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  • Locations: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Program Terms: Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
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Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: Chinese, English Housing Options: Dormitory, Hostel/Hotel
Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Acting/Performance Art, Business, Chinese, Communication, Environmental Studies, Health Science, Humanities, Journalism, Law, Management, Political Science, Sciences, Sustainability Program Type: Study Abroad
Minimum GPA: 2.5
Program Description:

Chinese Language + Asian Studies


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Program Overview

Take your studies to the City of Azaleas and Taiwan’s incredible capital, Taipei! Designed for students interested in the Chinese language and Asian studies, this program is the perfect opportunity to earn credits toward your degree while immersing yourself in Taiwanese culture.  

When class is in session, you’ll study at the National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) where you’ll take courses in the arts, sciences, and Chinese language. You may also enroll in Mandarin or English courses from other departments at NTNU. To round out your academic experience, you’ll have the chance to participate in various cultural and educational experiences, such as community engagement and excursions, while participating in NTNU campus life and CIEE-organized activities. 

Unique Experiences


from abundant national parks to crystal clear streams


on guided tours of many historic and cultural landmarks


at any of Taipei’s infamous night markets

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Excursions & Activities

  • Explore scenic hiking trails and breathtaking views 
  • Learn about Taiwanese culture by attending local cultural festivals  
  • Practice your skills with other NTNU students in language exchange programs 
  • Volunteer with a local organization to give back to the local community


Volunteering: Students will have the opportunity to volunteer at local community organizations, such as schools, community centers, or nonprofit organizations. Students may participate in activities such as tutoring, mentoring, or teaching English, and in the process, gain a deeper understanding of the local community and culture. 

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Three-day 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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  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included


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