Information for term Summer Accelerated Chinese Language
Application deadline, and cost information.
Extended DeadlineApril 15, 2020
Program Deadlines and Pricing Info
- Deadline: April 15, 2020
- Dates: Jun 14 – Aug 8, 2020 (8 weeks)
- Credit: 10 semester hours / 15 quarter hours
- Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA
OverviewClick to Open
This summer, fast-forward your Chinese language skills in Tainan, Taiwan. Kick learning into high gear with daily coursework and intensive classes suited to your level, whether you’re a first- or fifth-year Chinese language student. Add peer to peer tutorials and language clinics, cultural activities and volunteering, your summer in Tainan will be one you’ll always value.
COMPRESS A YEAR
of Chinese and Mandarin progress into eight weeks with small classes and individual lessons.
EAT YOUR FILL
at the biggest night market in Taiwan
STEP OUTSIDE TO LEARN
via volunteering, cultural activities, and a weekend trip that includes practicing your Chinese language skills in authentic situations with local mandarin users.
largest city in Taiwan5th
cultural and religious sites1000
Location & CultureClick to Open
Located in southern Taiwan, Tainan, is one of the island’s oldest cities and historical capital. Originating as a Dutch trading post, and with a city landscape shaped by Japanese colonial government planners, Tainan is now a bustling hub of commerce and manufacturing.
The food choices are limitless at the city’s famous night markets. It is also a center for Chinese arts and history, with more than a thousand cultural sites, which draw crowds during frequent festivals. With sea and mountains nearby, Tainan offers a lot of opportunities to explore the outdoors and Chinese cultural immersion.
EXCURSIONS & ACTIVITIES
- Guided field trip to Taipei, capital city of Taiwan, and one of the iconic destinations in East Asia.
- Visits one of the famous night markets.
- Attend a local Chinese cooking class.
- Learn about contemporary Chinese issues like international economics, cross-cultural communication, sustainability, and film with a special series of lectures given by scholars and other experts.
- Opportunities to stay a weekend with a local host family to experience local culture and practice your mandarin
Daily LifeClick to Open
Double room at a dorm-style hotel within easy commute to your classes.
Meals are not included. A variety of local and international food options available at nearby restaurants to cater to many dietary requirements.
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Program DetailsClick to Open
What you need to knowThe program details
This program gives students a strong foundation in Chinese language through an intensive and Chinese language only environment. Designed for beginners and advanced Mandarin Chinese students alike, the program includes five course levels to develop your listening comprehension, speaking, reading, and writing skills, or elevate your language skills to a superior level, communicating with accuracy, fluency, and sophistication. In-class work is augmented with co-curricular visits to the city’s rich variety of cultural institutions and organizations relevant to the course offering.
AcademicsClick to Open
Students must have a GPA of at least 2.5.
CoursesClick to Open
Total credit: 10 U.S. semester/15 quarter credits
CIEE accelerated language courses: 5 U.S. semester/7.5 quarter credits; 75 contact hours
Language of Instruction
Students must take 2 consecutive, accelerated language courses
Students will take an on-site placement exam and be registered in the appropriate language levels based on their results.
Summer 2020 CIEE CoursesClick to Open
Note: This course listing is for informational purposes only and does not constitute a contract between CIEE and any applicant, student, institution, or other party. The courses, as described, may be subject to change as a result of ongoing curricular revisions, assignment of lecturers and teaching staff, and program development. Courses may be canceled due to insufficient enrollment.
ScholarshipsClick to Open
Scholarships & Grants
CIEE offers more than $8 million in scholarships and grants annually to help students like you make your study abroad dream a reality.
Students who apply to this program are eligible for the following scholarships and grants:
- Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
- CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
To be considered, submit the CIEE Scholarships & Grants application within your CIEE program application. Learn more at the Scholarships & Grants section of our website.See more scholarship info
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Dates & Fees
You get more for every dollar when you study abroad with CIEE, because our high-quality programs include everything from excursions to insurance. There are no hidden charges, and no disappointing surprises when you arrive.
Fees & Housing
|Summer 2020 8 weeks||Apr 15, 2020||Jun 14, 2020||Aug 8, 2020||
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CIEE offers the most student support of any provider in its program fee, including an airport greeting, full-time leadership and support, orientation, cultural activities, local excursions, pre-departure advising, and CIEE iNext travel insurance with benefits.
Participation Confirmation = $300 *
Educational Costs = $5,683 **
Housing = $1,100
Insurance = $167Total Fees = $7,250
Students are responsible and manage costs related to travel, meals, books, and personal expenses. Below are estimates for consideration.
Meals not included in program fee = $900
International Airfare = $1,500 †
Local Transportation = $200
Books & Supplies = $100
Personal expenses = $900Total Estimated Costs = $3,600
CIEE offers the most grants and scholarships of any study abroad organization, including $8 million/year in travel grants, merit-based scholarships, institutional and MSI grants, and Gilman Go Global Grants.
This breakdown has been prepared from the program budget for the purpose of calculating eligibility for financial aid. During the course of program operations, actual figures may vary. It should not, therefore, be used as a basis for calculation of refunds. CIEE reserves the right to adjust fees at any time.
Students required to study on CIEE programs through a School of Record will be charged a $500 administrative fee in addition to the Program Fees listed.
** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students
† Round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure
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