Broadening global horizon
Students gain life-changing experience and contribute back to society
Overseas exchanges can be life-changing, as they give students opportunities to develop many valuable professional, personal and life skills. PolyU is partnered with universities and institutions across 30 different countries and regions to offer international exchange programmes for students to study in an environment outside their familiar cultural context. Studying abroad helps students develop the life skills needed to adapt to rapid changes in the global environment, improve their self-confidence, broaden their global outlook, learn the skills necessary to study and live in a different culture, improve their language skills and increase their personal competitiveness.
Among the many exchange programmes on offer, some benefit directly from the generosity of private donors. Scholarships from the Kwok Scholars Association are a case in point.
The late Dr Walter Kwok Ping-sheung, former Chairman of the Kwok Scholars Association once said,