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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Program Advisor: Robert Dowden Program Type: Partner
Academic Level: 2. Sophomore, 3. Junior, 5. Graduate Areas of Study: Business, Electrical Engineering, Engineering, Mechanical Engineering
Minimum GPA: 2.5 Credits: 3
Language Prerequisite: 000 - No language prerequisite On-Site Language Course Required: No
Language of Instruction: English Housing Options: Residence Hall
Internship Available: No COVID-19 Vaccine Required: No
Program Description:

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Chung Yuan International Leadership Experience


Students spend three weeks in northern Taiwan, immersed in an exciting and intensive summer program on international leadership, entrepreneurship, and innovation in industry. In addition to seminars and guest lectures from leading scholars, students participate in fieldwork, corporate and industrial visits, cultural activities, and excursions. The entire program is conducted in English, making it accessible to American students and facilitating collaboration with other participants from Taiwan, Japan, the Philippines, and around the world.


Students choose between one of two tracks:
International Industrial/Academic Leadership Experience (II/ALE)
Planned Lectures
  • Renewable energy and photovoltaics CYCU Computer Lab
  • High power ultrasound
  • Sustainability
  • Fuel cells and batteries
  • Innovation creativity and thinking outside the box
  • Engineering projects
Sample Projects
  • Image tracking system in microscopes
  • Real time processing ECG signal
  • Design of a 4-axis robot arm
  • Optimal propeller design for unmanned aerial vehicles

International Innovation & Entrepreneur Leadership Experience (II/ELE)
Planned Lectures
  • Business model operation
  • Commercial opportunity of cultural and creative projects
  • Internet marketing search engine optimization
  • How to write a business proposalStudents with hands raised
  • Production design
  • How to raise funds
  • Presentation skills
Sample Project Topics
  • Stray dogs and social enterprise
  • Solving the problem of marginalized adolescents
  • Aboriginal culture and corporate profits
  • Branding by i-Mart
Upon completion, students receive a transcript from Chung Yuan Christian University (CYCU). The program may be used to fulfill a 3-credit General Technical Elective from the Department of Mechanical Engineering or from any other department of the School of Engineering with the consent of your academic advisor.


Included weekend cultural excursions are designed to show off the island's beauty. Past trips have included the North Coast, Sun Moon Lake, and the Ilan traditional arts and cultural center. Students experience first-hand local Taiwanese food and the traditional culture of the indigenous peoples. These and other cross-cultural interactions are designed to promote communication across boundaries and to broaden international vision.



Students are conveniently housed together on the CCYCU campus in one of university's four residence halls.  All meals are included.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2022 03/01/2022
Rolling Admission TBA TBA
Summer 2023 03/01/2023 ** Rolling Admission TBA TBA

** 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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