NTU Summer +

Plus Academy Summer + Programs enable students from all over the world to gain first-hand experience, college credits, and cultural exploration – all within an international setting based on academic and personal growth. With programs that cover topics from Mandarin Chinese to agriculture, biotechnology, leadership, and economics, Summer Plus is sure to have something for everyone. Not only do these programs allow students to expand their cultural experiences, they give them the tools to succeed in diverse environments by encouraging travel, dialogue, and hands-on experiences in several fields of study. We hope you will look into each of these programs and select the one that best fits your needs and interests. We welcome your questions and look forward to reading your applications.

* Scholarship Opportunity: Full program-fee waivers will be offered to several applicants for Chinese Studies: +C2 (Chinese Translation & Culture) and +C3 (Chinese Classics & Culture).


+A1  Oriental Fine Arts-Theory & Practice

Jul 03 – Jul 16, 2016 (2 weeks)

Cultural and Creative Industries Design: The course provides students with a strong foundation in global design, covering everything from cutting-edge design to future trends. Students will be taking part in a 'Design Travel Project' to understand principles of design as well as Taipei city, one of Asia's most innovative cities. They'll explore the complex culture and history of this unique city through a variety of activities, including art and design events, visits to local landmarks, concerts, exhibitions, and night markets.

Lacquer Painting Technique: Natural lacquer is compatible with both oil and water, and it can be applied onto various material bodies, such as paper, painting canvas, wood, and pottery, etc. +A1 emphasizes both theory and practice of lacquer painting techniques.

+ A2 East-Asian Performing Arts-Theater & Music

Jul 17 – Jul 30, 2016 (2 weeks)

This program offers an introduction to key forms of performing arts across East Asia. Over the course of two weeks, students will attend a series of lectures focusing on two intimately connected art forms—theater and music—to be given by notable scholars and specialists in the fields.  The lectures will introduce the history and practice of performing arts in pre-modern and contemporary China, Taiwan, Japan, Korea, and Southeast Asia. Live demonstrations by actual performers, visitations of sites or collections featuring related artifacts, and screenings of films on performing arts will be incorporated whenever possible to give students a taste of theater and music in action. NTU reserves the right to slightly modify the program with advance notice.

+C1  Chinese Language & Culture

Session I Jul 03 – Jul 30, 2016 (4 weeks)

Session II Aug 01 – Aug 30, 2016 (4 weeks)

+C1 allows students to experience East Asian culture and acquire Mandarin Chinese competence. The program is based on a unique mix of Exploring Taiwan and Mandarin Chinese courses. Exploring Taiwan is conducted in English and studies different environmental, historical or sociocultural facets of Taiwan. Weekly field trips and social activities, such as calligraphy and martial arts classes, are offered in hopes of more profound immersion into East Asian culture.

+C2  Chinese Translation & Culture

Session I Jun 19 – Jul 23, 2016 (5 weeks)

Session II Jul 25 – Aug 30, 2016 (5 weeks)

(Program taught in Chinese)

+C2 aims at strengthening and further developing students’ Chinese-English translation skills. It is designed for non-native speakers of Chinese with advanced Chinese and English levels. This course balances theory, practice and site visits, bringing together like-minded students to experience a summer filled with discovery. Full program-fee waivers will be offered to several applicants, based on merit.

+C3  Chinese Classics & Culture

Jul 03 – Jul 23, 2016 (3 weeks)

+C3 provides students with an opportunity to understand the highlights of Chinese Classics,  including I-Ching, Confucianism, Buddhism and Taoism. Through lectures and site visits, students will explore the essence of Chinese Classics, especially its philosophy, which permeates Taiwanese people and culture. Full program-fee waivers will be offered to several applicants, based on merit.

+L1  Laboratory Research & Culture

Session I Jul 03 – Aug 12, 2016 (6 weeks)

Session II Jul 20 – Aug 30, 2016 (6 weeks)

+L1 allows students to not only take advantage of NTU's state-of-the-art laboratories but also take a closer look at East Asian culture. This program combines laboratory research, Exploring Taiwan courses and field trips with an eye to examining environment, resources, and social culture of Taiwan.

+L2  Emerging Technology in Civil and Building Engineering: BIM  建築與土木工程新興科技-BIM

Aug 03 – Aug 20, 2016 (3 weeks)

(Program taught in Chinese)

+ L2 studies the latest AEC (Architecture, Engineering, and Construction) technology and BIM (Building Information Modeling).Top BIM researchers and experts at NTU will share their knowledge and experiences with students on BIM’s core concepts, principles, and strategies of building projects. The program also includes a series of hands-on computer lab workshops. Students will learn to employ the popular BIM tool, Autodesk Revit, to develop parametric models, experience with collaborative working environment, measure quantities and identify properties of building components. Multiple site visits will be arranged to increase students’ understanding of BIM applications. * For English-speaking students who would like to learn BIM, the BIM Lab program in the “+L1 Summer Program for Laboratory Research & Culture” (six-week program) is recommended.

+L3 Internship

Jun 30– Aug 30 , 2016

If you are fascinated by the experience to intern at Taiwan, here is a great opportunity just for you. Since 2016, NTU has cooperated on campus and also off campus with well-known corporations, providing international students with great opportunities to intern at Taiwan. After the internship, students will receive 3 credits for accomplishing the program

+L4 A&M Engineering Global Programs

Jul 6 - Aug 10, 2016

This summer program is specifically designed for students from Texas A&M University for summer exchange 2016. It is a cross-cultural comparative study programs based on learning and exchanging of Environmental Engineering and Fluid Dynamics. The students will have the chance to have close discussions with distinguished professors.

+N1  Biotechnology

Aug 14 – Aug 27, 2016 (2 weeks)

+N1 combines laboratory experience and Animal Biotechnology Laboratory Practice Course. Through laboratory experience, Summer+N1 provides an opportunity to learn to conduct cutting-edge research in a laboratory of your choice and to explore various types of scientific research with NTU’s most distinguished professors. Through the Laboratory Practice Course, students will investigate techniques central to biotechnological research and develop cross-cultural communication skills.

+N2  Biodiversity, Agriculture and Culture of Taiwan (BACT)

Jul 02 – Jul 31, 2016 (4 weeks)

+N2 guides students to discover Taiwan’s biodiversity and agriculture and take a closer look at East Asian culture. All the courses and field trips of this program will be conducted in English with 4 credits offered. The program provides in-depth studies on ocean elevations and the biodiversity of Taiwan.  Students will visit the National Palace Museum to get hands-on experiences with tea culture, Chinese calligraphy, and Mandarin. Most importantly, students will explore other towns, delve into the beauty of the island, and feel the hospitality of the locals.

+N3  Developmental Biology

Aug 01 – Aug 30, 2016 (4 weeks)

+N3 is a program for understanding developmental processes using genetic or genomic approaches, focus on basic knowledge, and tools in developmental biology. Students will work under the supervision of the faculty members to conduct a hands- on project and a final presentation. This program offers projects on yeast, C. elegans, Drosophila, planarian, leech, zebrafish, mouse, and Arabidopsis. In addition to the lab experience lectures, a field trip to explore Taiwanese culture will be arranged.

+N4 Taiwan Nature Treasure Map Program

Jun 29-Aug 10, 2016

Sponsored by Ministry of Education, Taiwan, the School of Forestry and Resource Conservation of National Taiwan University is offering the “Taiwan Nature Treasure Map Program” for young people. This program is 6-weeks long which includes 1-week of orientation and 5-weeks of internship at a selected Experimental Forest, Forest Recreation Area or National Park. 

This program provides you a great opportunity to learn more about the natural history of Taiwan and explore the subtropical and tropical ecosystem. You will work with local rangers and gain hands-on experiences. Additionally, we would love to see you share your Taiwan experiences with your friends and family!

+S1  International Economic and Trade Law

Aug 14  – Aug 27, 2016 (3 weeks)

International Commercial Arbitration introduces rules and principles of international commercial arbitration from an Asia-Pacific perspective.

Legal Writing and Negotiation Skills is based on real-life negotiation exercises of professor’s experiences as a supervisor for the Harvard Negotiation and Mediation Clinical Program.
WTO Law discusses dispute settlement mechanism and treaty interpretation on the key operational aspects of WTO.
Exploring Law and Practice in Taiwan offers field trips to courts, legal institutions or law firms, allowing students to take a glance at the legal development and practices in Taiwan.

+S2  Innovation & Entrepreneurship

Jul 04 – Jul 30, 2016 (4 weeks)

+S2 NTU’s Innovation & Entrepreneurship Summer Program is offered by College of Management, and it provides students with a unique and exciting opportunity to study and learn in Taiwan. Students will obtain business knowledge, explore Asian economic trends and experience the management practices in Greater China.  The program aims to help students turn theory into practice, ambition into purpose, and potential into achievement.

+S3  Understanding Taiwan in Global Settings

Aug , 2016 (3 weeks)

+S3 is specifically designed for students from University of Tokyo and NTU for 2015 summer exchange. It is a cross-cultural comparative study program based on learning and exchange of political economic, social, and civil society issues from Asia-Pacific views. Students will collaborate and discuss with distinguished professors.

+ S4 探索台灣:文化暨社會(陸港澳生) Exploring Taiwan:Culture&Society  (中文授課為主)

Aug 01 – Aug 30, 2016 (4 weeks) 本課程歡迎中國大陸、香港、澳門學生報名

+S4 Students reported exceptional experiences participating in this program since this program was established in 2012. This program includes Taiwanese society and culture courses and Exploring Taiwan courses. Students will be able to choose either “Politics and Economics” or “Literature and Arts”. They will also discuss and explore Taiwanese history and culture, cinematic arts, and politics and economics from different perspectives.  

+ S5 East Asian Civil Law

Aug 3 – Aug 23 , 2016

In recent decades, the countries of East Asia have experienced dynamic changes in terms of economics, social structure, and law. Thus, National Taiwan University College of Law will launch the East Asian Law Series in Summer Program 2016 to provide a comprehensive concept in civil law, criminal law, corporate law of Asian countries in comparative perspective. The series begins with the introduction of Asian Civil Law.

+S6 Integrated Post-disaster Planning

May 19 - Jun 2, 2016

The studio focuses on advancing towards an integrated post-disaster planning framework that links together issues of livelihood, environment, and social resilience. In particular, it pays attention to how place-based indigenous communities strive to maintain their cultural identity in relation to their inhabitance and collective use of the natural resource base in the context of post-disaster recovery. Relocation, in the name of modernization and safety, has occurred to the indigenous communities over the past century.

In many cases, relocation is seen as a necessary measure to improve the people’s livelihood. Thus, how to cope with displacement becomes a lasting issue that challenges the indigenous victims of disasters. What is largely ignored is the issue of livelihood and social resilience that could not be satisfied by simply providing rehousing. The lack of linkage between the rehousing plan and their ancestral territories posed fundamental challenges to the indigenous communities. It is then another task to create conditions to enable the displaced communities to participate in placemaking in their new environment and to sustain a kind of meaningful linkage with their former settlements. 

Update: 2016 / 03 / 16