The primary objective of this study is to establish that Inter-cultural Effectiveness (ICE) is an ability necessary to overcome cross-cultural or regional barriers. HAN in 1997 concluded that there are five major contributing factors when evaluating ICE, including Communication skills and abilities, Ability to manage psychological stresses, Ability to establish interrelations among local clients and colleagues and local populace in general, Ability for cultural identification, and Ability to detect an intercultural environment. This study used these five contributing factors when structuring the survey questionnaire for its primary survey targets.
The educational environment in Taiwan is changing rapidly. Reports from the Ministry of Education and other research identify the problems that Taiwan''s higher education institutions are now facing. The purpose of my thesis is to study and discuss the present conditions and future developments of Taiwan''s higher education and its globalization and internationalization.
In the academic year 2003 with an aim to push forward the internationalization policy of the university and highlight the special features of its development, the Department redesigned its undergraduate program and came up with a brand new program--the Undergraduate English Instruction Program. The curriculum was redesigned to adapt to the one-year Junior Year Abroad Study program. All the courses of the program are instructed in English except for those general courses. The major courses of the first two years of study focus on the fundamental theories related to international business. The Junior Abroad program emphasizes its study on scopes of international marketing, international business management, international financial management, and international economics. The fourth year curriculum highlights the features of the development of the Department in the nation.
The main contribution for my thesis study is to offer a better understanding for prospective students.