News: Chan Buddies Program 2017-18: Represent, Support, Build, and Promote - Deadline: June 6, 2017

April 24, 2017 - 1:30pm

Are you interested in gaining cross-cultural experience and building an international friendship network?

Apply now to be a Chan Buddy!


Program Description: Lingnan W.T.  Chan Fellows & Buddies Program

The Lingnan W.T. Chan Fellows Program brings six Chinese undergraduates to UCLA to learn through serving in non-profit organizations, attending weekly workshops, and living with a Los Angeles family.  The Chan Buddies Program facilitates friendship between the W.T. Chan Fellows and UCLA degree-seeking students. Chan Buddies will help provide a support network to the Chan Fellows when they arrive, introducing them to campus life and their new home, Los Angeles.


The Buddies Program is mutually beneficial as it provides a space for intercultural exchange and friendship: Chan Fellows and Buddies exchange their perspectives, experiences, language skills, and cultures through both formal and informal events. We expect that you will be able to offer much to the fellows, but that you will also gain much from this cultural exchange.


Chan Buddies are recognized during the Lingnan W.T. Chan Fellows Culmination Ceremony in January 2018.


Program Dates:  August 12, 2017 - January 06, 2018

Buddy Responsibilities

Chan Buddies plan one event during a designated week between August 2017 and January 2018, attend at one official gathering per month planned by other Buddies, and attend several program activities for personal development.  Buddies must also be available to attend the following mandatory events:

  • Either Aug 12th "or" Aug 13rd, 10 am - 4 pm: Mandatory Orientation and Initial Meeting with Fellows
  • Mid-October:  Program Retreat
  • January 6th 2018, 11:30 am - 3 pm:  Culmination Ceremony



Application & Selection Process

Apply at this link before May 23, 2017 by 5 PM


The selection committee will review application and chose a subset forinterviews that will take place in May and June 2017. 


Questions?  Contact Angela Kim at