Welcome to the first edition of this newsletter! We hope to bring you the latest news from the Center for International Internship Development. We are very excited to let you know the latest achievements of our student volunteers and interns. We look forward to your continued support of this center and our students.
This is the fourth year of our Care Camp. We had around 40 volunteers working as volunteers at three elementary schools in Zhongliao Towship of Nantou County. This is also the first year we worked together with volunteers from the Assisting Individual with Disadvantages (AID) program sponsored by the Overseas Community Affairs Council. Volunteers from the AID program are high school students who are from English-speaking countries, primarily from the United States. Our Care Camp volunteers had the unique opportunity to serve the Zhongliao community together with these AID volunteers.
This is the eighth year of our Taiwan-Italy International Internship Program (TIP). For eight straight years our program has been funded by the Ministry of Education and privates businesses such as Mobiletron. The generous support from these entities cover the roundtrip airfare to Italy and a portion of the living expenses. This year we had our largest cohort of interns: 15 students from six universities and majoring in subjects such as business administration, foreign languages, and mechanical engineering. An information session was held on August 22, and the students left for Italy on September 2.
The College of Literature, Science, and the Arts (LSA) of the University of Michigan runs a very successful and organized internship program called the Opportunity Hub. The aim of this program is to pair the broad and valuable skills of a liberal arts education with real-life experience. This program utilizes the University of Michigan alumni network to provide LSA students with plenty of internship opportunities. There are additional resources such as funding, career coaching, and mentorship from alumni.
For more information on this program, please visit their website.