Snapping student-initiated projects

An academic year has passed in a blink of an eye. Recalling the year, what jumps to your mind? Never-ending lectures and tutors’ earnest impartations? The same old routes that have long been your daily routine? Or the deadlines that marked the nights you spent with your friends fighting towards the same thing? No matter what you remember, we hope that our elaborately planned activities have at least added some fun and joy to your hastening school life.

Among the 25 proposals and applications received, 20 student-initiated projects were given University funding to promote cultural integration and draw students closer, regardless of their distinct backgrounds and nationalities. Each of these projects was hatched and organized by capable students with guidance from our full-time staff. In other words, as long as you are from CityU, anyone of you can create a splendid internationalization-based project with a circumspectly planned proposal. And the best part – you don’t have to worry much about the cost! Now, let’s look at some of the past events and projects.

Modern dance, Break Dance, Chinese Dance… they are all combinations of beautiful voices and grooves. Feet were in perfect sync to the music beats, audiences gave their full attention to the perfect performances. It’s the enjoyment that we value.

Cooking Mama
Look at this! This was one of our cultural activities – Cooking Mama. “Mamas” from different parts of the world were here to teach their hometown flavours to the students. Yum!

Have you heard of Diwali? CityU has one too! It’s an ancient Hindu festival celebrated in countries like India, Singapore, Malaysia and Myanmar. Like festivals in other cultures, people exchange gifts; they also pray to the goddess Lakshmi for prosperity.

Global Festival Night
What’s better than food and games? I’m sure Global Festival Night was an absolute favourite for many, including myself. Given all of the tasty food from different countries, the party was a place where participants couldn’t resist staying the whole night.

There’re just too many fun projects – we can’t describe them all individually. But if you attended one, you understand the diversity I felt. In case you missed all of the convivial events, or were too satisfied with them, GSO is going to continue to hold as many international activities as possible with everyone’s support and participation. Of course, student-initiated projects won’t be successfully held without creative ideas from student organizers. So, don’t hide the ideas if you have any. Send them to and turn ideas into reality!