University of Oregon

CIEE: Communications, Business, and Political Economy in Taipei

Program Overview

The Communications, Business, and Political Economy program is designed to enhance your cultural understanding and language skills through direct enrollment at National Chengchi University, small Chinese language classes, lectures from scholars and professionals, cultural immersion, and experiential learning. This program is ideal if you wish to experience an authentic university environment in Taiwan, choose from a wide array of content courses taught in Chinese or English, and learn Chinese through custom classes that emphasize traditional Chinese characters.

The program offers support for students interested in taking content courses either in Chinese or English with Taiwanese undergraduate or graduate students. If you have superior Chinese language skills, you may take content courses taught in Chinese or English.  If you have beginning, intermediate, or advanced Chinese language skills, you may take content courses taught in English and a Chinese language course at the appropriate level.  You will take content courses with matriculated Taiwanese undergraduate or graduate students and international students. Chinese language classes are for CIEE students only.

For further information about the program, including dates and course information, please visit: CIEE: Communications, Business, and Political Economy Program

Application Process

If you are interested in applying to a CIEE program, we strongly advise you to meet with an advisor prior to applying.

Selection for the program is based on a review of the your written application, recommendation, transcript(s), and completion of the interview process. Qualified applicants are recommended by a GEO Study Abroad Program Advisor. The final selection of participants is made by CIEE.

IMPORTANT: Application for a CIEE program involves two parts:

  1. Completion of the GEO application process.
  2. Completion of the CIEE application process.

Please note that the GEO deadline supersedes the CIEE deadline. An application fee is due at the time of application and is non-refundable under any circumstances.

Additional Requirements

  • Coursework in Chinese studies (history, sociology, economics, political science, language, or literature) is strongly recommended.

Dates and Deadlines

TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Fall Semester20173/15/2017early Septembermid-December
Academic Year2017-20183/15/2017early Septemberlate June
Spring Semester201810/01/2017mid-Februarylate June

Additional Date Information

To confirm the exact program dates, please consult CIEE.

Priority Discounts

If your program has a Priority Deadline, complete all pre-decision application materials by this date to receive a $100 credit toward your program fee. Please note, students participating in multiple summer programs are only eligible to receive the $100 credit once.

Note: this $100 discount does not apply to priority deadlines for SIT programs.

Course Equivalencies

Actual credit awarded is determined by the relevant department at your university in consultation with the study abroad office. Check with your study abroad advisor for more information.

UO students, please refer to the UO Course Equivalency Process and the UO Office of the Registrar Course Equivalency Database.