Covid-19 wrecks exchange programme plans, as record low number of Hong Kong university students went overseas in last academic year

Feb 20, 2022 | INVESTING

A record low of only 280 Hong Kong university students went on exchange programmes overseas or to mainland China in the last academic year, as Covid-19 travel restrictions wrecked plans for these much sought-after trips.That was 95 per cent fewer than the 5,391 students who spent time away in 2019-20 and the record high of nearly 6,700 in 2018-19.Although Hong Kong universities worked with institutions elsewhere to provide virtual exchange programmes, students said these paled in comparison…

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