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Taiwan-Hungary working holiday program launched

Taiwan-Hungary working holiday program launched

Taipei, Dec. 31 (CNA) Applications to participate in the Taiwan-Hungary working holiday program were accepted for the first time Wednesday, as the reciprocal working holiday agreement between the two countries finally took effect. Taiwan and Hungary signed an agreement in February to allow young adults to travel and work in each other's country. The working holiday program was originally expected to be launched in June, but it was delayed due to domestic snags in the central European country. After Hungary completed the necessary legal procedures at home in November, the two countries agreed to open applications for the program starting Wednesday, Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement. Under the program, Taiwan and Hungary will each allow up to 100 citizens aged 18-35 to stay and work in each other's country for up to one year, according to the ministry. Hungary is one of the 13 countries around the world that have inked working holiday pacts with Taiwan. The others are Austria, Germany, Ireland, Belgium, Poland, Slovakia, the United Kingdom, Australia, Canada, Japan, South Korea and New Zealand. Working holiday programs have been popular with Taiwanese young adults. (By Elaine Hou)


Updated : 2020-12-05 03:01 GMT+08:00