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  • Locations: Taichung City, Taiwan
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Minimum GPA: Good Standing Housing: Hotel
Language of Instruction: English Program Type: GSU
Program Director: Dr. Chung-Dar Lu, Dr. Eric Gilbert Sponsoring College: College of Arts & Sciences
Sponsoring Department: Biology Credit Type: GSU Credit
Credit Level: Graduate Credit, Undergraduate Credit
Program Description:

"Studying abroad opened up more options in pharmacy that I had never been exposed to in America. Before visiting Taiwan, I thought that the only way to feel better after being sick was to take some type of medicine that was prescribed, but there is in fact another alternative; herbal therapy. (…) I was exposed to acupuncture and even got to practice on myself and others with the help of Dr. Pascale Schmied, one of the CMU professors. When I continue my education in pharmacy school, I plan to look more into herbal therapy as an alternative for healing." - Courtney, Summer 2013

Students interested in speaking with program alumni can browse our Alumni Reference Network. The Alumni Reference Network is password-protected and only accessible to GSU students. Please contact the Study Abroad Office at (404) 413-2529 or for the password.


The Program:

Cancer and infectious diseases are health challenges of global proportions. This course will examine issues surrounding the causes, the treatment and the prevention of these maladies. We will take advantage of our location on the China Medical University (CMU) campus in Taichung, Taiwan to learn about contemporary Western and traditional Chinese approaches to maintaining health and managing illness. GSU students will learn in classes taught in English along with Taiwanese students, allowing for cross-cultural interactions and sharing of perspectives. We anticipate that participation in this course will stimulate student thinking about diverse causes and solutions to global health issues.
Taichung is in the central region of Taiwan. It is a vibrant city a short drive from beautiful Sun Moon Lake and historic Lukang village. At the end of our trip we will travel to Taiwan’s cosmopolitan capital Taipei to enjoy its cultural sites including the unforgettable National Palace Museum.


Tentative Itinerary:
Highlights of the program are provided below. The university reserves the right to alter travel and other arrangements if required by circumstances. 

June 27: Arrive in Taiwan
June 28: Orientation
June 29 – July 3: Lectures and Taichung activities
July 4 - 5: Site visits in central Taiwan
July 6 - July 10: Lectures and Taichung activities
July 11 - 13: site visits in Taipei
July 14: Depart for Atlanta

See the Taiwan program flyer for more details.  

Please click the link for the Program Health Description: Taiwan.

Eligibility:  The program is open to undergraduate and graduate students who meet all academic requirements of the Georgia State University College of Arts and Sciences. Program size is limited and participation is contingent upon acceptance by the Program Director. 

International students at Georgia State who hold F-1 visas must contact the Office of International Students and Scholar Services at 404/413-2070 to discuss possible implications of study abroad for their immigration status.

Courses and Credit: Participants who successfully complete the program's courses will receive 4 semester hours of course credit at Georgia State University. Undergraduate students should register for BIOL 4930 and graduate students should register for BIOL 6930. Students from other institutions should follow their institution's regulations concerning transfer credits. 

Our hotel is near the CMU campus. Please visit their website at:

The program cost is tentatively set at $1000.The price includes lodging,
ground transportation and entrance fees, breakfast, guest lectures,
administrative fees and expenses and health/evacuation/repatriation
insurance. The price does NOT include airfare, GSU tuition and fees,
passport or personal expenses and baggage charges. Non-resident/out-ofstate
students will pay in-state tuition plus a $250 fee in addition to the
program cost. Program cost may vary at any time according to currency
fluctuations and changing travel arrangements.

*Program Fee Includes

- Accommodations

- All ground transportation, excursions and entrance fees

- Breakfast each day

- Guest lectures

- Administrative fees and incidental expenses for the program

- Health/Evacuation/Repatriation insurance  

*Program Fee Does Not Include
- Georgia State tuition and fees
Round-trip airfare
- Passport
- Personal expenses and excess baggage charges 

Payment Schedule
April 6 – $500 deposit with application
April 20 – $500 remaining balance


Program Director: Eric Gilbert, Ph.D.

office: 525 Petit Science Center

phone: 404/413-5395
























This program is currently not accepting applications.