A Valuable Visit to Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation (TAEF)

As part of the academic experience in IR Immersion Program 2019: Passage to Taiwan, participants visited Taiwan-Asia Exchange Foundation (TAEF) on 9 December 2019. TAEF is a policy-oriented think tank in Taiwan with a focus on Southeast Asian and South Asian affairs. The organization primarily promotes the spirit of the New Southbound Policy and comprehensive ties between Taiwan and 10 ASEAN countries.

The students had a chance to visit the TAEF office and had a sharing session, particularly on the New Southbound Policy as well as TAEF programs. In addition to hosting various international conferences – including the Yushan Forum – TAEF offers some people-to-people exchange and youth development opportunities, to which the participants have taken a great interest. They asked many questions about these opportunities and expressed their excitement to participate in the future.