About iEARN Taiwan
iEARN Taiwan is a non-profit organization established in 2001, and has become an iEARN center since 2007. iEARN-Taiwan enables young people to engage in collaborative, multicultural educational projects, focusing on issues of global importance.
It not noly helps young people to acquire critical thinking skills, cross-cultural awareness, but also experience working with international partners through innovative technologies.
With 60 allied K-12 schools, iEARN Taiwan now has become one of the important NGOs, providing a strong and secured bridge to connect Taiwan teachers and students to the world in terms of international education and global learning. In 2006 and 2009, iEARN Taiwan hosted Natural Disaster Youth Summit, gathering 250-300 teachers and students from 7-10 countries, such as Japan, Indonesia, Australia, Turkey, Russia, Trinidad & Tobago, Malaysia, etc. Moreover, ten to twenty different projects are on the go for providing good quality of Project-based learning to schools, covering fields of language & arts, social science, math and science. Annually about 3,000 to 6,000 teachers and students get involved in iEARN learning community.
Beginning from 2011, iEARN Taiwan takes initiative working with Wenzao Ursuline College of Languages for the NSLI-Y Taiwan Program. It is hoped that through this prgram, Rich-in-depth cultural and language exchanges can take place between USA and Taiwan. Currently, iEARN Taiwan has an headquater office in Kaohsiung, with a team of 10 teachers working part time as administrators and 1 full-time secretary for regular business and contact. For NSLI-Y, three persons are in charge, including iEARN Taiwan country cooridinator, NSLI-Y project manager, and secretary.
The iEARN Taiwan official website is: http://www.taiwaniearn.org
The US Department of State through the National Security Language Initiative for Youth (NSLI-Y) provides merit-based scholarships for eligible high school students to learn less commonly taught languages in sum-mer, semester, and academic year international immersion programs. NSLI-Y encourages beginning, intermediate, and advanced language learners with a passion for learning languages, communicating across cultures, and living abroad to apply.
NSLI -Y is part of a broader government-wide presidential initiative that prepares American citizens to be leaders in a global world. Now more than ever, it is important that Americans have the necessary linguistic skills and cultural knowledge to promote international dialogues, support American engagement abroad, and attain better understanding of global cultures and issues. NSLI-Y encourages a lifetime of language study and cultural understanding by supporting K-12, undergraduate, graduate, and professional language programs for languages that have traditionally not been taught in the United States.
What do speakers of Arabic, Hindi, Korean, Mandarin, Persian, Russian, and Turkishhave in common? They are all actively sought by universities, government agencies and the business sector for their skills, experience, and knowledge.
If you love languages and learning about new cultures, NSLI-Y may be the perfect program for you. Imagine receiving a scholarship to study for a year, semester, or summer in another country; with more than 550 scholarships available, this could be you!
The NSLI-Y official website is: http://www.nsliforyouth.org
The NSLI-Y Taiwan program website is: http://sites.taiwaniearn.org/nsliy2011/