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Asia Biztech Summer in Taiwan

Participating in Global Biztech’s second year, 11 exceptionally motivated and talented students have spent their summer in exploring and learning in Taiwan. This Boise State University program gives students a unique opportunity to study, meet and work with local leaders in business, technology, and public administration at the heart of the action in East Asia through practical, skill building classes and field trips followed by an intensive internship at one of Taiwan’s top global firms.

Asia Biztech Summer in Taiwan

Program Structure

Part 1 – Three Weeks

Location: Providence University, Taichung, Taiwan and Taipei, Taiwan

Housing: Providence University dorm on or off campus

Classes: Business Management and Mandarin Chinese

Professional Tours: Led by Professor Marr, meet with Taiwanese business, government, and technology leaders in Taipei over multiple days to give students a chance to start building connections and learn more about what each organization does.

Cultural Excursion: Led by Providence University Students, Boise State students are introduced to cultural areas of Taiwan.

Part 2 – Four Weeks

Location: Cities throughout Taiwan

Housing: Student room and board will be provided by internship company.

Internship: The chance to intern at many of our Partnered Companies. Learn first hand what business and engineering culture is like in Taiwan.

Exploration Time: Weekends are available to travel around the Country to experience all the wonderful things Taiwan has to offer.

Benefits: All students upon completion will receive a Certificate of Completion, a LinkedIn Project Link, and a recommendation letter at the host’s discretion.

Class and Internship Info

Classroom study at Providence University in Taichung, Taiwan

East Asian Project Management (3 credits)

All students will enroll in Professor Jack Marr’s Project Management in East Asia. They will begin to scope out group projects while learning the essential business, cultural, and management skills to be successful in a largely Chinese-based global environment. Groups will include other Boise State students from across campus as well as local Providence students planning to complete their degrees at Boise State. This is a unique opportunity to work on a practical project under strong mentorship employing the skills that will be critical to success in the internship portion.

Chinese Language (1 credit- 4 credits)

Cultural savvy is just as important as technical prowess in global business, and all students will be placed in a Chinese course from beginner to advanced native depending on level. A focus will be on applied Chinese in the workplace. Students can take a minimum of 1 credit or a full 4 to satisfy the DL requirement.

Internship at leading Taiwanese Firm, Organization in Taipei or elsewhere

Intensive Internship (0 – 4) credits

Students will move on to their internship at either Nexcom (a leading Internet of Things provider), The Taiwan USA Industrial Cooperation Office (TUSA), the Industrial and Technological Research Institute of Taiwan (ITRI), or other partners for a month-long internship based on the organizational needs and student capabilities. All students upon completion will receive a Certificate of Completion, a LinkedIn Project Link, and a recommendation letter at the host’s discretion. Students can take the internship for credit in order to meet the 6 credit financial aid threshold.

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