EducationUSA is a U.S. Department of State network of over 430 international student advising centers in more than 175 countries and territories. The network promotes U.S. higher education to students around the world by offering accurate, comprehensive, and current information about opportunities to study at accredited postsecondary institutions in the United States. EducationUSA also provides services to the U.S. higher education community to help institutional leaders meet their recruitment and campus internationalization goals. EducationUSA is the official source on U.S. higher education to the public.
In Taiwan, EducationUSA centers are located in Foundation of Scholarly Exchange (Fulbright Taiwan) and American Institute in Taiwan (AIT). These centers share a common goal: assisting students in accessing U.S. higher education opportunities. Advising centers are staffed by EducationUSA advisers, many of whom have first-hand experience studying in the United States. In addition to providing print and online materials at EducationUSA Advising Centers, advisers reach prospective student audiences through fairs and outreach events at local schools, universities, and other public venues. Extending outreach beyond personal interaction, the network reaches millions of students through websites, webinars, and social media platforms.
- Individual and group advising
- Application essay consulting
- Workshops and events
- In-person and online lecture services
- Educational fairs and workshops
- News update
- US application and school updates through online channels
- US Higher Education Guide publication
Consortium for Study Abroad in Taiwan (CSAT)
The Consortium for Study Abroad in Taiwan (CSAT)↗️ aims to promote academic exchanges between the U.S. and Taiwan by introducing American students to Taiwan via the following means:
- Streamlining the administrative process by providing direct contacts and efficient service.
- Matching students’ preferences and the school’s requirements.
- Nurturing future talents with international and Asian experiences.
- Bringing the Fulbright Mission of “a world with a little more knowledge and a little less conflict.”
CSAT is managed by the Foundation for Scholarly Exchange and is in partnership with the Foundation for International Cooperation in Higher Education of Taiwan (FICHET) and the Ministry of Education (MOE). CSAT works only with nationally accredited universities in Taiwan and benefits U.S. institutions from the hassles of signing various one-on-one memorandum of understandings (MOUs) with Taiwan institutions by providing a one-stop-shopping model of administrative assistance.
CSAT matches study abroad initiatives with Taiwanese and U.S. institutions for semester and short-term programs to encourage undergraduate American students to pursue non-degree studies in Taiwan.
- Program fees covers tuition, housing and cultural enrichment activities.
- CSAT matches host institutions with English taught programs and internship opportunities according to student’s preferences and requirements from their home institution.
- CSAT facilitates the application, credit pre-approval and enrollment procedures along the way.
- Short term program with a minimum of eight students as a group.
- CSAT designs various programs according to the group’s preference and budget, such as Mandarin classes, field study, educational tours, and additional services.
- CSAT provides logistical support.
Fulbright Campus Advisor (FCA) Program
Fulbright Campus Advisor Program is a network of Fulbright Taiwan alumni and U.S. grantee hosts who volunteer to promote the Fulbright programs at over 13 universities across Taiwan.
- Provide information about student and faculty Fulbright Scholarships
- Promote the Fulbright Program on campus
- Encourage study abroad & scholarly exchange
Talent Circulation Alliance (TCA)
Under the umbrella of the Foundation for Scholarly Exchange (FSE), the Talent Circulation Alliance (TCA)↗️ is a public-private partnership that facilitates the circulation of talent between Taiwan and like-minded partners, to cultivate a deep pool of capable, internationally-integrated professionals. The TCA is an initiative jointly launched by the American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) and Taiwan authorities, implemented by FSE. The goals of the TCA are to contribute to the internationalization and digital transformation of Taiwan’s industry, to prevent brain drain, extend Taiwan’s international presence, and grow Taiwan’s most important resource — its talent.
Benefits of the Program
- To recreate Taiwan’s industrial origin story for the digital age: Much of Taiwan’s industry was fueled by those who studied or worked in the United States the came back and founded companies or populated top companies. The TCA seeks to recreate this story for future generations.
- Prevent brain drain: The best way to prevent the loss of talent is to create a viable alternative – namely circulation of talent among like-minded economies, in particular the United States.
- Grow Taiwan’s most important resource – it’s talent: Taiwan’s transition to an innovation-based economy depends largely on having sufficient professional, internationally-integrated talent.
- Expand Taiwan’s international presence: While Taiwan’s formal diplomatic space may be constrained, ballooning international professional exchange and circulation in the private sector, academia, and international NGOs enable Taiwan to expand its international presence and amplify its contribution.
Lines of Effort:
- Manage and coordinate programs and training aimed at talent cultivation and circulation
- Bring together a vast alliance of public, private, and academic partners working to promote talent circulation
- Raise awareness about talent cultivation and circulation opportunities
- Serve as a voice of advocacy for talent circulation and cultivation
- Gather the financial and human resources necessary to support the program