HKBU ambassadors to broaden horizons through travel

PUBLISHED : Tuesday, 01 January, 2008, 12:00am
UPDATED : Tuesday, 01 January, 2008, 12:00am

More than 200 Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU) student ambassadors will be going on tours to the mainland and other countries to broaden their experience and show a sense of caring.

The Co-Curricular Learning - Experiential Learning programme is part of HKBU's University Life curriculum and is organised by the university's Office of Students Affairs. The programme finished recruiting last month. Students will go to the mainland and Asia in the forthcoming semester.

The aim is to enhance students' knowledge so that they can benefit more fully from the university's philosophy of holistic education.

Participants can choose different destinations and themes according to their interests and needs.

Destinations include Sichuan , Anhui , Guangxi , Guangdong and Cambodia. Participants will provide assistance to communities in need and learn about the areas in question.

Some of the student ambassadors will be able to expand their global perspectives by taking part in the Asian International Model United Nations and the Harvard National Model United Nations events, which will be held

in Beijing and the US respectively.

At the programme's launch ceremony, Professor Tsoi Ah-chung, vice-president of Research & Institutional Advancement, said: 'I believe that if students are willing to observe, enjoy and reflect on what they are exposed to during these tours, they will learn valuable lessons.'