A Hong Konger in Germany

teaser ©Chui Kit Lam ©Hongkong Goethe Institut

 
Many young Hongkonger would like to study or work overseas. Germany is one of the more popular choices as one does not have to pay for University while the strongest economic system in Europe also offers plausible working oppurtunities. Prospective students or career starters have a lot of possibilities to go to Germany for a limited period of time: There are around 200 exchange programs between Hong Kong and German Universities and Germany also takes part in the Working Holiday Scheme organized by the Labour Department. However, only few Hongkongers have the courage to travel to Germany to stay for a longer period of time, to look for a new start, to study there or to find a job without knowing when they will return.