National Kaohsiung University of Science and Technology
International Student Leadership Camp
- International Youth leadership
- International Camp
- International Affairs
International Student Leadership Camp has been held every summer since 2013. It is inviting students of partner universities from all over the world to come to Taiwan to participate in the camp with Taiwanese students and foreign students.
Nurture international youth with a broad vision through the exchange of youth leaders from different countries, and students will be able to understand multicultural backgrounds. Young people from different countries can break the language barriers, appreciate and embrace cultural differences with a broader perspective and learn from each other.
“5C” represents Communication, Creativity, and Collaboration, as well as two attitudes – Can-do and Caring. Participants of the camp will learn the spirit of “5C”, all the programs of the camp incorporate team building, leadership learning, social issue debate, service learning, peer-led activities, cultural nights, and cultural tours. In order to strengthen awareness of participation in public affairs, humanistic care, and leadership skills, students are encouraged to develop critical thinking and teamwork skill by multiple participation.
Preparing for International Student Leadership Camp, students are recruited by the school and receive training before the camp begins, including English oral expression and presentation, leadership program design, cultural performances. By training students’ ability of leadership and English skill, students can lead the foreign participants well to complete the camp.
Peijun Shih attended International Student Leadership Camp for two consecutive years, she was a participant first year, and the following year, she became the camp leader. What impressed Shih was that the participants from different countries used English as the language of conversation to discuss public issues; participants can care about the society and deepen their civic literacy in the event of international debate. In Simulated Meetings, the participants were given different role-plays, and each participant had to master the role before talking about the issues. She found many Southeast Asian students are severe and brave enough to express their opinions, which is worth learning from Taiwanese students.