Taiwan: Social Work Study Away Program

Summer 2024

Related Course: UIS will offer a 3-credit course (UNI 460) in Summer 2024.

Faculty Leading the Program: Professor Eric Hadley-Ives (hadleyiv@uis.edu)

Program Duration: 14-17 days. Expected travel dates between May 15th to June 2nd of 2024.

Program & Course Description:


  • Visit a night market and observe Taiwanese nightlife culture
  • Visit a temple; observe Taiwanese spiritual life and worship rituals
  • Meet college students and discuss and compare college
  • See traditional Chinese art at the Palace Museum
  • Learn about contemporary arts in Taiwan
  • Learn about aboriginal culture
  • Experience Taipei for a week, and also visit Tainan and Chiayi


  • Round-trip flights between Chicago and Taipei
  • Lodging
  • Transportation
  • Miscellaneous expenses (museum admissions)
  • Insurance

Anticipated the program fee is approximately $2,400, dependent upon international airfare. Course tuition and university fees are not included in the program fee.

Additional Options

  • Students may explore the option to link this program with other study away trips to Japan or China.
  • Students may stay a longer period in Taiwan for up to ten weeks.
  • Students may apply for a Huayu Enrichment Scholarship that can pay for lodging and Chinese Studies.

For more details and options, visit the Study Away SWK webpage.

Contact Study Away Program if you have questions or need more information.

Professor Hadley-Ives and students posing for picture in Taiwan
Taiwan - Summer 2023
students posing for picture in Taiwan
Taiwan - Summer 2023
students posing for picture in Taiwan
Taiwan - Summer 2019
traditional dancers dancing in Taiwan
Dihua Street in Taiwan