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Taiwan: National Chengchi University (NCCU)

Term To Study: Fall 2013
Application Deadline: Mar 15, 2013
Program Starts: Sep 01, 2013
Program Ends: Dec 22, 2013
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Exchange
Link 1: Hoon Mok Chung Scholarship Information
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Program Locations: Taipei
Contact Name: International Studies And Programs
Contact Email:
Program Description

Location ________________

• National Chengchi University (NCCU) is located in a suburb of Taipei
• NCCU is known as one of the most prestigious universities in Taiwan
• The university is about one hour away from Taipei‚Äôs international airport
• The university is located next to the Taipei Zoo, Maokong Tea Garden, and Taipei Zoo MRT (subway) station
• Public transportation is inexpensive and easily accessible around Taipei and also around Taiwan
• Taipei is a cultural center with access to a variety of unique foods and experiences
• Within an hour from campus there are numerous historical sites and places to experience local traditions, national parks, and beautiful beaches
• Taipei is the home of Taipei 101, the second largest building in the world
• The university's Chinese Language Center has been providing Mandarin Chinese instruction for over 30 years

Academics _______________

• General Education classes available
• Earn 15 credit hours
• Intensive Mandarin Chinese courses available
• Once you arrive you will pick your classes (tentatively). You will attend these classes and after a week you will actually register for the classes you are going to take. The point is to attend these classes and make sure you like them before you register

Note: Just like here at ISU, some courses are only offered certain semesters during the year; just because a course is listed on a course articulation does not mean that course will be offered the semester or year you are studying at the university

To see semester course offerings and additional module information at National Chengchi University click here.

Program Dates _______________

• Semester programs available
Fall: September - December
Spring: February - June

Prerequisites _______________

• Open to all majors and minors
• Must have an ISU cumulative GPA of a 2.5 or higher
• Need to have completed two full semesters at ISU or other college/university
• Exchange program offered to ISU students only

Housing & Meals _______________

• There is both on-campus and off-campus housing available
• Dormitory housing is available and provides an opportunity for students to immerse themselves in local Taiwanese student life. Dormitories usually house 3-4 students per dorm. You will most likely be roomed with local Taiwanese students
• Housing in the International House is also available. The International House allows students to meet other international students and live in a more western-style living arrangement. You have the option of living in a single or double occupancy room
• Both the dormitories and International House are located on campus

For additional accommodation information click here.

Student Life _______________

• Students have many opportunities to interact with locals and experience Taiwanese culture
• Taiwanese people are hospitable towards foreigners and make foreigners feel welcome
• National Chengchi University offers opportunities for students to get involved in sports and clubs on campus. There are a number of recreational facilities, student performances, and activities on campus
• Language exchanges with local students are easily arranged and beneficial to students wanting to learn Chinese or Taiwanese
• Travel around Taiwan is convenient and allows students to explore and experience different cities and parts of the island. Weekend trips are affordable and sometimes arranged by student ambassador groups
• Taipei provides a cultural experience along with accessibility to the comforts of home (movie theaters, different types of cuisine, and shopping malls)

To see what life is really like in Taiwan, you can visit James' Blog: NCCU Spring 2012

Kristen in Taiwan. She is an ISU student who studied from September 2010-June 2011 at NCCU

To learn how to apply click here.

To complete your application and apply to this program, click the link below:

Quick Facts

Population: 23113901
Capital: Taipei
Per-capita GDP: $ 38200
Size: 35980 km2
Time Zone: (GMT) Dublin

US State Department

Travel Warning: NO

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