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CET Taiwan

Gold Standard for Language Learning

Chinese-only language pledge. Teachers with a worldwide reputation for excellence. One-on-one instruction plus small group classes. If you want a term of ultimate challenge—and unbelievable payoff—you couldn’t make a better choice. But don’t take our word for it. After you’ve covered a year’s worth of Chinese in one term, you’ll see why ICLP is the gold standard.

Substantive Internships

Work at a startup incubator. Or go behind the scenes at the Taiwan Office of Trade & Investment or the US Department of Commerce. We can land you an internship in the private, civil, or government sector. Figure out whether a career in Mainland China or in Taiwan is for you—and impress your future employer with strong Chinese and work experience.

Taiwan: A World Player

Did you know that Taiwan ranks 25th (between France and Spain) on the UN Human Development Index? Or that it’s a center of the high-tech industry? It has a long history of embracing journalistic and political freedom, too. If you’re a nature-lover, foodie, environmentalist, philosopher, or activist, you’ll thrive in Taiwan. And Mainland China is only a short flight away.

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arrival date
departure date
program length
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application deadline
Summer 06/08/2017 08/13/2017 10 Weeks 11 $7,990
What’s Included
2 Semesters of Chinese March 1
Fall 08/30/2017 12/17/2017 16 Weeks 15 $15,890
What’s Included
2 Semesters of Chinese May 1
Spring 12/28/2017 04/15/2018 15 Weeks 15 TBA
What’s Included
2 Semesters of Chinese October 1

Daily Life in Taipei

Feast at a night market. Watch a little league game. Bike the riverside. Stroll past a peace sit-in. Or get out of town: Hike Taroko Gorge one weekend, soak at Jiaosi Hot Springs the next.

National Taiwan University (NTU)

The program is centrally located at National Taiwan University, Taiwan’s top school. You’ll share the campus with students and scholars from all over the world. After class, visit nearby Da’an Forest Park.

Housing & Meals

You’ll share an apartment with other international students. Explore Taipei together, or chat about politics. Cook at home, or check out the noodles or biandang (bento boxes) near campus.

Curriculum & Syllabi

Intensive Chinese Language

You are placed into an appropriate language level course:

Intensive Chinese Language (summer)
135 hours. 9 credits.

Intensive Chinese Language (fall)
180 hours. 12 credits.


Course + placement

Internship (summer)
107 hours. 2 credits.

Internship (fall)
160 hours. 3 credits.

Intensive Language + Part-Time Internship

Your day starts with 3 hours of intensive Chinese language class with other ICLP students. You’ll have an hour of one-on-one instruction, followed by small group classes. Study traditional or simplified characters—or both, you choose. In the afternoon (10 hours per week), head to your internship, where you’ll see your oral proficiency skyrocket. Share stories and get tips for succeeding in the Chinese workplace during your internship companion course.

The International Chinese Language Program

Your professors haven’t just heard of The International Chinese Language Program (ICLP)…they’ve probably attended the program, too. ICLP has been around since 1963. For decades, ICLP has been the place for graduate students, scholars, and professionals to hunker down and get their Chinese up to near-native fluency. And if that’s not enough, we’re the first study abroad provider to partner with ICLP. So you’ll have double bragging rights (and double access to two robust alumni networks)…CET & ICLP.

Program Fee Breakdown

Of the total program fee, $6,700 goes to tuition & fees, and $1,290 goes to housing.

Out-of-Pocket Expenses

We estimate that you’ll need an additional $1,950 for airfare and $900 for meals. Students typically spend about $950 on personal expenses, too.

Program Fee Breakdown

Of the total program fee, $13,290 goes to tuition & fees, and $2,600 goes to housing.

Out-of-Pocket Expenses

We estimate that you’ll need an additional $1,850 for airfare and $1,200 for meals. Students typically spend about $1,450 on personal expenses, too.

What's Included

Activities & Excursions

The activities & excursions that we arrange are included in your tuition. All you need to do is get on the bus.


We arrange your housing in a fully furnished apartment in downtown Taipei.

Visa Support

We guide you step-by-step through the visa process. You do the legwork, but we’ll make sure you have the documentation & information you need, when you need it.

Course Materials & Transcripts

Your textbooks & course supplies are covered and waiting for you in Taipei. We’ll send you an official transcript at the end of the term, too.

Medical Insurance

We provide you medical insurance. Insurance is comprehensive and includes coverage for medical evacuation.

Staff Support

We support your journey, every step of the way. From pre-departure to orientation to on-site to re-entry. We’re here to help.

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Application Requirements

CET’s admissions requirements include an online application form, a transcript, a foreign language writing sample, and one letter of recommendation. Our programs are designed for undergraduates who maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.0. However, admissions decisions are made on a case-by-case basis, so students with lower GPAs are encouraged to apply. CET programs are open to students from any US college or university.

What's Not Included

The program fee does not include round-trip transportation to & from Taiwan, meals, items & services of a personal nature, and medical expenses not covered by the insurance provided.

Price Subject to Change

CET reserves the right to increase quoted charges at any time without prior notification, based on increased instruction costs, exchange rate fluctuation or other cost increases beyond CET’s control. This right includes, but is not limited to, surcharging students for additional costs incurred due to under-enrollment in any given course.