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  • Locations: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 03/01/2018
Rolling Admission 06/02/2018 06/14/2018

** Indicates rolling admission application process. Applicants will be immediately notified of acceptance into this program and be able to complete post-decision materials prior to the term's application deadline.

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Fact Sheet:
Program Type: Short Term Faculty Directed Area of Study: Geography (GRY)
Minimum Required GPA: 2.0 Language of Instruction: English
Housing Options: Hotel Language Courses Offered: No
Internship or Service Learning: None College Designation: CNAS
Open to Non-MSU Student: Yes MSU Registrar's Term: Summer
Program Description:
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This course will introduce students to geography of Taiwan and basics of applied geospatial science, Geographic Information Systems (GIS), digital mapping, GPS, and Remote Sensing. Students will travel to Taiwan for a ten-day tour of geographic, geologic, and cultural sites with geospatial applications in Taiwan. Through this course, students can see, feel, and immerse in the physical and cultural environments, and realize how geospatial technologies have changed people’s life in Taiwan.

Program Fee: $4,510

Program Fee Includes:

  • Airfare
  • Accommodations
  • In Country Transportation
  • Tours
  • All Meals
Program Fee Excludes:
  • In-state tuition for the course(s) itself
  • Transportation to/from designated airport
  • Passport/visa fees
  • Ground transportation for personal trips
  • Souvenirs & other personal purchases (e.g. coffee, clothing, etc.)
  • Immunization
Course(s) Offered:
  • GRY 470 (3)
Maximum Credit Hours: 3

Xiaomin Qiu
Geography, Geology, and Planning


Pre-Departure Meeting Dates Pre-Departure Meeting Topic
June 1 Geography of Taiwan, Geospatial Science Test
Program Itinerary   
June 2 Depart Springfield to Taipei
June 3 Arrival at Taoyuan Airport
June 4 Seminar at Department of Geography, National Taiwan Normal University
June 5 Taroko National Park
June 6 Rock formations landscape at Swallow Grotto, Changchun Shrine Trail, SuAo Cold Spring, Shilin Night Market
June 7 Formosan Aboriginal Culture Village Amusement Park, The Sun Moon Lake Area
June 8 Boat ride on Sun Moon Lake, Xiangshan Bike, Enjoy Dongpu Hot Spring
June 9 New Central Cross-Island Highway, Yushan National Park, Tataka Visitor Center, Alishan Forest Recreation Area
June 10 Qi Gu Lagoon, Anping Fort, Yanping Street, Anping Tree House, Chihkan Tower, Hayashi Department Store
June 11 Ten Drum Cultural Park, Kenting National Park, Kenting Street
June 12 Kenting National Forest Recreation Area, Feng Chia Night Market
June 13 Yangmingshan National Park, Taipei 101, Eslite Book Shop
June 14 Return to US
Post-Program Meetings Topic

Financial Aid & Scholarships

Financial Aid and scholarships are only available to currently enrolled MSU students. If you are a visiting student from another institution, you will need to work with your home institution Financial Aid Office to identify any available aid.

The seven colleges at Missouri State University are pleased to announce their respective Study Away Scholarships. A scholarship fund has been established by MSU’s President, International Programs, and the respective college to assist students with their study abroad. Search available college scholarships here!

Other Financial Aid:
Study Away Programs works closely with the Office of Financial Aid to make funding readily available for our study away students.  Before students can schedule an appointment with Financial Aid, you must submit an approved STFD Budget Worksheet to Study Away Programs.

Study Away students may be able to use their institutional aid, grants, or loans for their study abroad.  Students are encouraged to meet with Financial Aid as soon as possible to plan appropriately for their time abroad.  Please request a Study Away Financial Aid Counselor when making an appointment.


Billing & Procedures

  • Tuition fees are not included in the program fee and will be charged to your University account separately and will be subject to MSU's billing and payment policies.
  • The program fee will be billed within approximately one week of the application deadline.  This fee includes the International Programs Academic Experience Fee. 
  • The program fee is due in full according to the standard program payment deadline (please refer to the "Financial Responsibility, Cancellation, and Withdrawal Policy" signature document). If a student is planning on financial aid to cover some or all program costs, the student must provide documentation to Study Away at least two weeks prior to the program payment deadline.
    • Students who have not paid the MSU portion of the program fee will be withdrawn from the program and dropped from the course.
  • MSU students will be billed through their University accounts.
  • Non-MSU students and program guests must pay through the Study Away storefront.
Cancellation & Refund Policies
  • If a student withdraws from the program, the participant will be liable for 15% of the total program fee, the International Programs Academic Experience Fee, and any non-refundable purchases made on the participant's behalf. 
  • When the program begins, no refunds will be issued under any circumstances.

All withdrawals must be complete the STFD Program Withdrawal Form with the Program Director's signature to Study Away Programs, Plaster Student Union 209.

This program is currently not accepting applications.