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Lingnan Host Family Scheme


The Lingnan Host Family Scheme was launched in 2008 to provide care and support for non-local undergraduate students.  Staff members are invited to volunteer as host families, helping students adjust to university life and enrich their learning experiences.   By participating in the scheme, students can develop a stronger sense of belonging towards the University, gain a deeper understanding of local culture, and integrate more fully into campus life and Hong Kong.   On the other hand, volunteering as a host family will be a rewarding experience for staff members, who have the opportunity to understand different cultures and share wonderful memories with their hostees.




Details of the Scheme

EligibilityAll Lingnan staff members are welcome to participate in the scheme to be host families
Role of Host FamilyThe role of host families is to support and facilitate the adaptation of  new non-local students in Hong Kong.  The host families are suggested to arrange at least one to two gatherings or activities each term for the students, such as lunch or dinner gatherings, family events, sports, outdoor activities, and so on.
Duration of the SchemeThe 2024/25 Academic Year (September 2024 to May 2025)
Remarks on AccommodationThis programme is designed as a non-residential scheme.  Host families are NOT required to provide accommodation for non-local students.  Students will reside in either the student hostel or their accommodation.
ActivitiesOSA will organise various activities and events throughout the year to foster a sense of community and belonging among our host families and students.
Host-student MatchingOSA will match students and host families based on their preferences, with each host family taking care of one or two new non-local students.  The matching result will be announced via e-mail in late August 2024.



  • Host Family

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

Deadline for Application: 27 June 2024 (Thursday)

  • Student

New non-local students will receive an e-mail invitation in mid-July 2024


Highlights of the Lingnan Host Family Scheme 2023/24



Office of Student Affairs

Ms Gigi Wong (Email: [email protected] /Tel: (852) 2616 7333)