Centennial Homestay Program, a truly unique way to visit Taiwan

Taiwan’s Council for Cultural Affairs has a special competition for international young people (18-40) who are interested in visiting Taiwan and are also well versed in using social media. As part of the Republic of China’s centennial celebrations, the council is inviting 250 people to visit Taiwan from August 12 to 25, 2011, to coincide with International Youth Week. This is an exceptional opportunity for young people who dream of exploring other countries, but are unable to because of the expense.

Chosen participants will get to see Taiwan’s famous sights and meet other equally adventurous individuals from around the world. The trip is sure to be a rich experience as participants will stay with Taiwanese families, gaining an even deeper understanding of the island’s people, places and culture from a truly local perspective.

In order to be considered for the Centennial Homestay Program, online applications must be submitted before 12 pm on April 15, Taiwan time. Upon returning home, participants are required to share their experiences by posting a blog using the social media of their choice.

The Council for Cultural Affairs is the main sponsor and will provide participants with an economy-class plane ticket, local transportation, and accommodation with a host family.

To find out more, please visit the Council’s website:  .

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