Located in Taichung, the historic capital of Taiwan, Providence University offers students a unique opportunity to experience life in the heart of Taiwan. Surrounded by lush greenery and breathtaking landscapes, this summer program attracts students from across the globe, providing the chance for participants to make lasting friendships both inside and outside the classroom. Whether you're working to improve your Mandarin, taking field trips to related enterprises or participating in many of the region's cultural practices and activities, you're certainly in for a once in a lifetime adventure.

Program Length: 4 weeks
Credit options: 3 U.S. credits (54 learning hours)

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Course Description

1. Mandarin language program (36 hours: three-hour class, 12 sessions) 

This course helps the learner speak fluent Chinese language in real situational daily dialogues. Basic, intermediate and advanced levels are available. 

2. Taiwanese cultural lectures and hands on experience (9 hours: three-hour class, 3 sessions)

There are professional and interesting lectures on three specific topics in a variety of different areas. Examples of lectures that have previously been offered include:

Taiwanese and food/tea cultures

Travel and leisure in Taiwan

Taiwan geography

Chinese martial arts

Chinese calligraphy/painting

3. Enterprise/instituions visits (9 hours: three-hour class, 3 sessions)

Three field trips are designed to grant students unique opportunities to visit industries of environment protection, traditional Chinese medicine, and hospitality in central Taiwan. Students will learn first-hand know-how by going behind the scenes.

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*This program is OK for Sophomores

Fields of Study

  • Area Studies:

    Area Studies, Other Chinese Studies

  • Foreign Languages and Literatures

    Chinese Language and Literature

  • Language and Culture Recommended!

Academic Requirements

  • U.S. GPA: 2.75 or higher
  • TOEFL iBT Score: 61
  • Institutional TOEFL Score: 500
  • LPR accepted as alternate to TOEFL or IELTS
LPR = ISEP Language Proficiency Report

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