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One World Our World 2022

Leadership Academy for Responsible Global Citizenship: One World Our World (OWOW)

is a pioneering international education and exchange programme on the themes of global leadership and responsible citizenship development. OWOW aims to educate students on issues of civic responsibility and leadership through PolyU’s well-structured Service-Learning programmes, in a cross-cultural and boundary-crossing setting.

This programme will be held from 11 June – 16 July 2022 in Hong Kong. Participating students will join one of the four participating service-learning subjects (see below). Students will have ample opportunities to learn and work in multicultural team. They will learn about the challenges faced by their target community and acquire knowledge and skills to serve them through an innovative service project. In collaboration with their peers and community members, they will actualize the project to create real impact. Through this service, students will learn to develop empathy and a sense of global citizenship. Supplementing the service project will be talks from experts, open dialogues, interactive workshops on intercultural competences and local field visits.


Information Session

  • Each session accommodates up to 100 students on a first-come-first-served basis. All PolyU UG students are welcome. 
  • You MUST login with your PolyU account (<NetID> via Zoom to be admitted into the session.


Distinguishing Features

  • Serve the Community through PolyU’s Service-Learning Projects

    Complete one of PolyU’s signature service-learning projects and serve the Hong Kong community with acquired professional knowledge and skills

  • Inspiring Talks from Experts, Thematic Workshops and Field Visits

    To be inspired by eminent academics or community leaders, in interactive thematic workshops and field visits for a broader and deeper understanding of Hong Kong and global community

  • Global and Boundary-Crossing Connection and Ideas

    Learning and serving intensively and closely with students across the globe who are committed to the betterment of the global community


 The Service-Learning subjects (Select one)

  • ITC2S02: Community engagement through expressive textile arts and fashion

    From PolyU’s Institute of Textile and Clothing, students will learn about fashion design and expressivity, and the skills, innovation, and hands-on techniques in creating wearable textile art. Armed with this knowledge, they will co-design a garment together with service targets, in the process empowering them to regain positive well-being and express feelings through their unleashed talents.

    Subject Description Form


  • COMP2S01S: Technology beyond Borders: Service Learning across Cultural, Ethnic and Community Lines

    From PolyU’s Department of Computing, students in this subject will acquire and master the skills and techniques necessary to design and implement an interactive technology product using Augmented Reality (AR). This product will be designed for people in need, for example, physically challenged children, to assist with their daily needs, or to serve as entertainment and training for them.

    Subject Description Form


  • SO2S01S: Learning through Providing Eye Care and Vision Health to the Community

    From PolyU’s School of Optometry, this subject will equip students with basic knowledge of vision problems, assessment methods and vision screening skills. Students will then work in a group for an eye care project to their serving community in Hong Kong, such as identifying challenges they face, exploring how to address them, eye care ambassador training, etc.

    Subject Description Form 


  • BSE3S03: Living Environment for Low-income Communities

    From PolyU’s Department of Building Environment and Energy Engineering, students will learn about basic indoor living assessments and challenges faced by low-income communities. Then, students will identify the specific needs of their service targets through surveys and site visits and try to address their needs and realize some improvements of their living quality.

    Subject Description Form


Programme schedule



Last year’s overview

last year’s overview
See 2021’s programme photos and videos HERE


 Application method

  • PolyU undergraduate students#
  • ITC2S02: Enrolment closed.
  • COMP2S01S, SO2S01S, and BSE3S03: These subjects require pre-selection of students and will be offered in 2021/22 Summer Term. Indication of interest will be on 25-27 Jan 2022. PolyU students can indicate your interest via eStudent (URL: My Subject Registration > Service-Learning Indication).

# Except those who will be graduated upon completion of semester 2 in 2021/22.


  • Non-PolyU undergraduate students: 
    Please apply through PolyU International Summer School 2022, details can be found HERE.



Ms Kace Lai (SLLO): 3400 8532/


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