Living With Teenagers

Helpful resources for young people on healthcare, laws, schooling, working, connecting, and having a good time...

Taiwan’s National Youth Commission organises activities and provides guidance for young people in the country. It runs youth assistance programmes to help disadvantaged young people get access to work, study, internships and counselling. It also runs extensive youth volunteering programmes to give young people a chance to work in their own community.

Scouting and Guiding

  • The Scouts are active throughout Taiwan
  • Girl Scouts are also active in Taiwan (website in Chinese)

The Youth Travel Card

Youth travel cards are available to anyone aged between 18 and 30. The cards give a wide range of discounts on travel, accommodation, museums, attractions, and restaurants around the country.

The card is free and can be applied for at a variety of locations including youth volunteer centres, tourism offices and some universities and colleges. A passport or Alien Resident Card is needed to make an application.

Young people living in Taiwan are also eligible for a Taiwan Rail, or TR, Pass during the summer and winter vacations. These five- or seven-day passes offer reduced prices on rail travel around the country. Applications can be made at any major train station. Proof of student status is needed.