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  • Locations: New Taipei City, Taiwan
  • Program Terms: Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Restrictions: Iowa State applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Spring
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Adviser: French, Erin Program Director: Fiore, Ann Marie, Thye, Ann
Online Course Catalog Available: Yes Sponsor: Iowa State
Program Description:
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Fu Jen Catholic University Exchange

The Department of Apparel, Events, and Hospitality Management in the College of Human Sciences and the Department of Textiles and Clothing in the College of Human Ecology at Fu Jen Catholic University participate in a reciprocal exchange agreement. This exchange program is available to undergraduate and graduate students in Apparel, Merchandising and Design, and a maximum of two undergraduate and two graduate students (four total) will be selected to participate in this exchange program each spring.  

Fu Jen, a comprehensive, pontifical university founded by the Holy See in Beijing in 1925, was rebuilt in Taiwan in 1961 and is celebrating it's 90th anniversary. Fu Jen comprises 11 colleges (Liberal Arts, Education, Communication, Arts, Medicine, Science and Engineering, Foreign Languages, Human Ecology, Law, Management, Social Sciences), offering 50 undergraduate programs, 50 master’s programs and 11 doctoral programs. Fu Jen has 26,000 students and over 160 student associations and clubs. There are 2,000 international students at Fu Jen. Fu Jen has established partnership with more than 300 universities worldwide, promoting international academic cooperation and activities, such as exchange programs, dual degree programs and “International Faculty and Student Teaching and Learning” program. Studying at Fu Jen is an exciting opportunity to experience the Taiwanese culture, and FJCU is proud of their continuing partnerships with schools abroad. Over 300 international students join us each year to study on exchange for a semester or for a year. Campus facilities include libraries, cafeterias, computer center, multimedia rooms, swimming pool, gym, and clinic, and the surrounding area includes a metro station, bus stops, hospitals, night markets, restaurants, and shops.

More information is available at these links (click English at the top of some pages to change the language):
Fu Jen Catholic University homepage
About Fu Jen Catholic University
College of Human Ecology
Department of Textiles and Clothing
Information for incoming exchange students
Campus map

Classes and Academic Calendar

While Mandarin is the main language at Fu Jen, many classes are offered in English.  Each semester, the university produces a list of courses taught in English for incoming exchange students about three weeks before the semester begins. Looking at past semester examples on the course enrollment site here provides a guide for the types of classes to will possibly be offered in the upcoming semester (Ex. Spring 17 as a guide for Spring 18).  Students must take at least two courses from the college they are nominated into at Fu Jen, but their other courses may be in other areas as long as language and pre-requisite knowledge is appropriate. Students can also take a free Mandarin Chinese language course that meets for 6 hours per week. The Fu Jen academic calendar for the spring semester is slightly different than ISU's calendar with dates of attendance from February to June.


Housing placements for incoming exchange students are provided in on-campus dormitories or exchange students can choose to live off-campus instead.

On-campus housing: Rooms are for three or four students with shared bathroom facilities.  Bunk beds, desk, chair, and wardrobes are provided in each room, but students must provide their own bedding and mattress (which can be purchased near the university).  There are no meal plans available, and there are no cooking facilities in the dormitory, so you will need to purchase food at local grocery stores and restaurants.  Please note there are strict rules enforced for students living on campus.

Off-campus housing: Fu Jen recommends staying in a hostel upon arrival and then seeking out longer-term accommodations. Their housing website has helpful links for off campus housing.

Fu Jen Catholic University is located just outside the city center of Taipei, the capital of Taiwan. Taiwan is a small island country of around 25 million people, with around 8 million people living in the Taipei area. As the capital of Taiwan, Taipei is a lively and vibrant city, with an active nightlife, restaurant, and entertainment scene. Students can ride to the top of one of the tallest buildings in the world, Taipei 101, visit a street market at night to try the many delicious foods at the food vendors, or learn more about Taiwanese history in the many historical shrines, monuments, and streets in the city. As a small island, it is easy to visit all parts of Taiwan through the train system that runs throughout the whole country. Taiwan has popular beach destinations, other large cities, and mountain areas for outdoors time. 
       Program Prerequisites and Criteria for Participant Selection

Participants must meet the following requirements:
  • At least 18 years of age
  • Minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 for undergraduate students and 3.0 for graduate students
  • Undergraduate or graduate student in Apparel, Merchandising and Design
  • Graduate students are eligible to participate in the second year of the M.S. program and in the second year or later of the Ph.D. program
  • Completed ISUAbroad application (do not apply directly to FJC)
  • Must satisfy all FJC admissions requirements
Applicants will be asked to submit the following materials as part of their ISUAbroad application:
  • Two electronic letters of recommendation
  • Unofficial transcript
The College of Human Sciences may check a participant's current GPA at any time. Failure to maintain the required GPA may affect participation in an international program.

Costs and Financial Assistance

Students participating in this exchange program will pay ISU tuition and fees.  Participants are also responsible for the following expenses:
  • Transportation to and from host institution
  • CISI insurance
  • Student Union fees, if applicable
  • Textbooks, clothing and personal expenses
  • Passport and visa costs
  • All other debts and incidental expenses incurred during the course of the exchange period
Budget sheet for FuJen Catholic University Exchange 
College of Human Sciences International Scholarships
College of Human Sciences Financial Resources for International Programs


All participants in this program will be automatically enrolled in CISI, an international health insurance and emergency service plan. This insurance plan is required for all undergraduate and graduate students participating in ISU study abroad programs. The cost of the plan is $1.31 per day. More information is available at the links below:

CISI Participant FAQ
International Insurance 101
CISI Policy Information

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Contact and Additional Information

Questions about Incoming Exchange with Fu Jen Catholic University should be directed to Dr. Ann-Marie Fiore, the faculty sponsor for graduate participants or to Ann Thye, the staff sponsor for undergraduate participants.  Questions about this application should be directed to the College of Human Sciences International Programs Office.

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This program is currently not accepting applications.