Life in Hong Kong

By Edmund Lam

Edmund Lam at a temple in Hong Kong

One of the primary reasons for choosing Hong Kong as an exchange locale was because most of my extended family lives in Hong Kong. In addition, my parents, who usually live in Montreal, are here in Hong Kong for a few months. As such, I have had, in the last month here in Hong Kong, more family dinners and functions than the first 20 years of my life!
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Chile Travels

By Alex Timofeev

Alex Timofeev

Alex Timofeev

One of the most exciting parts of my first year as a McGill undergraduate was a unique trip held every year by the Earth & Planetary Sciences department at McGill, the Willy Trip. We choose a country each year to visit in order to appreciate its geology, along with its culture and natural beauty. This year the country chosen was Chile, and what a trip it proved to be! (more…)

Student Exchange Abroad: Well worth your time!

Edmund Lam

Edmund Lam

Why, you might ask yourself, should I join a student exchange program? Aren’t my courses in the Faculty of Science program at McGill enough of a challenge? Besides, which universities would allow me to complete courses required for my degree?

I founding myself asking these very questions last year when deciding whether or not to apply for an exchange at another university. Studying in a different country, immersing myself in a novel culture and meeting people from around the world are all good reasons to go abroad. As a Montreal local, I was also interested in studying away from home.

Seven months later, I find myself in the hustle and bustle of Asia at City University of Hong Kong.

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From Zero to Science Hero

Ever wonder what it’s like to complete an undergraduate degree at McGill’s Faculty of Science? Here’s your chance to find out from an insider’s perspective. Follow our student bloggers in From Zero to Science Hero, as they work towards Bachelor of Science degrees.

We begin with Alex Timofeev, who is kicking off a three-year program in the Department of Earth and Planetary Sciences.

Alex Timofeev

Alex Timofeev


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