2024 SEASAT Application Announcement

Date: April 2nd, 2024


Enabling Youth in Shaping Future Asia

July 24 to 26, 2024

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. It seeks to connect 40 aspiring leaders, aged 18 to 27, from across Southeast Asia, South Asia, and Taiwan, as well as like-minded countries, to exchange ideas, establish mutual understanding, and collaborate on shared issues.

In particular, the SEASAT Youth Camp strives to

  • žprovide a space for the meaningful participation of youth;
  • support youth in developing global competence and leadership skills;
  • žbuild a network of young leaders who work across borders to solve common challenges; and
  • ž inspire next-generation initiatives that will benefit the region as a whole.


Enabling Youth in Shaping Future Asia

In today's world of opportunities and risks, Asia plays a critical role on both sides. In navigating these wide-ranging issues, we believe multistakeholder collaboration that pools diverse talent can shape a better future for the region, especially by bringing in young leaders. On this note, the theme of the 2024 SEASAT Youth Camp is “Enabling Youth in Shaping Future Asia,” which aims to empower youth in Asia to become leaders who can act to create change and inspire others to follow suit.


The SEASAT Youth Camp will provide the delegates with three series of sessions:

1. The guide to refer to: What does it take to become a leader?

These sessions feature speeches and panels where delegates will engage in deep conversations with decision-makers and emerging leaders, learning from their experiences.

2. The space to think: How can we make things work?

The sessions feature interactive classes that will provide delegates with opportunities to think differently about familiar topics or explore new ideas.

3. The tool to act: Where do we start?

In sessions such as workshops and case study presentations, delegates will roll up their sleeves to propose solutions to global challenges and learn that it is not as difficult as imagined to take the first step.   

Topics covered:

  • žInternational relations
  • žTechnology
  • žSustainability
  • žPublic participation

Delegates will work in teams to consolidate what they have learned, along with researching, debating, and brainstorming solutions for global challenges. Through group work, delegates will enhance their communication skills and cultivate respectful interactions with peers to expand their understanding of the world.

While work time will be provided during the sessions, delegates should anticipate some additional work to be completed outside of the scheduled hours.


  • 18 to 27 years old upon application.
  • Students or young professionals who can join the event in person in Taiwan from July 24 to July 26, 2024.
  • Interest in contemporary issues in Asia and the Indo-Pacific region along with youth leadership.
  • Proactive, committed, and unafraid of presenting genuine perspectives to contribute to meaningful discussions.
  • Have a good command of English. Having basic Chinese proficiency is an advantage.

NOTE: The organizer will not guarantee an entry permit to Taiwan. For more information about Taiwan's entry permit requirements please consult the Bureau of Consular Affairs ( and the diplomatic mission of R.O.C. (Taiwan) in your country of residence or required location.


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

NOTE: The organizer will not subsidize round-trip tickets to Taiwan. Delegates are  encouraged to seek external funding or sponsorship.


Successful applications will be invited to attend the 2024 SEASAT Youth Camp, and are obliged to:

  • ž attend all lectures and activities.
  • ž submit a 1200 to 1500-word essay in English after the Camp.


  • A selection of outstanding essays with insightful arguments will be published by the TAEF.
  • Outstanding participants may be granted sponsorships to attend the 2024 Yushan Forum. 


  • ž CV
  • ž A 3-minute (max) video introducing yourself and your motivation
  • ž A 300-word commentary on an issue you care about
  • ž Other details as required by the application form

Submit your application here:

Application Deadline

Online applications will remain open until 23:59, 21 April 2024 (GMT+8 Taipei Time). Early submission is highly encouraged. Applications sent via e-mail will not be accepted.


As there are limited slots, applications will be screened by a selection committee. Successful applicants will be notified by 18:00, 30 April 2024 (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.

For any questions regarding the application process, please contact the SEASAT team at [email protected] / +886-2-27002367.