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Intercultural understanding and global citizenship

Language – Social Communication Enhancement

Striking up conversation with a stranger may be difficult. Pair up with your peers to brush up your language skills and enhance your confidence!

“Peer English Tutoring” connects you with a native or near-native English speaking Language Partner to practise conversational English in a stress-free environment. Spoken English is made easy by chatting about food, movies, travel and music!

“Survival Cantonese”
provides practice sessions conducted by native Cantonese speaking Peer Tutors to cover essential day-to-day “Survival Cantonese” phrases for non-local students.

cedars-cope@hku.hk (Counselling and Person Enrichment (CoPE) Section)

Student Theatrical  Technician Training Programme *

The programme provides opportunities for you to learn the essential stage lighting principles and the use of audio-visual equipment in theatrical production.  You will be also qualified as part-time technicians of Chong Yuet Ming Cultural Centre (CYMCC) upon passing the safety examination organised by the Construction Industry Council.

cymcc@hku.hk (CYMCC)

Eat To-Gather

The programme (cedars.hku.hk/eat-to-gather) aims to promote cultural exchange and integration of HKU students through exploring the social and cultural dimensions of food in family meals and gatherings. In this programme, non-local students will enjoy a homey meal in a local home to have an authentic taste of the family life in Hong Kong. Local students will serve as “foodmates”of the non-local students to help facilitate their integration into local culture and adaptation to life in Hong Kong.

Enquiries: eat-to-gather@cedars.hku.hk (Student Development Team)

F:A:C:E: (Fascinating Arts and Cultural Experiences) Mentorship Programme

The Programme aims at promoting your personal development, cultivating qualities of an educated individual, and fostering friendship between the experienced and trusted mentors and the young generation.

Through the exchange of ideas and appreciation of arts and culture, mentors from various fields support mentees by sharing their experiences and challenges on how to embrace various identities and roles while being a motivated and socially responsible individual.

Each mentor will lead three to four students and meet at least four times from September to November. The programme will be concluded with a dinner with students’ sharing and reflections through a co-curated and co-created piece of work.

gened@hku.hkk (General Education Team)

These learning activities are pre-approved programmes under Credit Award Scheme for Out-of-classroom Learning Experiences. Students who successfully completed the Programme will be eligible to earn one credit of the Credit Award Scheme by submitting an application to the Horizons Office for formal approval.

Intercultural understanding and global citizenship