Call for Application: 2021SEASAT Youth Camp (registration extended until May 16)

Date: July 27th, 2021

2021 SEASAT Youth Camp

HOME: Global Equality in the Era of Pandemic

July 27 to 29, 2021 Taipei, Taiwan

Now in its third cycle, the Southeast Asia-South Asia-Taiwan (SEASAT) Youth Camp, jointly organized by the TAEF and the American Institute Taiwan, will bring together promising Asian youths for a journey of diversified learning, leadership enrichment, and fostering lasting connections during their stay in Taipei, Taiwan from July 27-29, 2021.

Application Deadline:
Online applications will remain open until 23:59, 16 May 2021:
Early submission is highly encouraged. Applications sent via e-mail will not be accepted.

The goal of SEASAT Youth Camp is to enrich 40 young people, ages 18 to 24, in their familiarity with their ASEAN, South Asian, and Taiwan neighbors with the hopes of promoting better understanding and cooperation among international youth. In collaboration with the American Institute in Taiwan, the three-day session will expose participants to lectures on contemporary issues affecting the region, cultural and educational tours, seminars, and a crash course on social innovation. The Camp will also double as a networking platform to further connect SEASAT Youth.

ThemeAfter a year of recurrent outbreaks and lock-downs, the hope of a V-shape recovery—predicted by experts at the early phase of the pandemic—was shattered. We are currently at a critical juncture in 2021, while adopting the “new normal” and embracing the uncertainty that lies ahead. As people have been forced to stay home during the pandemic, more initiatives and changes will begin in a confined space—home. Under the theme of HOME, we will discuss and analyze issues critical to the world, while looking for solutions, and offering a safe conversation space between Taiwan and Asian youths.

Human Rights and Technology Obstacles in Climate Change
Migrant Workers and Marginalisation
Equal Access to Public Healthcare
Social Innovation

ActivitiesThrough the classroom and on-site activities during the daytime and nightly group work with peers, we hope that participants will reaffirm their sense of duty towards their communities, countries, and region.

18 to 24 years old
Interest in contemporary Indo-Pacific issues, and youth leadership
Students or young professionals who are currently studying or working in Taiwan.

NOTE: The organizers will not sponsor quarantine costs nor guarantee an entry permit to Taiwan.

Organizers will cover all local expenses incurred during the camp, including meals, lodging (four beds per room), insurance, educational materials, and other miscellaneous fees (museum or other entrance fees), and local transportation for event-related activities. NOTE: Organizers will not provide subsidies or sponsorships for transportation and visas. Participants are encouraged to find external funding for their own round-trip transportation to Taipei, Taiwan.

Successful applications will be invited to attend the 2021 SEASAT Youth Camp, and are obliged to:
- attend all lectures and activities
- submit a 1500-word essay—either in English or Chinese—on one of the topics covered in the Youth Camp, due on August 20, 2021. Outstanding essays with insightful arguments and elegant writing styles will be published on The News Lens 關鍵評論網.

As there are limited slots, applications will be screened by a selection committee.
Successful applicants will be notified on 21 May 2021 at 17:00 (GMT+8 Taipei Time).
IMPORTANT: Please be advised to wait for election results before booking your transportation.
Only successful applicants will be accommodated in the activities during the camp.

Application Deadline
Online applications will remain open until 23:59, 30 April 2021.
Early submission is highly encouraged.

Applications sent via e-mail will not be accepted

For any questions regarding the application process, please contact Mr. Cheng-Chia, Tung at