As a non-local student, we are involved much more than basic greetings, but also engaged in meaningful conversation over different social issues.
Staying at St John’s College of the University of Hong Kong is a rewarding experience
Fostering a diverse student population where many different perspectives are represented is a factor that’s often beneficial to both student experience and the institution itself.
As a non-local student, we are involved much more than basic greetings, but also engaged in meaningful conversation over different social issues. More importantly, we respect and listen to every opinion even if it may confront mainstream society. Though people come from varied backgrounds, English is the universal medium of communication. As long as we are willing to initiate a conversation or join a group, we will get easily accepted and involved.
The brilliance of students here allows us to easily initiate a conversation and intellectually exchange ideas quite smoothly.
Friendship across the world is also a precious thing that St. John's College has provided me. Many non-local students came to the college for a semester or two, and developed a deep connection with it. I have visited Europe, which I get to stay at previous St. Johnian’s place. I also invited several friends from India, the UK and France to tour around Mainland and go back home with me for Chinese New Year.
St. John’s is a brilliant college, and it has become my favourite part of university life. Dorm is part of the college life, but a college is more than a dorm. The residents here are very bright, each of them is good at their own expertise. Some are in the national sports team, some are future investment bankers and lawyers, and some hold their own entrepreneurship business.
I have witnessed myself improving so much on social skills, academic achievements and cultural awareness.