Sunway Cultural Exchange

   

 

Do you enjoy meeting people from different cultures? Are you interested in exploring new places and learning new things? Have you wondered what it would be like to spend some time overseas?

If you replied ‘Yes” to any of the above, participate in one of the Sunway Cultural Exchange programmes!

Here is how you can get involved:

 

The SCE Internship is a 6-month learning opportunity that includes a full scholarship for the Summer Programme at Lancaster University.
 

During these 6 months, the Intern will have the opportunity to:

  • Spearhead the Buddy Programme
  • Plan and coordinate inbound exchange programmes
  • Assist in overall operations of exchange programmes
  • Expand their international network
  • Learn and share their knowledge on Malaysia and its culture
  • Organising the Buddy Programme
  • Publicising the outbound programme

 

Eligibility:

  • Lancaster-affiliated Degree programme student
  • Academic results of 60% and above
  • Graduating in July
  • Available to work part-time from April to July
  • Available to work full time in August and September
  • Strong communicator, a team player and creative problem solver
  • Active in extracurricular activities

 

Why be an intern?

  • Enjoy a full scholarship to the Sunway-Lancaster Summer Programme
  • Gain international exposure
  • Expand your network globally
  • Develop leadership skills and interpersonal skills
  • Practice skills in developing, managing and executing projects

 

What They Say:

Lim Hwei San, 2015
My internship with the SCE team was a life-changing experience. I was given the opportunity to participate in the outbound cultural exchange programme to Lancaster University (LU), fully sponsored by the department. The trip to UK was certainly eye-opening, for I've learnt so much about the world as well as myself. Upon returning from UK came the best part of the internship - hosting the LU students. My main responsibility was planning activities and events for the students with a team of ambassadors and buddies. The department gave us full autonomy and it was certainly empowering to be able to take ownership of our own projects. Being a part of SCE has helped me to develop multiple skills, and the experience is regarded as highly valuable in the eyes of employers, after I depart from my internship. The biggest takeaway from the internship? The lifelong friendships I've gained during my SCE journey.

 

 


 

Jason Yong, 2016
In essence, this is by far the most life-changing experience I have ever had in life. For starters, I was gifted the opportunity to participate in the outbound cultural exchange programme to Lancaster University (LU), UK, fully sponsored by Student LIFE. The trip was a constant exposure of various exciting elements of what LU has to offer and it was nothing but amazing. It is safe to say that with all the places I have visited while I was there, it was definitely the ideal ‘graduation trip’ for me. Upon returning from the UK, I was assigned the task of hosting the LU students in Sunway University. I was in charge of coordinating and planning activities with my fellow ambassadors in an effort to ensure the LU students get the most out of what Sunway University and Malaysia are all about. The collaboration with these ambassadors was really effective as it shed light on some of the key factors that are of utmost importance when it comes to proper teamwork in the workplace. I enjoyed myself as everyone, ambassadors and buddies alike, contributed greatly to the planning and execution of various activities in the programme. This has taught me crucial leadership and management skills, which will be of great use as I set my sights on the workforce upon the completion of this internship. The friendships that I have established with everyone in the programme are to be cherished for as long as I live. It has been such a wonderful journey for me and I hope more students will take the opportunity to experience the SCE programme in the many years to come.

 

 


 

Marvin Tan, 2017
My internship with the Sunway Cultural Exchange (SCE) team was an exciting adventure. During my internship, I was given the opportunity to participate in the outbound cultural exchange programme to Lancaster University (LU), UK, fully sponsored by Student LIFE. Although I have previously participated in the programme as a participant, the trip to UK has always been eye-opening with the constant exposure to different elements. Upon returning from the UK, I was entrusted with the task of hosting the LU students in Sunway University. I was given the task of planning and coordinating the activities with a group of ambassadors to ensure the LU students got the most out of what Sunway University and Malaysia are all about. Working with the ambassadors has enabled me to realise some of the key factors when it comes to proper teamwork in the workplace. Both ambassadors and buddies contributed greatly to the planning and execution of activities. This has taught me crucial leadership and management skills which will be looked highly upon by my future employers, after the completion of this internship. The friendships and networks that I have established with everyone in the programme are to be cherished for as long as I live. This has been a wonderful adventure for me and I hope more students will get a chance to partake in the SCE programme for many years to come.

 

 

Recruitment period: November – January

Travel period: July – August

 

Recruitment period: November – January

Travel period: July – August

 

For more information please contact culturalexchange@sunway.edu.my

 

Every year since 2012, a selected group of students get the opportunity to represent Sunway University as Ambassadors at Lancaster University. The Ambassadors participate in this programme which serves to develop strong leadership and cross cultural communication skills among students who are nominated by Sunway staff members. Upon returning from the UK, they will serve for a period of 6 months as ambassadors for the Sunway Cultural Exchange team.
 

Activities:

  • Meeting with Lancaster University Student Union Officers
  • Interacting with Clubs & Societies on campus
  • Showcasing Malaysian culture to Lancaster students
  • Community Outreach and Volunteering Opportunities
  • Day Trip to London

 

During the 6 months, the Ambassador is responsible for:

  • Recruitment of buddies
  • Organising the Buddy Programme
  • Publicising the outbound programme

 

What They Say:

 

Yvonne Tan Yi Wen, 2017 
The ambassador programme was an eye-opening experience whereby meaningful friendships were built and discoveries about self were made. I have learned so much from it and gained valuable experiences through the opportunities given to me. An appreciation of the diversity of culture here in Malaysia was also instilled in me through this programme.

 

Tay Xin Ying, 2016
I am really grateful that I was granted a chance to participate in this programme. Not only did I gain amazing personal experiences and growth, I also got to widen my social network with friends from different countries. Thanks to this opportunity, I got to understand more about the UK culture as well as sharing my knowledge of our culture to my beloved Lancaster buddies.

 

Sam Shu Jing, 2015
The memories and experiences that I gained from this programme are priceless and unique in the best way possible!

 

Destinee Koh, 2014
The exchange programme helped me develop business skills at challenges that required out-of-the-box thinking. This experience has also reinforced my resume for the future and helped me gain competitive advantage. This programme has helped me strengthen my character, developing leadership by being more respectful and tolerant of others.
 

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Recruitment period: November – January

Travel period: March

 

For more information please contact culturalexchange@sunway.edu.my

 

The Lancaster Leadership & Employability Programme is a 2-week programme that focuses on leadership & employability.

 

Activities

  • Business-related lectures and workshops
  • Visit MNCs in London and Manchester
  • Business challenge
  • Visiting London & Lake District

 

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Recruitment period: November – January

Travel period: March

 

For more information please contact culturalexchange@sunway.edu.my

 

The Lancaster Summer Programme is a 3-week programme that focuses on the development of an international mind set, transferable skills and employability of students. With these opportunities, the institution hopes that the participants will develop strong international networks as they move towards building a career. In these 3 weeks, students will be exposed to 5 areas of development:

  1. Academia
  2. Community
  3. Business
  4. Government
  5. Personal development
     

Activities:

  • Visiting the farming industry
  • Local business visits
  • Networking with alumni
  • Volunteering in local communities

 

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Recruitment period: April

Travel period: July – August

 

For more information please contact culturalexchange@sunway.edu.my

 

The Korean Winter Exchange is a 2-week programme that allows you to learn more about Korean culture through its language classes, cultural workshops and field trips.

Activities:

  • Korean Language Classes
  • Ceramic Art Classes
  • Korean Traditional Music and Dance classes
  • K-Pop dance classes
  • Cooking classes
  • Taekwondo classes
  • Seoul Tours
  • Folk Village Tours
  • Snow Sledding

 

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Recruitment period: October – December

Travel period: January

 

For more information please contact culturalexchange@sunway.edu.my

 

The Korean Exchange is a 3-week summer exchange programme that aims to provide hands-on opportunities for students to learn about Korea through Korean language classes and cultural activities. This programme mainly consists of classroom lectures, cultural sessions and field trips to cultural and historic places.
 

Activities:

  • Korean Language Classes
  • Ceramic Art Classes
  • Korean Traditional Music and Dance classes
  • Cooking classes
  • Taekwondo classes
  • Seoul Tours
  • Folk Village Tours
  • Calligraphy Classes

 

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Recruitment period: April

Travel period: August

 

For more information please contact culturalexchange@sunway.edu.my

 

The Sunway Cultural Exchange is a 3-week programme that gives participants an opportunity to learn about Malaysia in areas of culture, business, government, volunteerism and academics. At the end of the programme, the institution hopes that participants are able to gain knowledge on the Malaysian culture and also expand their network across the globe.

 

Eligibility:

  • Minimum CGPA 2.50 or equivalent
  • Active participant in extracurricular activities
  • Proof of English Proficiency for non-native speakers as all activities will be conducted in English

 

Application Process

Submit application form and fee by 30 April

Confirmation email will be sent to you by 15 May

Submit Programme fee by 30 May

 

Activities:

  • Experiencing homestay
  • Volunteering in local communities
  • Traditional Dance Classes
  • Learn about Social Entrepreneurship in Malaysia 
  • Learning about religions in Malaysia and visiting religious sites
     

What They Say
 

Rebecca Amy Scott (UK), 2017
Before joining the programme, I was a different person to the person I am today; and that is because of my experiences at Sunway, and in Malaysia. Travelling 14 hours across the world is a daunting prospect, but upon arrival - as cliched as it sounds - it felt like home. I have never felt more comfortable in a foreign country as I have in Malaysia -  the people I’ve met have inspired me endlessly with their kindness and willingness to help, and it is because of this experience that I am now a more confident person, eager to throw myself into any situation that comes my way. The diversity, the food, the nature and the atmosphere are all unforgettable, and I can say from the bottom of my heart that these 3 weeks have been the best of my life. I’m counting the days until I can return.

 

Lorenzo Coni (Italy), 2016
During these three weeks not only my mind became richer with eye-opening experiences, but my heart grew bigger day by day as I got to know such wonderful people as our buddies and all of our Malaysian hosts. Without them this trip wouldn’t have been the same and I wouldn’t be lucky enough to call them my friends. All of the effort they put in organising, managing and realising this exchange programme made it a special experience that, I’m sure will never be forgotten.

 

Despina Michail (UK), 2014
When I entered the airport to get my flight to Malaysia I knew no one. Luckily for me, I had the chance to meet people there that even though there is a huge possibility of not seeing them again in my life, I have created such bonds with them that I consider them my family. This is the actual reason that my trip was unforgettable. Not the buildings or the taste of food that faded away after the first sip of water. It was the fact that I saw and experienced all these through the eyes of special people. They are the reason why Malaysia is now part of my heart and not just a shaded region on a map. This is also the reason I feel like I will never be completely at home again.

 

Tom Ley (UK), 2012
If there is one the thing the country seemed to have in abundance, it was diversity. The greatest example of this for me was, quite simply, the food. It soon struck me that Malaysia has a little bit of everything; a bit of Chinese, Indian, Malay and Western culture, food and language, a bit of urban and a bit of rural, and certainly enough tall buildings to get a proper view of it all. The history and culture is as diverse as the food, as different influences collide and combine to make something unique
 

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Recruitment period: January – May 

Travel period: August - September 

 

For more information please contact culturalexchange@sunway.edu.my

 

Students from other countries come to Sunway to experience Malaysian culture. Be part of their time in Malaysia by hosting them as our Buddies! You will have the opportunity to make new friends, learn more about their culture and in turn learn more about Malaysian culture too! It will be the experience of a lifetime!

 

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Recruitment period: All year round

For more information please contact culturalexchange@sunway.edu.my

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