I have never traveled to Hong Kong (actually I have never stepped a foot in Asia), but in five days, I leave to study at the University of Hong Kong for five months. International law and international business have interested me for years. I dreamed of studying abroad during law school since my first year at BU. I knew I wanted to get the most out of my law school education and to participate in both the clinic program and the study abroad program. During my 2L year, I completed the Asylum, Immigration and Human Rights Clinic. So once the spring of my 2L year came around, I knew it was time to apply for study abroad programs.
After completing the interview and application process, I was thrilled to discover I was selected to go to Hong Kong (my first choice). The selection, however, was only the first step in the process up to December 27th (date that I officially leave the US). I then applied to the University of Hong Kong, applied for a student visa, found an apartment, researched Hong Kong, selected classes, found a someone to sublease my apartment in Boston, book travel arrangements, etc.
I will continue to update my blog with stories from the semester . . . Stay Toned!