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[UG] Glocal Culture Orienteering on Sustainable Development Goals - Virtual Exchange & Local Tour「義地連線」文化定向遊

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[UG] Glocal Culture Orienteering on Sustainable Development Goals - Virtual Exchange & Local Tour「義地連線」文化定向遊
29 DEC 2022 | 07 JAN 2023
Venue
Online Platform
Application Deadline
18 November 2022, 9:00 am

Glocal Culture Orienteering on Sustainable Development Goals - Virtual Exchange & Local Tour
「義地連線」文化定向遊


Make friends with Overseas Youths + Join Local Cultural Walking Tour + Contribute to SDGs + Virtual Adventure in 5 countries = a Hybrid Online & Offline Cultural Exploration in 10 Days

< HKBU Students with Top 3 outstanding performance in this programme, would be awarded of $1,000 VolTra's "International Workcamp Coupon" for you to experience an amazing physical international journey in the coming summer! >

Participants will be formed into groups with youths from different parts of Asia: Indonesia, South Korea, Myanmar, Kyrgyzstan and Laos. Individually and in teams, students will complete different missions related to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) through a specially designed virtual platform. Two virtual cultural nights will be arranged as to bond with new friends, share our takeaways about SDGs and celebrate the co-impact on the community throughout the Mission Challenges. To bridge the virtual international experience to the physical local context, HKBU students will join a physical exploration tour on Cultural Diversity in Hong Kong, echoing to some of the SDGs goals covered during the virtual mission.
Programme Design and Schedule: 29 December 2022 – 7 January 2023
1) Intercultural Kick-off Session (29 Dec 2022, 3 pm- 5pm) 2) International Mission Challenge on Sustainable Development Goals (30 Dec 2022 - 7 Jan 2023)# 3) [Optional] Local Cultural Tour: Visit the Kowloon Mosque and Islamic Centre and Chungking Mansions to meet local born ethnic minority to learn about their culture and religious (30 Dec, 2022, 2pm-5:30pm) 4) Virtual World Café for Change (6 Jan 2023, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm) 5) Showcase of Presentation Produced during Virtual World Café for Change  (Jan - Feb, via social media of Hall Life Team) Refundable Deposit:  HK$ 500 (fully refundable upon completion) Recognition:  On successful completion, participants will receive 1) a full refund, 2) a certificate and 3) CCL Eligibility:  Open to all UGC-funded degree seeking Undergraduate students, with priority to Halls residents Major Medium of Instruction:  English [Extended] Application Deadline:  18 November 2022, 9 am Selection Interview:  22-23 November 2022 Registration

# Students will team up with overseas participants and accomplish collaborative missions. As the participants may be coming from different time zones, the team members can discuss and agree among themselves on the timeline on completing the missions. Sharing from former participants (only the virtual part was included in previous years):
HKBU Participants:
… I am now more confident to air my opinion in English as the core of communication is not about grammar or pronunciation, is to simply share our own views and listen to other. … my groupmates are willing to chat with me and not keep on judging my spelling or some minor mistakes. I have learnt that the only way to become more confident in using English is to keep using it, keep communicating in English, and of course, don't be afraid to speak English. … I have gradually learned how to communicate with people of different personalities. During the task, I also realized the importance of leadership. How to choose an appropriate way for a group of strangers to cooperate to complete a goal is also worth learning and continuing discussion… … First, in terms of personality, I think I have become more cheerful. I started to take the initiative to communicate with others and express kindness, instead of waiting for others to take the initiative to talk to me as before… Secondly, this project expanded my horizons. From dancing in Indonesia, to Christmas celebrations in Spain, to misunderstandings in Russia, etc., all of these amazed me. The world is big, I really want to see it. Finally, I have another passion for the world and my life. I want to see the world, understand the local culture, and see if this place is so charming and so desirable…

Overseas Participants:
"What I love the most is that I can get to know people from all around the world, learn the differences and the culture, build our connection. Especially I can get the opportunity to learn new technology, ideas, as well as innovation from my international friends."

"This journey has brought me a lot of positive new knowledge, more understanding from other cultures, and it has touched my heart. I loved completing the tasks which were fun, interesting, and challenging. I have raised awareness, learned a lot, and adopted new sustainable habits after this programme."






Related Key Sustainable Development Goals (SDG):

SDG: Good Health and Well-Being SDG: Sustainable Cities and Communities SDG: Partnerships For the goals