Our goal is to offer every course every term, but sometimes factors like faculty availability and program enrollment keep us from reaching that goal. If you’re concerned about needing to enroll in one particular course, please contact us!
CET Taiwan gives you access to the best parts of study abroad—intensive language classes, internship opportunities in Chinese and English-speaking environments, and a location that balances life in a big city with quick getaways to nature. And with Taiwanese roommates that bring language and culture into your home life, it won’t be long before Taipei feels like your new home away from home.
You combine a 12-credit, direct-enroll language course with one 3-credit elective for a total of 15 recommended credits.
You enroll directly with National Taiwan University’s Chinese Language Division (CLD) in a class that meets once daily for 3 hours. CLD looks at your previous coursework and conducts a remote language assessment before the program to place you in the appropriate level.
Choose one of these 3-credit, English-taught courses to meet a recommended 15 total credits.
Intensive language learning. Whether you are new to the Chinese language or already have several years of college-level experience, you take on an intensive curriculum with small group classes, and plenty of individual attention. Leave Taipei with the knowledge and study habits to set you up for long-term success.
Add on an internship. Taipei’s job market boasts a wide variety of opportunities, including in the political, educational, business, and civil society sectors. If you choose to intern for your elective, the course component complements on-the-job learning to not only build your résumé, but give you the framework and context to take ownership of your experience.
Local Roommates. Want to learn where to get the tastiest mangguo xuehuabing (mango shaved ice)? Which apps are essential to life in Taiwan? Sharing your apartment with students from National Taiwan University instantly gives you insider’s access to the city. And more than that, they help you better understand local culture and give you company to share it with. Learn more about living with a local roommate.
Eating in Taipei. For meals, take your pick of the budget-friendly restaurants and food stalls nearby. Find the city’s best bowl of beef noodle soup or try e-a-jen (oyster omelette), a local favorite. On campus? Try the cafeteria or one of the school’s restaurants and cafés. And don’t forget to try as much as you can at the night markets throughout the city. Learn more about accommodating your dietary needs in Taipei.
A paradise for nature lovers, foodies, and entrepreneurs everywhere, there’s no shortage of opportunities to explore what interests you. Take advantage of Taiwan’s status as a key player in the high-tech industry with an internship. Feast at one of the city’s many night markets. Watch a little league game. Bike the riverside. Check out the vibrant music scene. Go surfing at Fulong Beach. On weekends, explore Tainan or hop a flight to Hong Kong.
Around the city. Each term, the program offers different extra-curricular activities that allow you to explore Taipei, experience local culture, or just unwind with your friends. Hike up Elephant Mountain and enjoy panoramic views. Bike up to Tamsui with the local roommates or go on a night market tour. And there’s even more to see on your own.
Internships Director &
Senior Academic Coordinator
All of your classes and program-related learning are included with your tuition.
We arrange for you to live in a shared apartment with a local roommate. Your program fees go toward rent, furnishing, and other management costs.
We help you land the internship, make sure you’re prepared for your job, and then stay in close touch with your host organization… all semester long.
From pre-departure to orientation, from on site to re-entry, CET provides you with the support you need every step of the way.
We guide you step-by-step through the visa process. You do the legwork, but we’ll make sure you have the documentation and information you need, when you need it.
You’re provided with a comprehensive insurance plan through GeoBlue that even includes medical evacuation coverage.
The activities and excursions that we arrange are included in your program fee. All you need to do is remember to bring your camera!
Your textbooks and course supplies are covered and waiting for you on site.
You receive an official transcript jointly issued by CET and National Taiwan University at the end of the term. If your home institution requires a School of Record transcript, CET is able to provide one through the University of Minnesota.
Local Cost of Living. Day-to-day cost of living in Taipei is generally cheaper than the United States. Meals and transit are cheaper, but western comforts (restaurants, coffee, etc.) cost about the same or more than they do in the US.
Estimated out-of-pocket expenses:
Interested in going to Taiwan for Fall 2023? Spots are filling up fast! We operate on rolling admissions, which means that you’ll receive an admissions decision within 2 weeks of completing your application. Apply early to avoid being waitlisted!
Complete the application through your online CET account. This is a brief form that asks for basic information and has a few short answer questions about why you want to study abroad.
Upload a scan of your passport to your online CET account. This should be a single scan that includes the signed signature page and the photo/personal details page. Don’t have a passport yet? Let us know and we can help advise you.
Use the link in your online account to send a recommendation request to one of your previous instructors.
This is an online form that your study abroad office completes to let us know you meet the requirements to study abroad. To send the electronic form request, simply enter the name and email address of your study abroad advisor in the designated fields of your online account.
Your online CET account has specific instructions for submitting an official transcript.
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.
Whether you’re interested in the high-tech sector, politics, or the environment, we take your interests and abilities and match them to the needs of a local company. Make connections, build your résumé, and improve your language skills in the workplace.
Over the years, we’ve built a strong network of locally-based faculty that we’re proud to call our peers. These faculty make up our Academic Consultation Board—a select group of local voices and thought leaders that help advise and shape components of the CET Jordan program.
Board members support the program in many ways, including but not limited to:
Get a list of possible internship placements in Taipei.