Taipei, Taiwan

Summer in Taipei

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Information for term Summer in Taipei

Application deadline, and cost information.

Application Deadline

April 1, 2020

Program Deadlines and Pricing Info

  • Deadline: April 1, 2020
  • Dates: Jun 15 – Jul 13, 2020 (4 weeks)
  • Credit: 3 - 4 per session semester hours / 4.5 - 6 per session quarter hours
  • Eligibility: 2.5 Overall GPA


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This summer, explore Taiwan’s role in the world economy and learn about the cross-straits relationship between Taiwan and China at one of the top-rated business schools in Asia. Your business courses will be taught in English, but you’ll have plenty of time to learn some Chinese while you explore Taiwanese culture, eating traditional dumplings, trekking to the top of one of the tallest buildings in the world, and soaking your feet in the area’s relaxing hot springs.

Unique experiences

  • Explore the unique attributes

    of Taiwan’s history and location and the role they play in contemporary culture, business, and politics.

  • Gain a practical understanding

    of Taiwan’s role in the economic and political affairs of East Asia.

  • Develop your ability to carry out basic conversation

    in Chinese as part of an optional Communicative Chinese Language course.

  • undergrad students at National Chengchi University

  • of all Taiwan’s citizens live in the Taipei metro area

  • floors in Taipei 101, which was the world’s tallest skyscraper until 2009


Location & Culture

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The vibrant political and cultural center of Taiwan (officially the Republic of China) and an economic hub in East Asia, Taipei is a unique blend of Chinese, Japanese, and Western influences. Explore it from the top of one of the tallest buildings in the world, Taipei 101, to the sprawling night markets. Stop in one of the ancient temples for a look into the past, and relax in the hot springs for respite in the middle of the bustle. There’s plenty to do wherever you go – and no shortage of inspiration.

The Culture


Visit temples, mountains, tea plantations, porcelain workshops, and museums around northern Taiwan.


Volunteering. There are plenty of opportunities to give back to your host community and connect in meaningful ways with locals – like teaching English a school or supporting marginalized groups, people with disabilities, immigrants, or underprivileged women and children.

Daily Life

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    Student housing. Students will share a room with another program participant in an off-campus international house or hotel.


    Meals are not included. There are on-campus cafeterias and restaurants, as well as a wide choice of restaurants right outside the main campus.

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Program Details

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What you need to know

The program details

All students take the required CIEE course in English: Fundamentals of Computer Design and Development. Students can also enroll in an optional Communicative Chinese Language course taught in Mandarin Chinese (1 credit). Courses are taught by CIEE adjunct faculty at CIEE’s partner school, National Chengchi University (NCCU). 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.

National Chengchi University (NCCU) was established in 1927 and is one of Taiwan’s top educational institutions, renowned for its social sciences and liberal arts colleges. Its business school is highly ranked and accredited by both AACSB and EQUIS and is one of the best in Asia. Its communications school offers darkrooms, a digital reporting and editing lab, a radio and TV production center, and a computer animation studio. NCCU hosts 9,000 undergraduates and is located just eight miles from Taipei. The green riverside campus sits at the foot of a mountain and the neighborhood caters to university students, with many restaurants and cafés.


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    All courses are for CIEE study abroad students only.


    Grades are based on quizzes, exams, attendance, homework assignments/special projects, oral presentations, and participation. Students get letter grades of A, A-, B+, B, B-, C+, C, D, or F.


    Courses are generally lecture-based, but students are expected to foster an interactive classroom dynamic through discussions, fieldwork, presentations, observation papers, and group or individual projects. Courses integrate visits to sites related to course content. Students should expect daily homework and weekly quizzes.



    Students need to have an overall GPA of at least 2.5.


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Course Information

Program Credit
Total credit: 3-4 U.S. semester/4.5-6 quarter credits per session

Course Credit
CIEE course: 3 U.S. semester/4.5 quarter credits; 45 contact hours
Communicative Chinese course: 1 U.S. semester/1.5 quarter credits; 15 contact hours

Language of Instruction

1 required CIEE course

Course Notes
“(GI)” denotes courses that originated at CIEE’s Global Institutes and that are offered at multiple Global Institutes and CIEE Sites.
Students studying with CIEE for multiple sessions may only take the Communicative Chinese Language course once.

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.


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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:

  • Ping Scholarships for Academic Excellence
  • Global Access Initiative (GAIN) Grants
  • CIEE Gilman Go Global Grant
  • MSI 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.

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Dates & Fees

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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.


  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • Three-day orientation – an introduction to Taipei culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

To help you budget, keep in mind that students are responsible for the cost of international airfare, local transportation, books and supplies, visas, and personal expenses. In addition, ask your college or university study abroad advisor if your school charges additional fees for study abroad.

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Start Date

End Date

Fees & Housing

Summer Session II 2020 4 weeks Apr 1, 2020 Jun 15, 2020 Jul 13, 2020
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Program Fees

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 = $3,163 **

Housing = $520

Insurance = $167

Total Fees = $4,150

Estimated Costs

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 = $360

International Airfare = $1,500

Local Transportation = $100

Books & Supplies = $50

Personal expenses = $300

Total Estimated Costs = $2,310

Financial Aid

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.

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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.

* non-refundable

** direct cost of education charged uniformly to all students

Round-trip based on U.S. East Coast departure

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