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Don’t miss out on the opportunity to learn, experience and exchange with peers from around the world by joining activities under the APRU Virtual Student Exchange Program. Activities are offered by APRU member universities bringing students from across the network in 18 economies of the Pacific Rim.

For the latest Co-curricular Programs of VSE, please visit https://vse.apru.org/co-curricular-programs/

Upcoming Programs in 2020: Open to all students from APRU member universities


The Chinese University of Hong Kong

Writing of the Ultimate CV: A Death Ritual in Medieval China

Join us at The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) in a journey to reflect on the life of a prematurely deceased 20-year-old through her tomb epitaph in medieval China, and discover how the craftsmanship and aesthetic are passed on in modern Chinese culture with a veteran tombstone engraver.

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Picturing Hong Kong through Historical Paintings & Photos

Hailed as the ‘Pearl of the Orient’, Hong Kong’s charms long captivated artists, tourists, and Hollywood. Paintings by classical Chinese painters and colored slides by sojourning American military officers offer different perspectives of this port- turned-metropolis. Or do they not?

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A Walk in Kennedy Town: Discover Authentic Hong Kong in Real Time

Being one of the former British colony’s oldest communities on the northwestern end of Hong Kong Island, today Kennedy Town has gentrified into a vibrant neighborhood with a mix of instagrammable spots and historical relics that carry stories of the lost City of Victoria and the spooky past of the plague.

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The Hong Kong University of Science and Technology

Top Tips for CV, Cover Letter & LinkedIn for 2021 & Beyond

The ultimate purpose of the CV and cover letter is to provide a story, a more detailed explanation of your skills and experiences. How do we create a CV and a cover letter that are both informative and interesting to employers?

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Evening Music Jam@HKUST Session 1

Music always brings people together. Evening Music Jam@HKUST provides a platform for students to perform and appreciate different genres of live music, stay connected with peers and meet new friends via Zoom.

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Library iTalk - Daoism & Environmental Philosophy: Nourishing Life

The early Daoist text the Daodejing is popularly and anachronistically thought to speak in direct ways to ecology and the environment. Such prevalent ways of reading the text persist even as they are frequently criticized in the Sinological and Daoist scholarly community. While the Daodejing was composed across different historical contexts with diverse purposes in mind, the text continues to speak to questions of how to individually and socially live and interact with human and inhuman life and the natural world.

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Can't Stop the Wave, Let's Learn to Surf: Cultivating Self-Compassion for Well-Being

In this workshop, you will learn how to cultivate more personal space for loving awareness and self-kindness in your daily life, thus enhancing our capacity for emotional well-being and building resilience. With a spirit of openness and tenderness, you will stop being so hard on yourself but motivate and encourage yourself with greater ease and confidence.

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Sexual Health, Trauma & the Pursuit of Wellbeing Part I

Intimacy, sexuality and sexual expression are basic human needs. Our understanding towards sex and intimacy affects how we see ourselves and the relationships with others. This workshop will discuss the relationship between having a healthy view on sexuality and its impacts on overall psychological well-being. By achieving positive relationships, you will enjoy the companionship, excitement, fulfillment of emotional pleasure and love.

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Enhance EQ & Support Your Friends

We will focus on integrating psychological theories into practical tips for you to navigate social and emotional obstacles to our well-being. Guide you to gain insights in human emotions and social interactions through some interesting thought-experiments and case studies. You will also be inspired to value self-care and empathetic communication in facing stress and adversity in life, thus gaining more confidence in handling your own emotions and in turn rendering timely support to your beloved ones.

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The Leadership Challenge

This workshop is hosted by the Redbird Leadership Community of the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology.

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How to Prepare for Job Interviews in the Post-Pandemic World?

Any conversation that you have with another person for the foreseeable future will at least touch on the ongoing pandemic. Job interviews are no different. What have you learned about yourself during the pandemic?

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Mapathon @HKUST (Fall 2020)

This event provides an amazing opportunity for volunteers to digitally connect and map the most vulnerable places in the developing world so that locals and international non-governmental organizations (INGOs) can use these maps and data to better respond to crises affecting these areas.

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Sexual Health, Trauma & the Pursuit of Wellbeing Part II

This workshop will introduce practical ways to handle traumatic experience. There is a potential of sexual health and well-being for each individual. Despite the experiences, people can bounce back after adversity. We call it resilience. What makes a person more resilient than the others? How does it lead to a flourishing life? Can it be learned? The workshop will discuss ways to cultivate resilience and wellbeing through the lens of positive psychology.

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Photography Exhibition Talk: Wildlife Refuges: Falklands, South Georgia, & Antarctica by Mr. Anthony Yau

The talk will focus on sharing the presenter’s shooting experience of wildlife in Falklands, South Georgia, and Antarctica.

Topics including:
When is the best time to visit Antarctica?
What kind of tours should we join?
What should we prepare?
What kind of equipment should we bring along?
What kind of wildlife can we expect?
What stunning scenes may we encounter?
What lessons can we earn? (e.g. environmental impacts and concerns)

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Evening Music Jam@HKUST Session 2

Music always brings people together. Evening Music Jam@HKUST provides a platform for students to perform and appreciate different genres of live music, stay connected with peers and meet new friends via Zoom.

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Keio University

Keio Short-Term Japanese Studies Program (KJSP)

The Keio Short-Term Japanese Studies Program (KJSP) is a two-week intensive program for international students (undergraduate or graduate-level students) and Keio students to learn about Japan through collaboration. By joining discussions and giving presentations on their cultures and societies, students will also have chances to rediscover their own countries from an outside perspective.

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Korea University

Korea University Student Life Revealed!

Ever wonder why education is such an essential social value in Korea? Want to know why it’s so great to be a university student at Korea’s most prestigious university? Join your virtual 선배 (class mentors) for this unique opportunity to virtually experience a freshman's life at the top university in Korea.

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Special Lecture on History of Korean Pop Music & K-Pop

Join Professor Ji Hoon Park of Korea University’s School of Media and Communication as he delves into the world of K-pop to uncover the true stories of how the K-pop industry operates and its relation to your favorite idols.

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Tohoku University

JAPAN Expo

Explore Japan at home! Tohoku University will offer seven 75mins online event in 2days. In each event, you'll be able to know more about Japan and Japanese culture through insightful explanations and interactive activities. Join and be a huge fan of Japan!

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Universitas Indonesia

Indonesia through the Eyes of its People

Exploring Indonesia through the livelihoods, cultural practices, social organization, and political ideologies of its people.

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Stories from around the World

Meet your peers from all over the world in a series of events geared towards cross cultural exchange and immersion through social connection. Stories from around the World is an initiative from the Office of International Programs at USFQ but it is student centered and each session will be led by local students!

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Stories from around the World II

Meet your peers from all over the world in a series of events geared towards cross cultural exchange and immersion through social connection. Stories from around the World is an initiative from the Office of International Programs at USFQ but it is student centered and each session will be led by local students!

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University of California, Los Angeles

Black Lives Matter: Global Perspectives
Contextualizing BLM in the History of Slavery & Segregation


The Black Lives Matter: Global Perspectives series aims to provide a platform for scholars, students and activists to deepen our collective understanding of the structure and experience of racial oppression and the long struggle for racial justice, as well as to draw connections among unique, but interlinked anti-racist struggles in the context of global histories of colonialism, imperialism and internationalism.

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Black Lives Matter: Global Perspectives - Global Movements Against Racial Capitalism

The Black Lives Matter: Global Perspectives series aims to provide a platform for scholars, students and activists to deepen our collective understanding of the structure and experience of racial oppression and the long struggle for racial justice, as well as to draw connections among unique, but interlinked anti-racist struggles in the context of global histories of colonialism, imperialism and internationalism.

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University of California, Riverside

Studying and Living in an American Research University

This course is a series of 10 workshops with topics that help you learn more about the experience of living in the U.S. and studying at an American research university. Students will learn about the American university system, behaviors and expectations in the classroom, employment options and career development, leadership opportunities and collaboration on campus, the basics of American culture and adjusting to new cultural environments, and other useful information to help them be successful when they study in the U.S.

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Waseda University

Language Lunch Events for English & Japanese

Want to make new friends from Japan during your break time? How about practising a language you’re learning with other students? Check out the Lunch Events held online from the Waseda University Intercultural Communication Center (ICC)! It’s a great way to make new friends from around the world! Simply open your lunchbox (or grab your breakfast/dinner or even a cup of tea depending on your time zone) and log on to the ICC to chat to like-minded students!

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