Study Abroad in Taipei

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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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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.

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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

Pocket Guide to Taipei

  • Currency
    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.

  • Climate
    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.

  • Airport
    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


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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. 


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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. 

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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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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