Taiwan Intensive Summer Language Program (TISLP)
The Taiwan Intensive Summer Language Program (TISLP) allows students of Mandarin Chinese to complete a year's worth of study in only eight weeks. The program combines intensive classroom instruction with cultural activities, excursions, conversation partners, community engagement opportunities, and a weekend homestay with a local host family.
Offered in Tainan, Taiwan at National Cheng Kung University
Available during the Summer term (8 weeks)
20 hours per week of immersive coursework in Chinese speaking, listening, reading, and writing
Local conversation partners help participants adjust to daily life in Taiwan, serve as expert guides to local culture and society, and provide academic support
Participants earn 8-10 U.S. academic credits in Chinese language through Bryn Mawr College
Housing offered in NCKU dormitories; students spend a weekend with a local host family to gain perspective into Taiwanese everyday life and experience the island's trademark hospitality
Day trips, overnight excursions, and cultural activities provide deeper understanding of Taiwanese society, history, and daily life
Comprehensive health, accident, and evacuation insurance for all participants abroad
Financial aid from American Councils is available for TISLP. Please visit www.acstudyabroad.org/financialaid to learn more about available scholarships.
- 2 semesters college-level Chinese or the equivalent
- Minimum 2.7 GPA
- At least 18 years old by application deadline
Summer programs: February 15
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Complete program information, including an online application, is available on the TISLP website at www.acstudyabroad.org/tislp
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