Taiwan "Home & Abroad" Program
Fall Quarter on GRC Campus + 2 weeks in Taiwan during Winter Break
This unique, low-cost program allows you to study at GRC in fall quarter and take an optional 2-week trip to Taiwan in winter break
Program Dates: September 19- December 21, 2022
State-Side Dates: September 19-December 8
Classes will meet in person on the Green River College campus
Optional Trip to Taiwan: December 9-21
(Fall finals end on Dec. 8. This trip will not interfere with fall or winter quarter classes, as it takes place during the winter break)
Application Deadline: August 1, 2022
Payment Deadline: September 1, 2022
Learn More: Watch the Info. Session Recording
FALL QUARTER COIL VIRTUAL EXCHANGE:
Your regular GRC class meetings will be augmented with guest lectures and group projects you will complete through virtual Collaborative Online International Learning (COIL) with students enrolled in an international marketing class at Shih Chien University in Taiwan. At the end of the quarter, you have the option to travel to Taiwan for 2 weeks to meet up with your Taiwanese COIL classmates or complete an alternate assignment at home. If you choose NOT to participate in the 2-week trip, you may still take this class and will complete an alternative project assignment at the end of the quarter. Students who do NOT travel to Taiwan will only pay regular tuition for this class.
Spend 6 nights in the capital city of Taipei and 5 nights in the southern city of Kaohsiung! – In Taipei you will be hosted by your virtual classmates and guest lecturer from Shih Chien University; a private 4-year university located a short train-ride from the bustling downtown of Taipei.
GRC students will meet up with their teammates from Shih Chien University, and teach them how to expand a business into the US using Kickstarter, Shopify, Amazon, and eBay, etc. In exchange, Taiwanese students will teach GRC students how to expand a U.S. business to Asia and launch using Zec Zec, Flying V, Shopee.TW, Ruten, Biggo, and PChome 24h shopping, etc. The students from USC will join you on a 5-day educational trip to the city of Kaohsiung where you will continue your business visits together.
You will stay in modern hostels with shared bunk rooms. Free breakfast is provided, along with storage lockers, Wi-Fi, air conditioning, and common lounge spaces. Vibrant night markets, food vendors, temples and modern skyscrapers are all a short distance away.
All students in the program will learn independent consulting job skills, the kind used by former CEOs, politicians, military generals, and social media influencers. In addition, the course will include fundamentals of entrepreneurship and business startup. Students who choose to go on the Taiwan capstone trip will learn to navigate, communicate, and use local transportation systems and flourish while traveling in Asian countries.
As of 4/21/22, Taiwan is not open to tourism. GRC will continue to monitor the status of travel policies and make a Go/No-Go decision for this program by the final program fee deadline of September 1.
Phone: 253-833-9111, ext. 4892
Detailed brochures and applications are available for each program. Information meetings are arranged as needed. Group orientation sessions are scheduled prior to departure.
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