After Your Exchange Term

Guidelines for Your Personal Report
The personal report you write of your Exchange Term is an important source of information for HKUST and future exchange students to learn more about the institution you attended, the courses and services it offers and campus life. You need to complete and hand in your report within 30 days of your return to Hong Kong.

Your Photo Gallery
A picture is worth a thousand words! Please send in as many photos of your term as possible for the exchange photo gallery together with your comments. This will give future students a better idea of the institution you attended and what they can expect. 

Report and Photo Submission 
Click here for submitting Exchange Report and Photos.  Kindly remind to submit your report and photos.

Before submission, please read the instructions for Exchange Report first.

If you submit a report with inappropriate content you will be asked to re-submit the article.

Exchange Report Guidelines
Your report is an important source of information that enables the UG Programs Office and future exchange students to know more about your host institution and the services it offers to exchange students. Your personal experience is extremely valuable and worth sharing. Please do make the time to prepare a thorough and useful report.


The report should be 4-8 typed pages and include five parts:

Suggested areas to cover:

Part 1 - Monthly Activity Log

Write a log of one paragraph for each month highlighting some of your interesting exchange experiences, activities, impressions & places of interest. 

Part 2 - General Exchange Information

Write details which would help future students prepare for their exchange on the suggested following topics. Be sure to include any helpful tips or difficulties and solutions you have encountered.

1) Visa Procedures
2) Orientation Activities
3) International Services & Activities
4) Accommodations
5) Courses Registration
6) Teaching & Assessment Methods
7) Sports & Recreation Facilities
8) Finance & Banking (including currency / expenses)
9) Social Clubs & Networking Opportunities
10) Health & Safety
11) Food
12) Transportation
13) Climate
14) Communication
15) Cautionary measures
16) Other notes (if applicable)

Part 3 - Items to Bring

Create a checklist of Items to Bring.

Part 4 -  Useful Links and Contacts
Include websites and contacts which you have found useful.

Part 5 - Best Practices of Host University (Optional)

If you have encountered/observed any good practices while on exchange from your host university in any area (ie: exchange, career, enrichment programs, etc) feel free to let us know for improvement.

What NOT to include:

  • Student ID
  • Personal contacts (e.g. email address, mobile, etc.)
  • Swear words
  • Inappropriate contents

Please click here for an example of an exchange report.

As this is about your experience overseas, please note that each report is an individual effort. Any students found copying other reports will be penalized.