As a member institution of the Global Liberal Arts Alliance, Lingnan joined its pilot Global Scholar Programme which was launched in September 2015. In addition, Lingnan has set up “Global Scholar Programme Scholarships” to provide additional financial support to participating Lingnan students. The programme is designed to develop participating students’ transnational insight, global perspectives and intercultural understanding.
The Global Scholars will follow an individually designed sequence of study at their home institution and two other GLAA institutions in different world regions during their undergraduate studies. Visual Studies student Nicol Cheung and Contemporary English Studies student Vivian Zhu were selected as the first batch of “Global Scholars”. Nicol has started his Global Scholar journey at Al Akhawayn University in Morocco while Vivian will start her studies at Franklin University in Switzerland in January. As Global Scholars, they will be expected to blend academic knowledge, skills, attitudes and experiences related to their topic of study, and broaden their liberal arts perspectives.