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Overview

The Horizons Office has teamed up with the Wu Zhi Qiao Foundation (http://www.bridgetochina.org.hk/) to offer the HKU Wu Zhi Qiao (WZQ) Programme from 2018-19, as a 6-credit course (course code: HKUH1005).

HKU-WZQ is a project-based construction/human service learning opportunity on the Mainland designed specifically to:

  • expand participants’ horizons and enable them to draw on their academic knowledge through first-hand practical experience
  • provide real life experience in executing a service project which has direct impact
  • foster better communication, mutual understanding and integration between Hong Kong and the Mainland
  • improve the lives of underprivileged villagers in remote areas of Mainland China
  • inspire respect, appreciation and preservation of local culture and environment, and promulgate the concept of sustainability
  • develop integrity and a commitment to society and life

Period (subject to change)

  • July 8–13 (Beijing)
  • July 14–20 (Xian)
  • July 21–August 2 (Macha Village, Gansu)

Destinations

Macha Village, Gansu and
Beijing and Xian

Quota

40 HKU students

Eligibility

Full-time HKU undergraduate students, except:

  1. students in their final year of study (unless with approval from their home Faculty)
  2. students on leave of absence during the current academic year (unless they have paid tuition fee for the current year)
  3. students who have already fulfilled the requisite/permitted number of credits for the current academic year (unless with approval from their home Faculty).
  4. Partners

    Students from Mainland universities

    Schedule

    • two weeks of cultural immersion in Beijing and Xian
    • two weeks of onsite service in Macha Village, Gansu:
      • construction work and
      • service in one of the following areas:
        • architecture: environment protection / building
        • arts and culture
        • public health: screening and apply fluoride on children teeth if agreeable
        • needs assessment and surveys (e.g. on left behind children)

    Funding

    Each participant will receive a subsidy HK$4,000 from the Gallant Ho Experiential Learning Centre.

    Course Learning Outcomes (CLOs)

    Upon completing HKU-WZQ, students will be able to:

    CLO1: Understand indigenous environments/ cultures through first-hand engagement with the community concerned.
    CLO2: Identify pertinent needs/ key issues and develop plans/strategies to enhance social development and/or preserve local culture.
    CLO3: Develop work ethics, self-initiative, adaptation to the organizational culture, and communication skills for successful workplace performance.

    Teaching and Learning Activities

    Activities Hours
    Pre-trip planning & proposal 30 hours
    Execution / delivery (note 1) 40 – 50 hours
    Written Project 40 hours
    Presentation 10 hours
    Total 120-130 hours

    Note 1: Students are reminded that majority of the activities and talks in the programme will be conducted in Mandarin. Students who are non-native speakers of Chinese are expected to have at least beginner’s level of the Chinese language in order to complete the programme.

    Assessment

    The course will be graded by letter grades:

    Standard Grade
    Excellent A+
    A
    A-
    Good B+
    B
    B-
    Satisfactory C+
    C
    C-
    Pass D+
    D
    Fail F

    The assessment items, grading and learning outcomes are as follows (subject to approval):

    Assessment Items Assessment Method Grading CLOs
    Execution / delivery Evaluation of onsite execution 50% 1, 2, 3
    Written Project Written assessment 30% 1, 2
    Group Video Presentation Presentation assessment 20% 1, 2,3

    Application

    Applications for 2019 are accepted until January 15, 2019 (6pm.).

    Application form

    For enquiry, please contact us at horizons@hku.hk.

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