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Taipei: Intensive Chinese Language & Culture

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Sponsor: Council on International Educational Exchange (CIEE)

Location: Taipei, Taiwan


The Intensive Chinese Language + Culture (ICLC) program, based at National Chengchi University (NCCU) helps students improve their standard Mandarin language skills and study of traditional Chinese characters through intensive coursework, a Chinese Language Practicum, and an elective taught in either Chinese or English. Local univeresity students are trained to serve as Cultural Ambassadors and language partners, and CIEE offers several field trips and cultural activities. Full-year students may pursue internships for credit.


  • Full Year
  • Fall
  • Winter/Spring


Admission Info:
To apply, Northwestern students must: 

  1. Complete a Northwestern Study Abroad Application by the appropriate deadline
  2. Complete a CIEE application by the program's deadline

Languages: Chinese, English


Homestay (limited number available) or an on-campus dorm with Taiwanese or international student roommate.

Program Costs: 

Fall 2017: $25,010

Billed by Northwestern: $19,550

Estimated additional costs: $5,460

  • Meals: $1,500
  • Airfare: $1,010
  • Local transportation: $250
  • Books & supplies: $250
  • Personal expenses: $2,150
  • Visa: $160
  • GeoBlue: $140

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