International Learning Activities

The Department endeavours to promote all-round student development and prepare students with international insights. Reaching out across the border, the Department provides a broad range of activities, including exchange programmes, study tours, and overseas internships, to broaden students’ horizons and enrich their learning experience at a global level. Here are the sharing of our undergraduate students about their experiences of participating in different international learning activities.

International Competition

 

Overseas Internship

 

Exchange Programme

 

 

 

Student Exchange Programme

Student exchange can be a life-changing experience. To develop students’ global outlook and broaden their perspectives, the Department regularly secure exchange programmes for students. Our students spend between two and six months at universities to experience new cultures, expand vision, make new friends from around the world and develop social skills that are beneficial to their future career success.

In recent years, the Department has offered exchange opportunities in a range of countries, including the USA, Germany, France, UK, Switzerland, Sweden, Denmark, Finland, Norway, Netherland, Czech Republic, Belgium, Turkey, Canada,  Australia, Singapore, Japan, Korea, Taiwan and China.

 

McGill University, Canada                                                                           CHANG Renee

"When comparing to Hong Kong, students in Canada are active learners. They engage in every learning activity and would not be hesitate to show what they know in class. Although at the first month I was not used to that kind of active environment, after 4 months of exchange programme, I found that actively participate in classes can be fun and meaningful."

 

Czech Technical University in Prague, Czech Republic                     KONG Yu Ching

"I have participated in various activities held by the International Student Club (ISC), including orientation week, buddy program, language courses, InteGREAT parties and trips. My buddy, Marek, is a Czech guy. He has studied in Beijing for one semester and was interested in Chinese cultures. He is friendly and helps me a lot to integrate my life in Prague."

 

Technical University of Denmark, Denmark                                         LIU Ziang

"Denmark is a country full of innovation. There are many startup companies in Denmark. In DTU, there is an organization that helps students to start their own company and organize innovation competition for engineering students. These experience broaden my horizon. Startup may be one of my choice in the future." 

 

Pforzheim University, Germany                                                             YIP Kai Yan

"Venturing out of hometown to Germany places me in a new studying environment. By interacting and communicating with foreign students and people from all walks of life, inspire me to work toward changes and various situations. I can look into an issue from various perspectives due to the different background and culture of students."

 

Lund University, Sweden                                                                         HO Bianca Yan Ting

"During October, workload started to get heavier. So, I stayed in Lund for the whole month to prepare for classes and assignments. After the exams, I visited Prague and Vienna by myself. This experience was great and this trip is still my favorite one because travelling on my own made me strong and independent."

 

Swinburne University of Technology, Australia                                     HO Hau Chuen

"I believe that the impact of the exchange experience can reach far beyond the time I spend abroad, which can enable me to keep gaining knowledge of a diversity of values, beliefs and I can practice in my real life. For me, the most important thing I learn is that never afraid of trying new things, or you will regret of not trying."

 

Peking University, China                                                                         WONG Ka Ho

"I think the study environment is very good in Peking University. It is because it is difficult to find a seat when you late on the lesson. They usually arrive the class thirty minutes earlier. Also, students in Peking University are willing to ask question. When professors ask questions and many students will raise their hands to answer. I am so impressed by their attitude to their study."

 

University of Tsukuba, Japan                                                                 CHENG Ka Shing Dick

"One of my unforgettable memory is travelling to Mount Tsukuba. The environmental protection is very great. The roads are well handled. Even I used more than two hours to go to the peak, the landscape along the way made me forgot the tiredness. This is really a rare experience.."

 

National University of Singapore, Singapore                                         WAN Xiaoge

"This opportunity of studying abroad has somehow changed my plan of future life and career. After I met my “Marketing in a Digital Age” teacher in NUS, who is a full time Google sales but part time teacher of NUS, I felt that maybe I should work for different companies in different countries and experience as much as possible when I am still young."

 

National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Taiwan LEUNG Ming Yuk

"During this exchange journey, I gained a lot. Firstly, it is the knowledge from the courses that I studied in NTUST, all the practical knowledge in computing can equip me for my next year's final year study and my capstone project. Secondly, I gained friendship. I met more than 30 exchange students who come from different countries."

Study Tour

The Department frequently organises study tours to visit a wide variety of destinations, such as the USA, UK, Singapore, Japan, Taiwan, China. At each destination, students have the opportunity to visit leading universities, enterprises and NGOs, which help them to learn different cultures, expand their global perspectives and even showcase their maturing talents. 

Overseas Service-Learning

The Department places a heavy emphasis on social commitment and responsibility, ensuring that all students apply classroom knowledge to help people in need. Students take part in projects that benefit disadvantaged groups, aid the work of non-governmental organisations and contribute to government initiatives that are designed to address social problems. In recent years, they have been to Cambodia, Myanmar, Rwanda, Vietnam, Indonesia and China to serve and learn.