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Cross-Cultural Integration

Programme Details

Lingnan Host Family Scheme 2022-23 Poster



The Lingnan Host Family Scheme was launched in 2008. Staff members are invited to volunteer to be host families of non-local undergraduate students to render care and support, facilitate students’ adaptation and enrich their learning experiences. The host families help students to build up a stronger sense of belonging towards the University, acquire a deeper understanding of local culture and integrate into the live on campus as well as in Hong Kong. On the other hand, hosting a non-local student will be a very rewarding experience for staff member volunteers, who have the chance to understand different cultures and share wonderful memories with their hostees.


Details of the Scheme

Host Family All Lingnan staff members are welcome to participate in the scheme to be host families
Role of Host Family The role of host families is to support and facilitate the new non-local student’s adaptation in Hong Kong. The host families are suggested that they arrange at least one to two gatherings/ activities for the new non-local students each term such as lunch/ dinner gatherings, family gatherings, sports, outdoor activities, etc.
Duration of the Scheme One academic year (September 2022 to May 2023)
Accommodation It is a non-residential scheme. Host families are NOT required to provide accommodation for the non-local students. Students will stay in student hostels.
Host-student Matching OSA will match the students and host families according to their preferences. Every host family will take care of one to two new non-local students. The matching result will be announced via e-mail in late August 2022.



Host Family

Interested staff members please fill in the online Host Family Enrolment Form

Deadline for Application: 5pm, 20 July 2022 (Wednesday)


New non-local students will receive an e-mail invitation in late-July 2022



Office of Student Affairs

Ms Michelle Cheung (Email: /Tel: (852) 2616 7307)

Mr Gordon Ho (Email: /Tel: (852) 2616 7312)