【Forward Information】2021 NTU Plus Academy Global Vision Workshop - Pandemic & Change (Online)

【Forward Information】2021 NTU Plus Academy Global Vision Workshop - Pandemic & Change (Online)

Located in the heart of Taipei, National Taiwan University (NTU) is Taiwan’s flagship university and one of the world's leading research institutions. It has been recognized as a global leader in research and education. Since 2010, the Office of International Affairs manages and supports NTU Plus Academy (Short-term Programs for International Students), and offers more than 20 topic-based short-term programs for international students.This summer, NTU Plus Academy presents the 2021 Plus Spotlight programs for high school (Grade 10 and above) and university / college students to gain academic and networking experience in NTU.*Global Vision Workshop - Pandemic & Change (Online)*Enrichment Program- Smart Earth & Better WorldGlobal Vision Workshop and Enrichment Program provide students with a comprehensive overview of challenges and change factors in our world. These programs feature the most respected professors from their fields at National Taiwan University. The professors will explain profound concepts in their respective fields, students will also discuss and reflect on their learning. Participants will receive a certificate upon successful completion of the program.For Global Vision Workshop - Pandemic & Change (info below)For Enrichment Program- Smart Earth & Better World (refer to HERE)Global Vision Workshop - Pandemic & Change (July 13 to 15, 2021)Format: OnlineWorkshop will be conducted in English1. Practicing Entrepreneurial Thought & Action2. International Development & Impact of COVID-19 on the SDGs
3. Global Economic Outlook: Challenges in the Pandemic Era
4. Geopolitical Impact of Pandemics vs Post-pandemic World Order in East Asia5. NGO sharingFor more information, please review: https://oiasystem.ntu.edu.tw/summer/co ... il/season/5/course sn/228
 Ongoing distance learning from May 31 (Monday) until the end of the semester

Ongoing distance learning from May 31 (Monday) until the end of the semester

As the pandemic situation remains severe, the implementation of online teaching will be continuing from May 31 (Monday) to the end of this semester.All teaching units are requested to supervise the online teaching arrangement and provide necessary assistance to ensure successful implementation of the exercise.(a) Period: 31/5/2021 (Monday) until the end of the semester(b) Course: All university’s curriculum and teaching activities(c) Method: Students shall not attend school and follow classes via distance learning modeConsidering both the pandemic prevention measures and the quality of learning, specific courses that cannot be taught remotely such as courses using special software, experimental courses, or design courses, etc, are recommended to have an appropriate adjustment on course content and delivery methods. Instructors shall conduct lessons according to the scheduled teaching progress, either via MS Team real-time demonstration or record the operation of relevant equipment into a teaching video for students to watch and practice repeatedly. Instructors also can communicate with students via live broadcast and request assignment submission for each learning unit. If the above-mentioned courses still need to be conducted at school, instructors and students have to arrange the equipment usage timing and make sure the number of people on site should not exceed 4 people for each period (subject to rolling revision announcement on the upper limit of the number of indoor gatherings from Taiwan Central Epidemic Command Center). It is necessary to maintain proper social distancing for students during the classes. Instructors are requested to use digital methods as much as possible, to communicate with students in mutually acceptable ways, and make announcements on relevant platforms.For sports courses, like certifications on cardiopulmonary fitness and swimming ability, its associated procedures will be announced by the Physical Education Office.3.Adjustment on the teaching methods will be considered by the respective course instructor, with the following suggestions:Synchronous remote (for example, Microsoft Teams)Instructor will conduct real-time remote lectures and students can ask questions or engage in interactive discussions by voice and text.※You can find the resources for Microsoft Teams platform at our school website's pandemic prevention section. For related inquiries and assistance, please refer to the technical staff of the respective department or personnel from the section of network and media.Asynchronous remoteRecorded audio and video files on PPT, Words or other selected materials will be uploaded for students learning purposes. Note: The teaching service group has a free software of OBS Studio, which can assist in recording computer screens and sounds.※You can refer to the following link to access the descriptive video about OBS Studio: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1l7Kg8 ... aqB5tQA7/view?usp=sharing4. Instructor must inform the students of the adjusted method of attending the class. Instructor shall ensure good quality of teaching, properly monitor student participation or online attendance, interact and respond to students’ questions in a timely manner, also remind the students to take online courses in their residences and reduce access to public places.5. Instructor should properly handle student performance evaluation matters. The customized performance evaluation methods or standards shall be explained in detail to students, clearly announced on relevant platforms, and keep relevant records for assessment basis. 6. For the final examination, flexible methods of online assessment will be adopted. At the instructor's discretion, it can be an online exam or other alternative performance assessment method or a change of the score ratio setting. Instructors shall pay attention, especially to the graduating classes, so as not to affect students' graduation qualifications.7. Depending on the future pandemic situation, teachers and students are requested to stay alert for any updated announcement on matters related to academic affairs.
 YZU Chinese Summer Camp

YZU Chinese Summer Camp

The YZU Chinese Summer Camp is for non-Chinese speaking international students who want to learn the Chinese language. These 15-day courses are taught at Yuan Ze University by professionals in the field of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language in a digital classroom equipped with Education Interactive Display and tablets for every student to use in class.The camp aims to teach you basic Chinese language skills in the key areas of speaking, listening, reading and writing, through task-based activities, placing an emphasis on improving communicative abilities. You will be able to go shopping, bargain for a better price, ask for directions on the road, and explore beautiful Taiwan all on your own!!! Isn't this AWESOMEDate and Time2021.08.16-09.03 (15 days), Total 45 hours of class and 180min of oral trainingMonday through Friday, 9:00-12:00EligibilityBeginner/ Basic level learneraged 18 years or aboveCourse StructureClasses are taught in small groups with an average of 6 students per class (maximum 10 students per class).Teaching takes place from Monday to Friday, with 3 hours of morning classes and one-on-one oral training.Each student will be given a tablet with a specialized pen to use in class, improving the interactive learning experience and learning to write Chinese characters in a fun way.FeesNT$ 9,000/personEarly bird (apply before June 4): NT$ 8,500/personGroup (≥3 people): NT$ 8,500/personEarly bird + Group: NT$ 7,500/personFree textbook for YZU students (A Course in Contemporary Chinese, market price NT$ 1,000) Application ProcedureApply online →here← Deadline: June 18Receive Payment Instruction via EmailPay 30% of the tuition as a deposit (bank account will be stated in the Payment Instruction"Receive Letter of Successful RegistrationShow up in class and pay the remaining tuitionCONTACT MS. CLOVIA HSUxfh@saturn.yzu.edu.tw03-4638800 #3281
 Special Entry Procedure for Covid-19

Special Entry Procedure for Covid-19

APPLY FOR TAIWAN ENTRYStep 1: Apply for your VISASubmit your VISA application to the Taiwan embassy or representative offices. Please Email us when you receive your VISA.ROC Embassies and Missions AbroadStep 2: Book a Quarantine Hotel or Quarantine Camp Choice A: Book a Quarantine Hotel (Recommended)Book a quarantine hotel in Taoyuan City for 17 days or 21 days *1.Most of the quarantine hotel in Taoyuan is not made public, please call +886-3-333-5107 to book a room. → Website←
You may also refer →here← for some made public quarantine hotels in Taoyuan and directly book them online.After the 17 days of quarantine (14 days of mandatory + 3 days of waiting for the COVID-19 test result), you may continue to stay at the same quarantine hotel (which means you book for 21 days) or choose to stay at another regular hotel*2 or find an individual room that you can stay*3, such as the house of your friend or relative for the additional 4-days of Self Health Management. GAO will arrange a COVID-19 RT-PCR test on Day 15 at the hospital after you complete the 14-day quarantine requirement. Hospitals will need 1~2 days to get the test result.  Therefore, you should reserve a stay for 17 days at quarantine hotels until the COVID-19 test result is available.Choice B: Book a Group Quarantine FacilityContact us to book a Group Quarantine Facility.  The government will assign you a hotel room. You can only stay in the Group Quarantine Facility for 14 days. You can book a regular hotel*2 or find an individual room that you can stay*3, such as the house of your friend or relative for the additional 7-days of Self Health Management.Students staying in Group Quarantine Facility must take a COVID-19 RT-PCR test on Day 13 of the quarantine period. Government quarantine centers will assist to arrange hospital staff to take the test at the quarantine centers. If the test result is negative, students can leave the quarantine centers when completing the 14-day quarantine requirement.Because you can not choose which city and hotel, hence if there is a short of room in Northern Taiwan (YZU is located in Northern Taiwan, Taoyuan City Zhongli District to be precise), you might be arranged to Central or Southern Taiwan. If so, you will need to travel a long distance after landing in Taiwan and the fee for a quarantine taxi will certainly be higher.The fee for 14 days stay in Group Quarantine Facility is NT$ 21,000 including 3 meals per day. The fee is paid to us by cash (Taiwanese currency only) on the day of arrival to Taiwan.*1 Quarantine & Self Health Management SpanDay0123456789101112131415161718192021Quarantine HotelCovid-19 TestSelf Health ManagementGroup Quarantine FacilityCovid-19TestSelf Health ManagementNight12345678910111213141516171819202122*2 Feel free to contact us if you need assistant in booking a hotel nearby YZU.*3 Please provide us the Name of the Hotel (or Contact Person), Address, and Contact Number of the place you will stay. Step 3: Book a Flight TicketPlease do not book a flight ticket if your quarantine location is not yet confirmed. The flight date must be at least 7 working days afterward to allow time for Entry Permit Application processing. Step 4: Apply for an "Overseas Student Entry Permit Certificate"Please →Email← us the following informationYour VisaYour flight information (scheduled flight number, departure date and place, arrival date, and terminal)Your quarantine location (booking information of the quarantine hotel or group quarantine facility). Allocate at least 7 working days for Entry Permit processing. (1 day for YZU to send out your application and 6 working days for our government to review your application)We will send the Certificate to you via email when we receive it. Please print them out and take them with you on the flight. You must have the Entry Permit Certificate to enter Taiwan. Failure to present the Certificate will result in being sent back to your country.BEFORE ENTERING TAIWANDOCUMENTS THAT MUST BE PREPAREDValid passport with a Visa for entry into TaiwanNegative COVID-19 test report issued 3 days prior to your flightOverseas Student Entry Approval Permit Certificate (Hardcopy)YZU Official Letter (Hardcopy)REQUIRED ITEMS TO BE PACKEDAt least 21 face masks1 thermometer (no mercury thermometers allowedExchange your home currency for approximately NT$ 5,000 cash for buying Taiwan Sim-card and pay for the Taiwan quarantine taxi fee. For those who booked a Group Quarantine Facility, please prepare another NT$ 21,000 for the fee.Download and register →LINE app.← You will need this app to contact us and complete the quarantine daily report. WHEN IN AIRPORTNotify GAO staff by LINE (LINE invitation will be emailed with your entry permit) when you are about to board the flightNotify GAO staff when you landed in Taiwan but not yet leave the customsBuy a Taiwan prepaid SIM card with unlimited internet access for 30 days (NT$ 1,000) before the border control. The Taiwan Telecom stands looks like the picture below. You will need a Taiwan mobile number to complete the "Quarantine System for Entry".Steps to filling out QUARANTINE SYSTEM FOR ENTRYClick →here←Fill out each field and ensure all information provided is correctFor "Home Quarantine Address", please fill in the correct quarantine hotel address. For those who choose to live in Group Quarantine Facility, please select "Project stay at the designated government quarantine facility.
(Please select the option if you are a foreign worker or an applicant of a special entry permit who is required to undergo group quarantine at a quarantine facility.)"For "How to travel back home from the airport", please select " Designated transport vehicle (airport taxi/rental car)".You should take a screenshot on the finishing page (like follows), you will be asked to show this many times before you leave the airport. Some flights will ask you to complete the system before boarding; if so, please complete this survey with the cellphone number you currently use. And you will resubmit the system again with your new phone number when you have one. AFTER ENTERING TAIWANAfter customs, please go to the Overseas Student Reception Counter in the arrival hall. GAO staff will be present to pick you up. DO NOT go straight to take a quarantine taxi. DO NOT leave the airport on your own.Your ID and your quarantine location will be double-checked. If you are going to stay at a Group Quarantine Facility, please pay the NT$ 21,000 fee to the GAO staff. GAO staff will take you to the quarantine taxi.If you choose to stay at a Quarantine Hotel, a GAO staff will meet you at the quarantine hotel. If you choose to stay at a Group Quarantine Facility, no staff will be present there to meet with you.DURING QUARANTINE Wash your hand thoroughly with soap and sanitize the doorknob with alcohol provided in your room. Please make sure you do NOT leave the room during the quarantine period. Your meals will be delivered to your door. Please leave your rubbish in bags and spray with alcohol before leaving it outside your door.Any deliveries in your name will be delivered by the hotel staff to your door. When ordering anything please be sure to specify that it be sent to the reception of your hotel. Please measure your temperature twice a day, report it back on LINE →"Disease Containment Expert"←. Please do so before 12 pm every day for the entire 15 days quarantine period.If you have a body temperature of 38 °C (and or above) or any respiratory infections, please notify us.Government officers will get in contact with you. Should any breach of quarantine rules and regulations be found you will be subject to the applicable fines and penalties.SUBSIDIES & COMPENSATION FOR QUARANTINETAIWAN GOVERNMENT COMPENSATIONDetail and online application →here←
YUAN ZE UNIVERSITY SUBSIDIESBesides the Government Compensation, you can also apply YZU Subsidy for approximately NT$ 4,000* after you completed the quarantine and Self Health Management and obtain a Taiwan bank account. *Subjected to change according to YZU funding budgetThere will also be a discount on the dormitory fee since you didn’t check in on the first day.
( you can apply for the subsidy from school no matter you will live in the campus dorm or not)
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