CET Taiwan

National Taiwan University campus

Gold Standard for Language Learning

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.
CET Taiwan internships

Substantive Internships

Get inside the world of publishing at The China Post. Get hands-on lab experience with the Institute of Forensic Medicine. Or work in media production, sustainable energy, or even a local political party. Whatever your interest may be, we’ll find you a placement to help grow your skill set, build your language fluency, and bolster your résumé.
National Taiwan University in Taipei

Taiwan: Perfect Location

Taiwan is many things at once—a key player in the high-tech sector, a major world economy, a little league baseball powerhouse, and a haven for nature-lovers and cyclists. It even has a long history of embracing journalistic and political freedom, too. Whether you’re a foodie, an environmentalist, philosopher, or activist, you’ll thrive in Taiwan.

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arrival date
departure date
program length
recommended credits
application deadline
Summer 05/30/2019 08/17/2019 11 Weeks 12 $8,990
What’s Included
2 Semesters of Chinese March 1
Spring/Fall Learn More About the Semester Program

Daily Life in Taipei

Take a breather from your busy schedule by trying new xiaochi (snacks) at a night market.  Watch a little league game. Bike Taipei’s river greenbelt trail network. Cool down with some bubble tea, then stroll through Yongkang Park. Take the cable car (or a mountain bike if you’re up for it) and spend the afternoon in the mountains of Maokong. Or get out of town—hike Taroko Gorge one weekend, and soak in Yilan’s hot springs the next.

ICLP at National Taiwan University (NTU)

This program partners with ICLP (International Chinese Language Program), which 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 or stop in at the CET office to chat with staff or study in the ICLP library.

Housing & Meals

You’ll share a fully-furnished apartment with CET peers and local Taiwanese roommates. Take a bike share or hop on the subway to get to class. Explore Taipei with your roommates, or chat about politics over dinner. Cook at home, or check out the noodles or biandang (bento boxes) near campus.

Intensive Language + Part-Time Internship

What does your week look like? A typical 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. 2 or 3 afternoons a week you’ll head to your internship, working roughly 10-12 total weekly hours. And if you’re participating in an internship for academic credit, your companion course meets once a week to discuss workplace theory and its applications in the real world.

Sound challenging? It is. Between intensive language classes, a part-time internship, and exploring Taipei, you might find life as a CET Taiwan student pretty busy. But when you’re speaking comfortably to your boss in Chinese and you have translatable work experience for your résumé—we think you’ll find the challenge worthwhile.

Curriculum & Syllabi

Are you a CET student from Summer 2018 or prior? Your syllabi can be found here.

Intensive Chinese Language

You are directly enrolled into your appropriate language level at ICLP:

Intensive Chinese Language
150 hours, 10 credits


If you participate in an internship for academic credit, you take this course. Your class and work hours will add up to a minimum total of 100 hours.

TP/INTS 351 Internship: Bridging Theory and Practice
2 credits for course + placement

If you don’t need academic credit, you can choose this not-for-credit option.

Non-Credit Internship

Program Fee Breakdown

Of the total program fee, $7,490 goes to tuition & fees, and $1,500 goes to housing and other related costs.


$8,990/ Term

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.

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 an apartment, and find you a local roommate, too. Your program fees go toward rent, furnishing, and other management costs.

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.

Transportation Pass

Your student ID also serves as a public transport pass. It comes pre-loaded with a modest stipend to help with your commutes in the city.

Course Materials & Transcript

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.