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Study Abroad in Taipei

College Study Abroad

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Explore Taipei, Taiwan

The bustling political and cultural center of Taiwan (officially the Republic of China) has attracted a growing tech sector, making it Asia’s second richest city per capita. The city offers free public WiFi to residents and visitors alike, an amazing array of street food, and excellent public transportation. 

When you study abroad in Taipei, you'll be in Taiwan's exciting capital city where you can learn about the island's culture and traditions, study Mandarin abroad, and explore the natural wonders that make Taiwan unique. Whether you're looking to practice your Chinese language skills or explore a new culture, Taiwan offers something that every student can enjoy!


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Study Tours & Cultural Excursions in Taipei

Every CIEE semester program has frequent cultural excursions and a multi-day study tour uniquely designed to complement the program’s academics and enhance students’ cultural immersion. In Taipei, past study tours and excursions have included:

  • Exploring city treasures like the Palace Museum, where the vast Chinese art collection stretches back dynasty over dynasty
  • Visits to tea plantations, porcelain workshops, and temples
  • Joining celebration rituals for Confucius or the one-week Crazy Mazu festival
  • Excursions to Sun Moon Lake, Tarago Gorge, or Tainan to connect with local community members and see life outside Taipei

If you’re a student looking for an authentic study abroad experience in Taipei, our cultural excursions allow you to do just that! Whether you want to study Mandarin, participate in different cultural activities, or immerse yourself in Taiwanese culture, studying abroad in Taiwan offers something for everyone.

About the Center

Situated on the campus of CIEE's esteemed partner institution, National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU), in northern Taiwan, CIEE Taipei features a library and study space, public computers, and complimentary WiFi access. On campus, students can access all the amenities and facilities NTNU offers, including outdoor facilities, although booking in advance may be required.

Beyond campus, students have easy access to cafés, convenience stores, barber shops, optical stores, and more. Students interested in renting shared bikes can do so on and off campus.

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Internships & Volunteering

Depending on their program of study and availability, students may be able to participate in an internship or volunteer. In Taipei, students can take advantage of volunteer opportunities in education, cultural improvement, marginalized people and immigrants, gender equality, and more. In addition, students can intern at a range of Taiwanese and international enterprises.

Taipei Study Abroad Programs

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  • Taipei, Taiwan
New for Summer '25
  • Full-Time Internship

Spend your summer gaining real-world work experience, growing your global network, and developing transferable hard and soft skills during an international internship in Taipei!

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Bike Friendly
  • Mountains to Hike
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  • Taipei, Taiwan
  • Study Program

Spend your winter break studying abroad in Taipei, where you'll explore Asian society

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Bike Friendly
  • Mountains to Hike
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  • Study Program

Fast-forward your Mandarin language skills in one of the most culturally rich cities on Earth.

Program Interests
  • Big City
  • Bike Friendly
  • Language Immersion
  • Mountains to Hike
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  • Study Program
  • Part-Time Internship

Take your studies to the City of Azaleas and Taiwan’s incredible capital.

Program Interests
  • AACSB-Accredited
  • Big City
  • Bike Friendly
  • Host Institution
  • Mountains to Hike
  • Volunteering
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  • Taipei, Taiwan
  • Study Program

Study abroad in Taipei, Taiwan's revered capital, famed for its modern skyline, night markets, and temples

Program Interests
  • AACSB-Accredited
  • Big City
  • Bike Friendly
  • Host Institution
  • Mountains to Hike
Pocket Guide to Taipei

New Taiwan dollar (TWD)

Spoken Languages IN TAIWAN 
Chinese, Taiwanese, English

Available Transportation 
Metro, bus, taxi

Famous Local 
Jay Chou -- famous Taiwanese singer, songwriter, producer, and actor.

Subtropical in the North and tropical in the South with an average yearly temperature of 71°F

Places to Explore 
National Palace Museum -- a museum in Taipei known for its collection of artifacts and artwork.

Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport (TPE)

Social Norms 
A head nod or small bow is a polite way to greet someone for the first time.

What to Pack 
Comfortable shoes, water bottle, sunglasses, sandals, swimsuit, water bottle, sunglasses

Frequently Asked Questions

Taiepei is a good place to study abroad for students interested in learning more about Taiwanese culture and history, politics, language, and more. With much to explore, from urban centers like Taipei City and Kaohsiung to costal destinations like Kenting and Hengchun, Taiwan offers something that every student is sure to enjoy. A safe city with good healthcare, convenient public transportation, and delicious cuisine, Taipei is a good study abroad destination for students looking for adventure abroad. 

Taipei, and Taiwan in general, is a safe study abroad destination, but as with any study abroad program abroad, we advise students to stay aware of their surroundings, keep their belongings secure, and travel in groups when possible. 

Safety And Security Travel Advisory

Effective March 2023, the U.S. Department of State has issued a Level 3 Travel Advisory to all U.S. citizens traveling within Greater China. All students choosing to study abroad in the region are advised to carefully review the Travel Advisory and be fully committed to adjusting their personal practices to limit any potential negative interactions. When on program, participants must ensure that all actions, attitudes, social media, communications, and photographs shared represent Chinese culture positively. Should you require support from CIEE's Health, Safety, and Security team, please contact us.

If you’re wondering how to study abroad in Taiwan, you can complete these 3 simple steps:
1. Search our study abroad programs in Taiwan and pick your favorite!
2. Connect with your campus study abroad office.
3. Start your study abroad application!

Study Abroad Scholarships & Grants

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Apply in 1,2,3!

CIEE offers scholarships and grants for study abroad programs in Taipei to students with demonstrated financial need, proven academic merit, and for specific CIEE programs. Students can apply for scholarships through 3 simple steps:

  1. Search for and apply to your dream program
  2. Review all available funding opportunities
  3. Complete the Scholarship & Grants portion of your application
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Study Abroad Scholarships


Based on students' Estimated Family Contribution (EFC) from their Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and enrolled institution. Complete the Scholarships & Grants portion of your program application to be considered for all awards to which you are eligible.


Based on academic achievement. Complete the Scholarships & Grants portion of your program application, along with an essay, to be considered for all awards to which you are eligible.


Other scholarship awards are based on program or alumni status.


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