Can you imagine how a small island - Taiwan, about half the size of Tasmania, could possibly have a great impact on China’s current cultural landscape and industry? Do you want to learn more how this East Asian community has absorbed different cultures (Aboriginal, Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Dutch, and American) and created its own in claiming the status as a multicultural society with a unique position and experience to offer in the globalised world.
provides a general introduction to arts in contemporary Taiwan for undergraduate and postgraduate students who have an interest in the traditions and practices of East Asian arts. Each year the focus of the course will rotate specific topics, and may include performing art, visual art, or popular culture. This course offers an insight into how this Asian community has absorbed different cultures (Chinese, Japanese, Portuguese, Dutch, Korean and American) to create a unique culture under the impact of globalisation. This is an intensive in-country course which involves travel to Taiwan. No prior knowledge of a Chinese or Taiwanese language is necessary.
In-country activity for this course will run from 4 December - 18 December 2017.
The course is comprised of 15 days of intensive in country learning activities, including lectures, workshops, group discussions/debates and several field trips. This is a unique opportunity to study Taiwan outside of the classroom.
Students interested in Taiwan’s cultural and history, performing arts, post-colonial cultural landscape of East Asia, or acquiring knowledge cultural immersion are strongly encouraged to apply.
Eligibility and Selection Criteria
This opportunity is open to all ANU undergraduate students, and postgraduate students with the permission of their program convenor.
All you need to do is tell us in under 200 words how this opportunity will enrich or enhance your studies at ANU and how this opportunity will benefit you personally. Academic performance (GPA) and previous study of Taiwan may also be taken into consideration. Preference may be given to students who have completed 36 units of study.
You must submit your application online by Sunday 10 September 2017.
You will receive an outcome on your application by the 13 September, and will be required to confirm your participation and submit required documentation by Monday 18 September.
If you are a Permanent Resident or Citizen of China you be required to undergo a visa process for Taiwan and to submit all documents to the CAP Student Centre by Monday 18 September 2017. There is a visa/entry permit cost of approximately AUD$26.00 (depending on exchange rates).
Engage Asia Travel Guarantee
The ANU College of Asia and the Pacific provides guaranteed financial support to students undertaking a CAP global learning program. Students successfully selected to participate in this course will receive $500 in funding support through the EngageAsia Travel Guarantee.
It's possible to hold more than one scholarship, bursary or grant at a time, so checking out all of the funding opportunities available to you is a good idea.
OS-HELP is a Government loan scheme to assist eligible Australian students enrolled in a Commonwealth supported place, who wish to undertake an overseas experience as part of their degree.
Travel and Other Costs
You will be required to cover the costs of your own flights, travel to and from the airport, travel within Taiwan, accommodation and living expenses (meals etc.).
Please note that students will be expected to make their own accommodation and internal transport arrangements for this course (with suggestions provided from the convenor) and will be required to provide confirmed details of their bookings to the CAP Student Centre prior to their departure. This will include internal travel from Taipei to Taitung either via air (approximately NTD 2300 one way) or train (approximately NTD 800 one way). Additional information will be provided to students selected for the course.
Permanent Residents or Citizens of China will incur a visa/entry permit cost of approximately AUD$26.00
General Information for Mobility Programs
While the College of Asia and the Pacific welcomes participation from all eligible ANU students, credit towards your degree program will be at the discretion of your home College. It is your responsibility to consult with your College's student advisors about how this course might fit into your current degree requirements.
Students should ensure they have a passport that is valid for at least 6 months after the end date of the program.
The CAP Student Centre is not able to provide visa advice, please refer to the relevant embassy or immigration department for advice about visas.
CAP Student Centre
HC Coombs Building (9)
T: 6125 3207