TFAS Hong Kong
Guest Lectures Series
In addition to formal classes, TFAS Hong Kong includes supplementary guest lectures. Such lectures give students the opportunity to learn more about the political history and culture of Hong Kong and interact with established professionals in business, academia, journalism, and government.
Past guest lecturers have included:
- The Honorable Mrs. Anson Chan, Former Chief Secretary, Hong Kong, SAR
- Mr. Bernard Chan, President, Asia Financial Group; Member, Executive Council and Legislative Council, HKSAR; Member, National People’s Congress, Hong Kong Deputy
- Dr. Ronnie Chan, Chairman, Hang Lung Development Group, Chairman, The Better Hong Kong Society
- Professor Joseph Cheng, Department of Public and Social Administration, City University of Hong Kong
- Dr. Raymond Ch'ien Kuo-Fung, Chairman, The MTR Corporation
- Dr. Edwin J. Feulner, Founder; Chairman, Asian Studies Center, The Heritage Foundation
- Mr. Daniel Fung, Former Solicitor General, Hong Kong, SAR
- Dr. Hans Genberg, Director of Hong Kong Institute for Monetary Research and Executive Director (Research) of Hong Kong Monetary Authority
- Ms. Regina Ip, Former Secretary for Security, Hong Kong, SAR
- Mr. Martin Lee, Founding Chairman of the United Democrats of Hong Kong
- Ms. Christine Loi, Former Member of Legco and current CEO of Civic Exchange
- Mr. Andrew L.T. Sheng, Chairman, Hong Kong Securities and Futures Commission
- Mr. James E. Thompson, GBS, Chairman and Chief Executive, The Crown Worldwide Group of Companies
- Mr. Andrew Work, CEO and Publisher, Harbour Times; Co-Founder, The Lion Rock Institute
As a TFAS participant, you will also be afforded numerous opportunities to indulge in the cultural heritage and natural beauty of Hong Kong.
Cultural Presentations Dinner
The cultural presentations dinner is always an exciting event for participants. This event allows students to celebrate their own cultures while also experiencing that of others. Students from the same countries join together and prepare dances, songs, poems, or skits that convey something fundamental or iconic about their culture to share with the other participants in the program.
Upon arrival in Hong Kong, students will gather for the first time to learn more about the logistics of the program, meet TFAS faculty and staff, and get to know their fellow participants.
The final event of TFAS Hong Kong is a celebratory graduation ceremony and dinner. TFAS faculty and staff and select students offer closing remarks, and each individual student is recognized with a graduation certificate.
"Besides studying, being surrounded by fellow students from various countries and cultures were beneficial as well. I’ve been participating in several cross-cultural communication programs but in none of them did I find friendship as close as at TFAS Hong Kong. Time seemed to pass faster when we lived, learned and played together. Almost anytime anywhere, we kept talking to exchange opinions on current issues and introduce our own countries to each other. I can say that after TFAS Hong Kong, some of my classmates will become lifelong friends with me."
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Explore Hong Kong
Hong Kong is one of the most vibrant cities in Asia. It combines a bustling financial center with the untouched and natural beauty of its beaches and mountains. During the program, students will have the chance to see the many sights and sounds that make Hong Kong such a special place.
Tours subject to change from year to year.
Getting to Know Hong Kong
From the famous giant banyan trees at Tai Po Lam Tsuen in the New Territories to the hands-on exhibits at the Hong Kong Museum of History in Tsim Sha Tsui, this tour will provide a glimpse into how Hong Kong seamlessly blends the old with the new. The tour of the city concludes with an optional ride on the legendary Star Ferry across Hong Kong harbor, offering beautiful views of Hong Kong's magnificent skyline.
An island rich with history, Lantau is located to the west of Hong Kong Island and is nearly twice its size. The day tour includes lunch at the ninety-year old Po Lin Monastery and a tour of the vast waterways of Tai O Fishing Village. The highlight of the tour to Lantau is undoubtedly a visit to the Bronze Big Buddha. Measuring 34 meters high and and weighing 220 tons, the Big Buddha has been a tourist favorite for many years.
Hong Kong's South Side
Away from the hustle and bustle of downtown, Hong Kong Island's south side offers much more than beautiful beaches and scenic views. Students will enjoy an afternoon of visiting the popular beaches and temples of Repulse Bay before embarking on a shopping frenzy at the world famous Stanley Market.