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The Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation (TAEF)


The Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation (TAEF), through the Taiwan-Asian Young Leaders Engagement (TAYLE), is inviting young South and Southeast Asian professionals and scholars (ages 25-35) who have a passion for regional development to participate in the annual Yushan Forum (October 8 to 9) and Taiwan’s National Day celebrations (October 10). Prospective participants should have an interest in one of the following program themes: inclusive healthcare, agriculture and food security, civil-society empowerment, technology and innovation, best practices and good governance, cultural diversity, youth leadership, and transnational cooperation networks.

Project Component
Participants have to submit a reflective commentary (1,000 to 1,500 words) on their experience within one week after the conclusion of the activity, preferably touching on at least one of the program themes.

TAEF will cover the costs of round-trip tickets (economy) and accommodations for the inclusive dates.

The tentative schedule is as follows:

10/07 – Arrival and Check-in
10/08 – Yushan Forum Opening Ceremony and Day 1
10/09 – Yushan Forum Day 2
10/10 – National Day Celebrations; TAYLE Socials
10/11 – Check-out and Departure


  • Successful applicants will be given the opportunity to learn from and meet leaders from government, industry, academia and civil society from across the Indo-Pacific.
  • Admission to the Taiwan-Asian Young Leaders Engagement (TAYLE) network.


  • 25-35 years of age
  • A citizen of any South or Southeast Asian country
  • An interest in Asian affairs and regional development

Eligible Regions: Southeast Asian countries, South Asian countries, Taiwan

Successful applicants are responsible for securing their own visa (if necessary). You may check whether you qualify for visa-exempt entry via this link: https://bit.ly/2PZq0cV.

For further details, the official link is:


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