International Exposure and Co-Curricular Learning

Question  Student Exchange Programme

The Department strongly supports and encourages students to participate in student exchange to enrich their University life and gain the valuable cross-cultural exchange experiences. During the exchange period, students are registered as full-time students in overseas institutions. Credits earned can be transferred to the academic programmes students are studying. For details, please visit here.

Question  International Exposure Activities

  • Cultural and Language Immersion Scheme (CALIS)

In collaboration with the Middlesex University, UK, CALIS is a 4-week summer programme which provides an opportunity for students to improve their English by taking intensive language classes and explore the cultural aspects of the UK through living with a local family as home stay and a wide variety of cultural and social activities such as visits to a primary school and the Parliament.


CALIS 2013

CALIS 2012
  • Other International Exposure Activities

The Department has been actively seeking other international exposure opportunities for students including overseas summer school programmes and research internships in overseas universities/ institutions such as the National University of Singapore; the Beijing Genomes Institute (BGI), Shenzhen; and Zhejiang University, China.


Participants of the Summer Experience 2014, organized by the University of Missouri, USA

Question  Student Mentoring Scheme (SMS)

Throughout the academic year, regular informal gatherings are organized by student mentors to help new students adapt smoothly to university life. A variety of activities are organized such as orientation tours, company visits and study workshops in which student mentors can share their experiences with new students as well as monitor their continued progress.


Mentor-mentee gathering in the Student Orientation

Question  Campus Work Scheme (CWS)/ Campus internship Scheme (CIS)

Both schemes provide service-learning opportunities to CityU’s undergraduate students through on-campus employment to enhance students’ understanding of the work environment and their long-term personal and professional development.

The Department has been heavily involved in the schemes by employing students for various activities ranging from the student orientation, the Information Day to research support.

Question  Professional Mentorship Programme (PMP)

With support from the CS Departmental Advisory Committee, the Department organizes a Professional Mentorship Programme, which provides an opportunity for CS students to understand the business environment and different areas in IT industry, enhance their soft skills and interact with senior IT professionals. The programme is well received by both mentors and mentees. Students in general feel that they are benefited from the programme and have learnt from their interactions with mentors.


PMP Kick-off ceremony

Question  Research Mentorship Scheme (RMS)

To motivate students to strive for excellence, the Department organizes a Research Mentoring Scheme where outstanding undergraduate students are assigned experienced faculty members as their mentors and join the research work of academic staff. Students are also encouraged to develop their research discovery into tangible outcomes such as publication of conference papers.