2015年12月22日 星期二

2016 NCCU International Summer School (ISS)

http://nccuoic.nccu.edu.tw/summerschool/

Interested in Taiwan and its connections to Asia?

Start here to learn about Taiwan with an Asian and global outlook at National Chengchi University (NCCU). The 2016 NCCU ISS provides you with both intensive Mandarin Chinese learning and 10 English-taught academic courses in the fields of Management, Social Sciences, and Humanities, focusing on the aspects of Taiwan, China, and East Asia. In addition to the academic and language benefits, the program provides you with several well designed excursions as well; you will be taken to the most significant cultural and historical attractions in Taiwan. So make your 2016 summer meaningful and unforgettable, come to NCCU to enhance your knowledge in international business, culture, economics, politics, history, Mandarin Chinese, and give yourself an opportunity to meet and interact with international students from all corners of the world with diversified cultural and social background

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us:

Office of International Cooperation (OIC), NCCU
Tel: +886-2-29393091 ext. 62026
Fax: +886-2-29399850
E-mail: nccusummerschool@gmail.com
Website: http://nccuoic.nccu.edu.tw/summerschool/

2015年7月31日 星期五

2015_01_Samantha Twedt

Full Name: Samantha Twedt
University: University of Northern Iowa
Nationality: USA

Through my university and department of biology/psychology, I had a wonderful opportunity to come study Chinese and neuroscience at NCCU. I came on this trip with my sister and only one other student from out university so I was a little intimidated at first. However, once arriving to the International House, my worries were washed away. The staff was amazing. There was always someone at the front desk and better yet, they could speak English! They made sure we had everything we needed and were extremely helpful when it came to trying new places to eat and traveling around Taipei. Not only was the staff great, all the locals and store owners were polite and helpful even if they couldn’t speak English.

Something that took getting used to was the weather. I thought I would be prepared for the heat considering Iowa is pretty hot in the summer with high humidity, but it did not even compare to Taiwan’s weather. It was anywhere from 92-105° the entire trip with even higher humidity than Iowa. I felt like I was constantly sweating! Although walking around outside tended to be uncomfortable, a majority of the buildings and transportation had good air conditioning, which helped a lot. A pro to the hot weather was it was easy to pack for!

One of my favorite parts about the entire trip was the outstanding cuisine. Although Taiwan is close in proximity to mainland China, the locals informed me that the food is still substantially different. In Taiwan, food is consumed in individual dished more than family-style (Which is popular in China). A few foods I found extremely appetizing were the dumplings, baozi (meat/vegetable filled bread), beef noodles, and sushi. The night markets had all of these foods and MUCH MUCH more. I highly advise you take the chance to explore a few of the many night markets.

On one of the weekends, we went on a trip to Kenting. Although it took about five and a half hours to get there, it was worth it. We left early on a Friday morning, and stayed until Sunday afternoon so we were able to have a long weekend. I have always loved going to the beach and visiting the ocean whenever possible, so this trip was perfect to do both of those things. We got to snorkel, swim in the ocean, sunbathe, hike on the trails in the national park, visit different types of beaches, and enjoy the beautiful scenery the area had to offer. We also discovered another night market, near the hotel, that was lined up along Kenting St. so it was easily accessible. Kenting definitely had more seafood than the north part of the island. If future students were to ask me what mini trip to take while in Taiwan, I would definitely recommend traveling to Kenting.

This trip is a great experience for any person with any type of major and I highly advise going out of your comfort zone and traveling some place you have never been. Taiwan is truly a hidden gem and I’m glad I had the opportunity to explore this amazing island.

 (1) Hot pot Dinner

(2) In front of the library


(3) Hiking to the very top of Elephant Mountain

(4 )Kenting Beach


2015年7月30日 星期四

The Photo Gallery of 2015 NCCU ISS

Please feel free to click the following links to browse the photos about 2015 ISS activities:

1. NCCU I-House Accommodation Check-In (2015.7.05)

2. Morning Orientation (2015.07.06)

3. Taipei Excursion - Yangmingshan National Park (2015.7.16)

4. Workshop of Chinese Calligraphy (2015.7.15 & 22)

5. Class Photos:

(1) Sustainability in Taiwan and East Asia (9-12/ Mon. -Wed./ Jul. 7 -15)

(2) Societies, Cultures, and Politics of East Asia (9-12/ Mon. -Wed./ Jul. 7 -15)

(3) Culture, History, and Politics of Art in Taiwan (14-17/ Mon. -Wed./ Jul. 7 -15)

(4) Cross Strait Enterprise Development (14-17/ Mon. -Wed./ Jul. 7 -15)

(5) Hindsight & Foresight: Economic Development in Taiwan (9-12/ M- W/ Jul. 20 -29)

(6) Knowledge-based Economy and Multiculturalism (9-12/ Mon. -Wed./ Jul. 20 -29)

(7) Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship (14-17/ Mon. -Wed./ Jul. 20 -29)

(8) Principles of Management: The Asian Perspective (14-17/ Mon. -Wed./ Jul. 20 -29)

2015年1月15日 星期四

2015 NCCU International Summer School (ISS)


Interested in Taiwan and its connections to Asia?

Start here to learn about Taiwan with an Asian and global outlook at National Chengchi University (NCCU). The 2015 NCCU ISS provides you with both intensive Mandarin Chinese learning and 8 Academic intensive courses in the fields of Management, Social Sciences, and Humanities, focusing on the aspects of Taiwan, China, and East Asia. In addition to the academic and language benefits, the program provides you with several well designed excursions as well; you will be taken to the most significant cultural and historical attractions in the Greater Taipei areas. So make your 2015 summer meaningful and unforgettable, come to NCCU to enhance your knowledge in international business, culture, economics, politics, history, Mandarin Chinese, and give yourself an opportunity to meet and interact with international students from all corners of the world with diversified cultural and social background

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us:

Office of International Cooperation (OIC), NCCU
Tel: +886-2-29393091 ext. 62026
Fax: +886-2-29399850
E-mail: nccusummerschool@gmail.com
Website: http://nccuoic.nccu.edu.tw/summerschool/

2014年7月31日 星期四

2014_03_Pei-Yu Hung

* Full Name: Pei-Yu Hung
* University/ Institute: Doane College      
* Nationality: USA 

I have not written an article about the summer program yet, but I do have a blog where I am writing about my entire experience that may or may not be helpful/informational for other students.

Here is the link: http://theperfectbalance11.blogspot.tw

If you would like, please feel free to share it

I'm having an amazing time in the program and in Taiwan. The calligraphy class tonight was a really fun experience!

Thank you for everything you do

Amy

2014年7月30日 星期三

2014_02_Iris Huisman

* Full Name: Iris Huisman
* University/ Institute: Netherlands Asia Honours Summer School (NAHSS)     
* Nationality: Netherlands

The day we arrived at the airport the first thing I noticed was the humid temperature and the clean environment. The next day we met our buddies, and how I would have expected they would be somewhat shy, they proved the opposite. All of the buddies are so friendly and helpful like you would not even see in China. Also, the university area is so clean, really amazing how they do this here. I also love the little eat shops on the streets. You can get almost anything if you want it fried. The usage of the public transport is quite similar to our western system, although it seems not mentioned for foreigners, as everything is in chinese and not quite readable for us. Another thing I noticed is that everyone is making selfies all the time, not even feeling a bit ashamed.

We also visited some touristic sights like the national palace museum. The strange thing is that you see almost no tourists, only chinese. I am still amazed by the organized traffic in comparison with other countries in Asia.

This weekend we went to Sun Moon Lake, which was a beautiful experience. I found it really odd that you should even bargain about the price of your hotel. Here as well, all people go cycling, which I just love. I do find it kind of strange that the youbikes are such a success but there is almost no place in the road for cyclists.

I learned here that there is a big difference between Taiwan and China, and that still the people are searching for their identity and everyone has a different opinion. I also learned about this in class which was really interesting.

Overall , I have had an amazing week, of which I loved meeting new people and exploring Taipei most. This is a city in which you feel at home quite fast.









2014年7月29日 星期二

2014_01_Maaike Wit

* Full Name: Maaike Wit 
* University/ Institute: Netherlands Asia Honours Summer School (NAHSS)     
* Nationality: Netherlands

Through the Netherlands Asia Honours Summer School (NAHSS), I had the unique opportunity to study at NCCU and experience everything Taiwan has to offer in the summer of 2014. Together with twenty other Dutch student I have tried to learn and see as much as possible. The buddy's from the university were very helpful and showed us a lot during the cultural excursions in and around Taipei.  Because all the international students are staying at the International House, it is very easy to meet new people from all over the world. On every floor there is a common living room and the area around the campus is small enough to run in to each other every now and then. In the weekends, we have visited Fulong Beach and the Sun Moon Lake. Company visits were also part of the NAHSS program. It was a great experience to see how Taiwan has economically grown and has become a word player in for example the bike industry. I can recommend a stay at the NCCU and the island of Taiwan to everyone, it is a chance of a life time!