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 can 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

Ecole D’ingenieurs de Purpan, France
Contact person: Sarah Prince

School of Agriculture and Biology, Shanghai Jiao tong University (上海交通大學農業與生物學院)
Contact person: 李玉紅老師
E-mail: gracelily@sjtu.edu.cn 

Program fee and application deadline for 2013 BACT Program

Application deadline: March 15, 2014 (April 15 for non-partner university students)





Non-partner university

Non-partner university

(Early Bird before March 15)

Partner university of National Taiwan University

Partner colleges of UIUC, Purdue, UMD, TAMU and Shanghai Jiaotong Univ.

Application fee

USD 300 (non-refundable)


Program fee

USD 3,100

USD 2,900

USD 2,700

USD 2,000


USD 3,400

USD 3,200

USD 3,000

USD 2,000

**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.
**To apply for the BACT summer program, you can go to application to download applications and submit it to ntuciaeae@ntu.edu.tw
**Contact us if you have any questions (TEL: +886-2-3366-4215; E-mail: ntuciaeae@ntu.edu.tw)

Apply for the BACT Program, click [HERE]!
For 2014 tentative schedule, click [
HERE] to download.

Educational & Entertaining! 

For NTU students who are interested to apply for 2014 BACT Program, click




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