day hiking tour which lunch is included. The tour guide will also give you some ideas about the historic marks left in Lamma Island, and how the people feed by fishing industry in Hong Kong, where it is well known as a metropolitan city.


    9 September 2017 (Sat)
    9am-5pm
    Lamma Island
    HK$50 (includes round trip transportation from/back to HKUST)
    Participants must be prepared for extensive walking. Sportswear and sport shoes are recommended. Lunch will be offered which may not cater all specific dietary requirements. Please mind your dietary restrictions before joining.
  • Paper Cutting Workshop:
    14 Sep 2017 (Thu)

    Paper cutting art is originated from cutting patterns for rich Chinese embroideries. It has been a very traditional form of decorative art which is considered as UNESCO Intangible Cultural Heritage. Our master will teach you some basic techniques about how to make a simple design and turn it into a really masterpiece.


    14 September 2017 (Thu)
    6:30pm-8:30pm
    HKUST Campus
    HK$50
  • Geopark Tour:
    17 Sep 2017 (Sun)

    Hong Kong Geopark was listed as part of its Global Geoparks Network for its widely distributed hexagonal rock columns and the sedimentary rocks formed in different geologic periods. If you are interested to know about the geological history of Hong Kong and a big fan of geology, join us for the tour!


    17 September 2017 (Sun)
    12nn-5pm
    Hong Kong Geopark
    HK$50 (includes round trip transportation from/back to HKUST)
    Some walking may be required.
  • Paper Tearing Workshop:
    20 Sep 2017 (Wed)

    Paper Tearing art, which is similar to paper cutting art, is another form of decorative art which is made with hands but not scissors. Our master can conjure up Chinese characters and even adorable animals with a single piece of paper. He will teach you how to create great artwork with just a single piece of paper and your bare hands.


    20 September 2017 (Wed)
    6:00pm-8:30pm
    HKUST Campus
    HK$50
  • Chinese Lantern Making Workshop:
    26 Sep 2017 (Tue)

    In the old times, Chinese people is very renowned in making fine artwork objects with materials such as paper and bamboo. Chinese lantern making is one of the examples. To celebrate the Mid-autumn festival in early October, this workshop provides you an excellent chance to learn the skills from an very experienced lantern making master, and to have a taste of the Chinese craftsmanship.


    26 September 2017 (Tue)
    6:30pm-9:30pm
    HKUST Campus
    HK$50
  • Snowy Mooncake Workshop:
    27 Sep 2017 (Wed)

    Mid-autumn festival is a very important festival for Chinese communities, and they often share mooncake for celebration. Snowy mooncake is a chinese food eaten during the Mid-Autumn Festival. It is modified from the original mooncake and it is a kind of non-baked mooncake. The texture is similar to mochi and it has glutinous rice crusts. It has been loved by people because of the sweet flavour. Join the workshop and share your hand-made mooncake to your friends!


    27 September 2017 (Wed)
    6:30pm-9:30pm
    Kwun Tong
    HK$50 (includes round trip transportation from/back to HKUST)
    Chinese mooncakes may contain nuts, seeds, eggs, lard, gluten, butter and milk. Please mind your dietary restrictions before joining.

Enrollment

Enrollment will be done during the Welcome Reception on 31 August 2017 (Thu). Counters will be set up for each of the activity on site. Only cash payment will be accepted. Please bring cash to the Welcome Reception if you are interested to any of the activities.

There are limited quotas for each of the activity. Payment is non-refundable. GSPO reserves the right to cancel an activity due to insufficient enrollment.

Enquiries

Please contact Global Student Programs Office for further enquiries.

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