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Student Ambassadors




Buddies Scheme


"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 Orientation Activities. A great opportunity to be the first person to meet the new international students after their arrival! 


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Thursday Party


A themed social gathering on First Thursday every month, the Thursday Party 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. 


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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 GEO-Park). 


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Interested in any of the above activities?

Enroll in the East-West Encounters Ambassadors Programme now!

Make lifelong friendships and memories!


Enrollment Guidelines

Step 1

Full-time students of ANY year from ANY academic discipline/programme are welcome.

Step 2

Please enroll by filling out the electronic sign-up form before 18 April 2019 (Thursday)

Step 3

Participants MUST attend the Required Briefing on 26 April 2019 (Friday). Any absence from the briefing will be considered as a withdrawal from your enrollment to the activity.

Required Briefing

        26 April 2019 (Friday)

        10:00 a.m. - 12:00 noon

        icafé Activities Room


For enquiries feel free to contact the International Office at anytime

International Office


Hong Kong Baptist University

AAB703, Level 7, Academic and Administration Building

Baptist University Road Campus

Kowloon Tong

Hong Kong

Phone: +852 3411-2188

Fax: +852 3411-5568