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  • Earn Saint Francis University credits in a program organized and led by Saint Francis University Faculty.  Become familiar with Taiwanese culture, travel to new and interesting places, and interact with students at Providence University, Taiwan. Gain new social work insight within a different environment while learning about new practices and understandings of traditional and modern customs.

    Learn more about our Social Work program >

  • Academic Program

    Students are required to take six credits during the program.  Courses offered are:

    SCWK 452 International Social Work 

    This seminar is designed for students interested in international social work practice and policy abroad or transnational or transcultural social work practice and policy in the United States with immigrants, refugees, international adoptions, advocacy work concerning international issues, etc. This seminar is also relevant to social work students who wish to apply principles of social development and asset-based community development in disenfranchised, marginalized and vulnerable communities anywhere. A special emphasis will be placed on Taiwanese culture and social work practice and compare it to other nation’s social work practice. No prerequisite.

    FNAR 102 Culture and Values (COOP 499)

    An overview of the visual arts, literature, and music from the beginnings of civilization to the present. The masterworks of mankind’s varied cultural epochs are presented within their respective sociopolitical contexts in a manner which seeks to explain the artist’s place in society, impart a sense of historical progression, and explore technical and expressive concerns.

    Housing & Meals


     Students will stay in the house of the student center with 3 to 4 people in one room.  Meals will be available at the University’s food courts.  There are also grocery stores in close proximity.

     *Students will receive an “easy card” to use in convenience stores, buses and metro in Taipei.



    Excursions will include activities and visits to places such as Taipei, Taichung City, Night Market, Tea making in Jusan, Lugan and Taiwan Glass Gallery, Picnic at Sun Moon lake, Formosan Aboriginal Culture Visit, Changhua Ba Bua Mountain, Gaomei Wetland, Chinese Calligraphy, and Seal Crafting.

    Dates & Costs

    Program Dates: May, 2020

    Program Fee: $3,300 plus the SCWK tuition
    (each student must take this course)

     Program fee include:

    • Round-trip airfare
    • transportation to/from airport
    • housing
    • easy card*
    • excursions
    • FNAR 102 tuition
    • International insurance

      Not included: SCWK tuition, incidental supplies, personal travel, gifts, passport fees, some meals.  Students should estimate approximately $300 for miscellaneous spending and souvenirs.


    Interested students must return the completed program application to the Office for Study Aborad (205 Scotus Hall) along with, a copy of your passport (or passport application) and a deposit of $300 made payable to Saint Francis University.

    Social Work in Taiwan Application

  •  "Contact Us"

    Juliana Horvath
    Director, Office of Study Abroad

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    "Studying abroad in Taiwan was life changing. This trip challenged me to step outside of my comfort zone by communicating with people who did not speak English, learning their language and culture, and exploring breathtaking country that has so much to offer."

    Samantha Haynes, Social Work Major