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ASEAN-China Youth Exchange Camp 2024 (Fully-funded)

ASEAN-China Youth Exchange Camp 2024 (Fully-funded)

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ASEAN-China Youth Exchange Camp 2024 (Fully-funded)

The 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.

The varying modes of learning sessions are tailored to provide greater insights into the highlighted topic, “Digital Economy – Fostering ASEAN-China Partnership through Digital Economy Cooperation for Sustainable Economic Growth” as well as furthering and promoting ASEAN-China relations. The sessions aim to equip youths with knowledge and understanding by facilitating:

  • A roundtable discussion (plenary session) by inviting experts, academicians, and practitioners through moderated sessions;
  • Series of lectures from professors and academics to deliver proposed topics such as:
    • Introduction and History of China
    • Introduction of ASEAN and ASEAN-China relations
    • Chinese Economic, Trade & Investment – Belt & Road Initiative
    • China in a Global Context: China as a Superpower and the Chinese Communist Party,
    • China Perspectives: South China Sea, and
    • Digital Economy and Sustainable Economic Growth;
  • Focus Group Discussions & Group Presentations, to promote people-to-people dialogues and present their findings;
  • Cultural Sessions and
  • Experiential Learning – Visits to Historical and Cultural Sites as well as Institution working for ASEAN-China relations.

Benefits of Youth Exchange Camp

  • 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.

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Eligibility for Youth Exchange Camp

  • Between 18 and 25 years of age when the programme takes place.
  • English proficient, verbal and written.
  • Be available to travel to Xiamen and Quanzhou, China between 25 August to 1 September 2024.
  • Be committed to learning and personal growth.

ASEAN Students

  • 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 place.
  • A citizen of one of the 10 ASEAN Member States.
  • Reside in one of the 10 ASEAN member countries when the programme takes place.

China Students

  • Enrolled 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.
  • A citizen of People’s Republic of China.
  • Reside in China when the programme takes place.

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Below are the required documents you need to prepare before applying:

  • Personal Data
  • Professional headshot photo (ensure your file is in JPG or JPEG format and does not exceed 500 KBs).
  • Scanned Passport/ID – biodata page (ensure your file is in JPG or JPEG format and does not exceed 500 KBs).
  • Letter of Recommendation from respective department/faculty/university/education institution (ensure that your file is in PDF format and does not exceed 500 KBs). This is written in free format on letterhead paper signed by authorised official of your institution verifying: Name, department, faculty, and the current semester you are at.
  • List of five most noteworthy personal achievements (share not more than 5 achievements briefly and concisely, do not write a CV!).
  • An individual essay that addresses the following questions in no more than 800 words:
    • What do ASEAN-China relations mean to you? How do you think youth meaningfully engage with the region’s development and create impact?
    • How do you think ASEAN-China relations have an impact on the countries and/or citizens in both regions?
    • What is one important ASEAN regional issue that you think needs to be addressed at the ASEAN-China level? What are some solutions that you would propose to resolve this issue?

IMPORTANT: Rename every document using the format: Country (ISO 3-Digit Alphabetic Codes)-Full Name (as listed on Passport)-Document Name (e.g., IDN-Anisa Rahmawati-Passport). Before completing the form, firstly put all your files (be mindful of the required specifications!) in one folder for easy access.

Submit your application through here (for ASEAN Students) and here (for China students) by July 10, 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!

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Type of Opportunity Conferences
Deadline10 July,2024
OrganizerAsean Foundation
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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