International Exchange Student Program

Our Objective In order to encourage a cross-culture interaction and mutual sharing of viewpoints, we sincerely welcome international students to study in China Medical University. It provides a unique opportunity for international students to get a closer look and have first-hand experience about Taiwanese culture and society.

Program Duration Taiwan Winter Program: January 13th~ January 24th, 2014
Application Deadline October 31st, 2013

Exceptional Course
  1. Ethnicity and Taiwanese Society
  2. Political and Economic Development in Taiwan
  3. Introduction to Traditional Theatrical Arts in Taiwan
  4. Introduction to Contemporary Architecture in Taiwan
  5. Volunteer Service and Taiwan Society
  6. Eastern Diet and Sport
  7. Introduction of Acupuncture
  8. Introduction of Chinese Medicine
  9. Introduction to Safety and Health
  10. Taiwan’s Health Insurance
  11. Infectious Diseases in Taiwan
  12. Tai Chi

(CMU reserves the right to modify the courses.)

Credits Participants who successfully complete the program’s courses will receive a course certificate.

More Information CMU provides financial assistance for the enrolled International students in the duration of the program.
  1. Part of the accommodation expenses.
  2. School Field trip will be arranged and is free of charge.
Tuition and Other Expenses Students do not have to pay for tuition. However, students must pay for part of the accommodation fees, airfare, visa fee, health insurance and personal expenses (meals, transportation…etc.), which may vary greatly from student to student.
How to Apply International students, who are interested in enrolling in the ISEP program, please read the attachment for more details.
  1. Taiwan Winter Program Flyer_2014
  2. Instruction & Application Form_Winter 2014
  3. Deposition_Winter 2014
Contact If you have any further question, please contact:
Student Reflections
  1. Jiri_Netherland_2012 Summer
  2. Nurkholis_Indonesia_2012 Summer
  3. Raedeen_USA_2012 Summer

Welcome to Taiwan
  1. General Information
    Area : 36,000 square kilometers
    Population : 23 million
    Language : Mandarin / Taiwanese / Hakka / Indigenous Languages
    Religion : Buddhism / Taoism / Christianity / Islam
    Capital City : Taipei
    Climate : Annual Average: 22˚C/ 72˚F       
    Winter Average : 18˚C / 64˚F      
    Summer Average : 31˚C / 88˚F
  2. People
    Taiwan is a modern, free, democratic society whose people are hardworking, fun-loving, educated and friendly. While eagerly embracing the future, the people of Taiwan hold onto traditional values and ideals as well.
  3. Culture
    The culture of Taiwan is a blend of modern and traditional, national and international, unique and universal. Due to Taiwan’s complex political history, the influences of indigenous culture, Confucianism, Japan, and Western civilization, everything are seamlessly woven together, creating a fascinating, dynamic society like no other in the world.
  4. Cuisine
    In Taiwan, it is said that there is a snack shop every three steps and a restaurant every five. Foods and dishes from around the world are available in Taiwan. However, Taiwan's native cuisine, which has gained worldwide attention.
  5. Travel Information
    Standard time zone : UTC/GMT + 8 hours
    Electricity : 110 volts, 60 cycles AC
    Dialing Codes : International country code : +886 (Taiwan)
    Area code : 2 (Taipei)
    4 (Taichung)
    Currency : New Taiwan Dollar (NT$)
    Bills : 2,000, 1,000, 500, 200, 100
    coins : 50, 20, 10, 5, 1
    Exchange rate : USD1≒30
  6. Transportation
    By Air ---There are six domestic airlines providing services between major cities such as Taipei, Taichung, Tainan, Kaohsiung and Hualien.
    By Taiwan High Speed Rail (THSR)---If you would like to save time, THSR is a good choice.
    By Train--- The railway network along the coastline is another economic option for traveling around Taiwan.
    By Highway Bus ---Long distance highway bus services provided by private transportation companies are very popular. They have an extensive network and a frequent service schedule.
    By Metro/Subway ---In Taipei and Kaohsiung, the metro system (MRT) provides convenient and comfortable transportation. Metro fares range from NTD20-60(USD0.6-1.8).
    By Bus & Taxi ---Each major city has its own bus system. Taxi fares start at NTD 70 (USD 2.1) and increase with the time and distance traveled.
    By Motorcycle/Scooter & Bicycle ---Motorcycles and scooters are very popular means of transportation in Taiwan.

Living in Taichung
  1. A Handbook for International Student Study in Taichung
  2. A Map Around CMU Campus

Reference and For More Information
  1. Welcome to Taiwan
  2. Study in Taiwan
  3. Taichung City Government
  4. Information for Foreigners
  5. Youth Travel in Taiwan
  6. Taiwan Tour Bus

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