Temple Exchanges

Taiwan Exchanges

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Tamkang University

Through a reciprocal exchange agreement with Tamkang University (TKU), Temple undergraduates can exchange places with TKU undergraduates and spend a period studying at TKU. The program is open to students in good academic standing who will be at least at junior level for the semester/year they wish to attend TKU. A limited number of courses taught in English are offered in economics, political science, information science, and tourism. Students proficient in Chinese may be able to take courses in additional areas than those above.

A private university, Tamkang (http://foreign.tku.edu.tw/TKUEnglish/) was founded in 1950 as an English language institute and became a full university in 1980. There are four campuses and about 28,000 students. Students participating on the exchange attend TKU’s Lanyang campus (http://www.lanyang.tku.edu.tw/english/), about 40 miles from the center of Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. Students proficient in Chinese may be able to take courses at TKU’s Tamsui campus as well.

ABOUT THE LANYANG CAMPUS

Lanyang campus is located on Mt. Linmei in Chiao-hsi, on the eastern side of the island of Taiwan. With great views of the surrounding countryside and coast, it is an ideal setting for students who do not want to be in the center of a large urban area, but prefer, a quieter, scenic campus. Almost all courses on the campus are conducted in English, and many of the students are international students. There are about 1,000 international students on campus.

COURSES AVAILABLE

Courses in English are available in economics, political science, information science, and tourism. Students proficient in Chinese may have additional course options. To get a sense of recently offered courses at the Lanyang campus, visit http://esquery.tku.edu.tw/acad/default.asp?func=eng, click on the “Course Search” link, then choose the “II. Category” button, then in the Category drop down list choose “Courses instructed in English on Lanyang campus”. Click the Search button.

LENGTH OF PROGRAM

The TKU academic calendar is divided into two semesters. Students may attend TKU for the academic year, the Fall semester (mid-September to mid-January) or for the Spring semester (mid February to mid-June). Students attending during the fall semester should note that it continues through the Christmas holidays and into the beginning of the spring semester at Temple. Students choosing the spring semester will not be able to take summer I classes at Temple.

HOUSING AND MEALS

Temple students apply for rooms on campus in a TKU residence built in 2006. Students may take meals in university cafeterias. There is no meal plan.

FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS

In advance of their departure, Temple University students pay Temple tuition to Temple University; TKU students pay TKU tuition to TKU. On site, exchange students are responsible for the cost of housing, meals, transportation, insurance and living expenses. Temple students receiving financial aid may apply their financial aid to the costs of studying at TKU. Students should plan on spending approximately $1,500 for housing, $1,500 for meals, $1,500 for other living expenses (recreation, local travel, etc), and $200 for books per semester. In addition, expect roundtrip airfare to cost about $1,400, and students may need to pay for visa-related expenses and health insurance.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES 

Students are selected for the exchange on the basis of their academic record and a personal interview. To be considered, students should have a minimum GPA of 3.0, background in the subjects to be pursued at TKU, and junior-year status by the time they begin their study at TKU. Students must complete the Temple University Exchanges Application form and submit two academic references and transcripts for all university-work completed. The application deadline for academic year, fall or spring is March 1.   The completed application and supporting documents should be sent to the Education Abroad Office.

 

Questions can be directed to Michelle Barton in Education Abroad, 200 Tuttleman, phone: 215-204-0720; email: study.abroad@temple.edu.

 

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National Taiwan University

Through a reciprocal exchange agreement with National Taiwan University (NTU), Temple undergraduates can exchange places with NTU undergraduates and spend a period studying at NTU. The program is open to students in good academic standing who will be at least at junior level for the semester/year they wish to attend NTU and who wish to enroll in courses in general liberal arts, social science, business, or science. Course taught in English are limited. Students proficient in Chinese may be able to take a wider selection of courses.

NTU (http://www.oia.ntu.edu.tw/) was established in 1928, and is the oldest and largest university in Taiwan.  There are 11 colleges within the university, with approximately 33,000 students. The university is located in Taipei.

ABOUT TAIPEI

Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is a large urban area in the northern part of Taiwan. With a population of over 2 million, the city offers many of the cultural and other amenities of a major metropolitan area.

COURSES AVAILABLE

A limited number of courses in English are available in economics, political science, English literature, Art History, psychology, biology, and business. Students proficient in Chinese may have additional course options. To get a sense of recently offered courses at NTU, visit https://nol.ntu.edu.tw/nol/guest/index.php. If you are unable to read Chinese, click the “English” link.

LENGTH OF PROGRAM

The NTU academic calendar is divided into two semesters. Students may attend NTU for the academic year, the Fall semester (mid-September to mid-January) or for the Spring semester (mid February to mid-June). Students attending during the fall semester should note that it continues through the Christmas holidays and may go to the beginning of the spring semester at Temple. Students choosing the spring semester will not be able to take summer I classes at Temple.

HOUSING AND MEALS

Temple students apply for rooms on campus in a NTU dormitory. There is no meal plan.

FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS

In advance of their departure, Temple University students pay Temple tuition to Temple University; NTU students pay NTU tuition to NTU. On site, exchange students are responsible for the cost of housing, meals, transportation, insurance and living expenses. Temple students receiving financial aid may apply their financial aid to the costs of studying at NTU. Students should plan on spending approximately $2,000 for housing, $1,500 for meals, $1,500 for other living expenses (recreation, local travel, etc), and $200 for books per semester. In addition, expect roundtrip airfare to cost about $1,400, and students may need to pay for visa-related expenses and health insurance.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES 

Students are selected for the exchange on the basis of their academic record and a personal interview. To be considered, students should have a minimum GPA of 3.0, background in the subjects to be pursued at NTU, and junior-year status by the time they begin their study at NTU. Students must complete the Temple University Exchanges Application form and submit two academic references and transcripts for all university-work completed.The application deadline for academic year, fall or spring is March 1.  The completed application and supporting documents should be sent to the Education Abroad Office.

Questions can be directed to Michelle Barton in Education Abroad, 200 Tuttleman, phone: 215-204-0720; email: study.abroad@temple.edu.

 

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National Taiwan Normal UniversitY

Through a reciprocal exchange agreement with National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), Temple undergraduates can exchange places with NTNU undergraduates and spend a period studying at NTNU. The program is open to students in good academic standing who will be at least at junior level for the semester/year they wish to attend NTNU and who wish to enroll in courses in general liberal arts, social science, and science. There are a very limited number of courses taught in English. NTNU also offers the Mandarin Training Center for those students wanting to learn Chinese.

NTNU (http://www.ntnu.edu.tw/oia/) has a student population of approximately 12,000 and is organized around ten different colleges. It occupies three campuses in Taipei, and is internationally known for its Mandarin Training Center.

ABOUT TAIPEI

Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is a large urban area in the northern part of Taiwan. With a population of over 2 million, the city offers many of the cultural and other amenities of a major metropolitan area.

COURSES AVAILABLE

A broad range of courses is offered in liberal arts, social sciences, and the sciences. There are, in addition, a very limited number of courses offered in English, and this exchange is generally not appropriate for students who need to take all courses in English. The Mandarin Training Center, as mentioned above, in well-regarded for Chinese language instruction. To get a sense of recently offered courses at NTNU, visit http://course.ntnu.edu.tw/course/indexNewEng.html

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LENGTH OF PROGRAM

The NTNU academic calendar is divided into two semesters. Students may attend NTNU for the academic year, the Fall semester (mid-September to mid-January) or for the Spring semester (mid February to mid-June). Students attending during the fall semester should note that it continues through the Christmas holidays and may go to the beginning of the spring semester at Temple. Students choosing the spring semester will not be able to take summer I classes at Temple.

HOUSING AND MEALS

Temple students apply for rooms on campus in a NTNU dormitory. There is no meal plan.

FINANCIAL ARRANGEMENTS

In advance of their departure, Temple University students pay Temple tuition to Temple University; NTNU students pay NTNU tuition to NTNU. On site, exchange students are responsible for the cost of housing, meals, transportation, insurance and living expenses. Temple students receiving financial aid may apply their financial aid to the costs of studying at NTNU. Students should plan on spending approximately $2,000 for housing, $1,500 for meals, $1,500 for other living expenses (recreation, local travel, etc), and $200 for books per semester. In addition, expect roundtrip airfare to cost about $1,400, and students may need to pay for visa-related expenses and health insurance.

APPLICATION PROCEDURES 

Students are selected for the exchange on the basis of their academic record and a personal interview. To be considered, students should have a minimum GPA of 3.0, background in the subjects to be pursued at NTNU, and junior-year status by the time they begin their study at NTNU. Students must complete the Temple University Exchanges Application form and submit two academic references and transcripts for all university-work completed. The application deadline for academic year, fall or spring is March 1. The completed application and supporting documents should be sent to the Education Abroad Office. 

Questions can be directed to Michelle Barton in Education Abroad, 200 Tuttleman, phone: 215-204-0720; email: study.abroad@temple.edu.