Taiwan Huayu Bilingual Exchanges of Selected Talent (BEST) Program at National Taiwan University
Want to improve your Chinese language skills abroad?
You could earn funding to study Chinese at National Taiwan University in Taipei, Taiwan this summer!
Take advantage of this opportunity offered exclusively to Temple University students. You’ll practice your Chinese skills with world-renowned professors in the heart of Taipei, whilst studying abroad with other students of Chinese language from the U.S. and around the world. If selected, you’ll receive funding to cover part of your living expenses abroad.
ICLP: 10 weeks: mid-June through mid-August
CLD: 12 weeks: late May through late August
Students can choose between two programs to take intensive Chinese language courses.
The International Chinese language Program (ICLP) emphasizes total Chinese immersion and is ideal for students who have a solid Chinese background. You will have one-on-one classes with a teacher who will teach a custom curriculum for you, and three additional classes with 3 to 4 students max. You must sign a pledge at the beginning of the term saying you will only speak Chinese at all times in the classroom and within the ICLP area. This program is 10 weeks.
The Chinese Language Division at NTU offers Chinese language course with group instruction at all times (10-15 students per class). Classes are offered at various levels, from beginner to advanced. The program is 12 weeks.
Language of instruction
Taipei, the capital of Taiwan, is a large urban area in the northern part of Taiwan. With a population of over 2 million, the city offers many of the cultural and other amenities of a major metropolitan area.
- Classrooms equipped with smart technology
- Computer labs and campus Wi-Fi
- Student Union
- Gym and Sports facilities
- Creative Arts Center
- Art & Exhibition Galleries
- Shops and Cafes
- Administrative offices
Students are responsible for their own accommodation while abroad. NTU will provide participating students a list of off-campus housing options prior to departure.
There is no meal plan, but there are several cafes and two full-service Chinese restaurants on campus.
Students pay tuition and fees directly to NTU.
ICLP Summer Costs:
|Tuition fee||NTD 145,500|
|Application fee||NTD 3000|
|Enrollment deposit||NTD 15,000|
CLD Summer Costs:
|Tuition fee||NTD 42,000|
|Application fee||NTD 2500|
|Textbooks||~ NTD 1200|
While abroad, each student will receive NTD 25000/month to cover living expenses.
Open to qualified students matriculated at Temple University.
Applying to the program
Temple students must be nominated by the Education Abroad office. If you are interested in applying, please contact Madelyn Sullivan (email@example.com) for details.
Summer Application Deadline: March 1