Whitson to discuss study abroad experience in Hong Kong

Temple Garden -- Hong KongLinfield College junior Shane Whitson will present “Hong Kong: A Global Experience” on Wednesday, March 4, at 4:30 p.m. in Jonasson Hall, lower level of Melrose Hall, at Linfield.

Whitson, an international relations and economics major, spent last fall abroad studying at Hong Kong Baptist University (HKBU). In his presentation, he will discuss the cultural, political and social climate he experienced in Hong Kong. When speaking about the political landscape, he will also share his firsthand account of Hong Kong’s Umbrella Revolution and the demonstrations against the government that erupted throughout the city during his visit.

Whitson hopes that by discussing the class offerings, grading scale and the international student support system in Hong Kong, he will provide an insight into the differences between life at Linfield and life at HKBU.

Linfield’s alliance with HKBU is a direct exchange program, which means that every year students from HKBU also study at Linfield for a semester or a year. Linfield provides all students, regardless of major or discipline, the opportunity for January term, semester or year-long experiences in more than 30 locations around the world.

The event is free and open to the public and sponsored by the International Programs Office. For more information, contact Michele Tomseth, assistant director of International Programs and January Term off-campus program coordinator, at 503-883-2434 or mtomseth@linfield.edu.