Study Abroad in Hong Kong: Week 1


Last week I embarked on the most exciting adventure of my life. After 22 hours on the plane I arrived in the beautiful city of Hong Kong. Through an exchange program provided by Ohio University, I'm studying business and marketing at Hong Kong Baptist University. Before classes started I had an opportunity to visit few of the many attractions throughout the city.

Breakthrough Study Abroad: Terrance and the Hong Kong Skyline
A photo I captured while on Victoria's Peak

On a rainy Saturday afternoon, I traveled by cable car to Lantau Island village of Ngong Ping to visit Tian Tan Buddha statue. Although slightly afraid it might thunderstorm, the cloudy atmosphere had a very peaceful and tranquil effect on the surroundings. After I walking up more steps than I could bare to imagine, I was welcomed by one of the largest sitting Buddha statues in the world. I watched as many people worshiped and paid their respects. I guess I can finally say that Buddhism class I took my sophomore year of college paid off.

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Over the next four months, I will be living in Hong Kong adapting to a different but very familiar way of life. Being a young man from Cleveland, I've never traveled anywhere outside the country, let alone across the Pacific Ocean. I look forward to all of the adventures that await me. Stay tuned and follow along for my next installment.

Catching the MTR to the Central Neighborhood with friends.