ISTA presents...

Taipei MS festival

March 11 - March 13, 2019

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Courage and conviction

Starting Point

At this festival we will explore what motivates us to do what we do, examining the relationship between courage, conviction and leadership.

Out & About

Chiang Kai-Shek memorial hall.


Personal, ethical, social.


ISTA Event Coordinator



Taipei American School
800 Chung Shan North Road
Section 6, Taipei 11152
Tel: + 886 2 2873 9900
Host school website

Important Information

The festival starts at 9:00am on Monday 11th March 2019 and finishes at 5:00pm on Wednesday 13th March 2019.

Information for visiting schools
Registration opens 14th January 2019
Registration closes 28th January 2019.

Please note:

We advise that you have your group confirmed and all information collected prior to 14th January 2019.
Travel information is required as part of the registration process. Please have travel details confirmed by the time the registration window closes.
All schools will need to be at Taipei American School by 5:00pm on Sunday 10th March 2019 to meet with host families. Schools may leave the host venue anytime after 5:00pm on Wednesday 13th March 2019. Please arrange international travel accordingly.

ISTA artists
ISTA artists will need to arrive on Saturday 9th March 2019 in time for an evening meal and may leave the school on Wednesday after 5:30pm. Please arrange flights accordingly.
The ISTA Rep will arrive into Taipei by Friday evening 9th March 2019 to spend Saturday in school with the host.
Artist travel information is required by the 28th January 2019.


Registration fees
GBP £206 per student – member schools.
GBP £157.50 per student – host school (first 25 students).
This includes the cost of an ISTA t-shirt.

GBP £10 airport transfers.
GBP £10 out and about.

Total per student
GBP £226 members, GBP £167.50 host.


GBP £50 – visiting member schools, towards catering etc.
GBP £97 – visiting non-member schools registration fee (includes meals at school).
GBP £10 airport transfers.
GBP £10 out and about.
GBP £12 ISTA t-shirt (optional).

Total per teacher/chaperone
GBP £82 members.
GBP £129 non-members.

Please note:
1. A GBP £500 non-refundable, non-transferrable deposit will be invoiced upon booking.
2. A GBP £500 cancellation fee will be invoiced to any school cancelling within 12 weeks from the start of the festival, in addition to the deposit withheld.
3. A GBP £150 late registration fee per school booking will be invoiced to schools if the registrations are received after the registration window has closed.
4. All invoices are payable within 28 days of receipt. If not, places cannot be guaranteed at the festival.

Travel & Visas

All overseas participants will fly into Taipei.

Visiting schools
All schools are responsible for booking their own travel and visas for the festival.

ISTA artists
ISTA artists are responsible for booking their own flights to the festival and will use our travel agency for this. Artist teams will be activated 12 weeks prior to the festival and your EC will talk you through the process for booking flights at the time of activation.
Artists are also responsible for ensuring they have the necessary visa to enter Taiwan.


ISTA will book a hotel for visiting teachers and ISTA artists, close to the school.

Visiting schools

Single rooms will be booked for visiting teachers and chaperones for 3 nights from the 10th March 2019.
We work on a price range of approximately GBP£95 per person per night, including breakfast.
Visiting schools will be responsible for paying for rooms upon arrival. We can make provision for schools to pay hotel bills ahead of time.

Students will stay with host families.
There will be no charge for accommodation.
Housing will be offered for three nights from the 10th March 2019.

ISTA artists
Single rooms will be booked for ISTA artists for 4 nights from the 9th March 2019.
An additional night will be booked for the Rep who will arrive on the 8th March 2019.
Artists will be responsible for any miscellaneous costs during their stay at the hotel.


Visiting schools
Breakfast – for visiting teachers at the hotel, for visiting students with host families.
Lunches daily provided by the host school.
Dinner provided on days 1 and 2 of the festival.

ISTA artists
All meals will be provided by the host school.

Please find below the relevant documentation for you to download:


Starts on Monday 11 March at 09:00
Finishes on Wednesday 13 March at 17:00 .


Taipei American School
800 Chung Shan North Road
Section 6, Taipei 11152


• Australian International School, Singapore
• Hong Kong International School
• King George V School
• Shanghai American School – Pudong
• Singapore American School
• Taipei American School