A new cohort of non-local undergraduate students, including Mainland students and International students, join HKBU every September. They are a group of outstanding young people who are diligent and enthusiastic to broaden their horizons.
Before they come to study in Hong Kong, they may have already learned something about Hong Kong through the internet, or they may even have visited Hong Kong for several times. Despite that, they are just adolescents who have just graduated from high school and leave their hometown to pursue their university study in a new environment. If there are local host families who can take them under their wing, share with them the local cultural and life experiences, they will certainly find it easier to adapt to life in Hong Kong. This long-lasting relationship can even become a crucial ingredient contributing to the students’ growth and development. Hence, the Counselling & Development Centre of the Office of Student Affairs organises the "Host Family Programme".
Objectives of the programme
- To facilitate non-local undergraduates' adjustment to life in Hong Kong.
- To enable them to have a fuller exposure of local culture and customs so as to enrich their learning in Hong Kong.
- To provide support and care while they are away from home.
- To provide cultural exchange opportunity for local families.