Safety and Security Briefing webinar:
To ensure our students’ safety while in Taiwan, this webinar, hosted by American Councils for International Education, covers, among other topics:
- Mental Health While Abroad
- The Issue of Sexual Harassment and Assault, and Title IX
- Protecting Oneself from Theft, Scams, and Cyber Attack
- Cultural Awareness & Risk Management
Pre-Departure Orientation webinar:
This webinar covers all aspects of the Taiwan Program, including:
- Details of the Academic Program
- The Internship
- Living in Taipei -- Housing, Finances, Cultural Challenges, Health and Safety
- A Q&A Session
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Taiwan Program students will arrive in Taipei excited about their year abroad and eager to begin life in a different country and culture. But adjusting to such a new and different place can be difficult. Everything -- the food, the money, the transportation system, the teaching style of the professors, the interactions in marketplaces, and so much more -- is different than it is back home in America.
To help students as they transition to the culture and city that will be their home for a year, the Taipei Center staff will run a week-long orientation program. Many topics will be discussed, many questions will be answered, and students will be taken on walking tours of the National Taiwan University (NTU) campus and surrounding neighborhoods. There may be a group trip to a nearby historic site or an outing to a popular restaurant, and there will be other events to welcome the students to Taipei.
The in-country orientation is when students will get to know the staff and advisors at the Taipei Center and their fellow participants in the Chinese Overseas Flagship Program, and when they will sign the Language Pledge, to speak only Mandarin Chinese for the duration of the program. Students will pay their tuition and fees to NTU, settle into their dorm rooms or apartments, set up bank accounts, buy supplies, and ready themselves for a demanding year of study and immersion in the new environment of Taipei and NTU.