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ISEP Exchange - Providence University
Taichung, Taiwan (Outgoing Program)
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Minimum GPA: 2.75 Language of Instruction: Chinese/Mandarin, English
Housing: residence halls Current Class Standing: Graduate, Junior, Senior
Area of Study: Accounting, Biochemistry, Biology, Business Administration-Finance, Business Administration-General, Business Administration-International Business, Business Administration-Management, Business Administration-Marketing, Chemistry, Computer Science, Criminology, Economics, Education, English, Fine Arts-Art History, Fine Arts-Music, Fine Arts-Visual Arts, Humanities, Language-Chinese/Mandarin, Language-French, Language-Spanish, Math, Philosophy, Physics, Pre-Health, Psychology, Religious Studies, Sociology, Women and Gender Studies Program Category: Featured
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Providence University

Program Snapshot

Providence University is a great destination for international students, as it offers active campus life, an outstanding Chinese language training center and a variety of available courses taught in English. The international office takes great care of their students and offers a variety excursions and activities that will make your time in Taiwan a blast.

Fast Facts

Taichung, Taiwan (pop. 1,017,232)
Student Enrollment: 12,000
Language of instruction: Mandarin Chinese and English
Courses in English
Courses in Chinese


Providence University is located in Taichung, the heart of Taiwan and the historic capital of the island. Taichung is approximately a two-hour drive from Taipei and is serviced by multiple daily buses and trains to and from all parts of Taiwan.

Taichung has convenient access to all student necessities and offers a wide variety of recreational activities. Students are only minutes away from spectacular natural landscapes with the opportunity for hiking and biking in addition to other outdoor activities. Sports and outdoor recreation and a diversity of cultural activities are available. The city also hosts lively festivals year-round.

Program Type

Undergraduate and Graduate
ISEP-Exchange for International students.
ISEP-Exchange for US students.

Program Dates

Academic year: mid-September to late June; Semester 1: mid-September to mid-January; Semester 2: late February to late June.


Foreign Languages and Literature (English, Spanish, Japanese, Chinese), Humanities and Social Sciences (Chinese Literature, Social Work and Child Welfare, Taiwanese Literature, Law, Ecology, Mass Communication, Teacher Education), Sciences (Applied Mathematics, Applied Chemistry, Food and Nutrition, Cosmetic Science, Statistics and Informatics), Management (Business Administration, International Business, Accounting, Tourism, Finance), Computing and Informatics, Computer Science and Information Management (Computer Science and Information Engineering, Communication Engineering), Service Learning Development

Courses taught in English

Providence offers a wide range of courses taught in English in the fields of Business Management, Computing and Informatics, English Language and Teaching, Finance and Economics, Humanities and Social Sciences, Law, Linguistics, Literature, Philosophy, Physical Education, Science, and Theatre. For a list of undergraduate courses taught in English, visit:

Courses for Graduate (Masters) Level

Providence offers graduate level courses taught in English through the College of Management and the College of Computing and Informatics. Please visit the GIP website ( for more information about graduate school international programs.

Housing and Meals

Students are housed in 3-4 person occupancy rooms in two residence halls on campus. There are no kitchens in the student residences. Limited guest rooms are available on campus for an extra fee. Married student housing is NOT available. Students are provided with a stipend for 19 meals per week.


An orientation is provided when students arrive on campus and will include various information sessions, a campus tour, lunch and a meeting with the Office of International Affairs Staff and their Learning Partners. During orientation, students will receive assistance to activate their computer accounts, to apply for alien residency, health insurance, a bank account, a cell phone, and to register for courses. The orientation also includes a city tour.

Student Activities

Over 85 student clubs and organizations sponsor a wide range of extracurricular activities. The Office of International Affairs organizes regular student parties, outings, cultural trips and other fun activities. Providence University also provides numerous sporting and physical fitness opportunities. Sports include baseball, basketball, swimming, tennis and fitness in superb athletics facilities including a track and a newly-built world class sports arena. The annual Sports Day provides opportunities for students, faculty and staff to participate in a whole day of activities. Students also have access to a student health center, career advising services and a Campus Ministry Center. Other facilities on campus include theaters, a music appreciation center, dining services, Caves bookstore, convenience stores, an art gallery, an auditorium, a chapel and a state-of the-art library. Exchange students also have access to International Corner (I-Corner), an informal, friendly environment where one can make new international friends, find academic partners, and learn about the diverse cultures, traditions and customs of other countries. Incoming students can also take part in the International Friendship Buddy program. This buddy program facilitates international students' initial contact with Taiwanese students and helps them adjust to life in new a cultural environment.


Providence University is a Catholic co-educational institution that was founded by an American congregation, the Sisters of Providence of Saint Mary-of-the-Woods, Indiana, USA. The University's historic foundation can be traced back to 1920 in Mainland China. It has grown rapidly through the years, valuing diverse cultures and welcoming students and professors from around the world. Providence University assists students in the development of global awareness, lifelong values, service learning, research, and critical thinking skills in academic areas to encourage social responsibility, in line with the school's motto: Virtus cum Scientia – Virtue with Knowledge.

ISEP-Exchange programs allow students to participate in reciprocal exchanges with students at ISEP member institutions worldwide, while paying their home university tuition. Students attending US universities that are ISEP-Exchange members are eligible to apply for these programs at other international ISEP-Exchange member universities. Chances of placement vary by location.

ISEP-Direct programs allow students to enroll directly in a host institution abroad, instead of exchanging places with another student. Chances of placement are typically excellent for qualified applicants and some sites offer special academic programs and excursions. Students attending US universities that are either ISEP-Exchange members or ISEP-Direct members can participate in ISEP-Direct programs abroad.

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