Application Deadline & Fee

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Program Dates

July 2 - 19, 2018 (2 weeks)

Program Details

The site and host of the summer tour is Ming Chuan University (MCU), Taipei, Taiwan. MCU has a hotel & conference center. Taiwan has a rich and diverse cultural history that has Chinese , Japanese, and both an American and a Korean pop culture, influences . In addition , there are indigenous people's of the island that are particularly vulnerable to the natural disasters involving extreme weather and seismic activity. The emergency services system in Taipei involves a centralized police force, federal firefighting system , and emergency medical services. During the cultural revolution in China , many of the scholars and professionals that fled mainland China took with them a variety of ancient art that is on display at the National Museum of Art in Taipei. Moreover, there is a significant memorial site of the first president of Taiwan, Chiang Kai Shek that will be of interest to the students. MCU is also right next door to the country's largest night market where Taipei's night life can be experienced and foods can be enjoyed.

MCU will provide a survival-style Mandarin course every morning for the students that will give them some basic language skills for everyday. Afterward, there will be tours of police facilities, firefighting facilities, and emergency medical units. Emergency Operations Centers for both Taiwan as a whole and Taipei City will be toured and the emergency management professionals will be available for professional and cultural exchange . The final two days of the summer tour will involve attendance at the International Conference on Existential Psychology for which the theme will be trauma, loss, and grief. Presentations on the human impact of emergencies, disasters, and crisis will be covered by international and local scholars.

Program Sites:

  • Taipei

Anticipated Curriculum

*Students are expected to enroll in the follow course for this study abroad.

ESMG 6100 Psychology and the Emergency Services Responder (MPS Program)

ESMG 489R Taiwan Summer Tour
(Prerequisite - UAS*)

  *University Advanced Standing - 24 credits completed, GPA 2.0 or higher MAT 1030 and ENGL 2010 or equivalent.

Program Requirements*

Must be 18 years of age at the time of departure

Minimum G.P.A.: 2.5

Physical requirements: Walking to and from classes, at museums, at cultural and historical sites, etc. Several hours of tours, walking and climbing, or hiking in scenery, cultural and historical sites.

*Accessibility services vary from country to country. Contact the Office of Global Engagement if you require such services.

Estimated Program Fee*

Fee covers housing, excursions, international insurance.


*This cost is tentative and based on the current exchange rate and program plans. This cost may be updated due to exchange-rate fluctuations or program changes. This program receives funding from the Office of Engaged Learning Chinese Initiative Funds to subsidize program cost.

Additional Estimated Costs

UVU tuition ($165 per credit hour)
Roundtrip international airfare (approx $1000)
Meals (approx $400)
Local transportation (approx $200)
Discretionary spending
Optional excursion (approx $300)
Passport (approx $135)
All students are required to pay a $75 application fee for all Study Abroad programs.

Tuition Waivers

Please contact the UVU Benefits Office for more information. In certain instances, tuition waivers may not apply for an international program.

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Pell Grants and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to the program, based on eligibility. Applicant must have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (BA 105) and complete all necessary application forms for financial aid.

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