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

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.
National Taiwan University in Taipei

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.

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arrival date
departure date
program length
recommended credits
application deadline
Summer 06/04/2018 08/18/2018 10 Weeks 12 $7,990
What’s Included
2 Semesters of Chinese March 1
Spring/Fall Learn More About the Semester Program

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
165 hours. 10 credits


Course + placement

Internship: Bridging Theory and Practice
107 hours. 2 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.
CET Taiwan students at a baseball game

Program Fee Breakdown

Of the total program fee, $6,990 goes to tuition & fees, and $1,000 goes to housing.


$7,990/ 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 a fully furnished apartment in downtown Taipei.

Visa Support

We guide you step-by-step through the visa process. You’ll need to do the legwork, but we pay the consular fees if you obtain your visa through the service we recommend.

Course Materials & Transcripts

Your textbooks & course supplies are covered and waiting for you in Beijing. 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.