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** Students will be notified of acceptance by email and through their online application.
|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|
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 locate to Taiwan’s cosmopolitan capital Taipei to enjoy its cultural sites including the unforgettable National Palace Museum and also travel to nearby national parks and historic villages.
Highlights of the program are provided below. The university reserves the right to alter travel and other arrangements if required by circumstances.
June 22: Orientation
June 23 – 27: Lectures and Taichung activities
June 28-29: Site visits in central Taiwan
June 30 – July 4: Lectures and Taichung activities
July 5 – 8: site visits in Taipei and northern Taiwan
July 9: Depart for Atlanta
See the Taiwan brochure 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.
Costs: Program fee of $1,200 ; tuition for 4 credit hours, please see Tuition Rates; and mandatory student fees (only the BOR Institutional fee and Technology fee); airfare..
*Program Fee Does Include
- 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
- Personal expenses and excess baggage charges
March 31, 2014: $600 deposit with application
April 14, 2014: $600 remaining balance
Program Directors: Chung-Dar Lu, Ph.D., Eric Gilbert, Ph.D.
office: 525 Petit Science Center