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Program at a Glance

National Taiwan University

Country or area Taiwan
City Taipei
Class Level So, Jr, Sr, Gr
Experience Type Immersion
Minimum GPA 3.0
Term Spring Semester, Year, Fall Semester
Taught In Chinese, English
Language Prereq no
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About The Program

Experience a fusion of cultures, flavors, and styles from all over Asia in Taipei. In this modern capital, Taoist temples hum with prayers as clean and quiet trains whiz by. At National Taiwan University, you’ll learn on the paths of some of the world’s most influential leaders and researchers. With a growing English curriculum, Taiwan is a great choice for advancing a degree in business, economics, engineering, political science, or Asian studies. You can also learn Chinese for beginners, set up an internship, or volunteer with schoolchildren. Depending on the timing, you may enjoy local festivals like the Dragon Boat Festival or the Tomb Sweeping Festival. On program culture nights, sample traditional Taiwanese food and music. Find foodie heaven like the locals with cheap and tasty dishes at night markets. On weekends, escape to the aboriginal village of Wulai with its spectacular waterfalls, hot springs, and hiking trails through the forest.

Where you'll study

National Taiwan University (NTU) is a leading research center and Taiwan’s top university. Depending on your major or course of study at NTU, you’ll take classes in one of the many campuses spread out across the city of Taipei and in nearby townships. NTU offers both Chinese- and English-language education in a wide range of subjects like Chinese language and history, tropical agriculture and forestry, genetic engineering, international business, and STEM research. The scenic campus has park-like fields, indoor and outdoor sports centers, and a picturesque lake. The campus is surrounded by lively shops and restaurants, and it is easily accessible to downtown Taipei via subway or public bus.​​​​​ Taiwan and its surrounding islands offer rich ecosystems with beaches, forests, rivers, and mountains. In Taipei you will find centuries-old neighborhoods next to new urban development, exciting night markets, and smiling, warm-hearted people with a serious passion for food.