Through interaction with the students of our sister university in Taiwan, National Changhua University of Education (NCUE), and through the Technology and Society class activities, field trips, and weekend cultural excursions, you will be immersed in the rich and diverse Chinese/Taiwanese culture. You will explore ancient Chinese technological inventions, and development and achievement of technology in present-day Taiwan; as well as tour major cities, villages, and noteworthy monuments. The program also provides the environment for you to learn conversational Chinese and, more importantly, to appreciate different cultures and widen your worldview.
Register for APSU’s ENGT 3820: Technology and Society. English is spoken during all classes, activities, and tours.
After flying from Nashville to Taiwan, we will reside in guest housing on the NCUE campus. During week days, we will have classes in mornings and field trips in afternoons. On weekends, there will be cultural exploration travels. In week one, the class will have an overview of ancient Chinese inventions and visit surrounding old towns, museums, and a hands-on, paper-making workshop. On the weekend, we will visit Tainan (the oldest city), Kaohsiung (a harbor city), and stay overnight in Kenting National Park at the southern tip of the island. In week two, the class will be introduced to modern technology in Taiwan, and make a trip to Tsinchu High Tech Science Park and Taichung City. The weekend trip will be to visit Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village and Sitou Forest and stay overnight at Sun Moon Lake. In week three, the class will discuss the impact of modern technology to the global society, then travel north to Capital-Taipei City- and stay three days to visit the National Palace Museum, Taipei 101 skyscraper, memorials, temples and traditional night markets. The itinerary is tentative and subject to change.
Lodging and Meals:
You will be provided university guest housing (2-3 persons per unit); hotel, dormitory-style, or hostel-style accommodations during travel; and three meals per day.
Level 3 includes APSU tuition, airline and ground transportation, room and board, excursions and health insurance.
The price is based upon the estimated cost of the program and grouped into levels. Level 1 - $2k-3k, Level 2 - $3k-4k, Level 3 - $4k-5k, Level 4 - $5k-6k and Level 5 - $6k-7k. Prices are subject to change due to increase in airfare, fluctuation of currency exchange and changes in tuition and fee rates. Estimated cost may not include airfare, APSU tuition, or health coverage unless specified. You should also budget funds for personal expenses based upon your spending habits.
Financial aid is available. Your current scholarships and financial aid may apply toward the cost of the program. Call the Office of Student Financial Aid at (931) 221-7907 to schedule an appointment with a financial aid counselor. Additional scholarships and travel grants are available through the Office of International Education. Scholarship information.
Payment Schedule and Deadlines:
Dr. Chin-Zue Chen, Professor of Engineering Technology, at (931) 221-1472 or ChenC@apsu.edu.
Austin Peay University reserves the right to make cancellations, date and fee adjustments and any other changes that may be required.