Hong Kong Global Ambassadors

Name: Anjuman Alam ’19

Major: Systems & Information Science

Semester Abroad: Spring 2018

What was your most valuable experience abroad? Through traveling across East Asia, learning in the classroom, and my internship with BSD Education, I learned how to plan a trip to and navigate through a foreign country, I learned about the culture and daily life of people in Asia, and I also experienced what it’s like to intern in a startup in a foreign country!

I didn’t realize how easy it is to travel until I went abroad. Being able to travel to countries across East Asia helped me get out of my comfort zone and witness the cultural differences between each country. I visited historical landmarks in these countries and observed the significance and impact that history has on the daily life of the citizens today. In addition to traveling, my internship with BSD Education, a technology education company, introduced me to web design coding languages and helped me connect with a group of intelligent individuals who love what they do and are making an impact in educating the next generation of tech innovators. That is why studying abroad is an experience I will always cherish because it helped me grow as a person and discover new passions.

Contact: aaalam@syr.edu


Name: Nick Barba ’20

Major: Finance, Accounting & Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises

Semester Abroad: Fall 2018

What was your most valuable experience abroad? Studying in Hong Kong gave me the opportunity to live outside of my comfort zone for so long. What I didn’t expect was the amount that I learned about myself when was in an unfamiliar situation. The friends I made, lessons learned, and incredible experiences I had exploring the country allowed me to build a new perspective of handling my daily life. I opened my mind to new opportunities and saw that there is so much more that the world has to offer. It goes without saying that my definition of success has changed for the better.

Contact: ntbarba@syr.edu


Name: Macy Fischer ’20

Major: Retail Management & Entrepreneurship and Emerging Enterprises

Semester Abroad: Fall 2018

What was your most valuable experience abroad? I absolutely loved having the opportunity to travel to so many different countries while abroad. All countries in which I don’t think I would have ever visited on my own, such as, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam! Additionally, getting to spend time, not just in Hong Kong, but mainland Chinese cities like Beijing, Shenzhen and Shanghai. I learned so much, not just about the world, but myself as well having had the opportunity to experience so many different cultures and create memories that will last me a lifetime.

Contact: mifische@syr.edu


Name: Nina Hind ’20

Major: Marketing & Retail Management

Semester Abroad: Fall 2018

What was your most valuable experience abroad? Being forced out of my comfort zone by getting the once in a lifetime opportunity to intern for a Hong Kong fashion magazine! This taught me all about the work culture abroad as well as giving me an inside look into the industry I hope to enter post graduation.

Contact: nlhind@syr.edu


Name: Tanushri (Tanu) Majumdar ’20

Major: International Relations

Semester Abroad: Fall 2018

What was your most valuable experience abroad? Hong Kong was easily the most wonderful experience of my life. Hong Kong has so much to offer as a city – it is highly cosmopolitan while also having beautiful places full of nature like beaches, mountains, and forests. It is incredibly modern while also being deeply rooted in tradition. There are museums, exhibitions, cultural shows, night markets, etc. Being in Hong Kong meant that I could not only access China, but also so much of Southeast Asia. I traveled to Cambodia, Vietnam, and Thailand, learnt about diverse customs and lifestyles, and got the opportunity to be independent and really immerse myself in culture. It was truly transformative and I wouldn’t change a thing!

Contact: tmajumda@syr.edu


Name: Azarius Williams ’20

Major: Finance & Sociology

Semester Abroad: Fall 2018

What was your most valuable experience abroad? My most valuable experience abroad was getting to interact with people from all over the world and create lasting friendships.

Contact: swilli02@syr.edu