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Taiwan is a small island nation located in the Pacific Ocean just off the coast of mainland China. With its thriving metropolises and rich history, Taiwan is a fascinating blend of traditional and modern culture. Despite its small size, a population of 23 million people makes Taiwan more populous than 3/4 of the world's countries. As a delegate, you will be living with a Taiwanese host family and have an opportunity to immerse yourself in Taiwanese culture.

Program Details

Dates: July 16 – August 15, 2024
In-Country Partner: Taiwan 4-H
Ages: 12 - 18 years old

Delegates will arrive in Taiwan and participate in an arrival orientation in Taipei, which includes sightseeing and cultural excursions. Delegates will then homestay with a Taiwanese family where they can immerse themselves in Taiwanese culture and their host family's daily life. During the homestay, delegates will have a chance to attend a 4-H camp and participate in a variety of 4-H club-related activities. The program will conclude with a departure debriefing before return travel to the United States.

Program Fees Include: An overnight national departure orientation and national departure debriefing in a U.S. gateway city, arrival orientation, in-Taiwan expenses (lodging, meals, and transportation), camp fees, orientation materials and States' 4-H t-shirts, accident & sickness insurance, and a portion of adult chaperone expenses.

Basic Timeline:

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Fall Submit your online application to your State Coordinator. Due dates vary by state.
December 15 State Coordinators send recommended applications to the States’ 4-H National Office.
Early January States’ 4-H reviews applications and makes final selection decisions. Space may be limited based on hosting capacity of the partner country. States’ 4-H notifies all applicants of their status.
Spring States’ 4-H books non-refundable international air tickets.
Late Spring Host Family placement is announced.
Summer Students fly to U.S. gateway city for National Departure Orientation the day before international flight.