Cultural Adjustment, Living Abroad, Student Life Abroad

HK Culture Shock

October 24, 2014

Hello Gators,

Since my arrival, I’ve had the opportunity to experience the Hong Kong culture through my everyday routine. Eating, walking, and partying has never been so intriguing. The population of 7 million contributes to one of the most densely populated areas in the world! Unfortunately, due to the massive population, many families and animals live in crowded and unsafe areas. In a city with more Louis Vuitton shops than Paris, individuals who live in poverty do their best to provide for their family. I admire the people of Hong Kong for their hard work and dedication. For support, I choose to shop at small local markets and volunteer at Homeless food shelters. I would recommend future study abroad participants to seek opportunities that will contribute to the growth of the community,  by participating one gains a deep understanding of the country’s culture.

 

Sundays in Mong Kok, Hong Kong

Many individuals move to HK for greater opportunities, all gathered here every Sunday to enjoy their only day off.

Puppies placed in glass cubes, for sale at a local pet store.

Puppies placed in glass cubes, for sale at a local pet store.

Almost similar to the KFC in the U.S.A., although they use plastic gloves to eat their chicken.

Almost similar to the KFC in the U.S.A., although they use plastic gloves to eat the chicken.

A glimpse of the homes in HK.

A glimpse of the homes in HK.

 

Live frogs for sale.

Live frogs for sale.

Live fish picked from containers and killed in front of you, for sale.

Live fish picked from containers and killed in front of you, for sale.

Fish kept in containers for sale. Some with insufficient water.

Fish kept in containers for sale. Some with insufficient water.

At a local healing store.

At a local healing store.

Although LKF is filled with clubs, many choose to party outside. Many exchange students enjoying the HK nightlife. Similar to Vegas, minus the pools, and bathing suits!

Although LKF is filled with clubs, many choose to party outside. Many exchange students enjoying the HK nightlife. Similar to Vegas, minus the pools, and bathing suits!

 

 

 

 

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