Learning and Cultural Enhancement Section

CUHK Host Family Programme 2021-22 (For Host Families)


August 2021 to June 2022


Free of charge


Full-time CUHK staff


Complete the online application form by 15 September 2021 (Wednesday)
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 Year 1 or Year 2 non-local students who are pursuing undergraduate degrees at CUHK

What is a host expected to do?

  • Show your hostee(s) support and care, starting from their compulsory quarantine. A virtual version should be adopted if unfortunately your hostee(s) will not be able to come to Hong Kong due to the pandemic.
  • Initiate at least two activities for your hostee(s) in 2021-22. The activities can come in all shapes and sizes, be they casual or family meals, festival celebrations, visits/outings (The activity format is subject to adjustment in view of the COVID-19 situation). 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. opening event, interest workshops, reunion gathering.


How will the matching exercise be done?
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 non-local 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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