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  • Locations: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: Cornell, Jodi Program Director: Vanstrom, Joseph
Housing Options: Dormitory Cumulative GPA: 2.0
Language of Instruction: English Host Country Language: Chinese
Online Course Catalog Available: No Sponsor: Iowa State
ISU Course: TSM 496
Program Description:

International Industrial/Academic Leadership Experience

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Program Description:  Students will travel to Taiwan and stay on the campus of Chung Yuan Christian university (CYCU) and participate in the Industrial Academic leadership Experience Program (II/ALE). II/ALE is a program organized annually by CYCU since 2007, allowing students in engineering and related majors from seven countries the opportunity to complete three-week long projects in multi-national and multi-disciplinary teams, attend lectures, field trips and cultural activities in Taiwan. Each project is supervised by a CYCU faculty member. 

Criteria for Selection:   Preference is given to Sophomores,Junior or Senior status who demonstrate significant leadership and team working qualities and  display a desire to learn outside the classroom. Academic GPA requirement: 2.0 GPA

Program Goals:  Students will be immersed in the Taiwanese culture and learn to communicate and work within groups that consist of students from a variety of cultures. This will engage students and test their knowledge of engineering, project management, leadership and communication skills.

Course:  TSM 496 Section G; 3 credits

Program Director:  Dr. Joseph Vanstrom (

Grading System:

-100% Attendance to all lectures and cultural trips, 1 page reports on each event is to be completed and turned in.
-Completion of a group project, technical paper and presentation of project on the last day of the trip.
-A-F; breakdown based on scored from reports and group project/presentation/technical report



Program Costs:  Expenses on this program will be all out-of-pocket at total estimated cost of $2600.00 (airfare, housing, CISI required health and emergency insurance, on-site transportation).
Airfare Estimated: $2200, 
Housing Estimated : $300 
In-country transportation:  approximately $75
CISI: $30.13 ($1.31 per day)

Additional out of pocket expenses: $135 for Passport (if you don't already have one), Incidentals: $300 ($100/week recommended, but can vary based on spending habits), Study Abroad Center Administration Fee (from 3224 MU): $105, $10 program application fee to the Ag Study Abroad office

Program fee, and the $105 administrative fee will be applied directly to your Ubill in Summer 2017.

ISU Summer Tuition and Fees:  Approximately $906 for ISU tuition and $235.50 in fees.
100% tuition scholarship reimbursement for 3 credits of summer tuition for CALS students, 75% for non-CALS students. Only tution reimbursed not fees, you would still need to pay fees.
ISU tuition and fees are different depending on majors. The above indicated amount is for most majors not including engineering, design and business

If you are a CALS student and do not have a US Passport yet, contact Mr. Jodi Cornell to find out how you can get the cost of your passport reimbursed  or stop by 0018 Curtiss Hall.


Tentative Itinerary:
July 6th-8th   Travel from Des Moines, IA to Taipei, TW; Travel to CYCU by shuttle bus (CYCU)
July 9th  Free day in Chung Li
July 10th  Opening Ceremony's, 1st day of lecture, meet groups
July 11th  Lecture
July 12th  Cultural trip
July 13th  Lecture/Group work
July 14th  Lecture/Group work
July 15th  Cultural trip
July 16th  Free day
July 17th  Lecture/Group work
July 18th  Cultural trip
July 19th  Cultural trip
July 20th  Lecture/Group work.
July 21st Lecture/Group work
July 22nd  Cultural trip
July 23rd Free Day
July 24th Lecture/Group work
July 25th Lecture/Group work
July 26th Lecture/Group work
July 27th Lecture/Group work
July 28th Project Presentations and Closing Ceremonies
July 29th-30th Travel from Taipei, TW to Des Moines, IA 


This program is currently not accepting applications.