OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY

Taiwan

OSU: Taiwan, National Taiwan University Exchange

Program Administrator: 
OSU
Country: 
Taiwan
Host Institution: 

National Taiwan University's (國立臺灣大學) institutional predecessor was Taihoku Imperial University, founded in 1928 by the Japanese colonial administration. In 1945, the Republic of China won the war of resistance against Japan, and Taiwan was handed over to the Nationalist government of China. On November 15 of that year, Taihoku Imperial University was formally transferred to Chinese administration and renamed as National Taiwan University.
Now the university has 11 colleges with 54 departments and 103 graduate institutes, plus four university-level research centers: Population and Gender Studies Center, Center for Condensed Matter Sciences, Center for Biotechnology, and Bio-diversity Research Center. The total number of students, including those enrolled at the School of Professional and Continuing Studies, has grown to over 33,000, including over 17,000 university students and 15,000 graduate students. Now the number of graduate students at NTU almost equals the number of university students, which indicates that NTU has successfully been transformed into a research university.

Location: 

Taipei, Taiwan was originally the home of the aboriginal Ketagalan tribe, which later became the new frontier of Han Chinese immigrants, and was heralded as the central hub in Northern Taiwan. The opening of the Tamsui port in the mid 19th century triggered flourishing foreign trade at Dadaocheng and a booming economy. Flaunting fine geographical surroundings of mountains and water, a comfortable climate, diligent ancestors who endured lives of hardship and toiled in pioneer work, and a wealth of cultural and historical heritage, Taipei has moved to become a diverse and multi-cultural metropolis.

Duration: 
Fall term
Winter/Spring Semester
Academic year
Language: 
Chinese
Language: 
English
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with Host-Country Students
Housing: 
Residence Hall
Requirement: 

Sophomore standing or above
Minimum of a 2.5 GPA
Engineering students must meet with Caine Francis prior to applying to the program

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Contact: 
Program Details: 

Students will be able to pursue a wide variety of coursework at NTU in addition to Chinese language courses.
NTU's fall semester ends in January and spring semester begins in mid-February. Be aware of the differences in academic schedules between OSU and NTU.
General information

NTU Application deadlines:
For Fall semester: March 31
For Spring Semester: October 31

Program Costs: 

OSU Students participating in this exchange program would pay their normal OSU fees and tution in addition to the cost of airfare, room and board, books and personal expenses.
The approximate cost of attendance for a student paying resident tution to study at NTU for the entire academic year is $18,000.
The approximate cost of attendance for a student paying non resident tution to study at NTU for the entire academic year is $21,000.
These costs are estimates and are subject to change at any time.

Academic emphasis: 
Anthropology
Asian Lang & Cultures
Chinese
Ethnic Studies

OSU: Taiwan, Fu Jen University (Exchange)

Program Administrator: 
OSU
Country: 
Taiwan
Host Institution: 

This program is open to OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences students. Fu Jen University is located on the northern side of Taiwan in Taipei County. The political status of Taiwan is complex, but the island is claimed by the People's Republic of China although Taipei is the provisional capital on the island of Taiwan. With nine colleges and 23,000 students, Fu Jen Catholic University is the largest private university in Taiwan. Founded in 1925 and reestablished in 1960, it has helped Taiwan establish itself in the world market even with its small population, which is often referred to as the “Taiwan Miracle’. There have been changes in its outlook as a state country with applications for the UN along with moves towards a national defense.

Location: 

With nine colleges and 23000 students, Fu Jen Catholic University is the largest private university in Taiwan. Founded in 1925, the university has sister relationships with more than 100 renowned universities world-wide and promotes a holistic education. For more information, please visit the Fu Jen University website.

Duration: 
Fall term
Academic year
Language: 
English
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with Host-Country Students
Housing: 
Residence Hall
Apartment
Requirement: 

2.75 GPA, Sophomore standing.

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Contact: 
Program Details: 

The is a bilateral exchange program between Fu-Jen University and OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences. Unlike the 10-week study abroad program, the exchange program will allow OSU students to take any courses that are open to exchange students at Fu-Jen Univeristy.

Application deadline for the exchange program is February 15 for Fall term. This exchange is available either for fall term only or for the entire academic year (i.e. Fall, Winter & Spring terms). For more details, visit the PHHS Taiwan website for more details.

Program Costs: 

Exchange students pay regular OSU tuition to OSU and all other expenses (e.g. housing, books, personal expenses) should be paid in Taiwan. Contact Carey Hilbert for more details.

Academic emphasis: 
Education
HDFS

CIEE: Taiwan, Taipei

Program Administrator: 
CIEE
Country: 
Taiwan
Host Institution: 

National Chengchi University

Location: 

Taiwan’s capital, Taipei, is an international city with superb restaurants, modern hotels, ancient temples, churches, and an active nightlife. Taipei is also internationally known for its traditional Taiwanese and neo-Chinese cuisine. The National Palace Museum, located at the northwest edge of the city, contains the greatest collection of Chinese art in the world. Nestled in a basin surrounded by the well-hiked Yangming Mountains, greater Taipei is a bustling, high-tech city with some six million residents.

Duration: 
Fall term
Winter/Spring Semester
Fall/Winter Semester
Language: 
Chinese
Language: 
English
Class Format: 
Classes Primarily with US Students
Housing: 
Residence Hall
Other
Requirement: 
  • Overall GPA 2.75
  • 2 semesters of college-level Mandarin Chinese or equivalent
  • One Chinese area studies course recommended
Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Contact: 
Program Details: 

Visit the CIEE Taiwan program page for more information. There are two programs to choose from in Taipei.

Academic emphasis: 
Anthropology
Art
Asian Lang & Cultures
Business Admin.
Chinese
Computer Sci.
Economics
Education
English
Ethnic Studies
Finance
History
Int'l Business
Political Science
Psychology
Sociology

OSU: Taiwan, Fu Jen University Study Tour (Faculty-led)

Program Administrator: 
College/Departmental Program (OSU)
Country: 
Taiwan
Host Institution: 
Location: 

Taiwan’s capital, Taipei, is an international city with superb restaurants, modern hotels, ancient temples, churches, and an active nightlife. Taipei is also internationally known for its traditional Taiwanese and neo-Chinese cuisine. The National Palace Museum, located at the northwest edge of the city, contains the greatest collection of Chinese art in the world. Nestled in a basin surrounded by the well-hiked Yangming Mountains, greater Taipei is a bustling, high-tech city with some six million residents.

Duration: 
Fall term
Language: 
English
Class Format: 
Classes with US and Host-Country Students
Housing: 
Other
Requirement: 

Study Abroad in Taiwan is open to undergraduates enrolled at Oregon State University with a priority given to majors in the Department of Human Development and Family Sciences. Applicants must be 18 years of age and in good standing with the university academically, financially, and behaviorally.

Mandatory Application Checklist: 
Program Contact: 
Program Details: 

The ten week study abroad program in Taipei, Taiwan, is a unique opportunity for six to ten Oregon State University students to study and live with students of Fu Jen University. This experience includes group travel within the country and the potential to study the Chinese language.

Students will complete sixteen credits of required HDFS curriculum on the Fu Jen University Campus in Taipei, including the following:

HDFS 465: Orientation to Study Abroad (4)
HDFS 431: Family, School and Community Collaboration (4)
HDFS 447: Families and Poverty (4)
HDFS 465 Cultural Aspects of Families (4)

There is opportunity to modify the program of study if a course has been previously completed. All instruction and activities will be conducted in English and taught by OSU HDFS and Fu Jen University instructors. Fu Jen University students studying family, child development and human services will participate in selected courses. The program is designed so that, with advising, students can participate in the HDFS study abroad program and complete their HDFS program of study on time.

APPLICATION DEADLINE:
Applications for the Fall term 2014 program are due by April 30, 2014.

Visit the PHHS website for more details.

Program Costs: 

Contact Leslie Richards for more details.

Academic emphasis: 
Education
HDFS