A major objective of Lingnan’s liberal arts education is to provide students with international exposure and whole-person development, particularly through bilateral cultural exchange. This is achieved by sending students abroad to experience different cultures, and by admitting non-local students for exchange or degree studies, so that they can experience our liberal arts environment as well as enrich it. Through cross-cultural interaction and exchange, our students not only gain additional knowledge, but also extra-curricular learning experiences and exposure to other cultures.
Global Exchange Experience
Over the years, we have established ongoing student exchange programmes on a “one-for-one” basis with partner institutions overseas and on the Chinese Mainland. To date, we have entered into agreements with over 270 partner institutions worldwide, covering Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe and the Americas. About 80% of our undergraduates went on exchange for a term or attended summer or winter programme before the COVID-19 global pandemic. A variety of scholarships are available to local and non-local undergraduates. Learn more from our Office of Global Education.
We organise annual festivals and programmes such as the International Day and Thanksgiving Day to celebrate the cultural diversity on campus. Half of our faculty members have international background while one-seventh of our student population are non-local full-programme or semester-long exhange students.
Mainland and International Networking
We will continue to expand our Mainland and international networking through collaborative initiatives with other institutions including those of Global Liberal Arts Alliance. And we will continue to recruit non-local degree-seeking students from diverse cultures and award scholarships to outstanding students around the world and from the Chinese Mainland. In the coming years, the University will pursue more international collaboration and co-branding in programme offering, at both the undergraduate and postgraduate levels, as well as in our research endeavours.