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Barrier-free Discovery Tour (Singapore)

Barrier-free Discovery Tour (Singapore)

The Barrier-free Discovery Tour offers students a unique opportunity to experience inclusiveness and accessibility in Singapore.  Successful applicants will attend a briefing/training session before departure.  After the 6-day-5-night tour in Singapore, they will take part in a volunteer service in Hong Kong, making a meaningful contribution to society. 

Important Dates:
19 February 2024 Deadline for application
22 & 23 February 2024 (Thu & Fri) Selection Interview
28 February 2024 (Wed) Announcement of application result
5 March 2024 (Tue) Deadline for setting refundable deposit
22 or 23 April 2024 (Mon or Tue) Training & briefing session
13 - 18 May 2024 (Mon - Sat) Tour in Singapore
25 May 2024 (Sat) Post-trip volunteer service in HK

Highlights of the Tour in Singapore

  • Exchange with the National University of Singapore
  • SEN experiential learning activities
  • One-day excursion
  • Visit to Hawker Centres
  • Handcraft workshop
  • One-day self-arranged activities

*The arrangement of tour activities is subject to the actual situation (e.g. weather, transportation, etc.).

Eligibility (meeting ALL requirements below)

  • Current full-time HKBU students studying UGC-funded undergraduate programmes
  • Students declared with SEN, or ISAs
  • Aged over 18 by the time of travel
  • Holder of a valid passport that is allowed to enter Singapore with validity till 30 November 2024

Coverage of the Tour

  • Roundtrip group air ticket between Hong Kong and Singapore (standard economy class), taxes and surcharges
  • Hotel accommodation in Singapore (2 participants of the same gender will share a room)
  • Local shuttle bus service in Singapore (except for one day self-arranged activities)
  • Breakfast on all days of the Tour; at least one lunch and one dinner for the whole tour
  • Programme fees, admission tickets and tour guide service charges (except for one day self-arranged activities)
  • Student travel insurance provided by the University (please purchase separate plans if extra protection is needed.)

*Visa application (if applicable) and e-arrival card are to be arranged by participants.

*Other expenditures not mentioned above are at the participants’ own expense.

Tour fee

Nil (A refundable deposit of HK$2,500 will be collected upon confirmation of offer acceptance. The deposit will be refunded to participants who complete all the components of the Tour and fulfil the required obligations.)

Notes to Applicants

  • The Organizer reserves the right to decline any participant whose health conditions are perceived as interfering with the safety of the individual or the group. In that case, the participant should bear the consequential costs of any risks that may be created, directly or indirectly.
  • For the case of travelling with a caregiver, s/he shall be responsible for his/her own travelling expenses & liability.
  • Participants must depart from and return to Hong Kong as a team on assigned dates of the Tour. The Organizer will not certify the completion of Tour to the participants who withdraw from the Tour, which will result in no refund of the deposit.
  • Terms and conditions of the travel insurance provided by the University are available here (Menu bar “For Students” > “Information”> “Insurance Summary Valid from 1/7/2023 to 30/6/2024” > “Personal Overseas Trips Insurance Summary - Student Only - (Zurich: TTT0001125ZC)”). Please purchase a separate insurance plan if extra protection is needed.

Application and document

1. Please submit the application form by 19 February 2024 (Mon).

2. Undertaking for successful applicants will be submitted upon offer.

Barrier-free Discovery Tour Singapore Photo
Barrier-free Discovery Tour Singapore Photo