Our team is growing!
Hear from our Spark Global Alumni. Get to know more about how they make the most out of this community.
Hi everyone! My name is Aditya (he/him). I am a second-year student majoring in Aerospace Engineering, with a minor in Business. I am an Indian by birth and have stayed there for the first half of my life. My family moved to Hong Kong in 2013, making me a local resident of Hong Kong.
Hi, this is Aemilia (she/her)! I play the piano recreationally (although I do take exams to validate my level), and I enjoy watching YouTube and Netflix, reading and playing PC video games in my free time to relax and destress.
Hi guys, I'm Anika (she/her)! Always ready to spark new friendships, I have always been eager to mingle with people of diverse cultural backgrounds. Being born and raised in a tight-knit Filipino-Chinese community, I was hardly ever exposed to groups bursting with diversity.
Hey guys! I'm Anna (she/her), a second-generation Chinese girl born in Berlin! I am studying Business Administration and chose Hong Kong as my exchange city as I thought it would offer me the perfect mix between the East and the West, just like my background. And so far, I love it here.
Arpit (he/him) is a 20-year-old 'vibe or an emotion' as my closest friends describe me. I would instead describe myself as a math freak who eats, breathes, walks and talks only about numbers and anything related to numbers. This doesn't mean I am a nerd (though studying Engineering).
Hey guys! I'm Beatrice (she/her) and I was born in Hong Kong. Growing up in an international setting, I love making new friends from around the world and learning new languages. In my free time, I like to cook with my friends, rock climb, play rugby and listen to music.
Hi this is Cayenne (she/her)! Growing up in a Chinese-Filipino environment taught me to appreciate the uniqueness of each culture at a young age. The blend of cultures that I experienced back home has expanded now in HKUST as the university is comprised of such a diverse community.
Hi guys! This is Charlie (she/her). I am a final-year student majoring in Marketing. I love exploring different new things in life, like meeting new friends, fostering a new habit and traveling.
Yo I am Daffy (he/him), a local second-year student from Life Science. Apart from being a Spark Global Leader, I'm also a committee member of the Rotaract Club. They have provided me with many opportunities to organize community services, especially those for ethnic minorities.
Haloo! I am David (he/him). I am a local here with experience of cross-culture communication who is passionate about creating an impact globally! I have diverse hobbies. Whether you are one person short to start a basketball match, or looking for a study buddy in library, let me know!
Hi, this is Dedrick (he/him), a final-year local student majoring in Decision Analytics, minoring in Entrepreneurship, Psychology, and Behavioral Science. I am an enthusiastic extrovert that enjoys making new friends.
Hi guys this is Diksha (she/her)! Isn't life exciting when you are born and bred in a different setting than your parents?
Hi my name is Eleanor (she/her)! I am an enthusiastic and open-minded person who embraces diversity and cultural exchange. Born and raised in Hong Kong, I am always eager to talk to and learn more about different cultures.
Hi I'm Elle (she/her) from the School of Business and Management, majoring in Risk Management and Business Intelligence. I was born and raised in mainland China and got into HKUST from Gaokao. I've always loved traveling and learning about different cultures and languages.
Hello, my name is Eveline (she/her). I am an exchange student from Switzerland majoring in Economics. I was born and raised in Berlin. Growing up, I have learned to appreciate different cultures. That's what led me to not only study in Berlin but also in New York, Shanghai, St.
Hello, I am Fan (he/him), the stereotypical eccentric guy. Since I was young, I have been mesmerized by ceiling fans and the way they look when they spin. As a result, I have my own little ceiling fan collection at home.
Hello! My name is Gia Karamchandani (she/her) and I am an Indian, but I was born and brought up in Thailand. After finishing my IB in Bangkok, I decided to come to Hong Kong for my bachelor's degree. I am now in my second year of being a Biotechnology and Business student at HKUST!
I am Gigi (she/her), majoring in Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics. I am a local girl so I know Hong Kong inside out! I enjoy watching Netflix and jogging when I am free. I am interested in psychological tests, MBTI, and astrology too.
Hi, it's Huma (she/her), an undergraduate student doing my major in Biochemistry and Cell Biology. Where Pakistan is my origin, Hong Kong is also my abode city with long lasting memories.
Hey I'm Krish (he/him) and I'm a second-year Business student. I was born in Kolkata, India but grew up here in Hong Kong. I did the IB program at Sha Tin College and I speak English, Hindi and am currently learning Cantonese.
Hey! I am Lani (she/her). Sending you a warm salem, hi in Kazakh. I am a first-year Business and Management student from Kazakhstan. And it is also my first time being in Hong Kong!
Hi this is Lily (she/her)! I am a final-year student studying Biotechnology and Business. I went to the United Kingdom for exchange where I was inspired to enhance cross-cultural communication among students across universities. I particularly enjoy solo traveling overseas.
Hi this is Marine (she/her)! Born and raised in France, I joined HKUST as an exchange student. I had the chance to travel a lot around the world and interact with people from diverse background and to discover new cultures. Cultural encounters widen our mind and spirit.
Hi there! This is Michael (he/him), a year 2 Business student. Growing up, I have always had the curiosity to explore the areas and the people outside where I grew up in. With that purpose in mind, I moved to China after spending half of my life in Colombia.
Hi this is Rakshita (she/her). I am a second-year Life Science student with an intention to declare Biochemistry as my major. I am originally from India, and I grew up in Thailand and graduated from an IB high school.
Hi I am Ryan (he/him)! I am a bookworm who enjoys sports. I enjoy doing almost all sports. I used to play basketball, football, badminton, table tennis; I also hike and kayak. Following the DSE, I fell in love with weight-lifting and have been working out 5-6 times every week since.
Hi! I am Scarlett (she/her)! I am a second-year Life Science student. I have a deep understanding of Hong Kong and the Cantonese culture. I am a local student, born and raised in Hong Kong. I am proud of Hong Kong, a city that means a lot to me.
Hey everyone, I'm Stefhanie (she/her)! I am a third-year student majoring in Marketing and Information Systems, admitted through JUPAS. I'm half Chinese and half Filipino with French nationality, but I was born and raised in Hong Kong.
Hello there, this is Tina (she/her), a second-year local Engineering student majoring in Chemical Engineering with an extended major in AI. My program sounds super cool right, I'm always fascinated by how things work with mathematics.
Hi this is Tracy (she/her)! Welcome to the University of Sunshine and Tomorrow! I am Tracy, a third-year student studying Global China Studies.
Hey all this is Travis (he/him), super excited to be a Spark Global Leader. Before coming to HKUST, I lived in three countries around the world. I love exploring the city as well as hiking in the mountains at every place I visit.
Hi everyone! I'm William (he/him). I am a local Business student. Although I'm from Hong Kong, I'm pretty global: I know Chinese, English, Japanese and Spanish. And I have friends from all around the world: France, Korea, Colombia, China, you name it.
Hi guys! My name is Wonjae (he/him), and I am from South Korea. I grew up in the United Kingdom, South Korea, and Japan. I love anime, food, and stand-up comedy. I really hope to live in the United States or Europe after I graduate from HKUST!
Hi there! I am Ying (she/her)! I am a local student, born and raised in Hong Kong. I enjoy spending time with friends and making new ones. It is always fascinating to meet people from vastly different environments.