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A&M HLKN Exchange: National Taiwan University, Taiwan
Taipei, Taiwan (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Fall,
Spring
Homepage: Click to visit
Texas A&M Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year
Texas A&M
Application Deadline
Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall 2017 03/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Academic Year 2017-2018 03/01/2017 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Students will be immediately notified of approval to participate in this program and be able to complete post-decision (pre-departure) items prior to the term's application deadline.
Fact Sheet:
Program Type:
Texas A&M Reciprocal Educational Exchange Program
Academic Area:
Education and Human Development
Academic College: College of Education and Human Development Academic Department: Health and Kinesiology
Minimum GPA:
3.0
Program Advisor:
Ilana Blumenfeld-Gantz, Lei-Shi (Lace) Chen, Susan Ward
Classification: Grad Student, undergrad
REEP Program Type:
Departmental Exchange
Program Description:
National Taiwan University 
 
Becoming National Taiwan University (NTU) in 1945, the university is the first integrated and most prestigious institution of higher education in Taiwan. NTU has taken up the responsibility of promoting the level of academic research study and teaching putting emphasis on scholarly research in basic theory and academic thought.

The NTU College of Public Health focuses not only on natural and biological sciences but also humanities and social sciences. The College is concerned greatly about the health rights of people and the pursuit of the ultimate goal of health for all. Research and courses within the College have been focused on disease prevention and health promotion, environmental protections and sustainable development, and the operating and management of health care industry. Core areas of study in the College of Public Health include biomedical sciences, basic quantitative analysis and biostatistics, epidemiology, environmental health sciences, health policy and management, social and behavior sciences and global health.
 


Location
 
The National Taiwan University is located in Taipei’s Da’an District. The 300 year-old city is coming of age. With Chinese, Japanese and Western influences in its food, culture, folk arts and architecture, Taipei manifests the mix that is Taiwan. Aside from streets filled with markets and restaurants, day trips from the city include tea fields, hot springs, river parks and colonial towns backed by a mountainous national park. Within Taipei, do not miss the Minnan-style temples filled with unique decorative arts, the heritage lanes turned gourmet café and boutique centers, the buzzing neon neighborhoods or the nightlife scene all growing in reputation yearly.
 

Eligibility Requirements
  • This program is limited to health majors  in the College of Education and Human Development
  • Have a classification of Graduate student, Junior or Senior by beginning of exchange; can be a Sophomore at the time of application
  • Have a minimum 3.0 G.P.A.
  • Proficiency in Chinese or English
  • Must obtain a student visa if needed
  • Be a TAMU student for at least one semester prior to application
  • Attend TAMU for at least one full semester after the exchange
  • Provide official transcripts from all college-level institutions attended
Students can choose to study abroad during
  • Fall Semester (September to January)
  • Spring Semester (February to June)
  • Academic year (September to June)

Courses

One of the benefits of participating in the exchange program at NTU is the wide range of courses available. Exchange students are able to enroll in any course the College of Public Health offers. However, there are a very limited number of courses taught in English during the semester. The majority are taught in Chinese. Additionally, students are able to take Chinese language courses during the semester.

Housing

University accommodations are guaranteed. Exchange students have the option to live in university housing at the Prince Housing Dormitories (BOT) or the Guo Qing Dorm (also called the International Youth Center, IYC). The Prince House Dormitories have two locations: ChanHsing and ShuiYuan. Since the exchange to NTU is departmental, students placed in the Prince House will stay in the ChangHsing dorm located across the street from campus. Internet and water are included in rent pricing, but students must pay for electricity separately. On the other hand, Guo Qing Dorm is the only on-campus dorm for exchange students and is located on the northeast section of the campus.
 
The Prince Houses have the option of single suite with communal kitchen, single suite with private bath and twin suit with shared bath as different room types. Guo Wing only has twin shared suits with some rooms having a communal bath and the others having a private bath shared by the two roommates. See the International Student Guide for more on housing and other important information.


Costs 

One of the benefits of participating in a reciprocal exchange is their affordability. Overall costs are comparable to studying in College Station with the main difference in costs coming from travel related expenses and the exchange rate. Please keep in mind that because you are enrolled at A&M, your regular tuition and fees will be paid at A&M just as if you were taking classes on campus. Additionally, students will be provided with the necessary information for them to make arrangements for all other expenses.
 
Estimated Fees Paid to Texas A&M
A&M Tuition and Fees $5,000
REEP Administrative Fee $300
Estimated Additional Expenses  (pre-departure or on-site)
International Airfare $1,700
Accommodations $1,400
Meals $1,100
Misc. Expenses, Books & Supplies $300
Personal Spending $3,000+
TOTAL ESTIMATED COST $12,800+
Texas A&M Semester Comparison Cost $13,636+
 
As soon as you decide to participate in a study abroad program, you will want to look into the funding available. Texas A&M Scholarships designated specifically for study abroad include: The Study Abroad Fellowship and the International Education Fee Scholarship. Also, many academic colleges and departments offer scholarships for students studying abroad. Additional information can be found at the Study Abroad Programs Office Funding webpage. 

Helpful Links

National Taiwan University Homepage
NTU College of Public Health
NTU International Student Guide
NTU Course Search Engine
NTU Courses by Semester
NTU Chinese Courses
NTU Accommodations
NTU Prince House Dorm
Study Abroad Programs Office Scholarship and Funding webpage
Scholarship and Funding Options
Taipei City Guide
Taiwan Travel Guide
Currency Converter
 

Thoughts from a Former Exchange Student

"I decided to study abroad as a means of diversifying my professional skills, not to mention my career opportunities. Studying abroad is one of the best ways to broaden one's awareness of the complex issues surrounding this new international/global era in which we live. It helped me perfect my language skills and gain knowledge of the political, social, and economic issues the world faces today. Furthermore, I believe the personal experiences I gained will help me to be a better leader to welcome challenges, and to challenge the status quo."
 
Former Texas A&M Exchange Student

Contacts

For detailed information about the exchange program at National Taiwan University, students should contact Dr. Lei-Shih (Lace) Chen or Dr. Susan Ward in the Department of Health and Kinesiology.

For more information from the Study Abroad Programs Office, please contact Ilana Blumenfeld-Gantz.