Ting-Ting Hu, Summer 2014 at Hong Kong University

What do you study?

Mathematics with Management and Finance BSc

Where did you Global Summer Experience Take place?
Hong Kong University (Global Business in Asia programme)

How did you apply?
I began looking at the different Summer Programmes offered by King’s’ partner universities very early on in the year. There are so many different summer programmes on offer at fantastic universities all around the world so it took me a while to decide which one I wanted to apply for. KCL Study Abroad also held a really informative presentation on summer programmes which listed the number of exchange places available at each partner institution. I completed the King’s online summer programme application form, which asks

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Alexander Heeley, 2012-2013 at Universitat Pompeu Fabra (Edith Baer grant recipient)

The money I received from the Edith Baer grant made a huge difference on my year abroad. Year abroad can be a very expensive year for a student, and makes certain aspirations a financial challenge, such as traveling around your destination country, as opposed to staying in the one host university city/town. However this grant enabled me to do the things that I wanted to do and see the things and places I wanted to see.

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Verity Roberts, 2013-2014 at Ruprecht-Karls-Universitat, Heidelberg

Top ten things

1. The Schloss: Heidelberg feels like a mixture of Oxford, York and Durham: it’s a quaint town nestled between two hills on the river Neckar, and the Uni is the oldest in Germany. It’s therefore no wonder that it’s full of american and japanese tourists photographing the architecture. This beautiful castle ruin is where they go first. This icon of HD isn’t just for visitors – your climb is rewarded by a stunning panoramic view over the town, as far as the hills of the beautiful Pfalz wine region. The ‘Schlossbeleuchtungen’ spread out over three separate nights between June and September draw a huge crowd: the castle is specially lit up and fireworks shoot up from the castle on the hill and the ‘Altebrücke’ below, their reflection shimmering in the river.

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