About the Programme

Eating together as a family is highly valued in the Chinese culture. In this Programme, non-local students (pals) will enjoy a homey meal with a local host family to have an authentic taste of family life in Hong Kong. Local students will join the non-locals as “foodmates” in these family meals and gatherings. Beyond the dining table, this Programme provides the backdrop to enhance integration by engaging both local and non-local students in deeper cultural exchange through exploring the social and cultural dimensions of food in family meals and gatherings.

By connecting non-local students (including exchange and visiting students) with both local students and local host families (non-residential), the Eat To-Gather Programme aims at:

  • facilitating non-local students’ adaptation to life in Hong Kong;
  • promoting cultural exchange between locals and non-locals, fostering mutual understanding and cultural integration;
  • creating supportive friendships that last beyond the Programme.