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


語文中心導師盧丹懷博士(左)擔任文健的獎學金申請推薦人,並讚賞他出色的表現。

Date: 19 Dec 2016 (Monday)

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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). 

財務學四年級蔡文健同學最近獲頒董浩雲獎學金,成為今屆香港區的唯一獎學金得主,將與來自全球的大學生在海上學府就讀一個學期。為期105天的航程於明年1月5日在美國加州展開,途經亞洲及非洲,共探訪11個國家的12個城市,最後在德國漢堡結束。
 
對獲頒董浩雲獎學金,文健感到十分榮幸,並相信與曾到德國交流,讓他對學業、未來發展有另一番體會有關。他說:「在外國交流,不但學會獨立處事、主動發掘問題,更重要的是外國大學取錄不少年長學員,他們的閱歷跟我截然不同,讓我明白讀書不應只為未來工作鋪路,反而應該加深了解自己,將所學貢獻社會。」
 
海上學府於1963年成立,是全球首屈一指的環球比較教育課程,供全世界任何學科的本科大學生修讀。今次海上學府的旅程將由美國聖地牙哥起航,駛往美國夏威夷希洛、日本神戶、中國上海、越南胡志明市、緬甸仰光、印度柯枝、毛里裘斯路易港、南非開普敦、加納塔科拉迪、阿克拉、摩洛哥卡薩布蘭加,最後在德國漢堡結束。