Taipei, Taiwan

Summer Business + International Relations

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Information for term Summer Business + International Relations

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

April 1, 2019

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2019
  • Dates: Jun 17 – Jul 15, 2019 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA


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This summer, explore Taiwan’s role in the world economy and learn about the cross-straits relationship between Taiwan and China at one of the top-rated business schools in Asia. Your business courses will be taught in English, but you’ll have plenty of time to learn some Chinese while you explore Taiwanese culture, eating traditional dumplings, trekking to the top of one of the tallest buildings in the world, and soaking your feet in the area’s relaxing hot springs.

Unique experiences

  • 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 conversation

    in Chinese as part of an optional Communicative Chinese Language course.

  • undergrad students at National Chengchi University

  • of all Taiwan’s citizens live in the Taipei metro area

  • floors in Taipei 101, which was the world’s tallest skyscraper until 2009


Location & Culture

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The vibrant political and cultural center of Taiwan (officially the Republic of China) and an economic hub in East Asia, Taipei is a unique blend of Chinese, Japanese, and Western influences. Explore it from the top of one of the tallest buildings in the world, Taipei 101, to the sprawling night markets. Stop in one of the ancient temples for a look into the past, and relax in the hot springs for respite in the middle of the bustle. There’s plenty to do wherever you go – and no shortage of inspiration.

The Culture


Visit temples, mountains, tea plantations, porcelain workshops, and museums around northern Taiwan.


Volunteering. There are plenty of opportunities to give back to your host community and connect in meaningful ways with locals – like teaching English a school or supporting marginalized groups, people with disabilities, immigrants, or underprivileged women and children.

Daily Life

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    Student housing. Students will share a room with another program participant in an off-campus international house or hotel.


    Meals are not included. There are on-campus cafeterias and restaurants, as well as a wide choice of restaurants right outside the main campus.

Taipei, Taiwan

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National Chengchi University. Established in 1927,NCCU is one of Taiwan’s top educational institutions, renowned for its social sciences and liberal arts colleges and its impressive alumni list, which includes top government officials. Its business school is highly ranked and double accredited by AACSB and EQUIS, and considered one of the best in Asia. The university enrolls 9,000 undergraduates and is located eight miles from Taipei.

Courses are taught in English. The language course is taught in Mandarin Chinese.

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.


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    All courses are for CIEE study abroad students only.


    Grades are based on quizzes, exams, attendance, homework assignments/special projects, oral presentations, and participation. Students get letter grades of A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, D, or F.


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



    Students need to have an overall GPA of at least 2.5.


Program Credit

  • Students enroll in 3 – 4 semester / 4.5 – 6 quarter hours per session
  • Content course: 3 semester / 4.5 quarter credits, 45 contact hours
  • Optional course: 1 semester / 1.5 quarter credits, 15 contact hours

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

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.


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Scholarships & Grants

CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.

Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant

To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

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Dates, Deadlines & Fees

You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.


  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Three-day orientation – an introduction to Taipei culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Field trips and cultural activities
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

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Fees & Housing

Summer Session II 2019 4 weeks Apr 1, 2019 Jun 17, 2019 Jul 15, 2019
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Program Fees

CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.

Participation Confirmation = $300 *

Educational Costs = $2,940 **

Housing = $520

Insurance = $167

Visa Fees = $223

Total Fees = $4,150

Estimated Costs

Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.

Meals not included in program fee = $460

International Airfare = $1,700

Local Transportation = $75

Books & Supplies = $75

Personal expenses = $250

Total Estimated Costs = $2,560

Financial Aid

CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $5 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, MSI grants, Gilman matching grants, and Pell matching grants.

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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

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

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