News on student exchange

From 27 June to 30 July, some 500 international students embarked on their summer adventures in Hong Kong through participating in the International Summer School of the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK). These students gathered to share their fond memories in Hong Kong at the farewell dinner held by the Office of Academic Links on 30 July before they went their separate ways.

  • Bidding farewell to the participants of CUHK's International Summer School 2012
  • Brown University-CUHK Summer Institute 2012

Students enjoying delicious food and great company.

Bollywood dance performance by students.

Students are mesmerised by the beautiful scenery of Hong Kong Island and Kowloon.

Students capturing a memorable moment at the Tiananmen Square before they enter the Forbidden Palace.

In-between classes, students explore the Brown University campus.

Students having fun in their last evening in Hong Kong.  

Bidding farewell to the participants of CUHK's International Summer School 2012

After five and a half weeks at CUHK, it was time for the International Summer School (ISS) 2012 students to say their goodbyes as the programme drew to an end. Before the students went their separate ways, they mingled one last time on 30 July at the ISS Farewell Dinner 2012. Prof. Gordon Cheung, Associate Pro-Vice-Chancellor and Director of Summer Programmes bid farewell to the students along with professors of ISS, CUHK student ambassadors and staff members.

Students enjoyed a night of captivating student performances, daring games, great food, lucky draw and emotional speeches. The evening ended with a warm round of applause to all ISS students for making this year's programme one of the most memorable yet.

Brown University-CUHK Summer Institute 2012

Following the success of the inaugural Brown-CUHK Summer Institute in 2011, the second Summer Institute took place during 2 June – 27 July 2012 when participating students from the two universities explored the global political and economic system of China and the US with professors from Brown University and Faculty of Social Science of CUHK. Nine students from Brown University and CUHK took part in the Institute under the theme "Global Political Economy". The 8-week programme consisted of lectures, group discussions, field visits and ended with a week-long tour to Beijing.

The first half of the programme commenced in Hong Kong on 2 June. Students attended lectures at CUHK to analyse the role of China in the global political and economic system, and to examine China's foreign relations with major global and regional players, such as the US, Europe, other developing countries and the Asian community. Field trips to the Hong Kong Museum of History and Masjids/Islamic Mosque in Wanchai broadened students' understanding of the history and cultural diversity in Hong Kong. After four weeks in Hong Kong, the students ventured to Beijing to visit a number of historical sites and tourist attractions.

The second half of the programme was held on the Brown University campus in Providence, US. There, students examined American perceptions of the rise of China as well as the realities of US-China economic and security arrangements, and examined how US relations with other East Asian and BRIC powers impact the US-China relationship and the world economy as a whole.

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