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Activities (Spring 2019)

Office of Global Learning 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 2019, a series of events will be launched in January and February.

"Should-come" Activities

To make your exchange life in HKUST fruitful, Office of Global Learning 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
      29 January 2019 (Tue)
      2:00pm - 3:00pm
      Lecture Theatre A

      Welcome Reception
      29 January 2019 (Tue)
      5:00pm - 6:30pm
      Conference Lodge
    • Student Visa and Pre-registration Session

      You must attend one of the sessions below. Please bring along the travel document that you use to enter Hong Kong.


      Session I
      28 January 2019 (Mon)
      3:00pm - 4:00pm
      Lecture Thatre D

      Session II
      29 January 2019 (Tue)
      10:00am - 11:00am
      Lecture Thatre 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.


    28 January 2019 (Mon)
    5:00pm - 6:30pm
    Outside 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
    28 January 2019 (Mon)
    6:30pm - 10:00pm
    Student Lounge

    Session II
    29 January 2019 (Tue)
    6:30pm - 10:00pm
    Conference Lodge

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:
    3 Feb 2019 (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. 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. We wrap up the night alongside the harbour where you can view A Symphony of Lights. Travel is by coach; some walking is required.

    3 February 2019 (Sun)
    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:
    3 Feb 2019 (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. We wrap up the night alongside the harbour where you can view A Symphony of Lights. Travel is by coach; some walking is required.

    3 February 2019 (Sun)
    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 day tour on MyStudyAbroad system. Kindly click into the ‘(Incoming) Hong Kong Day Tour Enrollment Form’ and indicate your interest.

The enrollment deadline is 30 December 2018 (Sun). 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. We reserve the right to cancel an activity with refund 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:
    11 Feb 2019 (Mon)

    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.


    11 February 2019 (Mon)
    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 Ceramic Painting Workshop Session I:
    12 Feb 2019 (Tue)

    Chinese ceramic painting has a very long history since pre-dynastic times. In the workshop, students would learn about the canton on-glaze painting and demonstrate the skills on porcelain teacups with your own creativitiy. Students' masterpiece will then return to you after firing.


    12 February 2019 (Tue)
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    TBC
    HK$50 
    The workshop is identical to Chinese Ceramic Painting Workshop Session II on 13 February 2019.
  • Egg Tart & Peanut Brittle Making Workshop Session I:
    12 Feb 2019 (Tue)

    Egg tart and Peanut Brittle are traditional snacks for Chinese people. In the workshop, you can have hands-on experience in making both of the snacks, which many Hong Kong locals may not know how to make them. Blend in the local culture by joining it! 


     12 February 2019 (Tue)
    6:00pm - 10:30pm
    Off-campus
    HK$50 (includes round trip transportation from/back to HKUST)
    Egg tarts and peanut brittle may contain nuts, seeds, eggs, lard, gluten, butter and milk. Please mind your dietary restrictions before joining. The workshop is identical to Egg Tart & Peanut Brittle Making Workshop Session II and Session III on 14 February 2019 and 15 February 2019.
  • Chinese Ceramic Painting Workshop Session II:
    13 Feb 2019 (Wed)

    Chinese ceramic painting has a very long history since pre-dynastic times. In the workshop, students would learn about the canton on-glaze painting and demonstrate the skills on porcelain teacups with your own creativitiy. Students' masterpiece will then return to you after firing.


    13 February 2019 (Wed)
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    TBC
    HK$50
    The workshop is identical to Chinese Ceramic Painting Workshop Session I on 12 February 2019.
  • Hong Kong Style Milktea Workshop Session I:
    13 Feb 2019 (Wed)

    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: Pineapple buns!


    13 February 2019 (Wed)
    7:00pm - 8:30pm
    HKUST Campus
    HK$50
    Pineapple buns may contain nuts, seeds, eggs, lard, gluten, butter and milk. Please mind your dietary restrictions before joining. The workshop is identical to Hong Kong Style Milktea Workshop Session II on 15 February 2019.
  • Chinese Calligraphy Workshop:
    14 Feb 2019 (Thu)

    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 too.


    14 February 2019 (Thu)
    7:00pm - 8:30pm 
    HKUST Campus
    HK$50 
    Chinese snacks may contain nuts, seeds, eggs, lard, gluten, butter and milk. Please mind your dietary restrictions before joining.
  • Egg Tart & Peanut Brittle Making Workshop Session II:
    14 Feb 2019 (Thu)

    Egg tart and Peanut Brittle are traditional snacks for Chinese people. In the workshop, you can have hands-on experience in making both of the snacks, which many Hong Kong locals may not know how to make them. Blend in the local culture by joining it! 


    14 February 2019 (Thu)
    6:00pm - 10:30pm
    Off-campus
    HK$50 (includes round trip transportation from/back to HKUST)
    Egg tarts and peanut brittle may contain nuts, seeds, eggs, lard, gluten, butter and milk. Please mind your dietary restrictions before joining. The workshop is identical to Egg Tart & Peanut Brittle Making Workshop Session I and Session III on 12 February 2019 and 15 February 2019.
  • Egg Tart & Peanut Brittle Making Workshop Session III:
    15 Feb 2019 (Fri)

    Egg tart and Peanut Brittle are traditional snacks for Chinese people. In the workshop, you can have hands-on experience in making both of the snacks, which many Hong Kong locals may not know how to make them. Blend in the local culture by joining it! 


    15 February 2019 (Fri)
    6:00pm - 10:30pm
    Off-campus
    HK$50 (includes round trip transportation from/back to HKUST)
    Egg tarts and peanut brittle may contain nuts, seeds, eggs, lard, gluten, butter and milk. Please mind your dietary restrictions before joining. The workshop is identical to Egg Tart & Peanut Brittle Making Workshop Session I and Session II on 12 February 2019 and 14 February 2019.
  • Hong Kong Style Milktea Workshop Session II:
    15 Feb 2019 (Fri)

    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: Pineapple buns!


    15 February 2019 (Fri)
    7:00pm - 8:30pm
    HKUST Campus
    HK$50
    Pineapple buns may contain nuts, seeds, eggs, lard, gluten, butter and milk. Please mind your dietary restrictions before joining. The workshop is identical to Hong Kong Style Milktea Workshop Session I on 13 February 2019.
  • Hong Kong Lamma Island Hiking Tour:
    16 Feb 2019 (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 seafood 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.


    16 February 2019 (Sat) 
    8:00am - 5:30pm
    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.
  • Shaolin Martial Arts + Tai-O Tour:
    17 Feb 2019 (Sun)

    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.


    17 February 2019 (Sun)  
    8:30am - 6:00pm 
    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.

Enrollment

Students may enroll to activities through MyStudyAbroad System. Kindly click into the ‘(Incoming) Activities-of-your-choice enrollment form’ and indicate your interest. The enrollment deadline is 15 January 2019 (Tue). Enrollment after the deadline may not be accepted.

There are limited quotas for each activity. Seats will be allocated randomly if the enrollment exceeds the quota of the activity. Confirmation email will be sent to you regarding the activities that you have successfully enrolled after the enrollment period. 

Seats will be secured if you pay for the activities at the Welcome Reception on 29 January 2019 (Tue)Only cash payment will be accepted. Please bring cash to the Welcome Reception.

Payment is non-refundable. Office of Global Learning reserves the right to cancel an activity with refund due to insufficient enrollment.

Enquiries

Please contact Office of Global Learning for further enquiries.

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