Globalization is an essential part of contemporary society. Businesses are moving their manufacturing plants abroad and markets are becoming borderless. Globalization strategy, therefore, is a top priority agenda in the education, and we at OIT offer various kinds of training for Globalization to our students.
As a science-based university, OIT has set the following three goals for students in its development of global human resources.

To achieve these goals, OIT offers students a wide range of overseas study programs with the emphasis on the following:

We organize the OIT Study Abroad Programs in steps
We organize the OIT Study Abroad Programs in steps

Step 1. Language Training and Overseas Culture Experience Program

OIT International Center organizes 2-3 week programs during summer and spring vacations. In collaboration with our partners and other overseas institutions, we offer English Language Training Programs in English-speaking countries as well as Overseas Culture Experience Programs in Korea, Thailand, and Taiwan.

2016 Language Training Program
Host Swinburne University of Technology Browns English Language School Canadian College of English Language NILS Tongji University
Country Australia Australia Canada Philippines China
Schedule Aug. 16 - Sep. 11 Customizable Customizable Customizable Mar. 2017
Content
  • English Language Training
  • Overseas Culture Experience
  • English Language Training
  • Chinese Language Training
  • Overseas Culture Experience
2016 Overseas Culture Experience Program
Host Thai-Nichi Institute of Technology Daejeon University
Country or Region Thailand Korea
Schedule Aug. 25 - Sep. 6 Aug. 13 - 31
Content
  • Thai Culture Study
  • Student Exchange
  • Overseas Culture Experience
  • Korean Language Training
  • Student Exchange
  • Overseas Culture Experience

Step 2. International Project-Based Learning (iPBL) Program

OIT provides training courses with hands-on activities called "Project Based Learning (PBL)" for students of 2nd year and above. As its international version, International PBL (iPBL) programs are conducted with our overseas partnership institutions.

In each iPBL program, students from both universities are grouped together and instructed to communicate in English. Each team completes the same project, such as hardware/software development or system design, which can promote students' practical engineering skills.

OIT believes that such interaction allows students to gain experience in a diverse and professional environment reflecting our globalizing world.

2016 iPBL Outline
Faculty or Department Host Univ.
[No. of Students]
Participating Univ.
[No. of Students]
Project Theme Schedule
1. Department of Civil Engineering and Urban Design National Taiwan University of Science and Technology (NTUST)
[10]
OIT
[10]
Design and Construction of Bridge Model Aug. 5 - 12
2. Department of Architecture Kookmin University
[7]
OIT
[7]
Sustainable Design Workshop Aug. 15 - 20
3. Department of Mechanical Engineering OIT
[15]
NTUST
[15]
Wind Turbine Aug. 29 - Sep. 4
4. Department of Electrical and Electronic Systems Engineering

Department of Electronics, Information and Communication Engineering
National Taipei University of Technology
[12]
Tongji University
[11]

OIT
[15]
Bio-Inspired Robotics Competition Aug. 19 - 28
5. Department of Applied Chemistry OIT
[15]
NTUST
[15]
Case Study Project Based on Chemistry Aug. 21 - 27
6. NTUST
[15]
OIT
[15]
Case Study Project Based on Chemical Engineering Aug. 29 - Sep. 3
7. Department of Environmental Engineering University of Palangka Raya
[11]
OIT
[11]
Research on Environment and Biological Resources in Tropical Peat Swamp Forest, Indonesia Feb. 2017
8. Faculty of Information Science and Technology OIT
[10]
Sirindhorn International Institute of Technology - Thammasat University (SIIT)
[10]
Image Processing (Image Tamper Detection and Recovery Using Watermarks) Jun. 2 - 9
9. SIIT
[10]
OIT
[10]
Real-world Game Programming Aug. 28 - Sep. 3
10. Korea National University of Arts
[9]
OIT
[10]
Other
[5]
Social Dining Nov. 1 - 4

Step 3. Overseas Lab-work Internship

Overseas Lab-work Internship is a program mainly for students of 3rd year and above. OIT students have a lab-work internship in a partner institution, and vice versa. Each one or two of the interns are assigned to one lab to conduct research activities with host professors. All communication is done in English. The period of the internship is about 4 weeks. In this program, positive influence is expected on both sides, since not only interns but also students in a host lab are able to learn from their co-working experience.

2016 Overseas Lab-work Internship Outline
Department Host Univ. Participating Univ.
[No. of Students]
Research Theme Schedule
1. Department of Robotics OIT National Taipei University of Technology (NTUT)
[10]
TBD at Host Laboratories Jun. 27 - Jul. 30
2. NTUT OIT
[10]
TBD at Host Laboratories Aug. 8 - 30

Step 4. IAESTE Trainee Support

IAESTE (International Association for the Exchange of Students for Technical Experience) is an international organization that provides practical training experiences for science and engineering oriented students. OIT is one of the member institutions and encourages motivated students to become IAESTE trainees (about 50 students from Japan in each year). Through IAESTE, OIT also accepts a couple of international students every year as interns (research students) in the labs for about two months.

Trainees Accepted in OIT from:

  • 2016: Brno University of Technology (Czech Republic)
  • 2016: Budapest University of Technology and Economy (Hungary)
  • 2015: Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology, KNUST (Republic of Ghana)
  • 2015: Tomas Bata University in Zlin (Czech Republic)
  • 2014: Norwegian University of Science and Technology (Norway)

Trainees Dispatched from OIT to:

  • 2016: University of Information Science and Technology "St. Paul the Apostle" (Macedonia)
  • 2014: Karunya University (India)

Step 4. Overseas Research Experience Program

OIT provides financial support for qualified 4th year undergraduate students, who will proceed to the Graduate school, and graduate students to encourage their research activities or practical experiences in overseas institutions for one month or more.

In this program, students enjoy their opportunities to acquire an ability required for theoretical or experimental development of new ideas, and to obtain diverse experiences through research works. Moreover, they are expected to establish or strengthen networks between host institutions and OIT.

Step 4. Overseas Coursework Program

Through Overseas Coursework Program, OIT students have opportunities to study abroad for a half or one year without paying tuition in eight of our overseas partner universities and over 500 member schools of UMAP (University Mobility in Asia and the Pacific).