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Student Exchange

Overseas study surges in popularity

Qing Shuli is in her final year at university. Although she has several job offers from top companies, she has decided to go to France to do a postgraduate degree.

Tuesday, 26 June, 2012, 12:00am

China emerges as new job frontier for West's youth

As Western economies stagnate and China's continues to grow, students in Europe and the United States are increasingly looking eastwards for internships and placements.

27 Dec 2011 - 12:00am

Flexibility key to studying abroad

A growing number of students are 'going global' in a bid to gain cultural fluency, build networks and learn how to work in differing cultural environments.

18 Mar 2011 - 12:00am

Studying abroad brings benefits, but also risks

Often, when a Chinese family announced to its relatives that they had decided to send one of their offspring to be schooled abroad, uncles and aunts would feign horror and jokingly commiserate with the young soon-to-be-exile for being 'sold off', alluding to the many Chinese workers who were sold off for manual labour abroad in the 19th century.

18 Jul 2010 - 12:00am

AFS offers young people chance to embrace foreign culture

AFS Intercultural Exchanges is organising two programmes for young people to experience foreign cultures this summer.

The first one is Overseas Year Programme, under which participants will leave for a foreign country between July and September and stay there for a year.

7 Apr 2008 - 12:00am

Chance to broaden horizons

A one-year exchange programme hopes to promote equal opportunities by giving students with financial difficulties scholarships worth up to HK$69,800.

Organised by AFS Intercultural Exchanges, the scheme is targeting underprivileged students aged 15 to 18 with good academic performance and keen interest to expand their horizons.

28 Feb 2008 - 12:00am

Fair highlights lives of exchange students in Hong Kong

Since its launch in 2001, the AFS Intercultural Fair has been a popular event among local students. Participants are able to experience international cultural exchanges with people from different nationalities.

This year, the AFS Intercultural Fair will be held on January 26, from 9am to 5pm, at Shatin Pui Ying College.

10 Jan 2008 - 12:00am

Chance to study overseas and enrich global knowledge

The non-profit voluntary organisation AFS Hong Kong is encouraging applications for its Intercultural Exchange Scholarship.

AFS arranges various cultural exchange programmes in more than 50 countries every year.

27 Dec 2007 - 12:00am

Welcome to Britain, pal

WHEN STUDENT HIRO FAM Wee Siong first arrived in Yorkshire he couldn't understand why everyone called him Paul and kept toasting his health. 'Cheers, pal,' they would say, every time he paid for a loaf of bread. It took him a while to realise it was the Yorkshire way of saying: 'Thanks, mate.'

3 Feb 2007 - 12:00am

See the world

Main photo: Dustin Shum

STUDYING OVERSEAS may present a lot of challenges for students with sight problems.

But Form Six student Walter Tsui Yu-hang was able to enjoy life in Colorado - thanks to support from his host school and family in the United States.

31 Aug 2006 - 12:00am

Exchange agency 'struggles in boom'

Rapid growth in student numbers has left a popular academic exchange agency struggling to find suitable host families, one of its visiting students has complained.

Elliot Lam, 17, from Orange County, California, said the accommodation had been below the standard he had been led to expect before leaving the United States.

17 Jun 2006 - 12:00am

See the world as you learn

Graduates of foreign universities are better at English and solving problems

THOUSANDS OF students travel abroad each year to further their studies. For some it is an easy decision - they have not been accepted by a local university.

2 Jul 2005 - 12:00am

$500,000 AFS bonanza to help the needy

A cultural exchange programme is offering three partial scholarships for students facing financial difficulties.

Students aged 15 to 18 are eligible for a year-long overseas stint organised by AFS Intercultural Exchanges Hong Kong.

26 Mar 2004 - 12:00am

9/11 visa restrictions deter overseas study

The number of students seeking to study abroad has fallen dramatically as a result of stringent visa restrictions introduced after the September 11 attacks on the United States.

4 Feb 2003 - 12:00am

Ways to win a scholarship

Most people consider themselves lucky to be able to study overseas, but winning a scholarship abroad involves more than luck.

Good general knowledge - and knowledge about yourself - are also required.

30 Aug 2002 - 12:00am