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Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Academic Level: Junior, Senior, Sophomore Language(s) of Instruction: English, Other (non-English)
Housing Options: Residence Hall Program Model: Partner Provider
Area(s) of Study: Cross-cultural and Global Studies, Foreign Language Minimum GPA: 2.50
Open to Non-UHCL Applicants: Yes
Program Description:

Summer Accelerated Chinese Language


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Program Overview

This summer, fast-forward your Chinese language skills in Tainan, Taiwan. Kick learning into high gear with daily coursework and intensive classes suited to your level, whether you’re a first- or fifth-year Chinese language student. Add peer to peer tutorials and language clinics, cultural activities and volunteering, your summer in Tainan will be one you’ll always value.

Located in southern Taiwan, Tainan, is one of the island’s oldest cities and historical capital. Originating as a Dutch trading post, and with a city landscape shaped by Japanese colonial government planners, Tainan is now a bustling hub of commerce and manufacturing.

Unique Experiences


of Chinese and Mandarin progress into eight weeks with small classes and individual lessons.


at the biggest night market in Taiwan


via volunteering, cultural activities, and a weekend trip that includes practicing your Chinese language skills in authentic situations with local mandarin users.

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Excursions & Activities

  • Guided field trip to Taipei, capital city of Taiwan, and one of the iconic destinations in East Asia.
  • Visits one of the famous night markets. 
  • Attend a local Chinese cooking class.
  • Learn about contemporary Chinese issues like international economics, cross-cultural communication, sustainability, and film with a special series of lectures given by scholars and other experts.
  • Opportunities to stay a weekend with a local host family to experience local culture and practice your mandarin

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Housing
  • Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
  • Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
  • An introduction to your academic program plus practical information about living in your host city
  • Full-time program leadership and support in your city
  • Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
  • Excursions and/or Study Tours
  • Travel Protection
  • 24/7 emergency on-site support

1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!

GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.

Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.

Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.

Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.

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  • 200+ study abroad programs in 40+ countries
  • $8 million in scholarships offered each year
  • 1 in 3 students receives a scholarship
  • Study tours and cultural activities included
  • Internships and volunteering opportunities
  • Rigorous academics
  • Cultural immersion
  • iNext travel insurance included


Our highly experienced staff have extensive knowledge of all CIEE programs and services. If you are a student with questions about completing your application, or you want to sign up to receive program updates and news, our staff are happy to help.

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Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2024 03/01/2024 03/01/2024 TBA TBA