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

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.
Program Description:

UCF in Taiwan: Asian Culture, Healthcare & Aging Society
Taipei, Taoyuan, and Taichung, Taiwan
Summer A
May 31- June 9 2018

(NEW) 2018 Taiwan Study Abroad Info Session Video Now Available ! 
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2018 Taiwan Public Health Summer 
Pre-trip class meetings in Orlando (late-March to mid-May, 2018)
followed by a 10-day exciting study tour of Taiwan! 

Taiwan Group

Course Description

With partners from Chang-Gung University of Science & Technology (CGUST), Chung-Shan Medical University (CSMU), Hsiang Shang Social Welfare Foundation (HSSWF), Ministry of Health & Welfare (MOHW) , as well as local communities, this integrated course will introduce the Asian culture, healthcare system, and aging issues in Taiwan.  Discussions will also include lessons learned & challenges from its universal health insurance system; issues, policies, and resources related to the aging society, as well as observe community-based senior health programs in action.  Students will explore how Asian culture / values, and lifestyles influence the health of individuals and communities in Taiwan.  Potential site visits may include MOHW, long-term care facilities, senior homes / centers, night markets, & cultural sites.
Classes will consist of lectures, discussions, demonstrations, hands-on practices, site visits, and field experience.  Guest lecturers will be drawn from partnering universities, government officials, culture experts, & community practitioners in Taiwan.  UCF students will have opportunities to interact with TW faculty and students throughout this program.

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Learning Outcomes

  1. Discuss the demographic trends of the aging population, the major health issues among older populations, and explain their implications for public health practice.
  2. Compare various types of aging services including community-based vs. facility-based services; and discuss how these programs are designed / delivered in different cultural context and system for older adults in the U.S. versus Taiwan.
  3. Analyze current strategies of health promotion and disease prevention, and reflect how these strategies were adapted in different cultural values or context.
  4. Discuss issues and challenges of Taiwan’s rapidly aging society on its healthcare system and the emerging long-term care policies.

Program Leader: Dr. Su-I Hou (

Program Itinerary: For more information on the program's daily activities, please check out this Taiwan study abroad information session video: 

Dr. Su-I Hou


  • HSA 4955 (3 credits)
  • HSA 6958 (3 credits)
  • PAF 7958 (3 credits)
*Please note that all participants must enroll in this course and pay associated tuition to be a part of the program

Pricing (based on minimum number of students and subject to amendment) 

Program fee: $2,350

Payment 1: $1,000 due 28 February
Payment 2: $1,350 due 30 March 

The following services are included as part of the program fee:
  • Airport pickup/drop-off
  • Bus rental for the group during Taipei and Taichung Sites
  • Bus rental to educational/cultural venues
  • Shared hotel accommodations
  • Meals during the Taipei and Taichung program 
  • Program materials
  • Other costs- honorariums, local ground travel insurance, program entrance and facility fees, host institution administration and related fees
  • UCF administrative fee ($350)
The following costs are not included as part of the program fee:
  • Airfare
  • Free day expenses
  • Personal travel not associated with the program
  • Currency exchange fees
  • Incidentals/Passport and visa fees
  • UCF tuition
Program Cost Disclaimer: UCF reserves the right to alter or cancel the program at any time. In such cases, the university shall not be liable for airfare, transportation costs, and/or any other costs incurred by the student. The UCF Abroad Office will make reasonable efforts to notify students through reasonable means to inform the students when to reserve flights, students should not make any travel arrangements until being directed to do so by this office. Students should consult their travel agent about buying travel insurance to defray unanticipated costs in the event that travel plans change. UCF Abroad will make reasonable efforts to notify students via their Knights email when any significant changes are being made to the program. It is entirely within UCF Abroad's discretion as to what changes are considered significant. 


Note: Space on the Taiwan program is very limited. You are STRONGLY recommended to apply and commit to the program early to secure your space. 

Application Deadlines:

In order to be accepted to the program, all applicants must meet with the faculty leader for a brief interview. Dr. Hou is available for walk-in interviews on Mondays and Tuesdays from 3:00-5:00 in HPA 1 Romm 217. 

Early-bird application deadline- 12/01/2017
Early-bird program committal deadline- 12/11/2017

** A surprise Taiwan souvenir gift will be given to those who commit BEFORE the early-bird deadline in Dec., 2017

Standard application deadline- 02/01/2018
Standard committal deadline- 02/11/2018


Program Leader: Dr. Su-I Hou
Program Leader Contact:


This program is currently not accepting applications.