Art, Art History, Asian Studies, Chinese, Culture, Humanities, Independent/Directed Research, Internships, Linguistics
1 - Second Semester Sophomore
Chinese 1b or the equivalent
CIEE Intensive Chinese Language and Culture Program in Taipei, Taiwan
Explore beyond the classroom, and gain confidence in your Chinese language skills on CIEE’s Intensive Chinese Language and Culture program in Taipei. There’s so much to explore in this comfortable, livable city in the heart of Taiwan. By engaging with locals, you’ll improve your language skills, and make long-lasting professional connections and friends. A for-credit internship or independent research project ensures you gain real-world experience, and intercultural workshops led by experts introduce you to this country’s rich traditions.
In Taipei you will:
Further your study of traditional Chinese characters and improve your standard Mandarin Chinese through small, intensive language classes, while Cultural Ambassadors and Taiwanese roommates help guide you through the culture and language
Elective course taught in English that explores Taiwanese identity through its contemporary art and culture
Engage and earn credit through an organizational internship or independent research
Please check the CIEE website for final program dates, and speak with your CIEE Study Abroad Advisor prior to booking airfare.
Academic Program Students enroll in a Chinese Language course at the intermediate or advanced level (3 Pomona credits), and a Chinese Language Practicum (0.25 Pomona credits). Students select at least one elective course in Chinese or English. Students must enroll in at least 16 CIEE credits to earn 4.0 Pomona credits.
Students are not permitted to take any courses on a P/NC basis.
Living Arrangements Students live in Taiwanese dormitories with Taiwanese or other international roommates. A meal allowance is provided by Pomona College. A limited number of homestays are also available.
Number of Students CIEE enrolls approximately 20 students, selected from a national pool.
Host Institutions Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE) National Chengchi University
Faculty Liaison Sharon Hou
Completion of elementary Mandarin (Chinese 1b), or the equivalent.