Application Guidelines for
2013 Overseas Youth Volunteer in Air Teaching English Program
Overseas Chinese Affairs Council, R.O.C. (Taiwan) (OCAC)
April 1 to May 15, 2013《Applications must be received by the registration offices on or before May 16》
The program will be held from June 2013 to January 2014 with enough spots for about 30-50 online volunteer Intern teachers this year.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR APPLICATION
（1）Applicants must be in the 11th grade or above at the time of application and between the ages of 17 and 27 (as shown on passport) by November 30, 2013.
（2）Applicants must currently reside in the USA or Canada.
（3）English must be the applicant’s native language.
（4）Applicants must be highly motivated and have basic communication skills in spoken Mandarin.
（5）The program is recommended for applicants of Chinese or Taiwanese descent, but some openings are available for non-expatriate youths who are advocates of Taiwan.
（1）Volunteers will teach English once a week as a group during fall semester with a self-designed lesson plan.
（2）Volunteers will be placed in groups of 4-6 and, as a group, will collaborate with the in-classroom teacher to teach students in classrooms in Taiwan via internet. Volunteers will pre-record eighteen 10-15 minute video clips of their instruction in group projects during the summer time, and the clips will be released online on a weekly basis for students’ preview in the fall semester. Volunteer-created homework assignments (either oral or written) will also be given for the students to do after previewing the video clips, and volunteers should be prepared to give individual feedback (either oral or written) to each student prior to each weekly classroom session.
（3）Each volunteer will interact live with 4-8 students during weekly classroom sessions from September 2013 to January 2014
（4）Participants must complete all their responsibilities and tasks in a weekly and timely manner for the entire duration of the program. OCAC will issue a certificate of 80 internship service hours printed both in Chinese and English to those who have finished the whole program and have complied with all regulations of the sponsors, the organizer and the participating schools
Please apply through Taipei Economic and Cultural Offices in the USA and Canada. Application forms can be obtained in person at the above offices or downloaded online at the OCAC website (www.ocac.gov.tw) / expatriate youth activities or the program website (www.aidsummer.net). After fully filling in the online information, please mail the completed application package along with the required documents as detailed in “Application Procedures” in below to the cultural office nearest your current residence. Applications must be received on or before May 16, 2013. Applications will only be considered complete once all of the application materials are received by mail AND all required documents are uploaded online.
Please submit the application package personally or by mail to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Offices nearest your current residence.
（1）The following documents (the application package) must be submitted personally or by mail to the above offices:
- Application form with a 1½-inch photo taken within six months of the date of submission.
- Internet Registration Sheet (Print-out of the sheet after submitting your online application).
- Copy of your country of residence’s passport.
（2）Unless your school has already sent your transcript for the application of the 2013 AID Summer program, have your school mail your official transcript including all cumulative grades from the institute(s) of your highest level of education to the following address sometime before submitting your application package: The Volunteer Program, 9443 TELSTAR AVENUE, EL MONTE, CA 91731, U.S.A. Do not send your application package to this address.
（3）The program’s online registration will be opened starting April 1, 2013 and closed on May 15 at the website (www.aidsummer.net). The applicant should create an account online (or use their account created for the 2013 AID Summer Program) to fill in personal information and upload an autobiography, a copy of their school transcript, a copy of SAT or ACT score report, a personal photo, and a copy of the completed application form. After completing the registration procedures, print out the confirmation page (Internet Registration Sheet) and submit it with the above mentioned documents as part of the application package to the Taipei Economic and Cultural Offices or one of the affiliated Cultural Centers nearest your current residence.
（4）Your admission status with the program will be posted to your online account at the website (www.aidsummer.net) by June 5, 2013. Those admitted should confirm attendance online immediately, within the next 14 days. Admitted applicants who decide not to participate in the program should log in to the website and mark “Decline” in his/her personal account as early as possible. Admitted applicants who do not confirm their attendance within two weeks will automatically lost their spots.
Admitted applicants cannot request specific hosting school assignments. The program sponsors have the right to withdraw certificates of volunteer service if volunteers do not fully participate in all activities, follow the hosting school’s rules, and/or fulfill their responsibilities to the program. Exceptions will be made in cases of emergency and/or hospitalization.