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 Ky Phanhsavath
I want to thank you, the Culture Center of TECO in Atlanta and Government of Taiwan for bringing such a wonderful program for our oversea Chinese youth. My daughter Halona Chai was very excited when she was accepted to the program. From what she has shared with us, the program is very well organized and successful. The teacher partnering system was a very good idea. The co-teaching helped her to learn from each other. She said the students were eager to learn, and the students' parents were very hospitable and kind to the foreign teachers.
Her experience with Overseas Youth English Teaching Volunteer Program helped confirm her desire to become a teacher. Although the program was for her to teach English in Taiwan, she in turn, learned more about Chinese customs and cultures.
She said that this is one of the largest programs she has ever attended and is well worth everyone's time and efforts. It was a win-win program that benefited the students and teachers. Please continue this wonderful program for future teacher volunteers for Overseas Youth English Teaching Volunteer.