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Taiwan: Language & Culture at National Taiwan University
Taipei, Taiwan (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Academic Year
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Program Sponsor: CSU International Programs 
Budget Estimates Academic Year
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Academic Year 2018-2019 02/01/2018 04/15/2018 TBA TBA
Fact Sheet:
GPA Requirement:
3.0 (If you do not meet the GPA requirement, contact CSU IP as you still may be eligible to apply)
Class Standing:
Graduate, Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Language of Instruction: Chinese, English Language Prerequisite: 4+ sem/ 6+ qtr college-level Mandarin
Areas of Study: Asian Studies, Chinese, Humanities, International Business, International Relations, International/Global Studies, Liberal Studies, Linguistics Special Notes: GPA cannot be waived., Graduate students may participate for undergraduate credit.
Program Description:



Academic Year Applications
February 1: Priority Deadline 
March 1: Secondary Deadline

Note: CSU IP recommends that students apply by the priority deadline. If spaces are available, student may submit applications for the later deadlines, but may need to be flexible regarding their program options, available spaces may be limited on popular programs.


Eligibility Requirements
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 prior to the program start date; Graduate students may participate for undergraduate credit.

Course Prerequisites
4+ sem/ 6+ qtr college-level Mandarin

Academic Credit
Students are required to take the equivalent of 15 CSU units per semester.

Students pay the same tuition for Taiwan: Language & Culture at National Taiwan University as the tuition paid for their home CSU campus. For more information on costs, including accommodations, travel and other expenses, see the Budget Estimates above.
Program Dates
CSU IP students spend an Academic Year abroad on this program. 


The Taiwan: Language & Culture at National Taiwan University 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. Students must have intermediate language proficiency in Mandarin in order to be admitted to the ICLP program. 

Taiwain - Learn ChineseThe Taiwan: Language & Culture at National Taiwan University 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 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 Taiwan: Language & Culture at National Taiwan University program is located in Taipei, which is the capital city of Taiwan. Taipei is the political, economic, educational, and cultural center of Taiwan. 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.