The U.S. Education Information Center (USEIC)↗️, located within Fulbright Taiwan is one of the State Department – affiliated EducationUSA advising centers. It was founded in 1962 and, for many years, was the only EducationUSA advising center in Taiwan. The U.S. remains the top destination for Taiwan students studying abroad. Taiwan used to be the number one sending country of international students to the U.S. It remains the number seven top sending country.
EducationUSA is a network of hundreds of advising centers in 170 countries, where millions of international students each year find accurate, comprehensive, and current information about how to apply to accredited U.S. colleges and universities.
The EducationUSA network is supported by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA), which strives to foster mutual understanding between the people of the United States and the people of other countries.
EducationUSA advisers and staff work with U.S. higher education professionals to promote international student enrollment.
- Weekly in-house presentation or group advising
- One-on-One Advising by appointment
- Answering phone calls and emails about studying in the U.S.
- Monthly electronic newsletter
- Outreaches to universities and high schools
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-shop 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