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Activities (Spring 2018)

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 Spring 2018, a series of events will be launched in January and February.

"Should-come" Activities

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 January 2018 (Wed)
      9:30am-11:00am
      HKUST Lecture Theatre A

      Welcome Reception
      31 January 2018 (Wed)
      5:00pm-6:30pm
      HKUST Conference Lodge
    • Student Visa and Pre-registration Session

      You must attend one of the sessions below.


      Session I
      29 January 2018 (Mon)
      3:00pm-4:00pm
      HKUST Lecture Theatre D

      Session II
      30 January 2018 (Tue)
      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
      29 January 2018 (Mon)
      5:00pm-6:00pm
      HKUST Library

      Session B
      30 January 2018 (Tue)
      5:00pm-6:00pm
      HKUST Library

      Session C
      31 January 2018 (Wed)
      3:00pm-4:30pm
      HKUST Library
    • Trip to IKEA

      Make a trip to IKEA in Megabox, Kowloon Bay, to get your essentials for the stay in Hong Kong. 


      Session I
      29 January 2018 (Mon)
      7:00pm-11:00pm
      HKUST Student Lounge

      Session II
      30 January 2018 (Tue)
      7:00pm-11:00pm
      HKUST Student Lounge

Hong Kong Day Tour

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

Routes

  • Hong Kong Day Tour (A) - Taste of A Vibrant City:
    4 Feb 2018 (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 alongside the harbour where you can view A Symphony of Lights. Travel is by coach; some walking is required.

    4 February 2018 (Sunday)
    12:00nn-9:00pm
    The Peak > Mong Kok > Tsim Sha Tsui
    HK$100 (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:
    4 Feb 2018 (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 alongside the harbour where you can view A Symphony of Lights. Travel is by coach; some walking is required.

    4 February 2018 (Sunday)
    12:00nn-9:00pm
    Sha Tin > Yuen Long > Tsim Sha Tsui
    HK$100 (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) Spring term activities enrollment form’ and indicate your interest.

The enrollment deadline is 10 January 2018 (Wednesday). Enrollment after the deadline may not be accepted.

Seats will be allocated randomly if the enrollment number exceeds the quota of each activity. 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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  • Hong Kong Style Milktea Workshop:
    6 Feb 2018 (Tue)

    Hong Kong Style Milktea was originated from the afternoon tea culture from the British. We further modified it with mixing different kinds of black tea and served with milk and sugar. In the workshop, we will give you an idea on how to blend the teas, and how to make a smooth milk tea. You can try your finished product with another two must-try items in Hong Kong: Egg tarts and Pineapple buns!


    6 February 2018 (Tuesday)
    7:00pm-9:30pm
    HKUST Campus
    HK$50
    Egg tart and pineapple buns may contain nuts, seeds, eggs, lard, gluten, butter and milk. Please mind your dietary restrictions before joining.
  • Chinese Lantern Making Workshop:
    6 Feb 2018 (Tue)

    During Chinese New Year, the Lantern Festival is one of the festivals that chinese people would celebrate. Traditionally, Chinese people would gather at the gardens and appreciate the pretty red lanterns. Until now, people watch lanterns, fireworks and various performances, guess lantern riddles and eat Chinese sweet dumplings. In this workshop, we would learn how to make these chinese lanterns.


    6 February 2018 (Tuesday)
    6:30pm-9:30pm
    HKUST Campus
    HK$50
  • Sweet Rice Dumplings Workshop:
    7 Feb 2018 (Wed)

    Chinese new year is a very important festival for Chinese communities, and they often have sweet rice dumplings for celebration. Sweet rice dumplings are made of the glutinous rice served in sweet ginger soup.  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 enjoy your hand-made dumplings!


    7 February 2018 (Wednesday)
    7:00pm-9:30pm (Coach will leave HKUST at 6:20pm)
    Kwun Tong
    HK$50 (includes round trip transportation from/back to HKUST)
    Sweet rice dumplings may contain nuts, seeds, eggs, lard, gluten, butter and milk. Please mind your dietary restrictions before joining.
  • Cantonese Over Dim Sum Evening Workshop:
    8 Feb 2018 (Thu)

    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.


    8 February 2018 (Thursday)
    6:30pm-9:00pm
    HKUST G/F Chinese Restaurant 
    HK$50
    Chinese Dinner will be offered which may not cater all specific dietary requirements. Please mind your dietary restrictions before joining.
  • Chinese Calligraphy Workshop:
    9 Feb 2018 (Fri)

    Chinese Calligraphy is considered to be the most ancient form of Chinese art. In the workshop, each of the Chinese fonts have their own origin and features which will be demonstrated by the instructor. With the knowledge of the Chinese Calligraphy, you can even create your own Fai Chun, a traditional chinese decoration that is used during Lunar New Year! During the workshop, you are able to have a taste of some chinese snacks and tea too.


    9 February 2018 (Friday)
    7:30pm-9:30pm (Coach will leave HKUST at 6:30pm)
    Sheung Wan
    HK$50 (includes round trip transportation from/back to HKUST)
  • Shaolin Marital arts & Tai-O Tour:
    10 Feb 2018 (Sat)

    Shaolin is one of the oldest styles of Chinese martial arts. In this tour, you are able to learn this traditional martial arts in Shaolin Wushu Culture Centre in Tai O in the morning. After the lunch, you will be able to tour around Tai-O, a quaint and picturesque fishing town where you can see the traditional stilt houses.


    10 February 2018 (Saturday)
    10:00am-5:30pm (Coach will leave HKUST at 8:45am)
    Tai O
    HK$50 (includes round trip transportation from/back to HKUST)
    The tour involves extensive exercise and walking. Sportswear and sportshoes are required. Vegetarian meals and rice will be served for lunch.
  • Geopark Tour:
    11 Feb 2018 (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!


    11 February 2018 (Sunday)
    1:30pm-6pm
    Hong Kong Geopark
    HK$50 (includes round trip transportation from/back to HKUST)
    Some walking may be required.
  • Hong Kong Lamma Island Hiking Tour
    24 Feb 2018 (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.


    24 February 2018 (Saturday)
    10:00am-5:30pm (Coach will leave HKUST at 9am)
    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.
  • Hong Kong Traditional Lifestyle Tour
    25 Feb 2018 (Sun)

    Want to immerse yourself in our Hong Kong lifestyle? Join this tour and learn how to be a local here! The tour will begin with a Tai-chi class in the morning at Tsim Sha Tsui Pier. After a chinese lunch, you could gain knowledge about the Chinese Tea Culture by joining the tea appreciation in a local tea house.


    25 February 2018 (Sunday)
    11:00am-4pm
    Various places, Hong Kong
    HK$50 (includes round trip transportation from/back to HKUST)
    Some walking is required. Lunch will be offered which may not cater all specific dietary requirements. Please mind your dietary restrictions before joining.

Enrollment

Enrollment will be done during the Welcome Reception on 31 January 2018 (Wed). 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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