Liverpool waterfront at night

Virtual hosting scheme

During the winter break we will be offering a ‘Virtual Hosting Scheme’ to all of our international students who study at Liverpool John Moores University.

What is the scheme?

The Virtual Hosting Scheme will buddy you up with one of our LJMU staff members where together you can agree a time to participate in a video call together. During this video call, the staff member will give you an insight into Christmas here in England, and how they spend their time with their families. The call will take place via zoom.

When will this happen?

This can be any day during the winter break (24th Dec – 3rd Jan). Calls can last half an hour, one hour or occur more than once – this will be completely up to you and your buddy.

Things you might discuss

Our LJMU staff member might show you food they prepare for Christmas, the kind of gifts they buy and introduce you to family members – we are sure it will be a great experience for all involved.

How do I sign up?

If you are interested in taking part in this scheme, or have any further questions, please contact Jennifer Cahill ( in the international relations team, confirming your Name, Email Address, Level of Study and Programme of study, with the email titled with Virtual Hosting Scheme please. The deadline to sign up is Monday 14th Dec 2020.

Please note places in this scheme will be limited, and priority will be given to those staying in Liverpool for the winter break.