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Education Abroad Office

National Chung Hsing University

Area: Global Exchange
Location: Taichung
Country: Taiwan
Term: Spring, Fall, Academic Year

UofSC’s exchange program in Taiwan is designed to help American students gain firsthand knowledge of Taiwanese culture. This program is located in Taichung City, the third largest city on the island. Students will attend the National Chung Hsing University (NCHU) in Taichung City with 17,000 other undergraduate and graduate students.

Students have the option to explore the neighboring cities, such as the capital Taipei, as well as natural environments such as Sun Moon Lake and Elephant Mountain. Opportunities to learn about Taiwan’s ancient history, exploring temples, museums and halls. The country’s mild weather allows students to explore the outdoors all year round.

Cost: UofSC resident tuition rates + in-country costs

Requirements: 3.0 GPA

To get an idea of ​​life on site, you will find on the numbeo website indications on the cost of living in Taiwan compared to other countries in the world.

Students must enroll in a minimum of 12 credit hours at NCHU per semester. The type of courses available range in topic. To see courses UofSC students have taken at this university, please reference the Registrar's Course Equivalency Table

The Office of Internation Affairs and student groups on campus host various activities and events throughout the semester that international students can participate in. 

Per university policy, all UofSC students will be charged emergency medical, evacuation and repatriation insurance for their time abroad. Contact the Education Abroad Office for more details.

On campus and off campus options are available to students who study at NCHU. There are 5 dormitories on campus providing accommodation for male students and 4 buildings for female students. Generally, four students share a room. The dormitory provides common bathrooms, laundry, and recreation rooms. 

The academic calendar begins in September and ends in January for the first semester. Second semester begins in February and ends in June. 

There will be an orientation for all exchange students prior to the start of classes. During orientation, students will be given a brief introduction to student life at NCHU as well as register for their pre-approved courses.

All students must have a valid entry visa in order to study in Taiwan.

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