Red Brick Daily Staff / MOFA Press Release

Following in the footsteps of Germany, the United Kingdom, Ireland, Belgium, Hungary, Slovakia, Poland, Austria and the Czech Republic, France is the 10th European nation to implement a working holiday scheme with Taiwan … and the 15th worldwide.

The Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) announced in mid-July 2016, that Taiwan and France will each provide an annual quota of 500 “working holiday” visas for people between the ages of 18 and 30.

The visas granted will allow a stay of up to 180 days, which may be extended for a further 180 days.

This will enable program participants to visit the partner country to study language through tourism, take on short-term employment, or engageĀ in privately funded short-term study.

The working holiday program, a new bilateral aviation agreement … plus additional direct flights between Taipei and Paris to be launched in October 2016 … will all further upgrade bilateral tourism, culture, and trade exchanges with France, according to MOFA.