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Program Type: Summer Subject(s): International Business
Language(s) of Instruction: English Click here for a definition of this term Language Prerequisite: None
Click here for a definition of this term Secondary Application Required: Yes Click here for a definition of this term Student Visa Required: Not required for stays less than 90 days
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Program Description


Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Sustainability from an Asian Perspective
National Taiwan University's Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Sustainability Summer Program is a four-week program taught in English offered by the College of Management and provides students with a unique and exciting opportunity to study and learn in Taiwan. Students will obtain business knowledge and explore Asian economic trends as well as experience the management practices in Greater China. The program aims to help students turn theory into practice, ambition into purpose, and potential into achievement. Participants gain a deep understanding of innovation management from an Asian Perspective with in-class coursework and visits to famous Taiwanese companies. To supplement learning in class lectures, the Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Sustainability Summer Program has designed a number of off-campus activities, including cultural events and field trips. 

The University
Founded by the Japanese in 1928, National Taiwan University (NTU) is generally considered the top-ranked university in Taiwan. The University has 11 colleges, 54 departments, 103 graduate institutes, and 4 research centers and a total population of around 33,000 students. NTU's vision embraces strong knowledge, strong techniques and strong elites, guided by independent thought and a pioneering spirit of enterprise. Experience of the Chinese world is a considerable asset for students of today. An NTU education gives a clear competitive advantage – they are ranked 1st in the entire Chinese-speaking world by ARWU, a major international university ranking.

NTU is located in the heart of Taipei and is convenient for students to make the most of their summer in the capital of Taiwan. Taipei is a vibrant metropolis characterized by its friendly people and safe streets. With its classy malls, chic boutiques, stylish restaurants and cafes and cultural events, Taipei is a fascinating place to visit and live and offers a wide range of opportunities and activities for students.

Taiwan ranks among the top fifteen trading countries in the world today. It also enjoys one of the highest living standards in Asia. The island of Taiwan is located about 120 miles off the eastern shores of Mainland China, approximately central between Japan, Korea, Hong Kong and the Philippines. Taipei City is Taiwan’s capital and the center of economic, cultural, and political activities. You will find in Taipei City a combination of tradition and modernity in its architecture styles and vigorous cultural activities. It has a dizzying number of places to explore, starting with a trip to the top of one of the tallest buildings in the world, Taipei 101. Night markets offer an affordable taste of many cuisines, ancient temples provide a look into the past, and hot springs offer relaxation in the middle of the bustle. Taipei’s popular music, film, and television are widely influential throughout East Asia. Travel around the island and within Asia (Japan, Hong Kong, China and Thailand) is easy. 

Academic Details 

Program Calendar
The Program holds one four-week session in July each year. The 2019 program dates are July 8 – August 3, 2019.

複本 2019 Summer Program Schedule.pdf.  
Curriculum Structure
Recognized as one of Taiwan's top business schools, NTU's College of Management is experienced in designing curriculum of rich academic components combined with real-world business immersion practice. In addition to classroom teaching, this summer school program features company field trips and unique cultural and social events.

Academic Component
Innovation Management and Entrepreneurship from an Asian Perspective focuses on the most recent trends in three key areas – exploring human value, formulating business strategy, and developing technology platform for innovation. The courses utilizes lectures, case studies, group exercises, guest speeches, company visits, and a group project to facilitate learning. Through taking this course, students are expected to achieve the following two goals: (1) To develop a basic understanding of innovation management and relevant functional fields in business administration; and (2) to acquire knowledge and hands-on experience on how to explore human value, how to formulate business strategy, and how to develop technology platform for innovation management and entrepreneurship. Course modules include: Exploring Human Value for Innovation; Formulating Business Strategy for Innovation; Developing Technology Platform for Innovation; and Developing Technology Platform for Innovation. 

Corporate Experience
Exclusive visits to leading companies in Taipei. Lectures by industry executives and leading experts in their fields.

Cultural and Social Activities
Social events characterized by Taiwanese culture and excursions to famous landmarks in one of the most exciting cities in the world. Acquire first-hand understanding of Taiwanese culture.

Academic Culture
The Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Sustainability program at NTU follows the cohort model. The cohort model allows students to forge strong connections to a group of peers who are all taking the same class together. Students can expect a combination of lecture, discussions and group work. Class attendance is mandatory. 

Final grades are based on attendance, participation, a group project presentation and a group project report. 

Grading Scale and Conversion Guide
National Taiwan University uses a U.S.-based letter grading system. 


Eligibility Requirements
For Freeman summer abroad programs, students must:
  • have a 3.0 GPA each semester for two semesters prior to term abroad;
  • be in good academic, financial and disciplinary standing.
Students who are on disciplinary probation, academic probation and/or honor board probation during the semester or term in which they intend to study abroad are not eligible to participate in a Tulane study abroad program. Approvals are revoked for students who are placed on probation after being approved to study abroad.
Students on disciplinary, academic and/or honor board probation during time of application are considered only if the probation period ends prior to departure for study abroad. Such applications are reviewed on a case-by-case basis by Study Abroad & Exchange in consultation with Tulane's Division of Student Affairs and/or Academic Affairs. If the application is approved, the host institution will be notified of the probationary status. It is within the discretion of the host institution and/or Tulane to place additional restrictions on a recently-disciplined student's participation in a study abroad program.


Freeman Summer Abroad Application
To access the Freeman summer abroad application, please attend a Summer Abroad Info Session. Once you have attended the info session, Study Abroad & Exchange staff will set you up with a general summer abroad application. Login to your FreemanAbroad account to complete the application. Application deadlines are noted below. 

Some summer programs are more competitive than others. You can list up to six programs on your summer abroad application, in order of preference. All qualified applications are reviewed using a rubric that evaluates a student based on several criteria, including GPA; class standing while abroad; academic, personal and professional relevance of study abroad programs; and academic, linguistic, personal and cultural preparation. 

Secondary Application
Upon nomination, exchange participants are required to submit secondary application materials to the host university. The secondary application is due by the host university's deadline. 

Financial Details

Program Cost
Program participants pay a $6000 program fee. The program fee includes tuition (3 credits), lecture materials, airport transportation service, orientation, accommodation, travel insurance, cultural events, company visits, and field trips. Students are responsible for additional expenses, including international airfare, passport, visa, meals and personal expenses. See the budget sheet for more information. 


Dormitory Housing
Housing is provided for students on campus in our Shui-Yuan or Chang-Hsing Dormitory which offers single rooms in a residential complex equipped with sports facilities and spacious common areas. All single rooms include excellent lighting, a large study area, private bathroom and shower, a closet, drawers, a desk, a single bed, air conditioning, 24-hour heated water, internet connection and a landline telephone. Communal areas include meeting rooms in the lobby, a garage for bike storage, paid parking in the basement, and two laundry rooms (separated by male and female). A 24-hour receptionist is also on the first floor to help students if they have any questions.

Helpful Links

Program Website
2019 Program Brochure
U.S. Department of State Travel Advisories

Contact Past Participants

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/05/2020 02/15/2020 TBA TBA