Asian Studies, Chinese, Humanities, International Business, International Relations, International/Global Studies, Liberal Studies, Linguistics
GPA cannot be waived., Graduate students may participate for undergraduate credit.
CSU IP Taiwan: Learn Chinese
Program At A Glance
When: Early September to late June
Units: Students are required to take 15 units each semester.
Cost: Students pay the same tuition for CSU IP Taiwan as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Sheet.
Eligibility Requirements: Minimum 3.0 GPA; Students must be enrolled at a CSU campus no later than spring term prior to departure, or eligible to enter from a community college by fall term of the program start date; Graduate students may participate for undergraduate credit.
Course Prerequisites: One term of college-level Mandarin Chinese is required; students are recommended to have one course with a focus on Chinese civilization, history, society, politics, literature or philosophy.
The CSU IP Taiwan program is affiliated with National Taiwan University (NTU), one of the top-ranked universities in Asia. Situated within the NTU campus, is the International Chinese Language Program (ICLP), where IP students take many of their courses. The ICLP was founded in 1963 as the inter-university program for Chinese Language Studies and is widely held to be the premier language institution for the instruction of both modern and classical Chinese in Taiwan.
The CSU IP Taiwan: Learn Chinese program is intended for serious students of Chinese language study. Program participants can focus all of their studies on learning the Mandarin Chinese language (listening, speaking, reading and writing). Class sizes are small, typically 2 to 6 students, to maximize student progress. Students typically take three ICLP Mandarin Chinese language courses and one elective course offered by NTU, taught in either English or Chinese, depending on the student’s language ability.
For more information about the academic program, students may refer to the IP Academic Bulletin for the previous year. Note that course offerings are subject to change and may not be offered during the year of intended study.
The CSU IP Taiwan program is located in Taipei, which is the capital city of Taiwan. Taipei is the political, economic, educational and cultural center of Taiwan, and one of the major hubs of the Chinese-speaking world. Considered to be a global city, Taipei is part of a major high-tech industrial area. The National University of Taiwan’s main campus is centrally located in Taipei’s Da’an district.
NTU arranges on-campus dormitories for CSU IP students. Students register online with NTU for housing; instructions are provided with the NTU university application. Students who prefer to live off-campus are advised to arrive prior to the start of classes (1 to 2 weeks is recommended) to find a place to live. Please be advised that the Office of International Affairs at NTU does not provide assistance in locating off-campus housing options.