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TAIWAN INTERNATIONAL YOUTH EXCHANGE ASSOCIATIONS SUMMER CAMP

2013 PROJECT

Project Outline
TAIWAN INTERNATIONAL YOUTH
EXCHANGE ASSOCIATION
Chinglish Summer Camp, Taiwan 2013

TABLE OF CONTENTS
INTRODUCTION ................................................................................................................3
WHAT IS TIYEA? ................................................................................................................. 3
PURPOSE OF PROGRAM .............................................................................................................. 3
GOALS AND OBJECTIVES ...................................................................................................3
SUMMER CAMP GOALS AND OBJECTIVES ....................................................................................... 4
SUMMER CAMP GENERAL INFORMATION ........................................................................4
SUMMER CAMP OUTLINE ........................................................................................................... 4
HOW TO APPLY? ...................................................................................................................4
CANDIDATE REQUIREMENTS ..................................................................................................... 5
PROGRAM FEE .......................................................................................................................5
TIMELINE ................................................................................................................................. 5
TOUR INFORMATION ........................................................................................................6
BRIEF INFORMATION ABOUT TAIWAN ............................................................................................. 6
HISTORICAL SITES ...................................................................................................................... 6
FUN PLACES ............................................................................................................................. 7
NATURE OF TAIWAN .................................................................................................................. 7
2011 ~2012 SUMMER CAMP.............................................................................................8
OVERVIEW ................................................................................................................................ 8

2011 ACTIVITY PHOTOS ........................................................................................................... 8


2012 ACTIVITY PHOTOS ........................................................................................................... 9

INTRODUCTION
2013 American Student Summer Camp sponsored by Taiwan International Youth
Exchange Association (TIYEA). This is an exciting summer camp available to students. We hope
the following information will answer some questions you may have and provide you the
necessary information to start yourself on a life-changing cultural journey you will never forget.
Taiwan International Youth Exchange Association
Taiwan International Youth Exchange Association (TIYEA) is a non-profit organization. The
objective of TIYEA is to develop young peoples international field of vision and lead the
international students to get to know Taiwan. The goal is to encourage high school students to
broaden their views of what the world is all about and make opportunities to experience
different cultures.
Purpose of Plan
Over a past decade, the Taiwan government has been encouraging high school students to
broaden their views of what the world is, and make opportunities to experience different
cultures. Some high school students do make it abroad, but not every student or their families
can afford to travel overseas. Therefore, we, the Taiwan International Youth Exchange
Association, have deemed it more economically sound to invite a few students from the United
States to come and join in a summer camp. The summer camp will provide an opportunity to
Taiwanese high school students to experience western culture, enhance their English language
skills, and make American friends without the excess need of traveling expenses. And also
provide an opportunity to American students to experience a different culture and life style,
make friends with the students in Taiwan, and broaden their perspective of the world.
The Project Outline defines the following:

Goals and objectives


General information
Application
Candidate requirements
Timeline

GOALS AND OBJECTIVES


Summer Camp Goals and Objectives
The goals and objectives for this project will focus on implementing the following:


For Taiwan students


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To have the opportunity to exchange their cultures and make friends with American
Students.
To enhance their English language skills in both speaking and listening.
To fully immerse themselves in an English language environment.
To get them close to native English speakers during class times.
For American students
Provide leadership training opportunities for American students.
Provide an Eastern culture experience.
Have the opportunity to make friends with the students in Taiwan.
Create a Mandarin learning environment over the course of the summer camp.
Enhance their Mandarin language skills.

SUMMER CAMP GENERAL INFORMATION


Summer Camp Activities
The summer camp will be held from June 17 to July 20, 2013
The program will include the following:
Five culture exchange camp periods
A study tour
Three or four service projects
Taiwan High School Experience activities
A tour of various areas of Taiwan
Chinese Lessons
Training Courses

Summer Camp Information


1. Meals will be comprised of mainly Chinese food.
2. Accommodations: 2 students will stay in one host family, separated by gender.
3. Participants must serve for the entire duration of the program except for health
complications or other unexpected conditions. TIYEA will issue a certificate printed to those
who have finished the whole program.
4. Participants are required to submit a reflection journal at the end of the program. TIYEA
will reward a memorial program DVD to those who submit their journal on time.

Application
Application Period is from February 1 to February 28, 2013. Applications must be
received by TIYEA office on or before March 1st. Please submit the application package
through email. Application forms can be obtained at your school offices or downloaded
online at the TIYEA/2013 American Student Summer Camp website (www.tiyea.org).
Please submit the completed application package to the TIYEA office by March 1, 2013.

Candidate Requirements
16 ~ 18 years old
Good academic standing and health
An Interest in learning Chinese culture
An Interest in learning Mandarin
Must be proficient in English
Highly motivated
Willingness to serve and help when required
Good interpersonal skills and communication skills
Actively participates in student government or after school activities such as clubs,
sports, or service projects.
Good coordinator and scheduled planner are required for group leaders.

Program Fees
For the duration of the program, TIYEA or Learning First or the hosting family will pay for the
meals, accommodations, planned activities, travel insurance(in Taiwan) and group
transportation in Taiwan. If students go shopping with their host family, that is at their own
expense.
The participant must pay the following expenses:
1. Round-trip air fare from U.S.A. to Taiwan.
2. passport application fees
3. overweight luggage
4. Personal expenses.

Timeline
The following is the projected timeline with estimated starting dates:
1. Application Due

February 28, 2013

2. Candidates interview

March, 2013

3. Announcing of the selection results

April 1 , 2013

4. Passport and booking ticket

April , 2013

5. Training

April, 2013

6. Come to Taiwan

June 16, 2013

7. Camp begins

June 17, 2013

8. Leave for the US

July 20 , 2013

TOUR INFORMATION
About Taiwan R.O.C.
Taiwan, also known as Formosa, especially in the past, (from Portuguese:
Ilha Formosa, "Beautiful Island"), is an island nation situated in East Asia in
the Western Pacific Ocean and located off the southeastern coast of
mainland China.
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Area: 35,980 km (13,892 sq mi)


Highest elevation: 3,952 m (12,966 ft)
Capital city: Taipei (pop. 2,643,136)
Population: 23,197,947 (as of 2011)

Historical Sites & Museums


The National Palace Museum

The National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall

Fun places
Night markets

Taipei 101

Old Streets

Temples

Nature of Taiwan
National Parks

2011~2012 SUMMER CAMP


In the past 2 years, we invited 12-19 students to come and join our
summer camp. The students who came enjoyed their days in
Taiwan. They worked in different elementary schools and high
schools. They had a service project where they spent the day in
the mountains in Fusing. They also made a study tour where they
visited and taught in different high schools. They enjoyed the
different culture, friendly people, unique food and fun places in
Taiwan. All the memories will stay in their hearts for life.