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Young Leaders Delegation

Short Notice, but GREAT Opportunity!!!

Apr 19/12

OPPORTUNITIES FOR  4 SENIOR UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS to participate on a Study Trip to Taiwan as part of the Young Leaders Delegation departing from Toronto  May 22, 2012. 

Details on the program are the following:
The visit will focus on introducing students to Taiwan and its the challenges in a context of global political and economic change. The study trip is sponsored by the government of Taiwan and is open to both graduate and  senior undergraduates (3rd or 4th year). Ideally, applicants should have some prior knowledge of Asia, such as through a university course. All applicants must hold valid Canadian passports with expiry dates no less than six months before the departure date. Applications must be received by the Laurier International by noon on Monday April 23. They should include their CV, transcript and a brief letter explaining the reason for the applicants interest in the study trip.

Successful applicants will be required to submit a short paper (a minimum of 1,500 words) on this topic to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Toronto at least one week before the delegation departure date.

Departure Date: May 22, 2012 very early in the morning (check-in at Pearson late on the evening of May 21, 2012)
Duration of Stay: 1 week
Costs: The Taiwan government will provide the delegation participants with airfare between Toronto and Taipei (Eva Airlines economy class), travel cancellation insurance, lodging in Taiwan (hotel and all meals), and ground transportation in Taiwan. The delegation participants will be responsible for their own medical insurance, ground transport to and from Pearson International Airport, and pocket money. The students will be assigned an officer from the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in Taiwan, who will accompany them in Taiwan during the study trip and they will join professors and students from York University and the University of Ottawa.  The main focus of the visit will be meeting  with representatives of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and visit other government institutes in Taiwan, such as Mainland Affairs Council, to gain a basic understanding of Taiwan's economic and political developments. There will also be an extensive tour of Taipei and the surrounding area.

Interested students can contact me by email at pdonahue@wlu.ca

Thanks for your assistance

Peter

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