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Taiwan Quick Take: US-Taiwan project starts

Thirty students from the US and Taiwan will participate in a two-week intensive congressional program that focuses on deepening each participant's knowledge of international relations, with an emphasis on US-Taiwan relations. The Los Angeles-based Formosa Foundation announced on Sunday the start of the the fourth annual student Ambassador Program in Los Angeles, California, which will conclude on June 30 in Washington. The Ambassador Program provides a rare opportunity to meet with US congressmen and senators to discuss US policies toward Taiwan, according to Terri Giles, executive director of the Formosa Foundation. "This is the only program of its kind in the country. Our focus on devising strategies in support of Taiwan, and speaking directly to members of Congress gives our students a direct understanding of the challenges that we face," Giles said. The Formosa Foundation's Ambassador Program was first launched in 2003 with the goal of broadening the involvement of future leaders in understanding and influencing US foreign policy.

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