International Student Exchange Programme

Sharing of study experience

Park Hyo Jun June
Inbound Exchange Student from Dankook University, Seoul, Korea
“It was really a great time for me to go to Hong Kong for the exchange programme. Everything is still like a dream!”
Chan Chiu Chun Alex
Outbound Exchange Student to University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
“Since studying architecture requires adaptations and vast amount of insights, being in UIC allows me to work in a new environment than the one I previously experienced. The way in how they approach architecture (via iconography and representations of program) broadens up my sense of architecture and towards design.”

Andrea Fuentes    Inbound Exchange Student from University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
“The studio experience itself is fun, because unlike my school we can interact with students from all the different years. The class size is a lot smaller so that allows for the students to have more one-on-one time with the professors. The flexibility of the course is something I have never encountered in a school before. ”

IP Panit Limpiti    Inbound Exchange Student from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
“Studying here was a test of what I learned and appraised my educational capability and design skills. I felt happy with the architectural design studio because it was full of answers for my curious questions in architectural design. . . . One of the most impressed trips is camping in Ham Tin Wan. I will never forget the greatest moment of barbeque at the beach in Hong Kong!!!”

Kwon Hyuk Chris    Inbound Exchange Student from Dankook University, Seoul, Korea
“2011 in Hong Kong was a very impressive year for me. The people - teachers and friends - took care of me in every aspect. I really appreciate that.”

Xin Hataichanok Jeadsadavaranggoon    Inbound Exchange Student from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
“Chu Hai’s teaching, I think, is a combination of conceptual thinking and practical thinking. I also learned from how my Hong Kong friends think and work. They all had great computer skills and graphics, forcing my graphic skill to improve too.”

Chompu Chompunuch Vanichayanguranon    
Inbound Exchange Student from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand

“A small studio class in Chu Hai College created a warm environment among students and teachers. I use the word ‘teacher’, not ‘professor’, because ‘teacher’ is more than the one who has only educator’s role. Teacher is a guide, a friend, a provider of inspiration, and so on.”

Patrick Finn    Inbound Exchange Student from University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
“I was able to witness the close student-professor relationship established at the college. These things inspired me to establish closer ties with my professors back home, work abroad and explore new cultures.”

Ko Ken Young    Inbound Exchange Student from Dankook University, Seoul, Korea
“The studio was not very large but I really liked it. Students from all years were intimate. They were all very kind and nice to me.”

Kim Dae Hwan    Inbound Exchange Student from Dankook University, Seoul, Korea
“I will tell my classmates in Korea about the life of being an exchange student in Hong Kong. It was a wonderful memory for me and I will be a passionate promoter for this exchange program at my university.”

Ngok Yuen Hang David    Outbound Exchange Student to Dankook University, Seoul, Korea
“I knew that Koreans really loved their country, tradition and culture. This could be well proved by the culture heritage and historic architectures being so vastly preserved and well maintained. Yet at the same time Koreans also welcomed new things related to architecture, technology or culture.”

Cheung Man Yee Yoko    Outbound Exchange Student to Chung Yuan Christian University, Chung Li City, Taiwan
“I not only had a chance to experience the cityscape and life of different cities, but also visited some architecture and urban exhibitions, which enriched my understanding of Taiwanese culture and history as a whole.”

Moon Je Hyun Jay    Inbound Exchange Student from Dankook University, Seoul, Korea
“Although the language and personality of people were different, students of Chu Hai College welcomed us with their hearts. They always tried to show us around and to introduce us new things of Hong Kong. I have been to almost every district of Hong Kong. During the visits, we could try many new foods of Hong Kong.”

Poupee Jutamas Anansaringkarn    Inbound Exchange Student from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
“I spent 5 months in this city with full of experiences, meeting new friends and my role of being the stranger has changed as now I feel like I’m part of this city.”

Lee Ji Hye    Inbound Exchange Student from Dankook University, Seoul, Korea
“I am very delighted that after returning to Dankook, I finished the B.Arch degree in the fall semester of 2007-08. I was then admitted by both Delft University of Holland and Architectural Association of Britain for the professional degree study. Finally I choose Delft and will continue my architecture journey in the Master of Architecture and Urbanism degree in September 2008. I would like to thank Professor Paul CHU for writhing the reference letter for me, and Professor Stan LAI for allowing me to put his photograph in this report without charge .”

Wong Ling Leong Roy    Outbound Exchange Student to Dankook University, Seoul, Korea
“My classmates and professors in Dankook usually asked me if I could catch up with the academic works. They even invited me to join their architectural competition team and submitted projects together.”

Pea Pearada Cheepsatayakorn    Inbound Exchange Student from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
“Besides working, I have also been travelling around and outside Hong Kong with local and other exchange students. By doing so, I had the opportunities to learn more about Hong Kong culture. All of these add up to be a truly amazing experience and I will never forget! Thank you Chu Hai College for giving me one of the best semesters of my academic career!”

Naida Serak    Inbound Exchange Student from University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
“When I first arrived in Hong Kong, Chu Hai was not what I initially expected. Coming from a public state school in Chicago, large classes and a city campus are the standard for most colleges in urban environments. Chu Hai exposed me to a different environment due to smaller class sizes, the location of the campus, and the typical HK housing. The school provided me with an enlightening semester because of its unusual circumstances within HK.”

Jennifer Nowak    Inbound Exchange Student from University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
"My experience at Chu Hai College in Hong Kong was one of the most breath-taking and amazing adventures that I have ever been on. Hong Kong is a unique experience with countless new discoveries within its borders.”

Yueng Yuen Wing Hurakan    Outbound Exchange Student to University of Illinois at Chicago, USA
“I met many new friends from Italy, France, Mexico, the Netherlands, Africa, Taiwan, Japan, etc. I was not a stranger because we all came from different countries. I became part of them when we worked and played together.”

Lie Cheuk Lam Richard    Outbound Exchange Student to Dankook University, Seoul, Korea
“After being an exchange student in Korea, I learnt a lot of things, not only about architecture, but also something important in my life. I discovered more about myself.”

Preaw Maytida Sitikhonpibulaya    Inbound Exchange Student from Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok, Thailand
“I decided to come to Hong Kong as an exchange student because I loved Hong Kong ever since the first time I came here in 2009 for the International Design Programme ‘Cinematrics’ at Chui Hai. . . . Being an exchange student, I have learned so many things and gained so much experience which broadened my horizon and opened my eyes to realize my ultimate goals.”