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 ASEAN-China Youth Exchange Camp 2024 (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: July 10, 2024

Applications are now open for the 2024 ASEAN-China Youth Exchange Camp. 2024 marks the 33rd year of ASEAN-China Dialogue Relations. To date, China has become the vital partner of ASEAN. China remained ASEAN’s largest trading partner since 2009 while ASEAN has become China’s largest trading partner for two consecutive years. Socio-cultural relations are no exception to the growing relations between ASEAN and China. China has continued supporting ASEAN in its human resource development by providing scholarships through the ASEAN-China Young Leaders Scholarship and promoting cultural and educational exchanges through various seminars and conferences such as the 12 consecutive editions of the China-ASEAN Education Cooperation Week since 2008. All efforts have pointed towards the importance of China as a long-standing partner for ASEAN.

Although ASEAN-China relations have special significance, further strengthening of these relations is needed to amplify mutual growth, especially among youths, as future leaders in the region among ASEAN and China. Hence, The ASEAN Foundation, with support from the Mission of the People’s Republic of China to ASEAN through the ASEAN-China Cooperation Fund is pleased to organise the ASEAN-China Youth Exchange Camp. Inviting youth from ASEAN and China to discuss and brainstorm on improving ASEAN-China ties through lectures, dialogues, cultural exchange, and experiential learning.

ASEAN-China Youth Exchange Camp is a collaborative programme between the ASEAN Foundation and the People’s Republic of China to ASEAN through the ASEAN-China Cooperation Fund. It aims to promote the significance and understanding of ASEAN-China relations. During the implementation, ASEAN Foundation will work with Xiamen University as the appointed local organiser.

The programme is designed and dedicated to the talented students from 10 ASEAN countries and China who are keenly interested in fostering ASEAN-China relations. Selected delegates will participate in series of educational and cultural activities in Xiamen and Quanzhou, China from 26 to 31 August 2024.

Eligibility Requirements

Tertiary education students with the following qualifications are eligible to apply:

 ASEAN StudentsChina Students
1.Enrolled as a student of tertiary education institution in the ASEAN Member States, taking diploma or undergraduate studies (or equivalent level) from any disciplines when the programme takes placeEnrolled as a student of tertiary education institution in China, taking diploma or undergraduate studies (or equivalent level) from any disciplines when the programme takes place
2.A citizen of one of the 10 ASEAN Member StatesA citizen of People’s Republic of China
3.Reside in one of the 10 ASEAN member countries when the programme takes placeReside in China when the programme takes place
4.Between 18 and 25 years of age when the programme takes place
5.English proficient, verbal and written
6.Be available to travel to Xiamen and Quanzhou, China between 25 August to 1 September 2024
7.Be committed to learning and personal growth

Benefits

  • The programme will be fully funded by the organisers. It includes round trip from city of the country of origin to Xiamen and Quanzhou, China for the ASEAN China Youth Exchange Camp, accommodation and meals.
  • Provides you an opportunity to obtain a deeper understanding on ASEAN-China relations.
  • An exciting and unforgettable lifetime experience with us and your peers from other ASEAN Member States and China.
  • A network of young leaders from across the ASEAN region and China.

HOW TO APPLY

Submit your application through https://bit.ly/ASEANChina_YECFrom_ASEAN (for ASEAN Students) and https://bit.ly/ASEANChina_YECForm_China (for China students) by 10 July 2024. Incomplete completion of the form will not be further processed for shortlisting. Don’t let go of this once-in-a-life time opportunity of becoming a cadre of future young leaders!

For inquiries, please contact ACYC@aseanfoundation.org

Timeline:

The ASEAN-China Youth Exchange Camp will be conducted between 26 to 31 August 2024 in Xiamen and Quanzhou, China. Following are the important dates:

27 June – 10 JulyCall for Application
10 JulyDeadline of Application Submission
11 – 18 JulyApplication Assessment and Selection
19 JulyAnnouncement of Selected Participant
22 July – 22 AugustTravel arrangement (visa application, booking flight, & accommodation)
25 AugustDelegate’s arrival to Xiamen
26 – 31 AugustASEAN-China Youth Exchange Camp
1 SeptemberDelegate’s departure

More Info: ASEAN-China Youth Exchange Camp

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