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  • Locations: Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
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Subjects Available: Accounting, Agriculture, Anthropology, Architecture, Art, Art History, Atmospheric Science, Biochemistry, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Chinese, Chinese Studies, Communication, Comparative Literature, Computer Science, Cultural and Area Studies, Earth Science, East Asian Studies, Economics, Engineering, Geography, History, Human Biology, Informatics, Information Science/Technology, International Business, International Relations, Journalism, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Mandarin, Marketing, Mass Communication, Mathematics, Media Studies, Multicultural Studies, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Administration, Public Policy, Religious Studies, Research, Sociology, Statistics, Theology, Urban Planning, Women's Studies Minimum Class Standing: Sophomore
Minimum GPA: 2.8 Additional Program Requirements: A 2.8 GPA is required by the host university, All students must be in good academic standing., If your GPA is below the level indicated, consult with us about whether or not you should apply, Taiwan citizens ineligible for exchange
Credit Load: 12-16 per semester Exchange Program: Yes!
Faculty-Led: No Internship Opportunity: No
Language of Instruction: Chinese, English Language Requirement: Advanced level coursework or equivalent background required for direct enrollment, No previous language study required
SUNY code: 56 Partner University: National Taiwan University
Program Advisor: Huckleby, Carmeisha
Program Description:
 

Experience the unique city of Taipei, Taiwan. Enjoy this historic city that preserves its Taoist temples and commemorates many centuries of history. Experience the modern charming oddities that attract visitors and make the city famous. Benefit from the city’s mass transportation system that was rated as one of the top five most accessible cities in the world. Take in the sights and sounds of Taiwan at National Taiwan University in Taipei.

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Academics

Academic Program

National Taiwan University offers a wide range of courses for undergraduate students.

Course Descriptions and Syllabi

In addition to the courses taught in English, you will have the option of taking a general Chinese language course at your appropriate level. 
If you are fluent in Chinese, you can enroll in the regular university courses that are taught in Chinese.
Review National Taiwan University’s website for more information regarding course offerings.

General Education Information for UAlbany Students

Credits earned on this program will automatically satisfy the International Perspectives requirement. Three credits of foreign language study will satisfy the Foreign Language requirement. No additional approval is required for you to earn these general elective credits.

Major/Minor Information for UAlbany Students

Courses may also satisfy major and minor requirements, upon approval by the department.

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All courses taken abroad count towards UAlbany General Elective credits. Credits and grades will appear on your UAlbany transcript. You may file a request to have additional courses approved for equivalency as necessary. 

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Accommodations

Housing

You will be housed in one of National Taiwan University's exchange/international student dormitories. Single and Twin/Double occupancy is available for exchange students. Each dormitory includes built-in wardrobes, desk and chair, refrigerator, air conditioner, Inter-campus telephone, and an independent bathroom. One dormitory includes a communal kitchen and dining table. 
You may also choose to make your own living arrangements. National Taiwan University cannot assist you with finding off-campus housing, but recommends that you contact the Tsuei Ma Ma Foundation for additional details.

Meals

There is no meal plan for this program. You may choose to purchase meals in the cafeteria, cook, or eat out at local restaurants.

Costs

Academic Year 2018/19

Estimate of Costs

For reference, review the Academic Year 2018-19 Estimate of Costs

More Information

Click for more information on Program Costs and Financial Aid.
Remember to speak with the Office of Financial Aid at your home campus to determine how your aid package could apply towards your program abroad.

Eligibility

Academic Requirements

Juniors, seniors and exceptional sophomores in all majors with at least 2.8 GPA are eligible to apply. If you have a lower GPA, you should consult with the study abroad program coordinator.
Prior knowledge of Chinese is not required.
If you are a Taiwanese passport holder, you are not eligible to participate in this study abroad program.

Excursions

Experiential Learning

University-arranged excursions are not included in this program, but you will have access to several tourist attractions off campus.

Student Clubs and Organizations

There are a host of clubs and organizations on campus that may occasionally arrange field trips.
Scholarships

Funding Opportunities

Most financial aid and academic awards will apply to semester programs.
External scholarships, listed on our website, are a good way to partially fund your study abroad experience. In addition, the Center for International Education and Global Strategy offers two scholarship programs for UAlbany students studying abroad on UAlbany or 4-year SUNY programs.
More information on applying to these scholarships is located on the Scholarships web page.

Testimonials "Studying abroad allowed me to immerse into a new culture while being involved in a research internship. The National Taiwan University program shaped my future career plans and inspired me to keep traveling."

Chelsea Snide, Atmospheric Science major
 
Contact

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Location

About the City

National Taiwan University is located in Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. Taipei is known for its technological advances, night markets, and contemporary buildings.

Travel Documents

A valid passport is required to participate in this program. If you are a U.S. citizen, you are required to obtain a visa to enter Taiwan. For all other nationalities, please check with your government and the Taipei Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO)’s website for complete visa information. More information regarding the visa application process is available upon acceptance to the program.

Duration

Application Availability

Applications become available online one semester before the program start date, based on the following timeline:
  • Spring/Winter/Spring Break programs: July
  • Fall/Year/Summer programs: December

Academic Year 2018/19 

Program Dates

Academic Year 2018-2019
09/10/2018 to 06/21/2019
Fall 2018
09/10/2018 to 01/11/2019
Spring 2019
Forthcoming
Overview

About the Program

Being the first integrated and most prestigious institution of higher education in the Taiwan area, National Taiwan University (NTU) has taken the responsibility of promoting the level of academic research study and teaching in Taiwan. NTU has always put an emphasis on scholarly research in basic theory and free atmosphere of academic thought.
The University at Albany's exchange affiliation with National Taiwan University allows you to study Chinese language and take courses in a variety of Asian Studies related fields that are taught in English. This study abroad option is intended for students who are interested in developing Chinese language skills and in pursuing in-depth study of subjects related to Taiwan.

Program Orientations

Upon acceptance to the program, you will be required to attend a mandatory pre-departure orientation. During this time, you will have the opportunity to meet other program participants, discuss in-depth the details of your program, and prepare of the overall education abroad experience. The fall semester pre-departure orientation will be conducted the Saturday before the end of Spring UAlbany classes and in late November/early December for the spring term abroad.
Upon arrival at National Taiwan University, you will attend a mandatory program orientation. This is an important and informative set of sessions organized by International Office of your host university.

Support Services

UAlbany’s Office of Education Abroad staff assists you during the application process, in your preparation to travel abroad, and on-site if necessary.
National Taiwan University's International Office staff serve as an experienced resource for resolving issues that you may encounter in while abroad.



Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 10/01/2018
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Rolling Admission 02/12/2019 06/21/2019

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

Indicates that deadline has passed

This program is currently not accepting applications.