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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 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)
- Global Leadership
- Taiwan History
- Cross-Cultural Communication
- Knowledge-Based Economy and Multiculturalism

MODULE 2: Political Science (3-6 credits of POSC 361)
- Contemporary Cross-Taiwan Strait Relations and East Asia
- Taiwan History
- Cross-Cultural Communication

Knowledge-Based Economy and Multiculturalism

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.


Angeline McMullin | | Center for Global Engagement


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.

COVID-19 Location Information:

Each country has different requirements upon entry with regard to COVID-19. Please check this website for the most up-to-date information on what is required for the country (or countries) that are part of this program. Please note that this changes often, so we encourage you to check back frequently.

Applicant Criteria

Applicants must have a GPA minimum of 2.0

Open to all majors and class levels

Application Process

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

  • Study Abroad Online Application ($40 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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