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Summer 2021- Taiwan - Fulbright Taiwan Tunghai Program

Term To Study: Summer 2021
Application Deadline: Dec 02, 2020
Program Starts: May 21, 2021
Program Ends: Jun 26, 2021
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $5,470
Program Locations: Taichung
Contact Phone: 412-365-1783
Contact Name: Dr. Karen Kingsbury
Contact Email:
What is Included: Roundtrip airfare, in country transportation, 6 credits of tuition (transfer credit from Tunghai University) housing in hotels with double occupancy, cultural immersion activities as part of the field experience itinerary, travel insurance, daily breakfasts and some lunches and dinners are included.

Please note that the program cost is subject to change without notice, depending on the exchange rate at the time of payment.

Chatham undergraduate students may be eligible for a $1200 study abroad voucher. Study abroad voucher is a one-time subsidy from Chatham of $1200 toward a credit-bearing experience abroad. Full-time undergraduate students who have completed a minimum of 30 credits, of which 15 credits must have been completed at Chatham prior to departure, are eligible for the $1200 study abroad voucher.

Students completing an International Studies Certificate may be eligible for an additional $1800 in funding.
What is not Included: Students are responsible for the cost of obtaining a valid passport, any visas (as necessary), all meals that are not included as part of the program fee and any entry fees, excursions or other costs incurred by the student during free time on the program.
Estimated Costs: US Passport book - $145 plus photo (expedited processing is an additional fee)
Program Description

***This field experience is conditionally approved and will only run if health and safety conditions, including Taiwan visa and entry restrictions, US Dept. of State Travel Warning and CDC Travel Health Notice, permit.***

The location:
The island nation of Taiwan lies in the middle of an island chain off the eastern and southeastern Asian continent. Taichung, Taiwan’s second most populous city is a gateway for exploring the island’s mountainous interior, including nature areas like Sun Moon Lake, popular for boating and hiking. In the bustling city center of Taichung, there are museums, temples and the ornate brick Taichung Station, a legacy of the Japanese colonial period. The National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts houses the world’s largest collection of Taiwanese art. Taichung has several open-air night markets that feature local food and diversions. Taiwan’s capital, Taipei is easily accessible in about one hour by bullet train.
This field experience is based at Tunghai University, located on the level plateau of Taichung’s Tatu Mountain. Tunghai University is renowned for its picturesque campus and landmarks, including. Luce Chapel, designed by architecture masters I. M. Pei and C. K. Chen. Tunghai is also well-known for its scenic spots such as the campus mall, Tunghai Lake, traditional Chinese style buildings and the spacious Tunghai farm.

Course Work and Highlights:
Students will enroll in a total of 6 credits. Courses fall into 3 areas: Art & Culture/Language; Business/Management; Sustainability/Science. Tentative course offerings (subject to change) include:

Art & Culture/Language 

Elementary Chinese (for Non-native Speakers)
Intermediate Chinese (for Non-native Speakers)
Business Chinese (for Non-native Speakers), Wanching Hsieh, University of Pittsburgh
East Asian Cinema, Karen S. Kingsbury, Chatham University
Food and Identity, Carrie Helms Tippen, Chatham University
Tea: Science, Society, and Sustainability, Dan Choffnes, Carthage College
Personal Identity in Historical Perspective, Lu Ying-Hsiu, Tunghai University
Positive Psychology, Annie Tsai, Tunghai University
Strategic Communication for Global Leaders, Jim Hinterlong, Tunghai University

Business/Management Courses 

Operations and Supply Chain Management, Yuanjie He, CalState Polytechnic Univ., Pomona
Data Analysis and Problem-Solving, John Ni, Miami University
Introduction to Financial Economics, Tzu-Hao Huang, Manhattan College (Riverdale, NY)
Sun Zi's Art of War and Business Strategies, Tan Jue Xin (Jesse), Tunghai University
Fraud Examination, James Gillespie, Tunghai University
Excel for Finance, Carol Troy, Tunghai University
Seminar on Asia-Pacific Business Management, Chen Hao-Cheng (Howard), Tunghai University
Startup, Frank Lin, CFA, Tunghai University
Building an Inclusive and Diverse Workplace, Valerie Holton, Tunghai University

Sustainability/Science Courses

Measurement using Photogrammetry and Videogrammetry, Jack Leifer, Trinity University
Sustainable Water Uses and Management, Walter Den, Texas A&M University-San Antonio
Introduction to Sustainable Design and Design Materials, Meichun Liu, Asia University
Sustainable Materials and Technology, Mrinalini Mishra, Tunghai University
Permaculture and Eco-Living Systems, John Perez, Tunghai University
Environmental Science: Global Problems and Solutions, Bruno Walther, Tunghai University

Housing: Students will stay in double occupancy rooms at a 3-star family and business hotel, located 15-min from the Tunghai campus at a major junction in the public transit system.

Chatham undergraduate students must have good academic standing and a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher at the time of application and at the commencement of spring 2021 semester. Students must have completed at least 30 undergraduate credits at the time of travel, including at least 15 credits completed at Chatham at the time of travel.
Students must have good judicial standing (to be verified by Office of Student Affairs) and good financial standing at Chatham (to be verified by Student Accounts).
Students must be current Chatham students at the time of the field experience to participate.

The minimum enrollment for this course is 8 students. Each field experience is self-supporting and must meet its minimum enrollment number or it will be cancelled.

Quick Facts

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

US State Department

Travel Warning: YES
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