Pascal Masapollo, a graduate management student from Grenoble EM, talks about his experience at City University of Hong Kong.
Hong Kong is a city where all your dream become reality ! It is not just about buildings and noodles but also about amazing landscapes, people, and cultural experiences ! The City University of Hong Kong offers amazing facilities (even a swimming pool!). Everything is made so that you can enjoy your time like never before… So you’d better not forget your camera !!
Text and photo by Pascal Masapollo
From an academic point of view I had the opportunity to choose some courses focused on Asia such as Marketing in China in which we studied and compared strategies of local companies versus those of their western competitors. In fact the university offers a wide range of modules and the facilities are amazing which makes you feel very comfortable while studying in the campus. Moreover, I was able to hang out with people from various countries (Germany, USA, the Netherlands etc) which made me discover their habits, rituals, and even their languages. By playing rugby with the university team, I had also a chance to meet local students but also young and old graduates who were sharing their different work experiences.
Thanks to my exchange I learned a lot about the Chinese culture even though Hong Kong has also a “western style”. In fact, Hong Kong is an international city where you can enjoy the Chinese lifestyle (food, temples and all the traditional Chinese events like mid-autumn festival) as well the European one by going to the various European restaurants or hanging out with some expatriates.
On the top of that, I have to say that Hong Kong is very well located and this enables students to travel easily throughout Asia. As far as I am concerned I went to Taipei which is pretty different from Hong Kong !
Finally I would like to mention the fact that Hong Kong is one the best cities in the world to have a fun and I’m sure you will appreciate especially the Lan Kwai Fong district !
Where East Meets West: “Saturday consisted of a city tour of the main tourist attractions of Hong Kong Island including Victoria Peak, Aberdeen Floating Village, and The Avenue of Stars.”
Travel Tips: Photo of Tian Tan Buddha on Lantau Island.
Planet Bell: “People often say that you can’t travel once you have kids. Try telling that to Dominick and Becky Bruso. Last year, Dominick got a job as a teacher at an International School in Bangkok and the Brusos moved to Thailand along with their four-year-old daughter, Giada, and their three-year-old daughter, Lizzie.”
Rightways’s Blog: “China is probably the most important market for countries in the region, for trade and investment, with its high-speed rail links, and so on. Getting on with China will be absolutely crucial for countries in this region.”
The Economist: “For more than two decades, Mr Yang believed the official version of Mao Zedong’s disastrous economic experiment known as the Great Leap Forward, that it was caused by natural disasters.”
Operaviva: “During a business meeting with a foreign trade consultant the usual question popped up: “how is it to live here ?” And the most common answer is: “It’s fantastic ! The quality of life is great”.”
Operaviva: “The way this city developed in these last five years is though monstrous and I am not talking about its size or population, both of which are impressive, of course.”
Minds Abroad Blog: “Guangzhou is the center of several large, medium-sized and small enterprises that make it one of the main manufacturing hubs of the Pearl River Delta. For a new traveler, Guangzhou offers a lot of unique opportunities for exploration.”
GuangJoe: “The following article was written after a self-guided tour. Many information needed to be deduced, estimated or in some rare cases, completely fabricated.”
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