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ACES in Taiwan at NTU in Taipei
Taipei, Taiwan (Exchange Program) (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year,
Calendar Year(SP/FA),
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
Homepage: Click to visit
Program Dates & Deadlines: Click here to view
Budget Sheets Academic Year,
Fall Semester,
Spring Semester
Fact Sheet:
Illinois Sponsor:
ACES
Credit or Not for Credit:
For credit
Foreign Institution:
National Taiwan University
Program Description:

Program Overview

Courses are offered in the following departments:
ntu· Department of Agronomy
· Department of Bio-Environmental Systems Engineering
· Department of Agricultural Chemistry
· Department of Plant Pathology and Microbiology
· Department of Entomology
· Department of Forestry
· Department of Animal Science and Technology
· Department of Agricultural Economics
· Department of Horticulture
· Department of Bio-industry Communication and Development
· Department of Bio-Industrial Mechatronics Engineering
· Institute of Food Science and Technology
· Institute of Biotechnology


Academic Year: 
There are 2 semesters in an academic year. The first one begins in September and ends in January; the second one is from the middle of February to the end of June, in between are summer and winter vacations.  Thus, studying at NTU in the fall semester is only possible for students who need not be at UIUC in the spring semester or who study abroad at NTU for a full year.
The spring semester is the ideal term for studying at NTU. However, take into account that you will not be able to do a summer internship or take summer classes in the U.S.
 
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The City of Taipei
Taiwan, situated in subtropical and tropical Asia, is an island of 360 km2 and with coastal line stretching 1,100 km. The highest mountain, Yushan, is about 4,000 m. Due to the huge difference in elevation, the climates are very different along the altitudinal gradient, producing a diverse and abundant wild fauna and flora. Geologically speaking, since Taiwan is a relatively young island, volcanic activity, gorge cleaving and rock formation are wonders still in action today. The Chinese culture that has been well preserved on the island has also intrigued its foreign visitors. Taiwan, situated in subtropical and tropical Asia, is an island of 360 km2 and with coastal line stretching 1,100 km. The highest mountain, Yushan, is about 4,000 m. Due to the huge difference in elevation, the climates are very different along the altitudinal gradient, producing a diverse and abundant wild fauna and flora. Geologically speaking, since Taiwan is a relatively young island, volcanic activity, gorge cleaving and rock formation are wonders still in action today. The Chinese culture that has been well preserved on the island has also intrigued its foreign visitors.
Taipei is the political, economic, and cultural center of Taiwan. Considered to be a global city, Taipei is part of a major industrial area. Railways, high speed rail, highways, airports, and bus lines connect Taipei with all parts of the island.

Taiwan, situated in subtropical and tropical Asia, is an island of 360 km2 and with coastal line stretching 1,100 km. The highest mountain, Yushan, is about 4,000 m. Due to the huge difference in elevation, the climates are very different along the altitudinal gradient, producing a diverse and abundant wild fauna and flora. Geologically speaking, since Taiwan is a relatively young island, volcanic activity, gorge cleaving and rock formation are wonders still in action today. The Chinese culture that has been well preserved on the island has also intrigued its foreign visitors.

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Academic Environment

Courses
Courses meet once or twice per week. Courses given once per week may proceed for three hours. (50mins * 3 class session). The maximum number of credits per semester is 25 (each course is usually 2-3 credits), and minimum is 15 credits (but reduced to 9 credits for students in their fourth year). Therefore, the average number of classes per semester is around 8-10. The credit for each course is determined according to the hours of classes per week (for 18 weeks semester). For regular taught courses, the credit is the number of hours per week. However, for experiment/laboratory classes, 3 hours of classes per week only contribute to 1 academic credit per semester.  
For more specific course information click here.

For a listing of courses offered that already have Illinois equivalencies, go to my.aces.illinois.edu/login.asp?/studyabroadcourses/index.asp

Language Requirements
There are courses offered in English. 
Courses offered in English are available here: https://nol.ntu.edu.tw/nol/coursesearch/search_for_13_eng.php (Use Google Chrome to translate)

Accommodation
The double rooms and four-bedded rooms dorms are available and your roommate will be arranged by the NTU Housing Office.
 
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Program Cost and Advance Fees

For an Unofficial Budget of this program, please scroll to the top of this page and find the box labeled “Budget Sheets” and click on the semester during which you want to participate. Please read through the Unofficial Budget information which also includes information on Financial Aid and Scholarships.
 
 See Budget Sheets at the top of this page!

 
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Financial Aid and Scholarships

Financial aid can be applied to the cost of the program. The amount of financial aid that is applicable to study abroad will depend on your financial aid package. Since there are many variables that determine how your financial aid package applies to study abroad, it is best that you consult with the study abroad financial aid advisor in the Office of Student Financial Aid to discuss your individual financial aid package.  Their email and more information on Financial aid can be found at academics.aces.illinois.edu/study-abroad/financial-aid
 
Eligible students may receive additional scholarships toward the program cost.  The amount varies depending on the program destination.  Scholarship amounts are announced when program fees for each program are announced.  Non-ACES students should contact their college about scholarship opportunities.  All participants should also apply for the Illinois for Illinois (I4I) Study Abroad Undergraduate Scholarship. For more information, go to www.studyabroad.illinois.edu/scholarships
 
ACES Students are eligible for additional funding through their college. More information about ACES scholarships including the application can be found at academics.aces.illinois.edu/study-abroad/scholarships 
 
For more information about general costs, please watch the First Steps Cost, Financial Aid, and Scholarship videos found here for tips and advice: studyabroad.illinois.edu/before-you-start

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Withdrawal, Change, and Cancellation Policy

To change to a different program during the application process, please e-mail aces-studyabroad@illinois.edu

To withdraw or cancel your participation in a study abroad program, please visit this link to view the Withdrawal and Refund Policy (academics.aces.illinois.edu/study-abroad/policies)  

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Passport/Visa

You must have a valid passport to participate on this program with at least two blank VISA pages. If you do not already have a passport, or if it needs to be renewed, you must begin that process now, even before program acceptance. 
 
You may also be required to get a visa for your program.  Please consult the host country’s consulate website or a visa agency to determine whether or not a visa is required to travel to your destination country or countries.

More information about passports and visas can be found at academics.aces.illinois.edu/study-abroad/passports-visas
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Application Process

First Steps Info Session
Watch the First Steps videos found on our website www.studyabroad.illinois.edu/before-you-start or attend a First Steps Info Session in person.  These resources will get you thinking about important themes to consider before selecting a program including: academics, housing, duration, location, and cost.  You will learn how to research a program, understand cost (with a segment on scholarships and financial aid too), and even how to apply!  
 
Application Process
Click the "Apply Now" button on this web page to apply. Note that you will be charged a non-refundable application fee by clicking "Apply Now".
 
You may only apply to one program per term. Please consider your program options carefully before beginning a new program application.  Each time you click "Apply Now" then "OK" you will be charged a non-refundable application fee.
 
Application Components
The Study Abroad Office Application includes:
  • Letter of Recommendation - done electronically (must be an academic advisor, TA or professor)
  •  Personal essay questions
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Signature verification form
  • Official Transcript
  • Online questionnaires
After you are accepted into your program by the Study Abroad Office, you may be required to complete post-decision components such as the host university's application.  

Deadlines
All requirements must be completed by the Study Abroad Office deadlines listed below.  Online materials are due by 11:59 PM on the deadline date while paper materials are due by 4:45 PM the following business day.  The Study Abroad Office reviews program applications as a batch after the deadline has passed. The decision dates listed below indicate the earliest possible date that a student's application may be reviewed. Most decisions will be released two to three weeks after each deadline.
 
See Dates and Deadlines at the bottom of this page.
 
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Pre-departure Resources

The UIUC Study Abroad website (studyabroad.illinois.edu/before-you-go) and the ACES Study Abroad website (academics.aces.illinois.edu/study-abroad/current-students) both provide a variety of pre-departure information.  Explore both sites for more information on the topics below or logistics such as travel plans and what to pack.

Pre-Departure Course, LAS 291 1 credit 
All students are required to enroll in a second 8 weeks pre-departure course, LAS 291 for 1 credit.  During this course, topics such as culture shock, health and safety scenarios, and other helpful pre-departure information will be presented. 
 
Course Approval
Before you study abroad you must get the courses you plan to take abroad approved by your college’s study abroad office.  ACES Students should view the “Academic Information” section of the ACES Study Abroad Website.  This section provides information on the course approval process and a link for the pre-approval database which contains all courses previous UIUC students have taken abroad and their UIUC course equivalents.

Health and Vaccinations
The health and safety of students abroad is something that the University of Illinois takes very seriously, which is why the Study Abroad Office provides services that range from international insurance coverage to a 24-hour phone line to speak to an Advisor on Duty.
 
Once you have been accepted into the program you may need to get a health consultation at McKinley Health travel and immunization unit to discuss what immunization you need, get a travel kit, etc. See also www.cdc.gov/travel.  


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Contact Information

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ACES Education Abroad
123 Mumford Hall
Urbana, IL 61801
Phone: (217) 333-3380
Email: aces-studyabroad@illinois.edu

Walk-in hours: 2-4pm Tuesdays and Thursdays and 9:30-11:30am Wednesdays.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Fall Semester 2017 02/15/2017
02/15/2017 07/30/2017 01/12/2018
Academic Year 2017-2018 02/15/2017
02/15/2017 TBA TBA
Spring Semester 2018 09/15/2017
09/22/2017 02/13/2018 06/22/2018
Calendar Year(SP/FA) 2018 09/15/2017
09/15/2017 TBA TBA
Fall Semester 2018 02/15/2018 02/15/2018 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2018-2019 02/15/2018 02/15/2018 TBA TBA

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