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Summer 2022- Taiwan - Tunghai Summer Mini-Semester

Term To Study: Summer 2022
Application Deadline: Jan 26, 2022
Program Starts: May 23, 2022
Program Ends: Jun 25, 2022
Program Category: One-Country
Program Type: Faculty-led
Program Fee: $4,400
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), cultural immersion activities as part of the field experience itinerary, travel insurance, 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

Application deadline updated to 1/7/22.
***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 six credits. Courses fall into five areas: Chinese Language, Culture & General Education, Identity, Business/Management, and Sustainability/Science courses. Tentative course offerings (subject to change) include:
Chinese Language Courses
• Elementary Chinese (for Non-Native Speakers), Tunghai University
• Taiwan News and Views (for Non-Native Speakers), Yi-Ting Tsai, Davidson College
• Business Chinese (for Non-Native Speakers), Wan-Ching Hsieh, U. of Pittsburgh
• Introduction to Translation: Chinese and English, Yi-Ting Cheng, U. of Pittsburgh
Culture & General Education Courses
• Tea: Science, Society, and Sustainability, Dan Choffnes, ASIANetwork
• New Music, Old: The Kaleidoscope of Influences on Taiwan’s New Music, Lynn Raley, Millsaps College
• Contemporary Wellbeing and Traditional Therapies in Taiwan, Yu-Li Chang Zacher and Kristin E. Sandau, Bethel University
• Writing In/About Taiwan, Karen S. Kingsbury, Chatham University
• Performing Taoism, Sherry Mou, DePauw University
• Women, Music, Culture, Chenny Gan, Wesleyan College
• Basics of Positive Psychology, Annie Tsai, Tunghai University
• History of Taiwanese Cinema, Carl Thelin, Director and Cinematographer
Business/Management Courses
• Entrepreneurship: Capturing the Start-Up Paradigm, Douglas Carter & Leonard Love, Texas A&M University-San Antonio
• Fraud Examination, James Gillespie, Tunghai University
• Introduction to Money, Finance and Blockchain Technology, Tzu-Hao Huang, Manhattan College
• Emerging Issues in Environmental Marketing, Carol Troy, Tunghai University
• Asia Business and Management Seminar - Culture, Innovation, and Strategy,
Hao-Cheng Chen, Tunghai University
Identity Courses
• Identity: Food in Fiction, Carrie Helms Tippen, Chatham University
• Food and Identity, Yi-Chi Chang, Tunghai University
• Personal Identity in Historical Perspective, Ying-Hsiu Lu, Tunghai University
• Introduction to Writing: Food & Identity, Karen Sims, Georgia State University
Sustainability/Science Courses
• Where Is It and Why is it There? Mapping Urban Sustainability, Bradley Gardener, Temple University
• Measurement Principles using Photogrammetry and Videogrammetry, Jack Leifer, Trinity University
• Introduction to Computer Engineering, Mikko Lipasti, U. of Wisconsin-Madison
• Water Usage, Treatment and Recovery—History, Technologies, and Impact on Society, Klaus Doelle, State University of New York
• ESF Impacts of Climate Change on Marine Biodiversity—The South China Sea, John Perez, Tunghai University
• Sustainable Materials and Technology, Mrinalini Mishra, Tunghai University
• Circular Economy and Sustainable Development, Muhammad Omar Shaikh, Tunghai University
• Sustainability in Transportation, Timo Eccarius, Tunghai University
• Water Innovation and Sustainability, Aleksandra Drizo, Tunghai University

Housing: Students will stay at the Youth House. The Youth House, located at the Tunghai Night Market is a friendly and cozy hostel for international students and short-term business travelers. Rooms will be single occupancy. The facilities include a common area, shared kitchen and laundry. The Youth House is located within walking distance to campus.

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 2022 term. 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

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