2015 Summer Camp in Taiwan

Summer is a monumental rite of passage for kids to be stimulated, entertained and educated. In the summer, Taiwan Association for Future Leaders (TAFL) offers the ultimate summer camp experience for Canadian students to explore the Eastern culture in the heart of Asia, Taiwan.

Why Summer Camp?

The aim of the camp is to help students expand their vision by exploring another culture and increase their knowledge and understanding about Asian. Taiwan, the heart of Asia, despite its small size, but it still contains a total of 14 different aboriginal groups that reserve their enriched cultures such as ‘Kejia’ culture, ‘Minnan’ culture, ‘Mountain’ culture and etc. Students will not only be participating camp activities but also will be visiting local culture heritage sites and handcraft factories to explore the diverse Taiwanese culture.

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About HECI Camp

Hanyin Group’s HECI Camp has been organizing camps since 2003. Every year, hundreds of students come from all over Taiwan attend HECI Camps.The summer camp schedule was special designed by experienced camp experts in Taiwan. They customized the camp itinerary for students from Canada. HECI Summer Camp is famous for its diverse activities and camp programs in Taiwan.

Students will not only learn Taiwanese diverse culture through cultural classes, but also will learn team building through camp activities. In additional, students will go to local folk & arts centers to DIY,as well as visit famous sightseeing in Taiwan. Meanwhile, students will have the opportunity to join together with local students for team building activities, as well as practice Mandarin with local students.

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Staying safely at our own school (CICT)

students will be staying at our own school – Columbia International College Taiwan (CICT). CICT is a Canadian private high school that teaches Ontario curriculum in Taoyuan, Taiwan; the campus includes the main administration building, four dormitories and Natural Park. We understand that safety is the No.1 priority concern for parents. We are ensuring the environment is safe for all students. The campus is patrolled by guards 24 hours a day.

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Camp Info:

Time: June 28th-August 22th
Location: Longtan, Taoyuan (Columbia International College Taiwan)
2 Weeks: $999
3 Weeks: $1399
Registration link: http://goo.gl/forms/0p48onslJQ
Contact us, please call: 604-633-0658, or email: info@futureleader.ca

TAFL April Event ‘Low Pay? No Way!’

Develop Your Personal Brand: Increase Your Opportunity for a Higher Pay

Taiwan Association for Future Leaders (TAFL) was pleased to host its second sit and dine workshop seminar: Low Pay? No Way! The evening was featuring three keynote speakers by delivering their focus on developing personal brand from both a professional and also personal standpoint; in addition, each renowned speaker was sharing their insights and experiences in financial, government, and media industry of their interests, in relation to personal branding.

Featured Keynote Speakers include:

Shang Ping Han – World Journal President
World Journal President Shang Ping Han was sharing his 30 years career experiences in the media industry. He suggested that people should always learn more skills and make them stand out from others. In order words, people should always make them visible to potential opportunities. For employees, it is very important to establish a strong relationship with their supervisors to get opportunities for promotion.

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Ling Chu – Manager for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Burnaby Service Center
S.U.C.C.E.S.S Burnaby Service Center Manager Ling Chu was sharing her 20 experiences at S.U.C.C.E.S.S. The most important thing for her to work at S.U.C.C.E.S.S is all about her passion. Hence, she asked what our passion for life is. She also pointed out that people need to have common sense in order to understand others better; because human beings should learn from each other.



Alex Fan – CIBC District Vice President, Vancouver Westside & Richmond District & National Asian Banking
CIBC District Vice President Alex Fan said if you are not improving yourself and not ready to have the job interview that you have been longing for so long, and then don’t expect the company will hire you. You can always improve yourself by reading books and increasing your professional skills and knowledge. For every task, it is necessary to fully prepare yourself ahead of time. No matter how many difficulties you are facing, just work on it and you will see the result one day!

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It was a great opportunity for all the attendees to hear some extraordinary career advices from the three renowned speakers. We wish you all find your passion and life goals by pursuing your dreams. Like what TAFL President Christina said ‘ no matter how you feel every day, you get up, you dress up and you never give up, just keep hard working and you will achieve your dream!’ We wish you all were able to add new connections at the event. TAFL would like to thank all the speakers and attendees for the wonderful night that you have created.


University Canada West’s MBA program is back!

**Good News for Students!!***

We would like to inform you that University Canada West’s MBA Program is Back!!

Minister of Advanced Education has renewed consent for UCW to keep offering world class quality MBA program. UCW has satisfied and met the Special Terms and Conditions of Ministerial Consent under the Ministry of Advanced Education and the Degree Quality Assessment Board.

UCW MBA program features:

• No application fee
• Four entry points: January, April, July and September
• No GMAT needed
• International students can apply for up to $20,000 scholarships
• Students who do not have 5 years of working experience would apply for MBA foundation program first (3 months program, tuition fees: $6,900)
• Total tuition fees: $34,560
• Upon success completion, international students may eligible to apply for post graduate work permit

UCW MBA requirement:

• A bachelor’s degree from a recognized university, with a grade of 70% (or equivalent) or a cumulate GPA of 3.0 out of 4.33 Scale or better
• IELTS 6.5
If student does not meet IELTS 6.5. Student may take University Access program:
§ Minimum 5.0 IELTS or equivalent for 9 months duration
§ 5.5 IELTS or equivalent for 6 months duration
§ 6.0 IELTS or equivalent for 9 months duration
§ $3,500 tuition fees for every 3 months
Need to satisfy one of the following:
o Professional Designation
o Graduate Degree
o 5+ years of management experience with evidence of career progression

For more information, please send inquiry email to info@2canada.org

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Low Pay, No way – Develop Your Personal Brand: Increase Your Opportunity for a Higher Pay

Taiwan Association for Future Leaders (TAFL) is pleased to host its second sit and dine workshop seminar: Low Pay? No Way! This workshop seminar is set to focus on more of an industry-related topic, and is opened to University Students, New Graduates, and Entry-Level Business Professionals.

The evening will feature three keynote speakers who will deliver their focus on developing your personal brand from both a professional and also personal standpoint; in addition, each renowned speaker will be sharing their insights and experiences for a specific topic, of their interests, in relation to personal branding. During the event, there will also be a networking session held before and after the workshop seminar, where attendees and industry professionals will have the opportunity to build invaluable relationships with one another, while also learning about the many industries available to them.

Featured Keynote Speakers include:

Shang Ping Han – World Journal President


Alex Fan – CIBC District Vice President, Vancouver Westside & Richmond District & National Asian Banking


Ling Chu – • Manager for S.U.C.C.E.S.S. Burnaby Service Center


Schedule for the Evening:
6:00pm – 7:00pm: Buffet Dinner/Networking Session
7:00pm – 8:00pm: Keynote Speakers (20 minutes/speaker)
8:00pm – 8:30pm: Q&A Session
8:30pm – 9:00pm: Second Round of Networking

TAFL hopes to provide a platform where young adults are given an opportunity to hear from, as well as network with experienced business professionals.

Date: April 1st, 2015
Time: 6:30pm – 9:00pm (Registration begins at 6:00pm)
Location: Best Western PLUS Chateau Granville Hotel & Conference Center (1100 Granville Street, Vancouver)

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Ticket (include entrance, buffet dinner, and drinks):
TAFL Members: $33
Non-TAFL Members: $38

Dress Code: Business Casual

Register via EventBrite:

Please RSVP via EventBrite on the link above. Should you have any questions or concerns, e-mail info@futureleader.ca

What You Need to Know about the Chinese New Year

Today is the last day in the year of the Horse, and the first day in the year of the SHEEP! One sixth of the world is celebrating Chinese New Year!!! Chinese new year is the most important festival in the Chinese calendar. No matter how busy people are, they will try to get a ticket to go home and spend the festival with their families. This phenomenon is also marked as the world’s largest annual migration ‘Chunyun’.  Chinese New Year is based on the ancient Chinese lunar calendar, and it falls on the second new moon after winter solstice – somewhere between 21 January and 19 February, meaning it changes from year to year.


How to Greeting each other in Chinese New Year.

It is a tradition for people to greeting each other with good wishes when they see each other in the new year. Usually, people say ‘xinniankuaile’ which means Happy Chinese New Year or ‘gongxifacai’ which means may you be happy and prosperous in the new year.

Red Envelop

Red envelopes/packets are money wrapped in red paper given to kids from their parents, grandparents and others as New Year gifts. They are called hongbao in  Mandarin. Sending red packets is a well-observed custom at Chinese New Year. However, not every one give red envelop to others. Usually, only those who are not married people receive red envelops from married people. Chinese New Year is also children’s favorite festival because they receive most red envelops. Most of people give or receive hongbao after they greeting each other.


What people do?

Dinners, New Clothes, parades, dragon dances, reunions and gift exchanges are all part of Chinese New Year celebrations.

New Year’s Eve Dinner

The New Year’s Eve dinner is the most important dinner for the Chinese. Normally, this is the family reunion dinner, especially for those with family members away from home. During the dinner, normally fish will be served. Dumplings are the most important dish in Northern China. These two dishes signify prosperity. Other dishes are dependent on personal preference. The majority of Chinese will have New Year’s Eve dinner at home instead of a restaurant.


New Clothes

Red clothing and elements are essential for Chinese New Year, as the mythical monster at the centre of the New Year, Nian, was supposedly scared of the colour red and fireworks, which have also become a key part of New Year celebrations.


Dragon Dance

The dragon dance is often performed during Chinese New Year. Chinese dragons are a symbol of China, and they are believed to bring good luck to people, therefore the longer the dragon in the dance, the more luck it will bring to the community. The dragons are believed to possess qualities that include great power, dignity, fertility, wisdom and auspiciousness. The appearance of a dragon is both frightening and bold but it has a benevolent disposition, and so eventually became an emblem to represent imperial authority. The movements in a performance traditionally symbolize historical roles of dragons demonstrating power and dignity. The final day, Day 15, sees the Lantern Festival.



Setting off fireworks to celebrate Chinese New Year may be a centuries-old tradition, but most of Chinese still use fireworks to celebrate the new year. The new year is the time when parents buy fireworks to their children. Chinese children love setting fireworks with their friends. It is lots fun to set up different fireworks every year.


Hanyin Group wishes you all a wonderful year!!!

Students Ended Overseas Winter Camp University Tour in Beautiful British Columbia

*** Overseas Winter Camp University Tour Finished***
It is hard for students came from Taiwan to say goodbye to Vancouver. It has been a wonderful 8 days exploration here.
Hanyin Group strives to ensure that each and every student has an exciting, educational and memorable experience at this winter camp. We are aware that camp experiences remain with individuals long into their adult years, making it vitally important that we ensure each and every one of our camp programs is delivered at highest possible quality. We wish all students the best for their future in the new year!


Here are some spotlights in this Winter Camp

University of British Columbia

The University of British Columbia (UBC) is a public research university with campuses and facilities in the province of British Columbia, Canada.UBC has been ranked among the 40 best universities in the world. UBC faculty, alumni, and researchers have won seven Nobel Prizes, 68 Rhodes Scholarships, 65 Olympic medals, 180 fellowships to the Royal Society of Canada. UBC is a research-intensive university that funds more than 8,000 projects with its $519 million research budget. The school encourages students, staff and faculty to challenge convention, lead discovery and explore new ways of learning. At UBC, bold thinking is given a place to develop into ideas that can change the world.

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Simon Fraser University

Simon Fraser University (SFU) is a public research university in Burnaby, British Columbia. Born in 1965, SFU has become Canada’s leading comprehensive university with vibrant campuses in British Columbia’s largest municipalities. SFU is ranked 24th from the 100 Under 50 universities 2014 in the world by the Times Higher Education. SFU was also ranked first among Canada’s comprehensive universities in 2015 by Maclean’s.

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Stanley Park
Stanley Park is a 1,000-acre public park that situated at the northwestern edge of downtown Vancouver. The public park is almost entirely surrounded by waters of Vancouver Harbour and English Bay.
Unlike other large urban parks, Stanley Park is not the creation of a landscape architect, but rather the evolution of a forest and urban space over many years. The park was originally used by indigenous peoples for thousand years until it was colonized by the British Empire.
Most of the park remains as densely forested as it was in the late 1800s, with about a half million trees. Significant effort was put into constructing the Vancouver seawall, which can attract thousands of residences and visitors to the park every day, and 8 million visitors each year. Stanley Park features forest trails, beaches, lakes, children’s play areas and Vancouver Aquarium. This 1000-acre park is recognized as one of the greatest urban parks in the world. In 2014, Stanley Park was named ‘Top Park in the Entire World’ by TripAdvisor!
As Vancouver’s first park, Stanley Park has continued to live up to its “greenspace” designation for more than 120 years. For these reasons and more, this tranquil oasis is the perfect city escape.

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The Butchart Gardens
Butchart Garden is a garden attraction located in Brentwood Bay of Victoria, British Columbia, Canada. Over a century ago, Jennie Butchart began building what is now one of the world’s premier floral show gardens. In 2004, The Gardens was designated a National Historic Site of Canada.
World famous Butchart Gardens contains spectacular theme gardens, exotic plants, streams and ponds. Ross Fountain, the famous Sunken Garden, Rose Garden and Japanese Garden are sure to create a lasting impression.Today the gardens are open year around. The rose collection of the garden is one of the best in the world. Each rose is marked with the country of origin. There are a total of 117 varieties of tea roses now, and over million bedding plants in some 900 varieties
Each year, almost a million people visit the Butchart Gardens no matter it is in the colourful spring or in the magic of winter time. In the summer season, there are weekly symphony concerts with fireworks display and stage shows running. During the winter holiday, there are Christmas decoration with arrange of local entertainment from Jazz to Classic music.

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Whistler is a resort town that located 125km in the north of Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
Whistler is Canada’s favourite year-round destination. Over two million people visit Whistler annually for alpine skiing and snowboarding. Whistler has been voted the top destinations in North America by major ski magazines since 1990s. During the 2010 Winter Olympics, Whistler was the Host Mountain Resort of the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympics and Paralympics Games.
Legendary Whistler Blackcomb is widely regarded as one of the top four-season resorts in North America. The resort appears regularly in “Best of” lists from around the globe, winning for its incomparable skiing and boarding, as well as for its hotels, restaurants and golf courses. Whistler became even more world-renowned as the site of the alpine and Nordic venues for the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympics Winter Games.
Whistler is great for family too-it was chosen as #2 out of the Top 10 Family Vacations in Canada in the Travelers’ Choice 2011, and Best Family Vacations on TripAdvisor.
The pedestrianized Whistler Village also offers fine dining, vibrant nightlife, eclectic boutiques, revitalising spas and luxurious hotels.

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2015 HECI Winter Camp University Tour in Vancouver

On February 3rd, when China Air flight was arrived at Vancouver Airport. Hanyin Group was excited to welcome its CICT(Columbia International College Taiwan) students’ arrival!
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This Winter Camp University Tour is taking place in Vancouver. In this Winter Camp, students will be visiting some distinguished universities such as Simon Fraser University and University of British Columbia. Students will be also visiting some of the most famous attractions such as Stanley Park, Victoria Island and ski resort Whistler.
Hanyin Group special arranged a welcome party for students from CICT in Hilton Hotel. Hanyin Group president Christina  Chang was giving a warm greeting to the students, and wish them have a fantastic week in Vancouver.
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About CICT
CICT was established in 2010 in Longtan, Taiwan. Thousands students have been successful accepted by some of the top universities in the world such as University of Toronto, University of Waterloo, University of British Columbia, and University of London. In CICT, Students will spend two years in Taiwan to gain a strong foundation in English. Then,students will spend their third year in CIC – Columbia International College that is located in Ontario, Canada. The advantages of study in CICT include teachers are all from Canada, and the course system is as the same as the Ontario course system. After graduation from CIC, students will obtain a Canadian high school diploma that allows them to apply any universities in Canada, and most schools in US and the UK. Hence, parents and students don’t need to worry if they can quickly adapt to Canadian environment.
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Know more about CICT, please visit school website: http://www.cict.com.tw/en/default.asp

A Piece of Traditional Taiwan

Have you ever wanted to go to Taiwan and explore its culture? The best way to travel a country is to know its culture first.

Taiwan is famous for its diverse culture, including Aborigine Culture, Holland Culture, Spain Culture, Japanese culture, and Chinese culture. In recent years, Taiwan was also influenced by America culture.

Hence, ‘Loney Planet’ says: With its all-around adventure landscape, heritage-rich capital, diverse folk traditions and feted night market scene, Taiwan offers a continent-sized travel list for one green island.’ Indeed, you will not only be seeing some of the most amazing landscapes there but also will experience traditional Taiwanese culture that mixed from different minority groups.

1. Taiwanese Aborigines

The indigenous people of Taiwan estimated to constitute two percent of the island, about 510,000 people. Taiwan aborigines have been defined by the agents of different Confucian, Christina, and Nationalist based on different cultural understanding of difference and similarity. Nowadays, there has 16 different groups of aborigines, and each group remains its own traditions and values.


2. Hakkas

Hakka culture is an important part of Southern Chinese culture. Due to their agrarian lifestyle, Hakka have a unique architecture based on defense and communal living, and a hearty savory cuisine based on an equal balance between texturised meat and vegetables, and fresh vegetables.

Hakka people is the second-largest ethnic group on the island, they are estimated to comprise about 15 to 20% of the population of Taiwan.They are descended largely from Hakka who migrated from southern and northern Guangdong.The early Hakka immigrants were the island’s first agriculturalists and formed the majority of the Chinese population. Nowadays, still half of the population of Hakka in Taiwan speaks Taiwanese Hokkien.