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  • Locations: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: UWRF applicants only
  • Program Fees: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
Open to: All UWRF students Credit Bearing: Credit bearing
Program Description:
Taiwan Teach Abroad Program

Program Overview:

Summer 2018 Projected Dates: 6 - 30 July

The Taiwan Teach Abroad Program offers UWRF students an opportunity to live, work, and learn for one month in Taipei, Taiwan. Participants earn three ENGL 379/TESL 779 internship credits, teach English conversation to Shih Hsin University students for three hours a day, Monday through Thursday, for three weeks, and participate in workshops and discussion sessions to enhance their teaching ability. In addition, participants will experience Taiwanese culture, food, and extracurricular activities in and around Taipei. Shih Hsin University pays UWRF participants a $750 stipend, as well as paying for their lodging, and airfare. 

Alex Hatheway ( is the program leader.
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UWRF students travel together to Taipei, Taiwan and are housed in a Shih Hsin University dormitory for the duration of the program. During the three day weekends, students will have an opportunity to travel around Taiwan and visit cultural, historical, and tourist destinations. Shih Hsin University originally focused on developing journalists and was founded by Mr. She-wo Cheng, who made his pen an instrument for justice throughout his lifetime. He insisted on the ideal that a person of integrity should remain virtuous in wealth, steadfast under intimidation, and incorruptible in poverty. Today the school has more than 10,000 students.


UWRF participants receive three internship credits, either ENGL 379 or TESL 779. The program leader will submit grades directly to UWRF for these credits. Participants are expected to teach English conversation classes to Taiwanese students from 9:30 AM to 12:30 PM, Monday through Thursday. In addition, UWRF students will meet with the program leader daily to discuss ways to enhance their teaching effectiveness and to further develop their TESOL skills. At the end of the program, students will write a paper reflecting on their experiences and articulating what they have learned about teaching English.


A breakdown of the costs related to this program can be viewed by clicking on the “Program Fees” link (in the table at the top of this brochure) for the desired term.
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Housing & Meals:

The dorm rooms are outfitted with a desk – bed unit. Students will need to climb a ladder to get into the bed. Some meals are provided, but students will need to provide all of their weekend meals and most evening meals.

Travel Arrangements:

There will be orientation sessions during Spring semester that participants will be required to attend. Once students have met these obligations, all travel arrangements will be provided by the program leader.

Additional Information:

Space is limited for this program. Since Shih Hsin University is paying for student travel and lodging, in addition to the $750 stipend, their budget dictates the number of students able to attend. Consequently, interested students must apply for this position. Three faculty members from the Department of English will select from the applicants, considering: (a) what experiences and skills the student possesses to support their success in this program, (b) how they will be able to best serve Taiwanese students, and (c) how the program fits into their academic and career goals. A visa is not required for this program, but a passport will be needed.

How to Apply:

Check out the information on How to Apply, then come back to this program’s brochure and click on the “Apply Now” button at the top of the page.


Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.