2023 SEASAT Youth Camp: Application Opens!(Closed)

Date: July 26th, 2023

2023 SEASAT Youth Camp

Bridging Boundaries:
Harnessing Collaboration, Inclusion, and Innovation
for Next Leadership

July 26 to 28, 2023

Taipei, Taiwan


The Southeast Asia-South Asia-Taiwan (SEASAT) Youth Camp is an annual flagship event organized by the Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation (TAEF) since its establishment. Running from July 26 to July 28, 2023, the goal of this year’s SEASAT Youth Camp is to enrich the understanding of 40 emerging leaders, aged 18 to 24, of their Southeast Asian, South Asian, and Taiwanese neighbors with the hopes of promoting deeper cross-cultural connection and collaboration among Asian youth. In this 3-day camp, participants will be exposed to contemporary issues affecting youth in the region, site visits, seminars, workshops, and the opportunity to converse with established leaders in Taiwan and abroad. The Camp is specifically designed to help its participants grow as leaders who "think and do" for an inclusive and resilient future.   


Bridging Boundaries: Harnessing Collaboration, Inclusion, and Innovation for Next Leadership 

In 2023, the challenges of post-pandemic recovery and the ongoing cultural integration in societies highlight the importance for us to come together to construct new connections to complete a splendid picture of the Indo-Pacific. This year, under the theme of “Bridging Boundaries: Harnessing Collaboration, Inclusion, and Innovation for Next Leadership”, we will delve into critical issues facing the world today, seek innovative solutions, and tell the story of how, the inclusion of different cultures, genders, and identities in the Indo-Pacific can be a powerful force for leadership.

Co-Organizers ž 

  • Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung Japan ž 
  • American Institute in Taiwan 
  • ž (Additional partners to be announced)

Topics ž

  • International relations ž
  • Culture ž 
  • Gender and human rights ž 
  • Public participation ž 
  • Future of work


Through classroom and on-site activities, we hope that participants will reaffirm their sense of duty toward their communities, countries, and region. 

NOTE: Outstanding participants may be invited to attend the 2023 Yushan Forum. To know more about this Forum, click here


  • 18 to 24 years old. 
  • Students or young professionals who can join the event in person in Taiwan from July 26 to July 28, 2023.
  • Interest in contemporary issues in Asia and the Indo-Pacific region and youth leadership. 
  • Have a good command of English. 
  • Having basic Chinese proficiency is an advantage. 

NOTE: The organizer will not guarantee an entry permit to Taiwan.


The organizer will cover the majority of the local expenses incurred during the camp, including meals, lodging (four beds per room), insurance, educational materials, other miscellaneous fees (site visit entrance fees), and local transportation for event-related activities.

NOTE: The organizer will not provide subsidies or sponsorships for individual transportation, visas, and the last day’s dinner after closing the event. Participants are encouraged to find external funding for their own round-trip transportation to Taipei, Taiwan.


Successful applications will be invited to attend the 2023 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 before 18 August 2023 (GMT+8 Taipei Time). 

NOTE: A selection of outstanding essays with insightful arguments will be published in TAEF's publications and outreach portals.


As there are limited slots, applications will be screened by a selection committee. Successful applicants will be notified on31 May 2023 by 18:00 (GMT+8 Taipei Time). IMPORTANT: Please be advised to wait for the selection result 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, 21 May 2023 (GMT+8 Taipei Time). Early submission is highly encouraged. Applications sent via e-mail will not be accepted.   

For any questions regarding the application process, please contact Ms. Boon Yee LIM at [email protected] 

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