If you have questions about this program, email the program leader listed below.

Global Design and Practice for Pre-engineering in Taiwan

Program Details

The arrangements for the travel, housing, meals, excursions and course content of this program have been made by the leader. Questions about this program can only be answered by the program leader listed below.

Program Type Departmental
Program Location Tainan, Taipei,, Taiwan
Course # SA 10525
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2023 06/17/23 to 06/30/23

Program Leader

Name Wei Qiu
Email wei190@purdue.edu
Please Note: Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Enrollment Details: Enrollment Currently Closed

Program Description

This program is designed for newly accepted Engineering, Science, and Liberal Arts students who will be attending Purdue for the first time in Fall 2023.

This course exposes pre-engineering students to basic engineering design and practice in Taiwan, exploring the development of world-class industries such as semiconductor, artificial intelligence, etc. The learning activities include lectures from host universities in Taipei and Tainan, hands-on design projects, lab visits, company visits. Students will experience rich local cultures in depth through night food markets, museum visits (e.g., the famous National Palace Museum), craft-making, interaction with local students, dragon boat festival, etc. Through reflections on these cultural and engineering-related visits individually and as a group, students will develop intercultural sensitivities and communication skills that will benefit their engineering careers in the years to come. 

The goal of this program is to provide pre-engineering students a competitive edge before the formal start of their Purdue experience. Students will be inspired to develop a global mindset by personally experiencing the impact of globalization on consumer trends, product design, and workplace teamwork, with a focus on Taiwan. Students will also interact with fellow Purdue students and local Purdue alumni during the program, which will help their college transition and develop a sense of belonging as a new boilermaker.

Program Itinerary (to be announced)

Tentative Days: 

June 17th-30th

6/17-6/24 Taipei area (university, company, and cultural visits; course project)

6/25-6/30 Tainan/Kaohsiung area (university, company, and cultural visits; course project)

Academic Credit

Earn 3 credits for ENGR 19500.  Once you are accepted into your major school, you will need to check with your academic advisor as to how this can be used in your plan of study. 



Open to new First Year Engineering students set to begin their studies in Fall 2023 who have already made the decision to attend Purdue.  This program is open to students in Engineering, Science, and Liberal Arts. 



Program Cost

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss.

The cost of the program is $3054.05 plus airfare and includes the following:   All housing, (airport pick-up, trains, and all ground transportation abroad), all activities on the itinerary, 3 academic credits, breakfast daily, several meals, and international Health Insurance.

Additional costs:  Airfare, transporation to and from US airport, passport, personal activities, some meals, and personal spending money

*Purdue Moves Scholarship is available.  Check the Finanical Resources tab for eligibility information*

*There is no finanical obligation just to apply.  You will not have any finanical obligation until you receive an acceptance email and choose to make a deposit*

Application Deadline

Program will begin accepting applications starting spring 2023 

Financial Aid

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.