The Overseas Community Affairs Council (OCAC) has been holding the Overseas Youth English Teaching Volunteer Service Program in July since 2006. The Program brings overseas youths to Taiwan to teach English in remote junior high and elementary schools, giving them a chance to see the beauty of Taiwan and experience the warmth of its people.
The program will be organized by the OCAC and the Hakka Affairs Council from July 1 to 29, 2017 and, roughly 420 volunteers will participate. The registration period is February 1-28.The prospectus and application form can be downloaded from the section Activities and Study Programs for Overseas Youth on the OCAC website www.ocac.gov.tw or the Program website www.aidsummer.net. After filling in the form, please submit it to the ROC representative office or Culture Center in the place of residence.
Now the parents of participants will share their thoughts on the program.
Written by Liu
I strongly encourage all teens to get involved in any activity in which all parties benefit a great deal for life, and this AID Summer English teaching program in Taiwan is definitely one of the best ones around. Not only it benefited some less fortunate children in Taiwan, it also opened up a new door for my son to make friends with some highly inspirational teens from all over North America.
That final week tour of Taiwan after putting in three weeks of hardwork really paid off when my son came back to say, "I want to go back next year!" I was very worried about the long journey and the amount of time it was going to take away from my busy 17-year-old son during his senior summer when he was pressed in time to work on his SAT/ACT and college essays. However, my son came back aced on all those exams and started his marching season the day after his return to Houston. I am impressed with his maturity and time-management skill. I want to say a big "thank you" to all involved for this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It was a win-win-win for all.