"Lasting and rewarding friendships for everyone involved!" is the slogan for our Buddies Scheme. As a "Buddy", you will share your knowledge of HKBU and Hong Kong and help new international students become familiar with their surroundings, particularly during the first month of arrival at HKBU. You will serve as a primary contact for the new international students (IMMEDIATELY after you know who your assigned international students are). The International Office will assign international students with one or more of our Buddy volunteers.
Arrival Pickup & Orientation Activities
As a student ambassador, you will be assigned to pick up new international students from the airport/train station and assist in various duties in the International Student Orientation. A great opportunity to be the first person to meet the new international students after their arrival!
A themed social gathering on alternate Tuesday evenings, the Global Café aims to foster cross-cultural exchanges and enhance English language speaking opportunities between local and international students. Themes could range from the celebration of festivities (e.g. Mid-Autumn Festival, Chinese New Year) to the introduction of different cultures, or music/movie appreciation. As a student ambassador, you will plan, organise and host one of the themed gatherings.
Being a student ambassador, you will help design and bring excursion experiences to international students to help familiarize them with Hong Kong. Destinations vary from popular tourist spots (e.g. Mongkok and Yau Ma Tei) to outlying islands (e.g. Cheung Chau), or ecotourism/cultural spots (e.g. the Wetland Park).
Interested in any of the above activities? stay tuned for the registration for the 1st Semester 2018/19 East-West Encounters.
Make lifelong friendships and memories!
Full-time students of ANY year from ANY academic discipline/programme are welcome.
Please enrol by filling out the electronic sign-up form before deadline.
Participants MUST attend the required Briefing Session. Any absence from the Briefing will be considered as a withdrawal from your enrolment to the activity.
> Briefing for East-West Encounters Student Ambassadors
- Upon satisfactory completion of the terms of service, a Certificate of Appreciation will be awarded to students who serve as student ambassadors during Arrival Pick up, International Student Orientation, Global Café and/or Monthly Outings.
For enquiries feel free to contact the International Office at anytime
Hong Kong Baptist University
AAB703, Level 7, Academic and Administration Building
Baptist University Road Campus
Phone: +852 3411-2188
Fax: +852 3411-5568