Dr Lu Danhuai (left), Lecturer of Language Centre and referee for Jason Choi in applying for the scholarship, congratulates Jason on his excellent performance.


Date: 19 Dec 2016 (Monday)


HKBU Finance student wins CY Tung Scholarship to join voyage of Semester at Sea

浸大學生獲頒董浩雲獎學金  參與海上學府2017年春季航程

Jason Choi (Finance, Year 4) , the sole winner from Hong Kong for the CY Tung Scholarship, will be joining students from around the globe to board the “floating campus” of Semester at Sea (SAS). The 105-day voyage, starting on 5 January 2017 in California, USA, will take the students to Asia and Africa before anchoring in Germany. They will visit 12 cities in 11 countries along the way.
Jason was honoured to be awarded the scholarship. He thought the fact that he had already been an exchange student in Germany, an experience that changed his attitude towards his studies and future development a great deal, had helped to earn him the award. “The exchange study not only provided me with an opportunity to learn how to live independently and take the initiative to explore issues, but also enabled me to benefit from interacting with mature students who are frequently admitted by universities overseas. Their different experiences inspired me to believe that the purpose of studying should not solely be to pave the way for a career, it should also help one explore one’s own strengths and contribute to society,” he said.
Founded in 1963, SAS is the world’s premier global comparative education programme open to undergraduate students of all majors from around the world. In 2017, the ship will set sail from San Diego and call at Hilo, Hawaii (USA), Kobe (Japan), Shanghai (China), Ho Chi Minh City (Vietnam), Rangoon (Burma), Cochin (India), Port Louis (Mauritius), Cape Town (South Africa), Tema (Accra) of Ghana, and Casablanca (Morocco) before ending the journey at Hamburg (Germany).