Aug 8, 2014

SFAE was Privileged to Host Exchange Students from the University of Hong Kong

SFAE students with the University of Hong Kong students

It was a case of “the East” meets Africa once more, when the School of Finance and Applied Economics (SFAE) was privileged to host exchange students from the University of Hong Kong on Saturday, 26th July, 2014.


This is all part of an ongoing effort to open up the SFAE faculty to the international world, a joint effort by Dr. John Olukuru – Dean of SFAE and Mr. Ferdinand Othieno - Director Academics and Research SFAE. In addition to the expected regular student exchange, the Hong Kong team had indicated their desire to "know us better" which ordinarily means an understanding of our tertiary education system and exploring prospects for student exchange and student-led “Volunteer in Africa” programmes, among others.


The Hong Kong team had an interactive session with SFAE students on the 5th floor of the Students center where we all got to learn a lot about Hong Kong. It was quite peculiar realizing all the myths and beliefs we had about Hong Kong were inaccurate. Hong Kong is actually a British Colony and is quite different from the rest of China. While the rest of China is communist with Buddhism as the major religion, Hong Kong is a capitalist state that has less of Buddhism and more Christians.


We were however, not the only ones learning that day. The exchange students also learnt a lot about Kenya and Strathmore and toured the university.


Out of class learning experiences are just as important as the in class experiences in helping to shape the students’ lives.

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