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Taipei City, Taiwan

Program Description

Students will have the opportunity to explore and take courses (while earning JMU credit) at one of JMU's partner institutions abroad - National Chengchi University (NCCU) in Taiwan. This international summer school offers English-taught academic courses in history and political science. In addition to the academic benefits, the program provides well designed excursions where students will be taken to the most significant cultural and historical attractions in Taiwan.

Students will choose from courses and earn up to 6 credits in history, political science, or a combination of the two. Students will select 2 courses from a given module to earn a total of 6 JMU credits...

MODULE 1: History (3-6 credits of HIST 341)
- Culture, History, and Politics of Art in Taiwan
- Digital Media and Society in Taiwan
- Taiwan Indigenous Cultures
- Taiwan History

MODULE 2: Political Science (3-6 credits of POSC 391)
- Societies and Politics of East Asia
- Taiwan in Southeast Asia: A Multifaceted Engagement
- Cross-Strait Enterprise Development
- Taiwan History

Location Description

NCCU is one of the most prestigious universities in Taiwan - a university with global vision and equal emphasis to humanities and technology innovation. Surrounded by mountains and rivers, students who study at NCCU have the privilege to enjoy fresh air, quietness, sceneries, and privacy, yet it only takes 20 minutes bus ride to downtown Taipei. Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is a modern metropolis and well known for its lively street-food scene and many night markets. NCCU's unique environment offers people with a well-balanced rural and city life.


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Students will stay in single or double occupancy rooms at NCCU.

Students will receive a partial meal stipend.

Additional Items to Consider

A valid passport is required by all students. US citizens will not need a visa.

Applicant Criteria

Applicants must have a GPA minimum of 2.0

Application Process

This list serves as an application preview. To apply, students will need to complete the following:

  • Study Abroad Online Application ($25 fee)
  • Short Essay 
  • Interview with Program Director
  • Official transcript required for non-JMU students

Further details and instructions about these application requirements will be available upon log-in. 

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Application Deadline


All dates are tentative and subject to change


POSC 361: Topics in International Relations: Politics of East Asia (3-6 credits)

HIST 341: Selected Themes in World History - History of East Asia (3-6 credits)

Courses listed here are to be used as a general guideline for program curriculum. *All courses are considered pending until approved by the Academic Department, Program, and/or College.


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