USA History in Taiwan
This course is divided into three units. The first unit is Chinese Art History and takes advantage of the unequaled collection of the National Palace Museum in Taipei. Students will develop an appreciation for the three artistic subcategories of bronze, porcelain, and painting and calligraphy. The second unit is Taiwanese Aboriginal Culture and will introduce students to the people and customs of the Ami, Atayal, and other tribes, during a tour through the eastern counties of Hualien and Taitung. The third unit is Taiwanese History since the Seventeenth Century and will begin with an examination of historical artifacts of the Dutch period in Tainan before covering twentieth-century history, including the Japanese and Kuomintang periods, in northern Taiwan, and will include visits to the Lugang Old City, Jinguashi Gold Mine, and 2-28 Incident Memorial. Appropriate readings and lectures will conform to the three units.
HY 461 - Studies in Asian History: Taiwanese History and Culture
HY 494 - Directed Studies in History: Study Abroad Journal
HY 561 - Studies in Asian History: Taiwanese History and Culture
HY 594 - Directed Studies in History: Study Abroad Journal
The cost of the USA History in Taiwan 2019 program is $4,599. Scholarships and Financial Aid can be applied to the cost of the program.
USA Study Abroad scholarships are available to all USA student participants who submit an application and meet minimum program requirements.
The first 10 USA students who commit to the program and complete a scholarship application will receive a USA Study Abroad scholarship of $500 for the program making the cost of the program $4,099. Students must complete the "Study Abroad Conditional Scholarship" application in Jagspot.
Financial aid may be applied to this course. If interested in applying for financial aid, please contact a financial aid officer at your earliest convenience to request an award for summer 2019. This course is part of the USA summer schedule of courses.
Program costs include:
- Tuition for up to six (6) credit hours
- All program-related, in-country transportation
- International health insurance & emergency assistance
- Airport pickup for those who arrive on the assigned day and time
- Specified excursions in the itinerary
- Accommodations: Shared occupancy in centrally located hotels/hostels (Single accommodations are available for an additional charge)
- Daily breakfasts
- Welcome and departure dinners in Taiwan
International airfare is not included in the price of the program. Participants should budget additional funds for international airfare, meals other than breakfasts and specified dinners, and personal expenses such as souvenirs or independent travel, based on individual spending habits. The Office of International Education will reserve and facilitate flights on behalf of all students who would like assistance.
Costs are based on anticipated exchange rates, international airfare, and enrollment and are subject to change. Program items may be changed in lieu of a price increase. Price may vary for graduate students.
Payment Schedule and Deadlines:
Space is limited. A program deposit of $350.00 is due at the time of application and no later than February 22, 2019. Final payment deadline is April 8, 2019. Applicants can reserve a spot in the program by hitting the "Apply Now" button and completing the online program application. Once accepted, applicants can confirm their place in the program by paying the program deposit of $350. The deposit is applied toward the cost of the program, $300 of which is fully refundable if the participant withdraws before the application deadline of February 22, 2019.
Program fees are refundable only in the event of cancellation of the program and are based on recoverable expenses. All payments should be considered non-refundable and any requests for consideration of refunds based on extenuating circumstances (medical, etc…) must be made in writing and will be considered on a case by case basis.
For additional information, please contact:
Dr. Harry Miller
History Department, College of Arts and Sciences
Study Abroad Advisor
Meisler Hall, Rm 2300
You can book an advising appointment at: