SEAS '19

Danielle Swanson

SA: Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Program Abroad:

  • Semester Abroad (SA): Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Ask me about...

  • Living in a very expensive city on a low budget

  • First time alone in a foreign country

  • Safe solo traveling around Asia

My Experience Abroad:

While studying at HKUST I had the opportunity to enroll in advanced topic courses in my Electrical Engineering major not offered at Penn. I took a senior elective course in neural engineering and worked on a team of students from around the world to solve a unique problem involving neural prosthesis.

Other Highlights:

  • Celebrating Chinese New Year in Hong Kong

  • Watching a sumo wrestling tournament in Tokyo

  • Spending an afternoon in a public bath facility in Seoul 

  • Motorbiking through Taroko National Gorge in Taiwan and napping in a hot spring

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