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Education Abroad Office

National Taiwan University

Area: International Business Exchange
Location: Taipei
Country: Taiwan
Term: Spring

UofSC’s International Business exchange program in Taiwan is designed to help American students gain firsthand knowledge of Taiwanese culture. This program is located in the dynamic city of Taipei, the island’s capital. Students will attend the National Taiwan University (NTU) with roughly 30,000 other undergraduate and graduate students. NTU is a highly ranked institution that provides students with a wide variety of course options.

Students have the option to explore the capital city, full of an interesting blend of old and new. Museums and ancient temples are met with amusement parks and shopping. Taipei also features plenty of wildlife and nature reserves that are very close to the city. Elephant Mountain, Maokong Gondola rides, and Beitou Thermal Valley are some of the most popular outdoor destinations. The country’s mild weather allows students to explore the outdoors all year round.

Category: 1, no foreign language proficiency requirement, all courses taught in English.

Cost: UofSC resident tuition rates + in-country costs

Requirements: Junior standing; International Business major

Students on exchange pay in-state tuition directly to USC and do not pay tuition to NTU. All housing, food, and personal expenses are paid by the student in Taipei. NTU suggests that students budget approximately NTD$ 65,400–156,000 per semester for housing and living expenses. The actual cost can differ depending on the student’s lifestyle. 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 NTU per semester. More information regarding specific courses can be found on their website.  To see courses UofSC students have taken at this university, please reference the Registrar's Course Equivalency Table

NTU offers many student groups. Several of these groups offer ways for students to explore parts of Taiwan and get to know local students.

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 accommodations are available for UofSC exchange students at the Prince House, Shui- Yuan, and Guo Qing dorms. Move-in packets containing bedding are available for purchase for select dorms and convenience stores containing necessities are nearby. Prices vary on the dorm and the room type. 

The academic calendar runs from September through June. The second semester begins in February and ends in June. IB students will attend NTU during the Spring (second) semester.

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 NTU as well as register for their pre-approved courses.

For programs longer than 90 days, students are required to obtain a Resident Visa.  U.S. students appling for a resident visa should apply through a  Consulate. South Carolina residents and USC students can apply through the Consulate in Atlanta. Resident Visa holders are required to apply for an Alien Resident Certificate (A.R.C.) at the city/county police headquarters nearest to their residence in the Taiwan within 15 days after their arrival. They may stay in Taiwan as long as the A.R.C. remains valid.


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