Maddie Wong

BA Marketing with a Year in Industry

Not many universities have this opportunity and it will look great on your CV.

Top three tips for Studying Abroad:

1. Take every opportunity available

2. Embrace the culture I.e. festivals, language, food etc.

3. Make sure you plan your arrival, otherwise it can be quite daunting


Where did you go and why did you choose to study abroad?

I went to the City University of Hong Kong for a sesmeter.  I chose the study abroad because it is a great opportunity to develop new skills and challenge yourself to a new environment.


What skills have you developed by Studying Abroad?

  • Communication
  • Empathy
  • Cultural appreciation

What were your highlights of Studying Abroad?

I enjoyed meeting new friends from all around the world, and exploring Hong Kong.  Learning in a different country was interesting and I picked up lots of different study styles.‌


What did you get up to on Study Abroad when you were not studying?

I joined the City University of Hong Kong swimming team.  I also explored Hong Kong and its nearby areas as well as eating lots of tasty food.  


What challenges did you face when Studying Abroad and how did you solve them?

I was on a year in industry. So, managing applications and interviews while abroad was quite difficult.  The language Barrier was another difficulty


Why should other students Study Abroad?

Not many universities have this opportunity and it will look great on your CV. It's also a great experience which you will never forget. ‌‌