Year: Living in a contemporary community with many cultural influences, Hong Kongers embrace the modern and honor the traditional. Skyscrapers are built according to feng shui principles, and some international holidays are celebrated as festively as Chinese New Year.
There are many student activities such as sports clubs, debating societies, drama clubs and history clubs. Students are encouraged to become involved in a community service activity in order to broaden their involvement in their host community and enrich their perspectives of life in Hong Kong.
Cantonese is the official language. A one-week language class is required for all participants upon arrival, followed by two hours of instruction per week for the next month. If students progress well with the language and would like to continue with structured lessons, AFS Hong Kong will help to arrange lessons to be taught by their volunteer Cantonese teachers.
AFS-USA Grants & Scholarships
The opportunity to study abroad should be available to everyone, regardless of their financial means. Annually, we award scholarships to about half of our study abroad students.