52nd World School Children’s Art Exhibition of Republic of China
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January 27, 2021
Students got accepted into Graduate Program:
International Master’s Program in Asia-Pacific Studies (IMAS) in the College of Social Sciences at National Chengchi University (NCCU), Taipei City of Taiwan
Originally from Taiwan, Dr. Ward is very familiar with some Taiwanese universities. Thus, she contacted several department chairs in graduate programs of universities in Taiwan to provide the opportunities for her students to continue their higher education overseas. Then she helped the students apply for their graduate schools through advising, guidance, and editing their application documents. Meanwhile, she continuously confirmed and followed up with the department chairs in Taiwanese universities.
“I helped students apply to three national universities, and they already received the admission certificates from the first graduate school they applied. This university (NCCU) is one of the top universities in Taiwan, and NCCU’s graduate program in political majors is the top one in Taiwan”, said Dr. Ward.
Faith Woods: graduated in Dec. 2020
My name is Faith Woods and I graduated cum laude from UTSA in Fall 2020. I earned my bachelor's degree in Political Science with a double minor in Global Affairs and Chinese. For two years, I have been a student of Dr. Ward from Elementary level to Advanced level Chinese courses. In the summer of 2019, I was able to travel with Dr. Ward to Taiwan where I studied Chinese language and culture while also having unique opportunities such as guest starring on radio stations and participating in ancient Chinese festivals. After graduation, I am thankful to say that with Dr. Ward’s support, I have applied and been accepted to attend graduate school at a top Taiwanese university. I am very excited to further my education in Taiwan while also strengthening the Chinese language and culture knowledge I have acquired at UTSA.
Michaela Almendariz: graduated in May, 2019
My name is Michaela Almendariz. I graduated in spring of 2019 with a Bachelor's in International Business. During my studies I was able to learn Mandarin, from beginners to advance level, with Dr. Ward. I was even able to visit China with UTSA a couple times to expand my knowledge on the culture. During my travels abroad, I decided I wanted to pursue a higher education overseas. Dr. Ward was able to provide great guidance in researching the different universities in Taiwan for me to apply to. I am blessed to say that I have officially been accepted into a Master's program at National Chengchi University in Taipei, Taiwan. It is one of the top recognized universities in the country. I am ecstatic on my next adventure in a new country and looking forward to what lies ahead.
Katharine Jones: graduated in Dec. 2020
My name is Kathatine Jones, although entering UTSA back in fall 2016 I didn't settle on my Global Affairs major until Spring 2019. It was also the semester I joined the UTSA Chinese
Language and Culture Club. The leading factor for why I joined the club and later on deciding to pursue further studies in Taiwan was the rich culture and history of Asia, more specifically the China and Taiwan's political culture and history.
In all honesty the idea of applying to graduate school was daunting, but I got told by friends in the club to talk to Dr. Ward. The entire process went smoothly with the guidance and instruction from Dr. Ward, she made it feel more achievable than I thought it was going to be. I can't thank her enough for the mentorship and help she provided. My acceptance to NCCU, which is the top political science university Taiwan, was made possible by Dr. Ward.
全州女性高中生畢業率為85.4% ( 952名），比2019學年提高0.6%。男性高中生畢業率為78.5%（268名），提升0.9%。男性整體輟學率為2.1%，女性為1.5%。
Colorado Department of Education
新冠疫情延燒全球，美國高等教育的華語教學也面臨衝擊與挑戰。自2020年春季學期始，全美近1400所大學 (96%) 暫停面授教學改採遠距教學。根據「大學緊急倡議」(College Crisis Initiative) 統計數據顯示，在2020年秋季，44%大學校院採線上教學，21%提供線上實體混合課程，27%維持實體授課。隨著2021年春季學期展開，許多大學校院計畫提供面授課程，期望透過每週新冠病毒快篩、接觸者追蹤與疫苗接種能夠有效抑制病毒傳播並維持校園健康與安全。然而，隨著2020年底美國聖誕及新年假期期間新冠肺炎確診人數激增，至今情況仍不明朗。
以德州萊斯大學為例，2020 秋季學期的中文課程分為全面線上課程與混合課程兩種，授課方式取決於老師的決定。線上中文課程的活動設計盡量採以活潑且互動的教學方式以激發學生學習興趣，搭配分組討論(Breakout Room)功能，可促進學生於線上課堂中的交流與合作。另外，教師於線下與學生的即時互動裨益打造成功的線上教學。例如：隨時提供學生作業與學習狀況的反饋，佈置學生小組報告並定期與學生在數位學習平臺上（Canvas, Blackboard, Moodle, 等）於辦公時間(office hours)一對一的線上交流都有助於學生更投入遠距學習。
德州教育廳（Texas Education Agency，TEA）於2021年1月14日發佈新研究數據指出去年因新冠疫情，學生失去大量學習機會。為評估遠距學習對學生的影響，該廳進行數據收集，結果顯示無論學生選擇面授或線上課程，2020年對全德州學生而言充滿挑戰，許多學生學習落後達數個月。
The purpose of the Ministry of Education (MOE) Taiwan Scholarship is to encourage outstanding American students and individuals to pursue degree programs in the Republic of China (Taiwan).
The MOE provides each recipient of the MOE Taiwan Scholarship with the following:
1. Tuition and fees: Upon validation of tuition and fees, the MOE will pay up to 40,000 New Taiwan Dollar (NTD) each semester for each recipient. Should the total amount of tuition and fees exceed 40,000 NTD, the remainder of all costs shall be covered by the recipient. Tuition and fees do not include any of the following: administration fees, thesis advising fees, insurance premiums, accommodation, or internet access, all of which must be paid by the recipients.
2. Subsistence allowance: The MOE will provide each recipient undertaking undergraduate studies with a monthly stipend of 15,000 NTD; it will provide each recipient undertaking postgraduate studies with a monthly stipend of 20,000 NTD.
There are seven (7) openings available for the MOE Taiwan Scholarship 2020-2021. Eligible applicants from Arkansas, Colorado, Kansas, Louisiana, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, and Texas are welcome to submit applications.
Scholarship Duration and Limits
1. The maximum scholarship duration for each degree level for each recipient is as follows:
(1) Four (4) years for bachelor’s degree programs
(2) Two (2) years for master’s degree programs
(3) Four (4) years for doctoral programs
2. The total length of the scholarship duration for each recipient is limited to five (5) years in a combination of different degree levels.
3. The scholarship award period for each academic year is from September 1 to August 31 of the following year.
1. Applicants must be American nationals with a high-school diploma or post-secondary degree(s), have excellent academic records and be of good moral character.
2. Applicants are ineligible if they meet any of the following restrictions:
(1) overseas Chinese students or nationals of the Republic of China (Taiwan);
(2) students who are currently registered or have obtained student status at any universities/colleges in Taiwan (graduating students pursuing further studies are exempt from this rule);
(3) students who have studied in Taiwan for the same level of degree program as the one they intend to enroll;
(4) exchange or dual/joint degree students admitted in accordance with academic cooperation agreements between local universities/colleges and foreign universities/colleges;
(5) individuals who have been recipients of the MOE Taiwan Scholarship for over a total of five (5) years;
(6) individuals who have, in the past, had their MOE Taiwan Scholarship or MOE Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES) revoked;
(7) recipients of any other scholarship or subsidy funded by the Taiwan government or educational institutions in Taiwan. However, this does not include preferential prices offered by universities/colleges to cover tuition and other fees exceeding this scholarship limit.
(8) Holders of the Alien Permanent Resident Certificate of the Republic of China (Taiwan).
3. Applicants should apply directly for admission within the application periods specified by each university/college.
1. Required documents:
(1) A completed Taiwan Scholarship Application Form 2021-2022;
(2) A copy of the applicant’s passport or other documents that can verify the nationality of the applicant;
(3) A copy of the certificate of the applicant’s highest degree obtained;
(4) Original academic transcripts (sealed) from the institution that the applicant obtained his/her highest degree;
(5) Proof of application for admission to universities/colleges in Taiwan (e.g. photocopies of application form(s), etc.) *The name of the school(s) and degree program(s) must be specified in those documents;
(6) A copy of the Test of Chinese as a Foreign Language (TOCFL) certificate of Level 3 or above. All-English taught programs applicants may be exempt from this requirement;
(7) Two letters of recommendation from school principals, professors, academic counselors, or supervisors;
(8) Statement of Purpose; and
(9) Terms of Agreement for the Ministry of Education Taiwan Scholarship Program (signed and dated by the applicant).
Note: The required documents will NOT be returned to applicants.
2. Submission (*Late applications will NOT be considered for the selection):
(1) Applications must be submitted between February 1 and March 31, 2021.
(2) Application packages must be addressed to the following office and postmarked no later than March 31, 2021:
Education Division of TECO in Houston
Attn: Taiwan Scholarship
11 Greenway Plaza, Suite 2012
Houston, TX 77046, U.S.A.
(3) All MOE Taiwan Scholarship applicants will be notified by May 31, 2021 and selected candidates must submit only one copy of an admission letter issued by one university/college to the e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org, by June 30, 2021.
1. Recipients’ academic goals should reflect an interest in the development of the industry, economy, and education of Taiwan.
2. Recipients should possess an outstanding undergraduate or postgraduate Grade Point Average (GPA).
3. Priority will be given to applicants with a TOCFL certificate of Level 3 or above.
4. Applications must be completed with all the required documents attached. Incomplete applications or those missing required documents will be withdrawn from the selection process without further notice to the applicants.
5. Interviews with qualified candidates in person or via internet/telephone may be required for the final selection process.
1. The application instructions and guidelines are given in Chinese and English and, in the event of any discrepancy, the Chinese version will take precedence over the English text.
2. For other details on the regulations for the MOE Taiwan Scholarship, please refer to the Taiwan Scholarship Program Directions, which can be downloaded at https://taiwanscholarship.moe.gov.tw/web/scholarship.aspx
3. For a list of universities/colleges that may give Taiwan Scholarship recipients a discount for tuition and/or miscellaneous expenses for MOE Taiwan Scholarship Recipients, please also refer to the above website, under Taiwan Scholarship and MOE Operating Guidelines Related Accessories.
4. For more information on the Taiwan University and Program, please visit https://www.studyintaiwan.org/university
5. Program Contact
Education Division of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Houston
11 Greenway Plaza, Suite 2012
Houston, TX 77046, U.S.A.