The Start of a New Semester in Asia

Welcome to my first blog post! After more than 14 hours of travel from Los Angeles, my plane touched down in the beautiful city of Hong Kong. I have been in the town for a little over two weeks now and I can’t believe how much I have already done.

Hong Kong is like nothing I have ever experienced in my life.  With a population of more than 7 million people, this metropolitan area has one of the largest population densities in the world.  Almost all the main districts such as Mong Kok and Central are filled with so many people that you can barely even move at times.  This means that there is a very high demand for housing. There are about 8,000 high rises in this area that create an unbelievable skyline.

One of the biggest surprises about Hong Kong is how clean it is.  For how many people live here, there is hardly any litter on the streets.  Of course there is some trash in a few of the alleys, but for the most part you do not see too much of that while walking around.  This city is also very green with many hills and forests and hiking spots.

As of now, my favorite activity was going to Victoria Peak.  All of the exchange students at Chinese University of Hong Kong went on a tour of the town and this was the featured stop.  The world famous tram takes you up to the highest vantage point in the city for an incredible view.  It is a must see for every tourist! Hong Kong has so much to offer and I can’t wait to share my future experiences with SDSU: Be International.

Stay tuned for next time, where I will go into detail about the campus life and the differences between SDSU and CUHK.


Jacob Lee is majoring in business. He is studying finance in Hong Kong at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) for fall semester. 

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