Spring/Summer Service Abroad Opportunities

In the spring semester and the coming summer, HKUST Connect has arranged for you various service learning trips to different places.

You will have the opportunities to organize activities for underprivileged children, explore local cultures, support the sustainable projects in Nepal and Cambodia or learn more about social enterprise in Mainland China. Through engaging in service trips, you will be able to broaden your horizons, enrich your university life, and raise your awareness of your responsibilities as a global citizen. You can make real impact to the local community, and gain authentic cultural experiences that you can't get from a traditional classroom.

Service Learning Trips:
1. Nepal Service Learning Trip
2. Cambodia Service Learning Trip
3. Guizhou Service Learning Trip
4. Jiangxi Service Learning Trip 手牽「守童」行 ─ 江西服務學習之旅
5. Cambodia Aquaponics Project Trip

Nepal Service Learning Trip

Assist in the School Rebuilding Project initiated by Light On. We are providing our helping hand to Shree Ganga Milan Secondary School and enlighten the lives of local students through different activities.

Date 1 - 9 April 2018 (Tentative)  
Location Kathmandu, Nepal  
Remarks Physically fit for hiking
Application deadline Application Closed
Enquiry Brighton Tsoi (sabrighton@ust.hk)

Cambodia Service Learning Trip

Spread love and care to Cambodian children and support their learning by providing workshops and interactive activities in local youth centres and orphanages.

Date 6 - 13 June 2018  
Location Phnom Penh, Cambodia  
Application deadline Application Closed
Enquiry Jason Tsang (jason.tsang@ust.hk)

Guizhou Service Learning Trip

Express love and care to village children in rural Guizhou by organizing interactive workshops and games in schools. The team would also conduct home visit in villages and visit the market day in town to gain a better understanding of the life in rural Guizhou

Date 3 - 11 June 2018 (Tentative)  
Location Guizhou, China  
Remarks Competent Putonghua is a must
Physically fit for hiking
Application deadline Extended to 12nn, 1 March 2018
Enquiry Joyce So (sajoyceso@ust.hk)

Jiangxi Service Learning Trip
手牽「守童」行 ─ 江西服務學習之旅

Care for the 'left-behind children' in rural Jiangxi through interacting with them in games and activities, and visit an organic farm managed by a HK founded social enterprise to explore its contribution to the local community.

Date 6 - 11 June 2018  
Location Jiangxi, China  
Remarks Ability to speak Putonghua is preferred
Application deadline Application Closed
Enquiry Noel Chiu (sanoel@ust.hk)

Cambodia Aquaponics Project Trip

Provide sustainable solutions to an orphanage in Cambodia. We will be attempting to build a prototype aquaponics system to provide fresh fish and vegetabes to the Wat Opot Children's Community and also conducing research for a scaled up potential future project.

Date 6 - 12 June 2018 (TBC)  
Location Phnom Penh, Cambodia  
Enquiry Robert Garrett (ctrobert@ust.hk)

Last update: 26 Feb 2018