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Study Abroad
Tunghai University

Tunghai University was the first private university in Taiwan, founded in 1955. ESF is pleased to partner with Tunghai's International College (IC) which brings together students from Taiwan and all over the world to study together.


Term Academic Calendar Application Deadline
Semester 1 (Fall) Early September - mid January October 1
Semester 2 (Spring) Mid February - late June October 1
Summer Mini Semester late May - late June Early Bird Application: January 3
Regular Application: February 15



Summer Mini Semester Program

The International College offers a special 5-week summer program in collaboration with the Consortium for Study Abroad in Taiwan. International students will study alongside local students from the IC, and will have the opportunity to engage in cultural activities and day trips while not in class.


There are two housing options for students participating in the summer mini semester. "Early Bird" registrants (who register by January 31) can choose whether to stay in the Youth House (single occupancy rooms in a hostel) or in the Ful Won hotel (double occupancy rooms). Students who register after January 31 will all live in the Ful Won hotel.

Tunghai University Summer Program Estimated Budget

Category Cost Estimate
Costs to be paid to ESF
ESF Tuition $3,435.00 (in state); $8,325 (out of state)
Study Abroad Charge $75
International Health Insurance $300/semester
Total to be paid to ESF $3,760 - $8,650
Additional Costs
Housing $350 - $450/month
Food $300 - $500/month
Flight $2,000
Taiwan Student Visa $160
Passport $145
Miscellaneous (travel, entertainment, etc) $1,000 - $5,000
Total Additional Costs $5,905 - $11,105