Program Overview

The Communications, Business, and Political Economy program is designed to enhance your cultural understanding and language skills through courses at either National Chengchi University or CIEE Taipei, 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

Additional requirements

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

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.

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.

Dates and Deadlines

To confirm the exact program dates, please consult CIEE.
TermYearDeadlineArrival DateDeparture Date
Fall/Winter Semester2020-213/1/2020Late AugustMid-January
Academic Year2020-213/1/2020Late AugustMid-late June
Spring Semester202110/1/2020Mid-FebruaryMid-late June

Travel Advisories

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