In order to promote the exchange between Republic of China and Israel, the Youth Development Administration, Ministry of Education and the Israel Youth Exchange Council cooperate to host two youth programs. Each year in August, a delegation of 10 youth participate in an International Congress for Environmental Leadership in Israel. Then in September, 10 young people from each country participate in a Taiwan-Israel youth exchange program in Taiwan.
To encourage international exchange and cooperation amongst youths, the Youth Development Administration has hosted research and exchange events since 2013, inviting youth representatives from around the world to come to Taiwan for discussions and exchanges at seminars, as well as planning themed trips to YDA travel locations, allowing international youths to experience Taiwanese scenery, people, and culture.
To deepen young people's understanding of the countries targeted by the New Southbound Policy, the YDA runs youth talent training camps on international affairs pertaining to the conditions, international organizations, and trade and economic development issues in these countries. In addition, it selects youth talent from training camps for overseas exchange visits to the targeted countries.
To encourage the youths aged 18 to 30 to attend international conference meetings and overseas activities held by international organizations(IGO) and Non-governmental organization(NGOs), as well as to take great feats to enhance Taiwan’s international image. From 2014 to 2016, this program subsidized 71 teams of youths, who were then invited to share their findings.
The YDA provides subsidies to youths for planning on their own initiative for observership and research on specific themes at non-governmental organizations in the countries targeted by the New Southbound Policy, so as to enable them to observe and learn about local society, people and culture, and increase their opportunities to serve at international bodies and non-governmental organizations located there.
In order to encourage Taiwanese youths aged 18 to 30 to travel overseas (not including outlying Taiwanese islands) for volunteer service work, this plan teams NGOs with universities and colleges to use the youths’ knowledge to provide other countries or regions with valuable service. This is to give youth volunteers the determination and responsibility to help the international community, and fulfill their duties as citizens of the world, reach UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and increase understanding and communication between Taiwan and all other nations of the world.
Universities and colleges are encouraged to offer cultural courses centered on the countries targeted by the New Southbound Policy, facilitating comprehensive and systematic learning through such curriculum. Students are supported to plan and complete their overseas travels for experience and learning on their own initiative, based on their curricular themes and professional knowledge.