Study Abroad Program Manager
Program sponsor: National Taiwan University
One of the oldest and most successful intensive Chinese language programs in the world, the full-year International Chinese Language Program (ICLP) at National Taiwan University (NTU) in Taipei offers rigorous language training for various professions. Through intensive coursework and independent preparation, students can achieve high levels of competency in both spoken and written Mandarin and develop skills needed for academic research or other professional use. Participants are provided with an NTU student ID and have access to all of NTU’s facilities and activities.
9 to 12 Northwestern units. Visit Registration & Credit to learn more about credit types and requirements, registration, and other considerations.
ICLP contracts with a private, off-campus apartment building that offers a limited number of rooms that are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Study abroad program costs vary widely and may be more or less expensive than studying at Northwestern. Review the comparison.
After you are accepted, you will be required to pay a deposit to confirm intent to study at NTU. It is your responsibility to pay the deposit; Northwestern cannot pay or waive deposits for affiliated programs.
If you are required to obtain a student visa, you may need to provide documentation that you will be supported financially for the duration of your time abroad. This may require bank statements from your parents and/or a financial aid award letter; review your visa application instructions carefully to be sure you are providing the appropriate documentation.
If you primarily fund your education through financial aid and/or loans, you may contact Krista Bethel in the financial aid office to request a letter of financial support from Northwestern.
Your Northwestern invoice will be issued through CAESAR on the regular quarterly schedule and will include only your ICLP tuition and the NU study abroad administrative fee (SAAF). Because ICLP is a full-year program, your invoice each quarter will include one-third of the total tuition and SAAF. Estimates are provided above; refer to your program materials for the most current cost information.
If you paid a confirmation deposit, it will be credited to your CAESAR account in the fall, after NTU has confirmed the payment.
Please note that Northwestern will send your tuition payment to NTU via wire transfer. The exact U.S. Dollar amount of tuition you are charged by NU may depend on the exchange rate when the wire transfer is processed.
If you receive financial aid and/or loans, these funds will continue to apply directly to your CAESAR account.
If you use the Northwestern 9PAY plan, you may continue to use 9PAY for your NU-billed study abroad expenses, but you should request a study abroad 9PAY estimate to have your plan set up appropriately.
If you receive an invoice from NTU that includes your tuition, you should not pay it. Northwestern will pay NTU directly for your study abroad tuition.
It is your responsibility to pay directly for all other charges abroad, including your housing. Contact NTU directly if you have any questions.
Additional fees may apply for certain courses, housing add-ons, field trips, or other optional items related to your program. If applicable, you are responsible for paying these fees directly.