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Visiting Taiwan students to mingle with Palau students

By Bernadette H. Carreon

KOROR (Palau Horizon, July 6, 2009) - A summer camp sponsored by the Taiwan government will take place at Palau Community College from July 6 to 24, 2009.

The Taiwan Embassy said the 2009 International Youth Ambassadors Interactive Program is the first of its kind.

Taiwan will send to Palau a seven-member delegation led by Professor Wang Jin-lian and six outstanding students from the Fu-ren Catholic University, one of the Asian country’s renowned higher education institutions.

Wang will conduct the program.

The Taiwan Embassy said 20 Palauan high school students will be selected for the program with the assistance of Palau’s Ministry of Education and Palau High School.

The program offers a variety of courses and activities, including math, science, computer skills, Chinese culture, sports, music and dance.

Outdoor activities include tree-planting at the new Capitol compound in Melekeok as well as community services.

The camp will allow students from the two countries to learn from each other, understand their traditions and cultures, and re-affirm the friendship between Palau and Taiwan.

They will enjoy Chinese-style "bento" or lunch boxes every week days during the three-week summer camp.

The program is also being launched in the other Pacific island nations that have diplomatic ties with Taiwan -- Tuvalu, Nauru, Kiribati, the Marshall Islands and the Solomon Islands.

For more information, call the Taiwan Embassy at (680) 488-8150.

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