The Taiwan Program offers students an opportunity to enjoy and experience cultural exchange, cultivate a broader worldview, learn to accept and respect those who are different, exercise communication skills through different means as designers, develop lasting friendship, and recognize equality cross culturally. Classes are conducted four days a week. Visits of design-related sites, events, design workshops, and sightseeing take place the rest of the week. Participants will also spend five days in Hong Kong visiting design-related places.
Industrial design students in this program will have the opportunity to collaborate with students at the National College of Art and Design (Dublin, Ireland), the Carlow Institute of Technology (Carlow, Ireland), Burren College of Art in (Ballyvaughan, Ireland), Magee College (Derry, Northern Ireland), the Glasgow School of Art (Glasgow, Scotland), and Loughborough University (Leichestershire, UK).
Students on this program study art history, figure drawing, painting, and the arts of Asia at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. Students experience a variety of global influences and techniques. This program is not available every year, so check with faculty for more information.