TAIWAN: TRADITIONAL CHINESE MEDICINE AND HOLISTIC NURSING SUMMER FACULY-LED IMMERSION
This is a faculty-led immersion program and is administered by Jeff DeGrave, Intercultural Immersion Coordinator. This program is not
administered by the Center for International Education. Any questions about this program should be directed to Jeff at email@example.com
or 715-836-4471. Submit all application materials to Schofield 17. This program is listed on the Center for International Education website to assist students in exploring all international opportunities.
Program Summary & Location
**PLEASE NOTE: THIS PROGRAM WILL RUN AGAIN IN SUMMER 2022
This four-week faculty-led summer program will be led by Nursing Professors, Dr. Der-Fa Lu. The program allows both
nursing and non-
nursing students to learn about traditional Chinese medicine and holistic nursing. Students will observe integrative medicine at different clinical settings within an acute care hospital, at an alternative birthing center, and at a catholic hospital in rural Taiwan.
Though Nursing students at UW-Eau Claire have knowledge within Western medical health systems, this immersion give all students who participate on the program a chance to compare and contrast differences between Eastern holistic and Western curative ways.
Taiwan is a small island nation east of China. It has been recognized for its hospitality and innovative healthcare, and has a high speed train system that connects the northern and southern parts of the island. The country has many traditional Chinese temples, hot springs and mountainous terrain. The program takes place in Taipei, the capital city of almost 3 million people.
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Academics - Taiwan Faculty-Led
Housing & Meals
During the program, you will stay at a few different types of hotels and residence halls while traveling. All costs for accommodations are included in your program fee which you will pay directly to UW-Eau Claire.
This faculty-led program receives funding from the Blugold Commitment Faculty-Led International Immersion Experiences (FLIIE) program, and each student is eligible to receive funding for only one FLIIE experience. By clicking on the following term, you will find more information on program costs. If the term you want to go abroad is not listed, please see the most recent term and add 7% to your estimate to factor in exchange rate fluctuations and tuition increases. Click on the button below to view that term's cost estimate.
All dates listed below are subject to change.
Future term dates will be updated when set by faculty leaders; please be patient. Tentative program dates: June 21 - July 15, 2020. Do NOT purchase a flight until until after Orientation on March 14th and dates have been confirmed.
UW-Eau Claire is not liable should you book your airfare before you are officially accepted and/or programs dates are finalized. Any costs associated with a mistake in booking are the student's responsibility.
Still have some questions? You can schedule an appointment with the Intercultural Immersion Coordinator by calling 715-836-4471. For information on disability accommodations, please see our website called Students with Disabilities
. In addition, here are some other resources to learn about TAIWAN:
Find even more program specific information. Content in guide was last updated February 2020.
Taiwan 2020: Traditional Chinese Medicine Program Guide
Find information on: health/safety recommendations, immunizations, medications, etc.
Center for Disease Control
Find information on: embassies, safety and security, local laws, health, travel advisories, etc.
U.S. State Department Country Info
Ready to Apply?!
To be eligible for this program, students need to have a 2.8 GPA (may be flexible) and be in (and maintain) good academic, conduct and financial standing (If you have concerns over eligibility, please contact the coordinator listed at the top of this page). During Spring 2020, students will enroll in NRSG 377 (International Dimensions of Health Care), a three-credit prep course.
to read our application instructions and what will all be required. Then return to this page and click the "Apply Now" button at the top of the page. Please note this program will require a recommendation as a part of the UWEC application process.
We look forward to seeing your application!