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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Class Status: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 4. Senior, 5. Graduate Students, 6. Non-Degree-Seeking, 7. Other Minimum GPA: 2.25
Program Description:

APSU in Taiwan & China


Summer • Some Courses Open to all Majors • Four Weeks

Program Overview

10 days in Taiwan - 10 days in Beijing.
1 week of class will be held on campus before traveling.

This study abroad program offers two courses - one course to introduce Chinese culture in both China and Taiwan; one course to explore ancient Chinese technological inventions, and survey the development and achievement of technology in present-day China and Taiwan as well as its impacts on the society. One-week classes will be held on campus before traveling, with short sessions during trips. Students will travel to Taiwan and China for a total of three weeks to gain much first-hand experience. After flying from Nashville to Taiwan, we will reside in guest housing on the main campus of National Changhua University of Education (NCUE) in Changhua City.  We will have local tours to surrounding old towns, temples, and National Museum of Natural Science. Two overnight trips are arranged. We will travel south to visit the Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. plant and after we will tour and stay overnight in the historical city of Tainan. The next day we will visit the Moonworld then return to NCUE. The other trip will be a visit to the Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village and an overnight stay at Sun Moon Lake. The next day we will go to Sitou Forest Recreation Area, and attend a paper-making hands-on workshop in Puli Town. Then we will travel north to Taipei City, the Capital, and stay three days to visit the National Palace Museum, Taipei 101 skyscraper, memorials, temples, YehLiu Geopark, and traditional night markets. Then we will fly to China and we will stay in Beijing and reside in Beijing Caixin Hotel on the Central University of Finance and Economics (CUFE) campus. During the 10-day stay, we will visit Tiananmen Square, the Forbidden City, the Summer Palace, Capital Museum, Beihai Park, Yonghe Lamasery, Temple of Confucius, Beijing Olympic Park, and watch an acrobatics show one evening.  There will be a whole day trip to the Great Wall.
*Itinerary is tentative and subject to change.

Credit Hours and Courses

3-6 credit-hours. ENGT 3820: Technology and Society AND/OR CHIN 3510 Introduction to Chinese Culture. English is spoken during all classes, activities, and tours. No prior knowledge of Chinese is required.

Lodging and Meals

You will be provided university guest housing (2 persons per unit); hotel, or hostel-style accommodations during travel; and three meals per day.

Tourist Visa Fees

China is one of the countries that requires a tourist visa prior to travel for US citizens. Students participating in this program should plan to pay all costs and fees associated with applying for the visa. You must be especially vigilant in keeping up with deadlines in order to have your visa in time for travel. Please be aware that it is necessary to have a passport in hand in order to apply for a visa. You may have complications or incur additional costs if you apply incorrectly. If you do not have your passport and visa before the departure date, you will not be able to board the flight and may have to forfeit participation in the trip with no refund of fees. 

Non-US citizens may require a visa for any APSU study abroad program and must be aware of their individual travel documents needs.


Dr. Chin-Zue Chen at (931) 221-1472 or

Program Costs

Financial Aid 

Your current scholarships and financial aid may apply toward the cost of the program. If you plan on using financial aid you need to call the Office of Student Financial Aid at (931) 221-7907 to schedule an appointment with a study abroad counselor. 

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Application Fee


This nonrefundable application fee will be charged to the student's account once the student authorizes the Office of Study Abroad and International Exchange during the application process.


Payment Amount Due Dates
1st Payment  TBA March 1
2nd Payment TBA March 30
Final payment needs to be paid at APSU Cashier's Window
to the Taiwan/China's account.


$822 (undergraduate)
This tuition is based on 3 credit hours. Tuition is due prior to departure and will be billed to the student's account after registration.

Total Application, Program, and Tuition Costs

Undergraduate: TBA 

Included in the Program Cost

  • airfare
  • accommodation
  • meals,
  • excursions
  • daily transportation
  • insurance

Additional Expenses

  • passport: $150 (includes photos)
  • Visa fee: $140 (China)
  • spending Misc: $250

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2021 02/01/2021 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.