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Program Overview

Program Overview

This summer, take business courses in English at one of the top-rated business schools in Asia. Explore Taiwan’s role in the world economy and the security of Asia-Pacific, and learn about cross-straits relationship between Taiwan and China. You’ll also have plenty of time to learn some Chinese, try traditional dumplings, trek to the top of one of the tallest buildings in the world, and soak your feet in the area’s relaxing hot springs. You’ll leave at the end of summer with a full appreciation of Taiwanese culture and the complexity of its business and international relations.

Study abroad in Taipei and you’ll:

  • Explore the unique attributes of Taiwan’s history and location and the role they play in contemporary culture, business, and politics
  • Gain a practical understanding of Taiwan’s role in the economic and political affairs of East Asia
  • Develop your ability to carry out basic conversations in Chinese as part of an optional Communicative Chinese Language course
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Scholarships & Grants

Scholarships & Grants

We want as many students as possible to benefit from studying abroad. That’s why CIEE awards more than $5 million every year – more than any other international educational organization – to make study abroad affordable.

Applicants to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants

    For students who demonstrate financial need, CIEE provides direct support for travel.

    Awards: Up to $2,000 per student

To be considered, simply check the “Scholarships and Grants” box on your program application.
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The CIEE Difference

The CIEE Difference

Excursions

During orientation and throughout the program, several trips are planned to temples, mountains, tea plantations, porcelain workshops, and museums around northern Taiwan. Many class-related site visits are also planned to facilitate experiential learning and cultural exploration.

Volunteering

Taipei is at the heart of a flourishing “civil society,” offering plenty of opportunities to give back to your host community and connect in meaningful ways with locals. You might teach English a school or support marginalized groups, people with disabilities, immigrants, or underprivileged women and children.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

Dates, Deadlines & Fees

We want to make sure you get the most out of your experience when you study abroad with CIEE, which is why we offer the most inclusions in our fees.

  • Tuition and housing
  • Pre-departure advising and optional on-site airport meet and greet
  • Full-time program leadership and support
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits
Please note, program dates are subject to change. Please contact your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor before purchasing airfare. Click the button to view more detailed information about dates and fees as well as estimated additional costs. Please talk with your University Study Abroad Advisor about additional fees that may be charged by your home institution when participating in a program abroad.
Program
Application Due
Start Date
End Date
Costs
Summer Session I 2017 (4 wks)
04/15/2017
05/22/2017
06/19/2017
$4,650

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$3,440
Housing
$520
Insurance
$167
Visa Fees
$223

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$460
International Airfare *
$1,700
Local Transportation
$75
Books & Supplies
$75
Personal expenses
$250

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Summer Session I, II 2017 (8 wks)
04/15/2017
05/22/2017
07/17/2017
$8,350

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$6,620
Housing
$1,040
Insurance
$167
Visa Fees
$223

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$920
International Airfare *
$1,700
Local Transportation
$150
Books & Supplies
$150
Personal expenses
$500

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Summer Sessions I, II, III 2017 (12 wks)
04/15/2017
05/22/2017
08/13/2017
$12,050

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$9,800
Housing
$1,560
Insurance
$167
Visa Fees
$223

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$1,380
International Airfare *
$1,700
Local Transportation
$225
Books & Supplies
$225
Personal expenses
$750

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Summer Session II 2017 (4 wks)
05/15/2017
06/19/2017
07/17/2017
$4,650

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$3,440
Housing
$520
Insurance
$167
Visa Fees
$223

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$460
International Airfare *
$1,700
Local Transportation
$75
Books & Supplies
$75
Personal expenses
$250

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Summer Session II, III 2017 (8 wks)
05/15/2017
06/19/2017
08/13/2017
$8,350

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$6,620
Housing
$1,040
Insurance
$167
Visa Fees
$223

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$920
International Airfare *
$1,700
Local Transportation
$150
Books & Supplies
$150
Personal expenses
$500

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

More Information
Summer Session III 2017 (4 wks)
06/15/2017
07/17/2017
08/13/2017
$4,650

Program Date Notes

Program Fees

In addition to the items outlined below, the CIEE program fee includes an optional on-site airport meet and greet, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, field trips, pre-departure advising, and a CIEE iNext travel card which provides insurance and other travel benefits.
Participation Confirmation *
$300
Educational Costs **
$3,440
Housing
$520
Insurance
$167
Visa Fees
$223

This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.

Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Estimated Additional Costs

Meals not included in program fee
$460
International Airfare *
$1,700
Local Transportation
$75
Books & Supplies
$75
Personal expenses
$250

The estimated additional costs indicated are intended to assist students and parents in budgeting for those additional living and discretionary expenses not included in the program fee. Actual expenses will vary according to student interests and spending habits.

* round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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Eligibility
2.5 Overall GPA

Eligibility

  • Overall GPA 2.5
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Recommended Credit

Recommended Credit

Course contact hours are 45 hours and credit for the program is 3 semester/4.5 quarter hours per session, unless otherwise indicated. The optional Communicative Chinese Language course is 1 semester / 1.5 quarter credits and 15 contact hours.

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Program Requirements

Program Requirements

Students take one course per session. Students may also choose to take an optional, 1 credit Communicative Chinese Language course.

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About the City

About The City

Taipei is the vibrant political and cultural center of Taiwan (officially the Republic of China) and an economic hub in East Asia. It is also a truly unique and thought-provoking blend of Chinese, Japanese, and Western influences. As a short-term resident in Taipei, students will have a dizzying number of places to explore, starting with a trip to the top of one of the tallest buildings in the world, Taipei 101. Night markets offer an affordable taste of many cuisines; ancient temples provide a look into the past, and hot springs offer relaxation in the middle of the bustle. Taipei’s popular music, film, and television are widely influential throughout East Asia.

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Meet The Staff

Meet The Staff

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Christie Chang

Resident Director

Yu-Ling (Christie) Chang, Ph.D., earned her B.A. in foreign languages and literature from National Taiwan University, and her M.A. and Ph.D. in linguistics from the University of Hawaii, specializing in second language acquisition, literacy, and pedagogy. She wrote her dissertation on heritage language teaching in Chinese language schools in Hawaii. She has taught undergraduate linguistics courses, as well as English, Mandarin, and Taiwanese as second languages. Before joining CIEE, Dr. Chang held the positions of Principal and Academic Dean at a prominent local Chinese Language School in Hawaii. She has native knowledge of Mandarin and Taiwanese, sensitivity to cultural differences, and an ability to bridge these differences. Dr. Chang also served as President of Sakyadhita International Association of Buddhist Women and is founder of its branch in Taiwan.

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Come to Formosa! Come to the beautiful island we call Taiwan. Come to study in the full-fledged Chinese language program that our host University provides, participate in the specially designed elective courses CIEE offers, and study on a typical Taiwanese campus. Come to enjoy the hospitality of the Taiwanese people and enjoy the rich and diverse culture that preserves the most traditional, yet integrates the modern. Come to witness the economic and political miracle of Taiwan and participate in the shaping of a charming new Taiwan. And most importantly, come to enjoy your stay with the full-hearted support of the CIEE resident staff in Taipei! It is our mission and our promise that you have a productive and wonderful experience in Taiwan with us.

— Christie Chang, Resident Director

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April Wang

Program Coordinator

April Wang earned her B.A. in Chinese literature from National Changhua University of Education and M.A. in teaching Chinese as a second language from National Chengchi University, familiar with Taiwanese and Chinese culture. She organizes group excursions and activities for students, as well as facilitates daily office operations and individual student travel in Taiwan.

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Where You'll Study

Where You'll Study

Established in 1927, National Chengchi University (NCCU) is one of Taiwan’s top educational institutions and is renowned for its social sciences and liberal arts colleges. Its business school is highly ranked and double accredited by AACSB and EQUIS, and considered one of the best in Asia. Many of Taiwan’s top government officials are alumni of National Chengchi University. The university enrolls 9,000 undergraduates and is located eight miles from Taipei. Its green and tranquil campus is situated along the banks of a river and at the foot of a scenic mountain, making it an ideal place to study. The surrounding neighborhood, which caters to the local student population, is lined with restaurants and cafés.

While NCCU serves as the host for the CIEE Study Center in Taiwan, courses will be delivered by CIEE adjunct faculty and attended solely by CIEE students. The CIEE Study Center is located on the upper campus of NCCU and provides a convenient and comfortable location for engaging with the CIEE resident staff and fellow program participants.

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Housing & Meals

Housing & Meals

Housing is included in the program fee. Students will share a room with another program participant in an off-campus international house or hotel. Meals are not included in the program fee and are the responsibility of the student. There are on-campus cafeterias and restaurants, as well as a wide choice of restaurants right outside the main campus gate.

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Orientations

Orientations

You'll begin your study abroad experience in Taipei even before leaving home by participating in a CIEE online pre-departure orientation. Meeting with students online, the resident director shares information about the program and site, highlighting issues that alumni have said are important, and giving you time to ask questions. The online orientation allows you to connect with others in the group, reflect on what you want to get out of the program, and learn what others in the group would like to accomplish. CIEE’s aim for the pre-departure orientation is simple: To help you understand more about the program, and identify your objectives so that you arrive well-informed and return home having made significant progress towards your goals.

A mandatory three-day orientation session conducted at the beginning of the program will introduce you to the country, culture, and academic program, and provide practical information about living in Taipei. Ongoing support is provided by CIEE staff on an individual and group basis throughout the program.

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Internet

Internet

Students are encouraged to bring a wireless-enabled laptop and can access email at NCCU and many Internet cafés near the university.

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Culture

Culture

Experience a truly unique lifestyle that integrates tradition with all of the modern conveniences and high-tech advances. You can visit the National Palace Museum, numerous local temples, and Taipei 101. You can also try the famous Ding Tai Feng dumplings and all sorts of creative cuisine and fusion food in the local night markets. Make your experience in Taiwan even more worthwhile by exploring all the above with your peer Cultural Ambassadors, local university students who will help you make the most of your study abroad experience in Taipei.

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Academics

Academics

Academic Culture

Courses are generally lecture-based, but CIEE students are expected to foster an interactive classroom dynamic through class discussions, fieldwork, presentations, observation papers, and group or individual projects. Courses also integrate local visits to sites related to course content. Students should expect to have daily homework assignments and weekly quizzes.

Nature of Classes

All courses are for CIEE study abroad students only.

Grading System

Grades are based on quizzes, exams, attendance, homework assignments/special projects, oral presentations, and class participation. The following letter grades are assigned: A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, D, and F.

Language of Instruction

All courses are taught in English, except for the Communicative Chinese Language course, which is taught in Mandarin Chinese.

Faculty

All courses are taught by faculty from NCCU or other qualified local experts in the respective fields/disciplines.

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Course Descriptions

Course Descriptions

All Courses

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

To view the most recent syllabi for courses taught by CIEE at our Study Centers, visit our syllabi site.

Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.

CIEE Study Center Syllabi

To view the most recent syllabi for courses taught by CIEE at our Study Centers, visit our syllabi site at http://syllabi.ciee.org/.

Session I

INRE 3001 CTAI

Cross-Straits Relations and the U.S.-Taiwan-PRC Power Triangle
This course will provide an overview of international relations in the Asia-Pacific region and examine the major actors and issues that embody these inter-state relations. Special efforts will be made to highlight theoretical approaches and to identify potential topics for future research. Major topics to explore include: International Relations, Theory and East Asia, the U.S. and East Asia, Rise of China, Security in the Asia-Pacific, The U.S.-Japan-China Triangular Relations, Cross-Taiwan Strait Relations, Asian Regionalism, and ASEAN. Classroom instruction and discussion will be supplemented by guest speakers, participation in local events, and talks on relevant topics.

BUSI 3001 CTAI

Entrepreneurship and SMEs in Taiwan
This course will highlight the role and importance of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Taiwan’s economy and explore the vibrant entrepreneurship sector in Taiwan. In addition to case studies and examinations of successful SMEs and entrepreneurial enterprises, the course will investigate the structural framework of policies and institutions that foster the growth of such organizations in Taiwan. Students will have the opportunity to identify and develop ideas for new businesses in the Taiwanese context. In-class work will be supplemented by visits to local companies and business incubators as well as by discussions with business leaders and successful entrepreneurs.

CHIN 0001 CTAI

Communicative Chinese Language
This course is designed to help students build basic communication skills in order to effectively navigate life in the host country and remain safe. By learning key phrases and vocabulary, students will begin to better understand the local culture. Emphasis will be placed on developing real-life language use. Students will build fundamental language skills to interact with local community members in an appropriate manner, to express basic needs and feelings, to buy or order things, and to learn and discover interesting aspects of the host culture. Contact Hours: 15. Credits: 1 semester / 1.5 quarter hours.

Session II

INRE 3002 CTAI

Geopolitics and Security in the Asia-Pacific
This course provides students with an understanding of the complex dynamics shaping regional security in the Asia-Pacific. The course will explore the historical and contemporary dimensions of pressing regional challenges including the North Korea nuclear threat, the China-Japan rivalry, China’s military buildup and continued global rise, unsettled territorial disputes, and the Taiwan Strait; as well as transnational issues related to energy, maritime relations, climate change, and infectious diseases, among other topics. In addition, the course will also emphasize the unique role of Taiwan as a key actor in contemporary Asia-Pacific international relations. Classroom instruction and discussion will be supplemented by guest speakers, participation in local events, and talks on relevant topics.

BUSI 3002 CTAI / EAST 3003 CTAI

Global Perspectives on Chinese Business and Economy
This course provides an outside-in view of the rapid economic development of China and the transformation of Chinese business in the era of globalization. The course is organized around individual seminars that cover a wide range of topics related to the structural, urban, and industrial transformation of Chinese business and the development and growth of the Chinese economy. Each topic will be examined from an external point of view – with particular emphasis on the Taiwanese perspective – in an effort to understand the impact of China on the regional and global economy and the particular challenges and opportunities that its continued development poses. To deepen their understanding of topical issues, students will have the opportunity to engage with local business and academic leaders through guest lectures and attendance of local talks and events.

CHIN 0001 CTAI

Communicative Chinese Language
This course is designed to help students build basic communication skills in order to effectively navigate life in the host country and remain safe. By learning key phrases and vocabulary, students will begin to better understand the local culture. Emphasis will be placed on developing real-life language use. Students will build fundamental language skills to interact with local community members in an appropriate manner, to express basic needs and feelings, to buy or order things, and to learn and discover interesting aspects of the host culture. Contact Hours: 15. Credits: 1 semester / 1.5 quarter hours.

Session III

INRE 3001 CTAI

Cross-Straits Relations and the U.S.-Taiwan-PRC Power Triangle
This course will provide an overview of international relations in the Asia-Pacific region and examine the major actors and issues that embody these inter-state relations. Special efforts will be made to highlight theoretical approaches and to identify potential topics for future research. Major topics to explore include: International Relations, Theory and East Asia, the U.S. and East Asia, Rise of China, Security in the Asia-Pacific, The U.S.-Japan-China Triangular Relations, Cross-Taiwan Strait Relations, Asian Regionalism, and ASEAN. Classroom instruction and discussion will be supplemented by guest speakers, participation in local events, and talks on relevant topics.

BUSI 3001 CTAI

Entrepreneurship and SMEs in Taiwan
This course will highlight the role and importance of small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in Taiwan’s economy and explore the vibrant entrepreneurship sector in Taiwan. In addition to case studies and examinations of successful SMEs and entrepreneurial enterprises, the course will investigate the structural framework of policies and institutions that foster the growth of such organizations in Taiwan. Students will have the opportunity to identify and develop ideas for new businesses in the Taiwanese context, and in-class work will be supplemented by visits to local companies and business incubators as well as by discussions with business leaders and successful entrepreneurs.

CHIN 0001 CTAI

Communicative Chinese Language
This course is designed to help students build basic communication skills in order to effectively navigate life in the host country and remain safe. By learning key phrases and vocabulary, students will begin to better understand the local culture. Emphasis will be placed on developing real-life language use. Students will build fundamental language skills to interact with local community members in an appropriate manner, to express basic needs and feelings, to buy or order things, and to learn and discover interesting aspects of the host culture. Contact Hours: 15. Credits: 1 semester / 1.5 quarter hours.

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