Global Engagement Program

TAEJAE’s Global Engagement Program is an immersive and experiential curriculum that moves students between five major cities around the world that align with TAEJAE University’s educational vision and mission. The Global Engagement Program consists of Residential Campus Programs, Study Tours, and Civic Projects. The Program is completed for academic credit just like the rest of TAEJAE’s in-class coursework.


Student wellness and safety is one of TAEJAE’s foremost priorities in conducting the Global Engagement Program. Safety is a primary factor in selecting our student residence locations and we ensure that the surrounding regions of each residence are safe, friendly and conducive to student life. Residences are staffed with Residential Masters (RM) and Assistants (RA) who are extensively trained and equipped with comprehensive safety manuals developed by the University in order to provide front-line support for issues regarding student wellbeing.


Civic Projects are semester-long modules where students create teams to apply academic theories and practical skills to researching, analyzing, and designing potential solutions for a certain aspect of life in the city where they are studying. Students will complete one Civic Project in each Global Rotation city and collaborate with local institutions or communities in their research and design processes.
Civic Projects are one of the linchpins of TAEJAE’s commitment to experiential and functional education. Studying and practicing the effects of various interventions in real-world situations hones our students’ critical and creative thinking capacities while allowing them to apply these skills. Moreover, these experiences broaden their comparative perspectives in ways that conventional classroom curriculums simply cannot replicate. Civic Projects are both rigorously demanding and deeply rewarding, granting students optimal opportunities to build and strengthen their potential as global citizens and future leaders.

Global Rotation

Our Global Rotation cities are Seoul, Tokyo, New York, Hong Kong and Moscow. These five cities were selected for the educational and experiential opportunities they can provide to our students and their alignment with our mission of cultivating TAEJAE students into global leaders.

*Note: Global Rotation cities may be subject to change if absolutely necessary due to unavoidable safety or logistical circumstances.


Students will live together with their cohort in all five cities according to the academic schedule designed by TAEJAE University.


Yes, the design of TAEJAE’s curriculum and the circumstances of the Global Engagement Program require that all members of a cohort live in TAEJAE residences during their four year curriculum as they move through the Global Rotation cities. Learning cross-cultural empathy and building a sense of global community is one of the most important aspects of TAEJAE’s mission, and we will guide students with many opportunities to form a close-knit community as they live together and build respect and understanding for one another’s diversity.


The University will do its utmost to ensure that all students can fulfill the Global Rotation schedule as designed and reap the maximum benefits of TAEJAE’s unique educational structure. However, if a student is unable to travel to a certain country due to unavoidable circumstances (e.g., visa denial or health issues), faculty and administration will work with them to devise an alternative form of coursework for credits equivalent to those they would have received through the Global Engagement Program, following policies established by TAEJAE’s Office of Academic Affairs and Global Initiative Institute.


Unfortunately, due to the logistical structure and commitments of the Global Engagement Program, it is not feasible for students to opt out of school residences based solely on preference. However, if a student must opt out for essential reasons such as health or safety, they can request an exemption and submit a statement of affirmation from a qualified professional to the school’s Residence Committee for review.


Students returning from a leave of absence will pick up where they left off and join the next cohort residing in the Global Rotation country for the semester during which they took leave.


TAEJAE provides several levels of support and feedback for our students around the world. All global residences are staffed with trained Residential Managers and Assistants to provide immediate, on-site help with questions, issues, and emergencies that arise in everyday student life. TAEJAE’s Global Initiative Institute provides more specialized support regarding the Global Engagement Program and its requirements, including guidebooks for settling into each new city, assistance with visa applications, and any other international logistics students may encounter. Issues of health, safety, and wellness will be addressed by TAEJAE’s Student Success Institute, who provide mental health services and wellness coaching, and facilitate more extensive health treatment for students when necessary.

Student Residences

Residential Masters (RM) and Residential Assistants (RA) are school staff members local to each Global Rotation city who are assigned to each residence in order to instruct, support, and guide our students on residential and academic matters. RAs also reside in the student residence alongside the students as a round-the-clock, on-site advisor for any issues that may arise within and without the student residence.


Because all Global Rotation cities are major metropolises, our student residences are selected according to a combination of factors that we consider optimal for a productive, gratifying student experience. Due to the rotating schedule of TAEJAE’s student placement, the University does not own residences full-time, but provides dorm-like living spaces for students in conjunction with well-regarded hospitality agencies in each city. One of TAEJAE’s main goals in Global Rotation is for students to experience as much as they can, academically and otherwise, from their environments, and thus each residence is located in safe, central, and lively parts of the city where students can study, work, and explore with ease of access and peace of mind.


TAEJAE residences are co-living houses. In addition to student rooms, they feature common living facilities such as kitchens, dining rooms, study rooms, lounge spaces, exercise equipment, etc.
Digital libraries, video production studios, and other academic resources are available at the central headquarter facilities of TAEJAE University in Seoul. TAEJAE University is in the process of pursuing MOUs with universities and organizations in Global Rotation cities in order to grant authorization for TAEJAE students to use facilities such as sports complexes, laboratories, and university hospitals at partner institutions. Students who would like to pursue individual memberships or partnerships with private facilities for the sake of their academic and student life activities can submit sponsorship requests to the University’s Office of Academic Affairs.


Digital libraries, video production studios and other academic resources are available at the central headquarter facilities of TAEJAE University in Seoul. TAEJAE University is in the process of pursuing MOUs with universities and organizations in Global Rotation cities in order to grant authorization for TAEJAE students to use facilities such as sports complexes, laboratories, and university hospitals at partner institutions. Students who would like to pursue individual memberships or partnerships with private facilities for the sake of their academic and student life activities can submit sponsorship requests to the University’s Office of Academic Affairs.  


Room assignments are determined according to a set of basic principles determined by TAEJAE’s Residence Committee, first prioritizing essential needs based on primary factors such as nationality, religion, gender, and health conditions, with secondary factors such as personal preferences, roommate requests, hobbies, and lifestyles being taken into consideration afterwards. All incoming students will be surveyed on their needs and preferences before the room assignments are finalized. The Residence Committee will attempt to accommodate as many personal preferences as possible but cannot guarantee that requests will be granted.


As a general principle, students are not allowed to change rooms or roommates during a semester once assignments are made. However, necessary exceptions can be made for essential reasons such as health and safety. If a room change is deemed necessary, students may request changes and discuss possible solutions with their local Residential Master. 


Shared rooms are typically the norm offered in our residences, with accommodations ranging from 2-person to 4-person facilities. However, the Residence Committee will have a limited number of single rooms available for necessary circumstances, such as students who require special accommodation or health considerations.


As a general principle, the school will attempt to assign students with roommates of the same gender identities. Students with specific gender considerations will have the option to request gender-based room assignments and the Residence Committee will ask all students to signify their willingness to share a room with someone of a different gender identity or expression. Although the University will do its best to accommodate as many requests as possible, our ability to do so will depend on the distribution of genders and gendered room requests per cohort.

Rules and Regulations

All TAEJAE University students living in student residences are required to comply with the residence regulations designed by the Residence Committee, which will be communicated in-depth to incoming students and provided in documentation. Violating residence rules may result in demerit points according to TAEJAE University’s disciplinary system or formal disciplinary action. The following are some of the general rules that prospective students should be aware of.


TAEJAE student residences are in uniquely close proximity to their local urban environments and populations, bringing increased opportunities for students to interact with the local population but also bringing some increased safety risks. As such, access control to the residence facilities is strictly regulated, and all non-student guests and visitors must be accounted for at all times. TAEJAE respects student rooms as the personal space of our students, but as a liability measure, RAs are required to conduct periodic room checks to ensure the safety of all of our students and compliance with residence regulations and local laws.


Due to the unique structure and schedule of the Global Engagement Program, our students will be repeatedly introduced to new and different surroundings and thus encounter new experiences but also unfamiliarity and risk. Being in a foreign country always comes with some degree of uncertainty, and as students are exploring their new environments, they may run into unexpected hazards or situations for which the University will need to provide support and take accountability. As such, TAEJAE University particularly prioritizes the overall safety and awareness of student whereabouts in Global Rotation cities, so that we can most effectively support and protect our students whenever and wherever the need may arise. Students can stay out of the residences overnight or take extended travel during the semester if they inform their local RM and comply with periodic wellness and location checks. Behaviors such as repeated or extensive unexpected absences from the residence may be interpreted as safety risks and monitored and penalized if necessary.


TAEJAE will ask students to leave the residence if they commit criminal acts such as violence or theft or if they have otherwise committed serious violations of the residence regulations or accrued a significant amount of academic demerits, per review. Students who are evicted from residences will be responsible for repaying the residential fees that were included in their scholarships and financial support. As Global Rotation and the Global Engagement Program are required components of TAEJAE’s curriculum, students who have been evicted from the residences have demonstrated that they cannot meet the basic standards of behavior expected by our community and thus will not be permitted to continue their education at TAEJAE University.

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