BACT Program

General outlook of the BACT Summer Program

Taiwan, situated in subtropical and tropical Asia, is an island of 36,000 km2 and with coastal line stretching 1,100 km. The highest mountain, Yushan, is about 4,000 m. Due to the high elevation difference, the climates are very different along the altitudinal gradient, producing a diverse and abundant wild fauna and flora. Geologically speaking, since Taiwan is a relatively young island, volcanic activity, gorge cleaving and rock formation are wonders still in action today. The Chinese culture that has been well preserved on the island has also intrigued its foreign visitors.

With that, College of Bioresources and Agriculture, National Taiwan University (CBA, NTU) is holding the "Biodiversity, Agriculture, and Culture of Taiwan Summer Program" for you to explore in Taiwan. All the courses and field trips of this program will be conducted in English and 4 credits with a formal transcript will be provided. During the program, we will bring you from the ocean up to low, mid, and high elevations, where you will see why and how a small island could be endowed with such high biodiversity. We'll also arrange for you to visit the world famous National Palace Museum, to get hands-on experiences with the bamboo and tea culture, as well as the Chinese calligraphy and language. You'll have taste of the Taiwanese delicacies and even the chance to make some  by yourself! Shopping and eating at night market is another activity for you to experience.
 Credit for BACT summer  should be confirmed and acknowledged by your home university before you take part in.

Students of partner universities of CBA may also participate in a ONE-MONTH INTERNSHIP. However, you MUST participate in the BACT program before you consider taking part in the internship. For internship information, please check out “Program_Internship at CBA”.

Are you from the CBA-partnership universities below?

If you are classified into the category of the institutes of the 6 universities below, you are of the "CBA's Partnership University student".

ACES, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA
Contact person: Meredith Blumthal

College of Agriculture, Purdue University, USA
Contact person: Linda Vallade

College of Agriculture & Life Sciences, Texas A&M University, USA
Contact person: Daniel Ebbole

College of Agriculture & Natural Resources, University of Maryland, USA
Contact person: Ann Leger

Program fee and application deadline for BACT Program

Application deadline: March 15, 2015 (Notification of Acceptance: April 15)





Non-partner university

Non-partner university

(Early Bird)

Partner university of National Taiwan University (NTU)

Partner colleges of College of Bioresources and Agriculture, National Taiwan University: UIUC, Purdue, UMD, TAMU

Application fee

USD 300 (non-refundable)

Program fees

USD 3,500

USD 3,200

USD 2,600

USD 2,000


USD 3,800

USD 3,500

USD 2,900

USD 2,300

Evaluation of each application is always requried.
*The program fee covers course materials, program T-shirt and bag, all the accommodation and two thirds of meals, travel expenses and insurance within Taiwan.
*Submit your application to ntuciaeae@ntu.edu.tw or contact us (Tel: +886-2-3366-4215)


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