National Taipei University of Technology (Taipei Tech) was founded in 1912. Taipei Tech currently has six colleges (including 19 bachelor’s programmes, 25 master’s programmes and 17 PhD programmes) and 500 international students from 50 different countries. Taipei Tech is located in the heart of Taipei. Not only is the university located at the intersection of two major MRT lines, it is also right next to Taipei’s most concentrated and affordable consumer electronics marketplace, oldest jade marketplace, trendiest creative park and most stylish boutiques and modern cinemas. Starting in 1993, Taipei Tech began to offer elite programs for the Gambia and Swaziland to cultivate high-tech talents needed in these countries. Taipei Tech offers many student clubs and study abroad opportunities. Every year, Taipei Tech hosts a campus-wide party for international students to mingle with local students. On special international holidays, Taipei Tech also hosts festivals and celebrations. A cathedral, a church and a mosque are all within a 20-minute walk from the campus. These establishments also regularly host cultural activities for international students.