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  • Locations: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring
  • Homepage: Click to visit
  • Program Sponsor: CIEE 
  • Restrictions: Pomona applicants only
  • Dates / Deadlines
Fact Sheet:
Language of instruction: Chinese, English Housing options: Homestay, Residence Hall
Areas of study: Art, Art History, Asian Studies, Chinese, Culture, Humanities, Independent/Directed Research, Internships, Linguistics Class standing: 1 - Second Semester Sophomore
Language level: Chinese 1b or the equivalent GPA: 8.25
Program Description:

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
Find out more. 

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.
  • Completion of one Chinese area studies course.
  • 8.25 GPA overall required.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Spring 2019 09/24/2018 10/12/2018 TBA TBA
Fall 2019 02/15/2019 03/08/2019 TBA TBA
Academic Year 2019-2020 02/15/2019 03/08/2019 TBA TBA