SLP201/1201 Cross-Border Service-Learning Summer Institute (SLSI) is a 7 week summer course (with 3 credits) that has been offered for three years. In the Institute, Lingnan University (HK) students have a great chance to cooperate with exchange students from universities in mainland China, Japan, Korea, Philippines, Taiwan, the U.S., etc.
Since 2012, Global Citizenship Education is integrated in the Institute through a cross-border platform. All participants learn to be global citizens to prepare for the coming social and civic challenges, and spur great civic engagement and social responsibility.
The Institute incorporates various study elements, including guest lectures, research, discussion, agency visits, and Service-Learning practicum with cross-cultural interaction. Students will also engage in a Service-Learning tour in Mainland China.
The objectives of the Cross-Border Service-Learning Summer Institute as below:
- Facilitate understanding of current social issues in the community, from a cross-cultural perspective and from theory to practice
- Build students’ grasp of the Service-Learning concept and applied research in the community;
- Develop students’ sense of social responsibility and commitment, and
strengthen students’ community leadership qualities.