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Recruitment for Buddy Programme for 2nd (Spring) Semester, 2018/19

26 Oct 2018 - 05 Nov 2018

We are delighted to inform you that the recruitment for Student Buddies for 2nd (Spring) Semester, 2018/19 now begins!

The Buddy Programme provides you a channel to discover more about life outside Hong Kong while remaining on campus, and to broaden your social network by making friends with students from all over the world. Through the programme, you can also develop invaluable skills for future career and social activities.

Each incoming exchange student/ student teacher will be paired with one or two student buddy(ies) to help them to settle in on campus and adjust to the new environment. If you are an EdUHK student interested in different cultures and ready to help those from overseas to learn more about Hong Kong and Chinese culture, the Global Affairs Office’s Buddy Programme would like to hear from you.

We are looking for local students who are:

· Highly responsible

· Willing to communicate in English

· Self-motivated

· Able to help and work with others

· Interested in joining GAO activities

In order to get you familiarized with the roles and responsibilities of being a Student Buddy and the experience you will gain through it, a briefing session will be held as follows:

Briefing Session on Buddy Programme

Date: 31 October 2018 (Wednesday)

Time: 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Venue: D4-G/F-03

A preparatory workshop and brainstorm meeting will also be held to equip applicants with necessary capabilities and understanding to make a newcomer feel at ease in Hong Kong. It is compulsory for all applicants to attend the Preparatory Workshop and selected buddies to attend the Brainstorm Meeting and the first two days of The Orientation Programme (28 & 29 December 2018). Those who fail to do so will be released from the Buddy Programme.

Preparatory Workshop

Date: 13 November 2018 (Tuesday)

Time: 3:30 – 5:00pm

Venue: C-LP-02

Buddy Brainstorm (BB) Meeting

Date: 27 November 2018 (Tuesday)

Time: 4:30 – 6:00pm

Venue: C-LP-02


Date: 30 November 2018 (Friday)

Time: 4:30 – 6:00 pm

Venue: D4-G/F-04

The Orientation Programme for Inbound Exchange Students (28 - 31 Dec 2018)

The very important Orientation Programme is organized for you to first meet and get to know your matched student and all the others! More information will be given in due course.

Application and result announcement

Interested students are required to submit the completed Online Application Form by the application deadline, 23:59, 5 November 2018 (Monday). Please note that incomplete or late applications will not be entertained.

The shortlisted candidates will be announced on 16 November 2018 (Friday).

Important notes:

All full-time undergraduate EdUHK students are welcome to apply for the Buddy Programme. Priority will be given to students who are eager to hang out with international exchange students/ student teachers and committed to provide full support to them in the 2nd (Spring) Semester, 2018/19, i.e. without having to participate in Teaching Practice or other concurrent activities (e.g. internship).

For detailed information, please visit GAO website. Should you have any enquiries, please contact us at gao@eduhk.hk.

Recruitment for Buddy Programme for 2nd (Spring) Semester, 2018/19