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BBA student wins CY Tung Scholarship to sail the Semester at Sea voyage

19 Dec, 2016
Jason Choi (BBA, Finance, Year 4) was awarded the CY Tung Scholarship and will join 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 awarded students to Asia and Africa before anchoring in Germany.  They will visit 12 cities in 11 countries along the way.
As the only awardee from Hong Kong, Jason believes that his exchange experience in Germany had a significant impact on his life perspective and paved the way for him to get the honor this time.  “At School of Business, we are always encouraged to see the world and gain new perspectives. Going on exchange made me become more independent and willing to 
take risk in trying new things. I have also learnt a lot from new friends from different cultures and backgrounds, and been inspired to be more open-minded and set wider goals for myself upon graduation,” 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 in Hamburg (Germany).