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Have you already experienced the power of service-learning and want to take your involvement to the next level? Join our service-learning exchange programme to embark on an unforgettable journey of personal growth, cultural exchange and civic engagement!


Programme Description:

The Service-Learning and Civic Engagement (SLCE) Exchange Programme is funded by the Lee Hysan Foundation. The objective is to develop students’ global citizenship and social responsibility beyond the service-learning requirement through an immersive service-learning (SL) exchange experience co-organized by renowned universities in the United States.


Current PolyU full-time undergraduate students who have passed a service-learning subject with at least B+ or above.


Selected students will receive a scholarship to cover all the basic expenses! (e.g., visa, travel, accommodation and board)


Partner Universities in 2024:

University of Southern California

University of Maryland, College Park


Programme Benefits:

1. International Exchange: Immerse yourself in an enriching cross-cultural experience by participating in service-learning activities and workshops abroad, expanding your worldview and gaining a broader perspective on pressing social issues. 

2. Civic Engagement Empowerment: Deepen your understanding of civic responsibility and community engagement through hands-on experiences, empowering you to become an active global citizen. 

3. Personal and Professional Development: Enhance your adaptability, intercultural competence and leadership skills, setting you apart in an increasingly interconnected world.

4. Lifelong Connections: Forge lasting friendships and professional connections with like-minded peers, both locally and internationally.


Programme Schedule (Tentative):

Semester 2, 2024 

Preparation: information sessions and trainings during the second semester of AY2023/24 
May-June 2024 

Outbound Exchange to the U.S. at either one of the following two universities:

University of Southern California in Los Angeles, California (Mid-May to Mid-June, 2024)

University of Maryland in College Park, Maryland (last week of May 2024 to end of Jun 2024) 

Sep to Dec 2024  Post-exchange contribution through PolyU Lee Hysan SL Scholars Network 


28 Nov 2023 (Tue)

Zoom Information Session

12:30 – 14:00

View recording and slides HERE

11 Dec 2023 (Mon)

Application deadline
Application method (requires connect account log-in):

See application guidelines HERE and submit the online application form HERE

End of Jan 2024

Selection interviews
Feb 2024 Result announcement

  #Successful applicants will be titled “Lee Hysan Service-learning Scholars” (LHF-SL Scholars).



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