The Hong Kong Internship Program provides exciting weekend events in order for you to make the most out of your time living in China. Although you will be working during the day, these events aim to give you full advantage of what the city has to offer. Event though your internship is the most important, it’s essential that you take advantage of living abroad. The events below are just a few examples of previous activities:
Guided Tour of the City
Let’s get to know your new city – Hong Kong, by passing by the amazing landmarks that this city has to offer! Hong Kong is definitely one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world so make sure to bring your camera, as we’ll introduce you this former British colony. This is truly a great opportunity to check out the fantastic must-sees and spend some time with the other Absolute students!
We’ll spend one night enjoying the Las Vegas of the East, but also called Macau. Macau is a former Portuguese colony 60 km west of Hong Kong with roots in the Chinese and Portuguese cultures. We’ll travel by ferry to Macau from Hong Kong and you’ll see the ancient Ruins of St. Paul Church, get a view of all the amazing casinos and more before we return to Hong Kong.
You’ll visit the Victoria Peak for great views of the city, harbor and neighboring islands. The number one must-do in Hong Kong according to Time Magazine. If a single image could summarize Hong Kong, it would be the panorama from Victoria Peak. Looking down at the city from this famous spot, you’ll see one of the finest harbors on Earth and a skyline so terrific that Manhattan would look provincial in comparison. Words can’t describe the amazing view you’ll have.
Lantau Island Tour
Take a full-day trip to the largest and most popular island of Hong Kong, a day you don’t want to miss out on as we will visit the “Buddhist Kingdom in the South.” Lantau is a land of beautiful mountainous peaks, beaches, and world renown Hong Kong Disneyland. You’ll see the world’s tallest outdoor bronze Buddha built in 1924 by climbing nearly 268 steps to get a close look. The Buddha is 75 feet tall (35 meters) and weighs more than 200 tons. You’ll enjoy a classic Cantonese lunch and visit traditional temples. To conclude the day we will take an exciting 25-minute, 360-degree cable car ride from Ngong Ping back to Hong Kong. A ride that offers panoramic views of the South China Sea and the beautiful mountains on the island.
We want to help you build friendships and get acquainted with your new city. To help you, our Absolute staff will be planning unsponsored events for the entire group every week. These events are voluntary, but we recommend that you attend these as they will make sure that you will get to know your new city as well the host country.