Voices from Abroad

Studying at Hong Kong University of Science & Technology

by Teri Amy
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From the Flaming Cliffs, the area where the first dinosaur egg fossils were discovered, to Karakorum, the now destroyed capital of the Mongol empire, Mongolia is one of the few places mostly untouched by modern development.
Undergraduate student Teri Amy blogs about studying abroad in Hong Kong, China, as part of Stern’s International Business Exchange Program (IBEX).

December 6, 2012: Hello from Mongolia!

I am a Stern junior studying at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology through IBEX. I have had some great experiences studying abroad in Hong Kong. First on the list (as you may have guessed): traveling to Mongolia.

After flying in to Ulaanbaatar alone, I met a group of travelers in my hostel. We set out in a Soviet-Era van for a tour of the Gobi Desert.

Two of the most striking features of the Gobi Desert are: 1. how not desert-like the Gobi really is, and 2. the herds of animals everywhere. Horses, cows, goats, camels, sheep – they are everywhere. One of the most unique relationships between man and animal can be found in Mongolia – the Mongolian people truly depend on their animals to survive so they respect them.

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