One Semester Off Campus (OSOC)

Enhancing the whole person development

One Semester Off-Campus (OSOC) is a strategy in whole-person development by encouraging the undergraduate students in the Faculty of Social Sciences to opt for the off-campus learning experience according to their interests and study plans for at least one semester during their university life.

One-stop platform about experiential learning opportunities

Apart from the well-developed experiential or off-campus learning practices in some academic programmes under the Faculty of Social Sciences, plenty of non-curriculum-related off-campus learning activities are organised by different organisations. OSOC aims to provide more updated information for students to develop their talent and competency, and encourage them to gain further exposure through different off-campus or outside classroom learning options, such as exhange, internship and community studies programmes, during their university life.

Why is Off-Campus Learning important?


What is Off-Campus Learning about?

How long? From One semester, up to one year
When to take? The 2nd, 3rd or 4th year of study, or summer breaks
Some study programmes allocate 12 units Free Electives in one semester
Where to take? Local / Non-local
What to choose? Major- or non-major related / credit- or non-credit bearing
Student Profile Enrichment Credit-bearing activity: record in Academic Transcript
Non-credit bearing activity: record in Student Learning Experience System (SLES)