CIEE: Taipei - Intensive Chinese Language and Culture

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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... read more

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August 28, 2017 I Really Loved Taipei.
Before arriving, I could no even speak the language or understand anything, but I could carry on basic conversations, some very in depth depending on the topic. I also took the opportunity to explore a lot of beautiful places in Taiwan, which has given me a greater appreciation for nature and natural beauty all over the world. T... - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
It was worthwhile. My Chinese improved and I had a great time living in another country. I learned the breadth of things that I can accomplish on my own and realized things that I want to do in the future. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
I gained good friends, a greater Chinese ability, a chance to live on a beautiful island. - University of the Pacific View Entire Review
I have already made plans to go back. I want to take a year to be in Taiwan and study after I graduate. - Trinity University View Entire Review
Yes - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
It was definitely a good decision to go out every weekend. Many students went out Thursday-Saturday nights and rested Sunday. It was a great way to fully experience Taiwan but still get enough rest for the week ahead. - Trinity University View Entire Review
Vastly improved Chinese skills. A better understanding of Taiwanese culture and politics. - Austin College View Entire Review
Even if something seems really hard and stressful, if you really think you can do it, you'll do it. It was definitely worthwhile. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review
Past Review Taipei 101
Extremely worthwhile. - The University of Texas at Austin View Entire Review

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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.

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Study Abroad
Program Length(s):
  • Fall
  • Spring
  • Academic Year
Instruction Language(s):
  • English
  • Chinese - Mandarin
Relevant Study Subject(s):
  • Asian Studies
  • East Asian Studies
  • Chinese Language, Literature
Minimum GPA:
2.75
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