I’m a landscape architecture major looking to study abroad in Taiwan next spring. One of the professors who taught at my uni is Taiwanese and she returned to Taiwan last year. She’s my connection to getting this study abroad thing set up. The two schools she has connections with is NTU and Chung Yuan Christian University. NTU doesn’t have a landscape architecture dept so I suspect she’s going to try and get me set up in CYCU.
I’m not sure why, but I thought CYCU was in Tainan and as I went perusing through the forums for info, I got more and more excited about going. Turns out, CYCU is actually in Chung Li, Taoyuan. I recall, as I was looking through posts on Tainan, that Taoyuan was likened to the “armpit/shithole of Taiwan.” Great.
Landscape architecture is still a new field of study and not many schools offer it. Other than CYCU and Chung Chou Institute of Technology (which I know nothing about and have no connections to) I don’t know of any other universities in Taiwan with a landscape architecture department. This will probably be my only study abroad experience, so I would have preferred it to be in a nice, scenic area, which is why I got excited about Tainan. I’d also like to have bicycling as my main form of transportation. So I have 3 questions:
Does anyone know of any universities that have a landscape architecture department other than the ones mentioned? Or, what’s a good way to finding universities with a LA dept (other than just googling it)?
Are there scholarships available to study abroad for a spring semester in Taiwan offered by the Taiwanese govt?
If CYCU is my only choice…is Chung Li, Taoyuan really that bad?