Learning and Cultural Enhancement Section

CUHK Host Family Programme 2020-21 (For Host Families)


August 2020 to June 2021


Free of charge

Target Participants

Full-time CUHK staff and local year two or above undergraduate students

Enrolment/ Application

Complete the online application form by 13 September 2020: https://bit.ly/3fdUfu8
The earlier you apply, the earlier you may be in touch with your hostee(s).


lces@cuhk.edu.hk / 3943 1874


Who will be my hostee(s)?
One or two new international students who are pursuing undergraduate degrees at CUHK

What is a host expected to do?

  • Show your hostee(s) your support and care virtually i.e. through the internet, if you are unable to meet physically due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Initiate at least two activities for your hostee(s) in 2020-21. The activities can come in all shapes and sizes, be they casual or family meals, festival celebrations, visits/outings (activity format subject to adjustment upon consideration of the development of COVID-19). Each activity can be subsidized up to $250, or $500 for the hosts taking care of two students.
  • Share your culture with your hostee(s).
  • Each host-hostee pair is expected to join at least one of the activities arranged by the Office of Student Affairs (OSA), e.g. interest workshops, reunion gathering, etc. (subject to adjustment upon consideration of the development of COVID-19)


How will the matching be arranged?
Matching will be arranged by OSA with reference to common interest, religion, college affiliation, etc. One host will take care of no more than two international students.


  • This is a non-residential programme at which host families are not required to provide accommodation to their hostees.
  • OSA may use the photos in relation to this programme without prior notice. If you have any concern about this, please notify us in advance.
  • OSA reserves the right to make all final decisions about this programme.


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