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Recruitment of Buddy Programme for Semester 2, 2019/20

30 Oct 2019

Recruitment of Buddy Programme for Semester 2, 2019/20 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 student buddy who helps them to settle in 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 (GAO) ’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 familiarised 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: 30 October 2019 (Wednesday)

Time: 3:30 – 4:30 pm

Venue: C-LP-02


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 Preparatory Workshop and selected buddies to attend the Brainstorm Meeting and the first two days of Orientation Programme (30 & 31 December 2019). Those who fail to do so will be released from the Buddy Programme.


Preparatory Workshop

Date: 11 November 2019 (Monday)

Time: 10:00 am – 12:00 noon

Venue: C-LP-02


Buddy Brainstorm (BB) Meeting

Date: 26 November 2019 (Tuesday)

Time: 11:00 am –12:00 noon

Venue: D4-P-03


The Orientation Programme for Inbound Exchange Students (30 - 31 Dec 2019)

The very important Orientation Programme is organised 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 23:59, 4 November 2019 (Monday). Incomplete or late applications will not be entertained.


The shortlisted candidates will be announced on 15 November 2019 (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 Semester 2, 2019/20, 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 of Buddy Programme for Semester 2, 2019/20