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”.


Apply and submit your applicatioin!!

If you are interested in the BACT program or even also Lab Research Work and Internship (make sure first that you are from the 7 agricultural colleges below), go to the top of this page and click [Application], inside which you will be able to download the "Application Kit". Submit the application to the staff of the international office of your college (see below).

If you are interested in the BACT program but not from the 7 colleges below. You can submit your application to ntuciaeae@ntu.edu.tw (Mr. Jack Chih-Hsiung Hsu).

Are you from the CBA-partner universities below?

If you are classified into the category of the agriculture-related colleges of the 7 universities below, you are of the "CBA's Partner College student".

Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Tokyo, Japan
Contact person of year 2015: Prof. Seiichi Oshita

Graduate School of Agriculture, Kyoto University, Japan
Contact person: Ms. Yuri Ohara (京都大学農学研究科大学院教務掛)

Graduate School of Life and Environmental Sciences, University of Tsukuba, Japan
Contact person: Junichi Peter Abe
Email: abe.junichi.p.gn@u.tsukuba.ac.jp

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 Information (Website: http://ciaeae.bioagri.ntu.edu.tw/prog1/super_pages.php?ID=prog1)
BACT: July 2 to July 31, 2016 (including arrival and departure dates)
LRWI: Applicable only for UIUC, Purdue, UMD, TAMU, Kyoto-U, U-Tsukuba, and U-Tokyo (2 or 4 weeks)
2 week LPWI: (a) June 17-July 1, 2016 or (b) August 1-August 14, 2016 (for TAMU)
4 week LPWI: June 2 to July 1, 2016 (for Purdue, UMD, UIUC and Japanese universities listed above)
Before March 15, 2016 (Screening of applicants and result will be made and announced by April 1, 2016)
Non-partner university
Non-partner university
(Early Bird before March 15, 2016)
Partner university of National Taiwan University
Agricultural colleges from
UIUC, Purdue, UMD, TAMU, Kyoto-U, U-Tsukuba, U-Tokyo
Application fee
USD 300 (non-refundable)
Program fee
USD 3,600
USD 3,300
USD 2,700
USD 2,200
LPWI fee
USD 400
USD 3,900
USD 3,600
USD 3,000
USD 2,500 or 2,900 (w/ LPWI)
Center for International Agricultural Education and Academic Exchanges (CIAEAE)
College of Bioresources and Agriculture, National Taiwan University­­­ (CBA-NTU)
Mr. Jack Chih-Hsiung Hsu; Email: ntuciaeae@ntu.edu.tw  Tel: +886-2-3366-4215
**Notification of acceptance: April 1, 2016
** BACT program fee covers course materials, program T-shirt and bag, all the accommodation, three fifths of meals, transportation and insurance in Taiwan. LPWI program fee covers room fee, a fixed amount of electricity/water fee, and lab materials. Students are responsible for their own living expenses, including meals and transportation.

*Evaluation of each application is always requried.
*The program fee covers course materials, program T-shirt and bag, all the accommodation and third fifths 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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