Spend the semester in Taipei immersed in language learning and exploring the rich traditions of a city where multiple cultures fuse into an exciting blend. Students at all skill levels can learn Mandarin using traditional characters and the latest teaching methods. Take courses taught in Chinese or English – at CIEE Taipei and our partner school, National Chengchi University (NCCU). Students can also make strides in language learning by practicing with local peers and volunteering in the community. All courses are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.
GET THE MOST FROM YOUR TIME IN TAIWAN
with the help of Taiwanese student ambassadors.
GAIN THE UPPER HAND
on the Chinese language with small, intensive classes to study traditional characters and standard Mandarin.
KEEP AN EYE ON THE FUTURE
by building your resume with an internship or independent research.
Explore city treasures like the Palace Museum, where the vast Chinese art collection stretches back dynasty over dynasty.
Visit tea plantations, porcelain workshops, and temples.
Meet with many locals and expatriates, including journalists, diplomats, business leaders and educators, to get feel for working life here.
Jump into university life by joining a student club or sports team.
Try on the local culture by joining into birthday celebration rituals for Confucius(fall), or the one-week Crazy Mazu festival in the spring.
Volunteering. Taiwanese culture supports a unique bounty of nonprofit and non-governmental organizations supporting an array of causes – education, cultural improvement, marginalized people and immigrants, better housing, gender equality, and more. We’ll help you find a match!
Internships. Gain experience with hands-on work in a professional setting, at a range of Taiwanese and international enterprises.
Target Language Meals. Gather with language teachers, local students, and CIEE staff members to practice your Chinese skills in a relaxed setting.
Peer support. Connect with Cultural Ambassadors - Taipei university students that share tips on language and culture – and often become long-lasting friends
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
One-week orientation – an introduction to Taiwanese culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
Excursions and/or Study Tours
Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
24/7 emergency on-site support
1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!
GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.
Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.
Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.
Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.
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