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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

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Program Costs: 

Program Fee: Estimated at $1090.00. ( Student share of program director's expense. If more students go this amount will decrease.

Out of pocket Expenses on this program is estimated at  $3140.00 (airfare, meals, transportation).
Airfare Estimated: $2400, 
On-site transportation: $50
Meals on own : $300 
In-country transportation:  approximately $90
Incidentals: $300 ($100/week recommended, but can vary based on spending habits),

Additional expenses: $135 for Passport (if you don't already have one), Study Abroad Center Administration Fee (from 3224 MU): $105.

Program fee, and the $105 administrative fee will be applied directly to your Ubill in Summer 2018.

ISU Summer Tuition and Fees:  100% tuition scholarship reimbursement for 3 credits of summer tuition for CALS students, 75% for non-CALS students. Only tuition reimbursed not fees, you would still need to pay fees. ISU tuition and fees are different depending on majors. 

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.


There are scholarships available to apply for through the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences (0018 Curtiss Hall), scholarship application is  due March 1, 2018. Application details are served to CALS students in the learning content section of the program application.

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Tentative Itinerary:
July 2nd Travel from Des Moines, IA to Taipei, TW; Travel to CYCU by shuttle bus (CYCU)
July 3rd Free day in Chung Li
July 4th Opening Ceremony's, 1st day of lecture, meet groups
July 5th  Lecture
July 6th Cultural trip
July 7th  Lecture/Group work
July 8th  Lecture/Group work
July 9th  Cultural trip
July 10th  Free day
July 11th  Lecture/Group work
July 12th  Cultural trip
July 13th  Cultural trip
July 14th  Lecture/Group work.
July 15th Lecture/Group work
July 16th  Cultural trip
July 17th Free Day
July 18th Lecture/Group work
July 19th Project Presentations and Closing Ceremonies
July 20th-21st Travel from Taipei, TW to Des Moines, IA 

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This program is currently not accepting applications.