New Asia College / Yale University Student Exchange Programme

New Asia College and Yale University have been jointly organising this exchange programme since 1993. Major objective of the programme is to enhance students' understanding of social, cultural and scientific issues in the two regions. The exchange includes academic seminars, symposium, visits to local organisations/groups and other activities related to the particular theme for exchange. New Asia students need to conduct theme-related research and report their findings at the symposium held at Yale University. Every year, eight NAC students pay a two-week visit to U.S. during the Lunar New Year period (January/February) whilst Yale students come to New Asia College in March. The themes for exchange since 1993 are as follows:

Year Theme


1994/1995: Environmental Protection
Urban Issues
1996/1997: Migration
1997/1998: Sex and Gender
1998/1999: Religion
1999/2000: Family
2000/2001: Youth Culture
2001/2002: Mass Media
2002/2003: Social Welfare
2003/2004: Law and Society
2004/2005: Public Health and Society
2005/2006: Poverty and Wealth Distribution
2006/2007: Ethics and Morality
2007/2008: Globalization & Social Identity
2008/2009: Education
2009/2010: Development and Sustainability
2010/2011: Social Justice
2011/2012: Capitalism and Society
2012/2013: Innovation, Creativity and Social Change
2013/2014: Migration and Cultural Integration
2014/2015: Sovereignty and Society
2015/2016: National Identity and Citizenship
2016/2017: Authenticity and Modernization
2017/2018: Collective Memory and Generational Identity
2018/2019: Communities: Margin and Mainstream
2019/2020: Social Mobility and Inequality
2020/2021: Suspended due to the Covid-19 pandemic
2021/2022: Climate Change and Local Impact
2022/2023: Education and Technology

2022/23 academic year: Important Information for Applicants 

Mr. Jason Yeung
Dean of Students’ Office