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Activities (Fall 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 Fall 2018, a series of events will be launched in August and September.

"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 August 2018 (Fri)
      9:30am - 11:00am
      Lecture Theatre A

      Welcome Reception
      31 August 2018 (Fri)
      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
      29 August 2018 (Wed)
      3:00pm - 4:00pm
      Lecture Theatre D

      Session II
      30 August 2018 (Thu)
      3:00pm - 4:00pm
      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 August 2018 (Wed)
      5:00pm - 6:30pm
      Outside HKUST Library

      Session B
      30 August 2018 (Thu)
      5:00pm - 6:30pm
      Outside HKUST Library

      Session C
      31 August 2018 (Fri)
      3:00pm - 4:30pm
      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
      29 August 2018 (Wed)
      7:30pm - 11:30pm
      Student Lounge

      Session II
      30 August 2018 (Thu)
      7:30pm - 11:30pm
      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:
    2 Sep 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. 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.

    2 September 2018 (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:
    2 Sep 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.

    2 September 2018 (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) Fall term activities enrollment form’ and indicate your interest.

The enrollment deadline is 9 August 2018 (Thu). 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 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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  • Hong Kong Style Milktea Workshop Session I:
    3 Sep 2018 (Mon)

    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!


     3 September 2018 (Mon)
    7:00pm - 8:30pm
    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. The workshop is identical to Hong Kong Style Milktea Workshop Session II on 5 September 2018.
  • Hong Kong Style Milktea Workshop Session II:
    5 Sep 2018 (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: Egg tarts and Pineapple buns!


     5 September 2018 (Wed)
    7:00pm - 8:30pm
    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. The workshop is identical to Hong Kong Style Milktea Workshop Session I on 3 September 2018.
  • Traditional Grasshopper Weaving Workshop:
    6 Sep 2018 (Thu)

    With rich agriculutral background in Chinese communities, Chinese people often make use of grass to weave things like scarecrow, shoes, as well as displays like grasshoppers. In the workshop, students would be able to learn about the traditional chinese weaving skills and produce a "grasshopper" after the workshop!


    6 September 2018 (Thu)
    7:00pm - 9:00pm
    HKUST Campus
    HK$50
  • Cantonese Over Evening Dim Sum Workshop:
    7 Sep 2018 (Fri)

    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.


    7 September 2018 (Fri)
    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.
  • Private Cultural Journey Junk Tour:
    8 Sep 2018 (Sat)

    Hong Kong has been a fishery port decades ago. Even with our rapid development, it is still not hard to find the marks left by the history. DUKLING, the only remaining antique wooden junk, will bring participants to explore about the fishery culture and the lifestyle lived by the fishermen. In the tour, participants would have a chance live like a fisherman: Weave the fish net and experience sail raising!


    8 September 2018 (Sat)
    11:00am - 3:00pm
    Shau Kei Wan
    HK$50 (includes round trip transportation from/back to HKUST)
    The tour will include 1 complimentary drink for each participant. No food will be provided.
  • Hong Kong Traditional Lifestyle Tour:
    9 Sep 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.


    9 September 2018 (Sun)
    11:00am - 4:00pm
    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.
  • Chinese Ceramic Painting Workshop Session I:
    10 Sep 2018 (Mon)

    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.


    10 September 2018 (Mon)
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    HKUST Campus
    HK$50 
    The workshop is identical to Chinese Ceramic Painting Workshop Session II on 11 September 2018.
  • Chinese Ceramic Painting Workshop Session II:
    11 Sep 2018 (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.


    11 September 2018 (Tue)
    7:00pm - 9:30pm
    HKUST Campus
    HK$50
    The workshop is identical to Chinese Ceramic Painting Workshop Session I on 10 September 2018.
  • Snowy Mooncake Workshop Session I:
    12 Sep 2018 (Wed)

    Mooncake is a traditional chinese food to celebrate one of our big festivals, Mid-Autumn Festival. In the workshop, students can learn about how to make two types of mooncakes: Custard mooncake and snowy mooncake. Custard mooncake has sweet fillings inside with a baked wrap, while snowy mooncake tastes like mochi. Each student would have 8 mooncakes to take away. Share your masterpiece with your friends and relatives to celebrate the festival!


    12 September 2018 (Wed)
    6:00pm - 10:00pm
    Kwun Tong
    HK$50 (includes round trip transportation from/back to HKUST)
    Mooncakes may contain nuts, seeds, eggs, lard, gluten, butter and milk. Please mind your dietary restrictions before joining. The workshop is identical to Snowy Mooncake Workshop Session II on 13 September 2018.
  • Snowy Mooncake Workshop Session II:
    13 Sep 2018 (Thu)

    Mooncake is a traditional chinese food to celebrate one of our big festivals, Mid-Autumn Festival. In the workshop, students can learn about how to make two types of mooncakes: Custard mooncake and snowy mooncake. Custard mooncake has sweet fillings inside with a baked wrap, while snowy mooncake tastes like mochi. Each student would have 8 mooncakes to take away. Share your masterpiece with your friends and relatives to celebrate the festival!


    13 September 2018 (Thu)
    6:00pm - 10:00pm 
    Kwun Tong
    HK$50 (includes round trip transportation from/back to HKUST)
    Mooncakes may contain nuts, seeds, eggs, lard, gluten, butter and milk. Please mind your dietary restrictions before joining. The workshop is identical to Snowy Mooncake Workshop Session I on 12 September 2018.
  • Hong Kong Lamma Island Hiking Tour:
    6 Oct 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 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.


    6 October 2018 (Sat) [rescheduled]
    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:
    7 Oct 2018 (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.


    7 October 2018 (Sun) [rescheduled] 
    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. Enrollment deadline falls on 15 August 2018 (Thu).

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 31 August 2018 (Fri)Only cash payment will be accepted. Please bring cash to the Welcome Reception.

Payment is non-refundable. GSPO reserves the right to cancel an activity with refund due to insufficient enrollment.

Enquiries

Please contact Global Student Programs Office for further enquiries.

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