2017 Overseas Youth English Teaching Volunteer Service Program in Taiwan

 

Application Guidelines for

 

APPLICATION PERIOD

February 1 to February 28, 2017《Applications must be received by the registration offices on or before March 1》

 

PROGRAM ACTIVITIES

The program will be held from July 1 to July 29, 2017. There are 420 volunteers (includes 70 volunteers of Hakka origin) spots available this year. Volunteers will participate in training courses during the first week and teach English at one of various remote schools (70 Hakka volunteers will teach English at remote schools in Hakka dialects) during the second and third weeks. Then, a tour of various areas of Taiwan will be conducted during the last week.

 

QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPLICATION

1)Applicants must be in the 11th grade or above at the time of application and between the ages of 17 and 25 (as shown on passport) by November 30, 2017.

(2)Applicants must currently reside in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or Belize.

(3)Applicants should be in good health and English must be their native language.

(4)Applicants must be highly motivated and have basic communication skills of spoken Mandarin.

(5)Applicants who apply this program as Hakka origin must be recommended by Hakka societies or groups in their overseas residential areas.

(6)Have not participated this program before.

PROGRAM INFORMATION

(1)Each participant will be arranged to serve at one of various remote schools after completing the training courses.

(2)Volunteers will teach English from Monday to Friday with a self-designed lesson plan.

(3)Meals will be comprised of mainly Chinese food.

(4)Accommodations: 4 to 6 people per room, separated by gender.

(5)Participants must serve for the entire duration of the program except for health complications or other unexpected conditions. OCAC will issue a certificate of 80 service hours printed both in Chinese and English to those who have finished the whole program and comply with the regulations of the sponsors, the organizer and the participating schools.

(6)Participants are required to submit a reflection essay at the end of the program. OCAC will reward a memorial program DVD to participants who accomplished the 80 service hours.

APPLICATION LOCATIONS

Please apply through ROC Embassies, Missions, or Cultural Centers in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, United Kingdom, Ireland, South Africa or Belize (see the attachment for detailed addresses). Application forms can be obtained at the above offices or downloaded online at the OCAC website (www.ocac.gov.tw) / expatriate youth activities or the program website (www.aidsummer.net). Please submit the completed application package along with the required documents as detailed in “Application Procedures” to the above office nearest your current residence by March 1, 2017.

SUBMISSION OPTIONS

 Please submit the application package personally or by mail to the above offices.

 

APPLICATION PROCEDURES

(1)The following documents (the application package) must be submitted personally or by mail to the above offices:

  1. Application form with a 1½-inch photo taken within six months of the date of submission.
  2. Internet Registration Sheet (please print out the confirmation page after submitting online application).
  3. General Regulations Sheet signed by the applicant and the parent.
  4. Personal Data Consent Form signed by the (adult) applicant or the legal representative (when applicant is minor).
  5. A copy of the applicant’s health insurance card.
  6. Copies of the applicant’s birth certificate and the residing country’s passport.
  7. Official school cumulative grades transcript from the institute(s) of your highest level of education.

(3) The program’s online registration will be open starting February 1, 2017 at the website (www.aidsummer.net). The applicant should create an account online to fill in personal information and upload an autobiography, a copy of school transcript, a copy of SAT or ACT score report, evidence of achievements, honors, deeds or qualifications etc., a personal photo, and a copy of the completed application form. After completing the registration procedures, print out the confirmation page (Internet Registration Sheet) and submit it with the above mentioned documents as part of the application package to the ROC Embassy, Mission, or one of the affiliated Cultural Centers nearest your current residence.

(4)Your admission status with the program will be posted to your online account at the website (www.aidsummer.net) by the end of March 2017. Those admitted should confirm attendance online immediately, then, within the next 14 days, have their family doctor complete the Health Certificate, upload a copy to their web account, and mail the completed form to the same ROC Embassy, Mission, or Cultural Center where the application package was sent. If the applicant decides not to participate in the program, he/she should log in to the website and mark “Decline” in his/her personal account as early as possible. Those who decide to participate are required to provide their arrival flight information online with a copy of purchased airline ticket and submit a request for airport pick-up if necessary, before May 15, 2017. The conditional admission may be withdrawn without the required information uploaded on time.

 

PROGRAM FEES

ž For the entire duration of the program, the sponsors will pay for the meals, accommodations and group transportation in Taiwan. The sponsors will also provide NT$4,000,000 travel insurance and NT$400,000 medical insurance.

ž The participant must pay the following expenses:

(1)Round-trip air fares from the country of residence to Taiwan.

(2)Personal medical expenses exceeding the insurance’s coverage.

(3)Accommodations and other expenses if the participant arrives earlier or leaves later.

 

VISA

 

The program will last for 29 days. The participant should contact the nearby ROC Embassy, Mission or Cultural Office beforehand to apply for a proper visa. Visa Exempt Entry and Landing Visa are NOT appropriate for any stay over 30 days. The OCAC and program organizer should not be held responsible for any inconvenience that may be caused if the participant’s visa is overdue.

 

 

Important Notices

Admitted applicants can not request specific hosting school assignments. The program sponsors have the right to withdraw certificates of volunteer service if volunteers do not fully participate in all activities assigned in the first three weeks, follow the hosting school’s rules, and/or fulfill their responsibilities to the program. Exceptions will be made in cases of emergency and/or hospitalization.

 

 

各報名地區一覽表 APPLICATION LOCATIONS

華府華僑文教服務中心

CULTURE CENTER OF TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE IN THE UNITED STATES

901 WIND RIVER LANE, GAITHERSBURG, MD 20878, U.S.A.

TEL:(301)869-8585   FAX:(301)869-8883

 

金山灣區華僑文教服務中心

CULTURE CENTER OF TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE IN SAN FRANCISCO (SUNNYVALE)

1269 FORGEWOOD AVE., SUNNYVALE, CA 94089, U. S. A.

TEL:(408)747-0394   FAX:(408)747-0415

 

金山華僑文教服務中心

CULTURE CENTER OF TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE IN SAN FRANCISCO

739 COMMERCIAL STREET, SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94108, U. S. A.

TEL:(415)986-1188   FAX:(415)986-5588

 

洛杉磯華僑文教服務中心

CULTURE CENTER OF TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE IN LOS ANGELES (EL MONTE)

9443 TELSTAR AVENUE, EL MONTE, CA 91731, U.S.A.

TEL:(626)443-9999   FAX:(626)443-7777

 

橙縣華僑文教服務中心

CULTURE CENTER OF TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE IN LOS ANGELES (SANTA ANA)

2901 WEST MACARTHUR BLVD., SUITES 115, SANTA ANA, CA 92704, U.S.A.

TEL:(714)754-9999   FAX:(714)754-6666

 

紐約華僑文教服務中心

CULTURE CENTER OF TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE IN NEW YORK

133-32 41ST ROAD, FLUSHING, NEW YORK, NY 11355, U.S.A.

TEL:(718)886-7770   FAX:(718)961-3303

 

芝加哥華僑文教服務中心

CULTURE CENTER OF TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE IN CHICAGO

55 E 63rd ST., WESTMONT, IL 60559, U. S. A

TEL:(630)323-2440   FAX:(630)323-8147

 

波士頓華僑文教服務中心

CULTURE CENTER OF TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE IN BOSTON

90 LINCOLN ST., NEWTON HIGHLANDS, MA 02461, U. S. A.

TEL:(617)965-8801   FAX:(617)965-8815


休士頓華僑文教服務中心

CULTURE CENTER OF TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE IN HOUSTON

10303 WESTOFFICE DRIVE,HOUSTON, TX 77042, U.S.A.

TEL:(713)789-4995   FAX:(713)789-4755

 

西雅圖華僑文教服務中心

CULTURE CENTER OF TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE IN SEATTLE

1008 140TH AVE., NE SUITE 108 BELLEVUE, WA 98005, U.S.A

TEL:(425)746-3602   FAX:(425)746-3604

 

亞特蘭大華僑文教服務中心

CULTURE CENTER OF TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE IN ATLANTA

5377 NEW PEACHTREE RD., CHAMBLEE, GA 30341, U.S.A

TEL:(770)451-4456   FAX:(770)451-8119

 

多倫多華僑文教服務中心

CULTURE CENTRE,TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE IN TORONTO

888 PROGRESS AVE., SCARBOROUGH, ONTARIO, M1H 2X7, CANADA

TEL:(416)439-8889 EXT 21-22   FAX:(416)439-4929

 

駐關島辦事處

TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE IN GUAM

SUITE 505, BANK OF GUAM BLDG., 111, CHALAN SANTO PAPA ROAD, HAGATŇA, GUAM 96910
U. S. A.

TEL:(671)472-5865 FAX:(671)472-5869

 

駐檀香山辦事處

TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE IN HONOLULU

2746 PALI HIGHWAY, HONOLULU HAWAII 96817, U. S. A.

TEL:(808)595-6347   FAX:(808)595-6542

 

駐丹佛辦事處

TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE IN DENVER

1600 BROADWAY BLVD, SUITE 1740, DENVER, CO 80202, U. S. A.

TEL:(720)587-2949   FAX:(720)587-2958

 

駐邁阿密辦事處

TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE IN MIAMI

2333 PONCE DE LEON BLVD., SUITE 610 CORAL GABLES, FL 33134, U.S.A.

TEL:(305)443-8917   FAX:(305)442-6054

 

駐加拿大代表處

TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE, CANADA

45 O’CONNOR ST., SUITE 1960, WORLD EXCHANGE PLAZA, OTTAWA, ONTARIO K1P1A4 CANADA

TEL:(613)231-5080   FAX:(613)231-7112

 

駐溫哥華辦事處

TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE, VANCOUVER

Suite 2200,  650 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 4N7, CANADA

TEL:(604)689-4111   FAX:(604)689-0101

 

駐奧克蘭辦事處

TAIPEI ECONOMIC & CULTURAL OFFICE

LEVEL 18, 120 ALBERT STREET, AUCKLAND, NEW ZEALAND

TEL:(09)303-3903   FAX:(09)302-3399

 

雪梨華僑文教服務中心

CULTURE CENTER OF OCAC IN SYDNEY

LEVEL 6, 8 THOMAS ST., CHATSWOOD NSW 2067, AUSTRALIA

TEL:(02)9410-0088   FAX:(02)9410-2177

 

布里斯本華僑文教服務中心

QUEENSLAND TAIWAN CENTRE INC.

SHOP 36B, SUNNYPARK SHOPPING CENTRE (342 MCCULLOUGH STREET, SUNNYBANK QLD 4109 AUSTRALIA)

TEL:(07)3345-7066   FAX:(07)3345-8838

 

駐墨爾本辦事處

TAIPEI ECONOMIC AND CULTURAL OFFICE

LEVEL 46, 80 COLLINS STREET, MELBOURNE, VIC 3000, AUSTRALIA

TEL:(03)9650-8611   FAX:(03)9650-8711

 

駐英國代表處

TAIPEI REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE IN THE U. K.

50 GROSVENOR GARDENS, LONDON SW1W OEB, UNITED KINGDOM

TEL:(20)7881-2650   FAX:(20)7730-3139

 

駐愛爾蘭代表處

TAIPEI REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE IN IRELAND

8 LOWER HATCH STREET DUBLIN 2, IRELAND

TEL:(1)678-5413   FAX:(1)676-1686

 

駐南非代表處

TAIPEI LIAISON OFFICE IN THE REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

1147 SCHOEMAN STREET, HATFIELD, PRETORIA, REPUBLIC OF SOUTH AFRICA

TEL:(12)430-6071~73   FAX:(12)342-7110

 

駐貝里斯大使館

EMBASSY OF THE REPUBLIC OF CHINA (TAIWAN), BELIZE CITY, BELIZE

No. 20 NORTH PARK STREET, BELIZE CITY, BELIZE (CENTRAL AMERICA)

TEL:(501)227-8744     FAX:(501)-223-3082

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