Service Learning Trips
HKUST Connect organizes service learning trips and workcamps in summer and winter breaks. Students will have the opportunities to visit orphanages and teach underprivileged children in Cambodia, visit the disabled in Croatia, organize activities for left-behind children and meet local families in rural China, refurbish village schools in Nepal and much more. These service learning trips will help you broaden your horizons, enrich your university life, and raise your awareness of what it means to be a global citizen. You can also make a difference to the community that you visit, and gain authentic cultural experience that cannot be acquired in a traditional classroom.
Update on 11 March 2020:
On 6 Mar 2020, the HKSAR Government Department of Health issued advice for the public to consider delaying all non-essential travel outside of Hong Kong. In response to the rapidly evolving global health situation surrounding COVID-19 and holding the health, safety and best interests of our students as our highest priority, the University decided to suspend all outbound student activities to take place outside of Hong Kong during the Summer Term. Hence, all Service Learning Trips organized / coordinated by HKUST Connect this Summer Term will be suspended. If you have any questions, please contact us.
In the coming summer, HKUST Connect has arranged for you service learning trips to
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Participants can apply for the Scheme to support their participation in learning trips organized or co-ordinated by HKUST Connect. Successful candidates will receive a subsidy covering part of the program free. Please click here for more details.
Below is the list of service learning trips offered by HKUST Connect.
Two groups of students go to Cambodia each year to serve the local children while continuing to build long-term relationships with NGO partners and the local community.
Explore the challenges faced by the underprivileged and refugees in Croatia through needs assessment of the local community and organizing activities in our partners' site.
Student volunteers visit the remote villages and primary schools in Guizhou every summer, with the hope to support and empower the lives of the children there.
By serving the 'left-behind children' in Jiangxi and building relationships with them, volunteers learn about the problems faced by the community and how they handle them.
By joining a school rebuilding project in Nepal, student volunteers share their knowledge with local students and embark on a self-enriching, cultural immersion journey of their own.
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