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CIEE Taiwan's National Chengchi University

April 25, 2008
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This program is appropriate for beginning through advanced language students who have an interest in improving their Chinese while having the opportunity to take non-language courses taught in English that aid in understanding Taiwanese culture and society. The program offers a flexible and supportive environment in which to experience life at one of Taiwan's most prestigious national universities.

Program Snapshot:

  • Special CIEE core seminar taught in English and Chinese examines modern Taiwanese culture and society from a multi-disciplinary perspective
  • Ideal program for students interested in furthering their study of traditional Chinese characters
  • Small Chinese language classes for CIEE students
  • Live with three Taiwanese roommates for full language and cultural immersion
  • Internship for academic year students in their second semester
  • Excursions to places of cultural importance around northern Taiwan, such as temples, tea plantations, porcelain works, and museums
  • Cultural ambassadors
  • Target language meals
  • Lectures with speakers from the community
  • For-credit internships
  • Volunteering

Subject Areas:
Asian Studies
Classical Chinese Literature
Independent Study
Internship
Mandarin Chinese

Language of Instruction:
English
Mandarin Chinese

Recommended Credit:
semester: 16 semester/24 quarter hours
academic year: 31 semester/46.5 quarter hours
optional winter term (academic year only): 6 semester/9 quarter hours

Eligibility Requirements:
Overall GPA 2.75
2–8 semesters of college-level Mandarin Chinese or equivalent
1 college-level Chinese area studies course recommended

More information can be found here.

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Events

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Please join the USC U.S.-China Institute and Asia Society for a talk with Weijian Shan, one of Asia’s best-known financiers, as he recounts his remarkable personal story of his exile to the Gobi Desert for hard labor at the age of 15 amidst the turmoil of Mao Zedong’s Cultural Revolution.

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The USC U.S.-China Institute presents a book talk with journalist and author Matt Sheehan. His new book chronicles the deep and interdependent socioeconomic exchanges between China and California.