English Camp Taiwan  (Yuanfanglai, Ltd.  遠方來有限公司) was established in Taiwan by David Harris, an American who came to Taiwan in 1995 to study Chinese language.

Yuanfanglai organizes western-style, short-term, activity-oriented summer camps throughout Taiwan during July and August. During the remainder of the year, Yuanfanglai focuses on adventure sports & travel-education, including SUP, kayaking, surfing, kite-surfing and free diving.



Live as a family member with your host family while working with children ages 6-14 in cities throughout Taiwan, gaining an in-depth understanding of this fascinating culture!


Working for English Camp Taiwan counsellor was exciting, challenging and energetic. Through my time here I have made amazing friends from all around the world, I acquired essential skills for life and gained a true cultural understanding of Taiwan. Working as an English counsellor, I learnt organization and enthusiasm was key for successful lessons and activities, I gained confidence working with different people, and I got the opportunity to create my own fun interactive activities.

The training week in Lanyu was challenging however very rewarding. I learnt how to adapt to a different culture and how to use enthusiasm to inspire children.

I worked in four different camps in four different cities, it was an invaluable experience to get to travel and see the cultural diversity across Taiwan.

One of the things that made this experience so special was the host families I got to meet. They welcomed me into their homes and introduced me to their local traditions, food and took me to the hidden gems of Taiwan. I believe this gave me the cultural experience I could not have achieved just as a tourist.

Emma Yong

ECT provides an experience like no other – a chance to work with kids, a chance to explore a country in ways a tourist wouldn’t be able to, and a chance to meet people from all around the world. I learned and experienced so much and truly cherished the time that I had while I was there. For individuals looking to work hard, have fun and be apart of a wild adventure, please apply!” 

Marc Pacia, English Camp Taiwan Counselor (2016)