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.
Dates: June 28 - July 28, 2020
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 themseves 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 in a U.S. gateway city, arrival orientation with sightseeing and cultural excursions in Taiwan, in-Taiwan expenses (lodging, meals, and most transportation), orientation materials and States' 4-H t-shirts, accident & sickness insurance, and a portion of adult chaperone expenses.
|||Fall||Submit your application and $1,500 deposit to your State Coordinator. Due dates vary by state.|
|||December 1||State Coordinators send recommended applications & deposit payments 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.|
|||February 1||$1,500 deposit due to the States’ 4-H National Office|
|||Mid February||States’ 4-H books non-refundable air tickets|
|||April 15||Remaining balance due to States’ 4-H National Office|
|||Late Spring||Host Family placement is announced|
|||Summer||Students fly to U.S. hub city for National Departure Orientation the day before international flight|