All program applications are completed using the National ROTC Project GO Website: https://www.rotcprojectgo.org/
is the hub of science and technology in Taiwan. From the historic wonders of Daxi Old Street to the memorable shopping and dining experiences at Jhongli Xinming Night Market, the cultural diversity of Taoyuan is paralleled by an equal abundance of natural attractions, earning the area the nicknames of the "flower kingdom" and "land of a thousand ponds." Mandarin Chinese is the predominant language of the city.
This 8-week program offers 150 contact hours (10 semester hours) of intensive language instruction and cultural immersion taught by the National Central University and William & Mary faculty in Taoyuan, Taiwan. In addition, classes and workshops on history and culture will build regional knowledge. Students will immerse into the culture by living on campus and will have an opportunity to explore the region on excursions. A one-credit culture course, “Taiwan in Context,” will give students a firsthand introduction to life in Taiwan and major issues in politics and society.
PREREQUISITES ** Heritage Speakers or Self-Study students are welcome to apply!
Year 2 Chinese – One academic year (8–10 credits) of first-year Chinese. Must be able to write Chinese characters from memory.
Year 3 Chinese – Two Academic years (16-20 credits) of elementary and intermediate Chinese. Must be able to write Chinese characters from memory.
By the end of the course, students should expect to reach a Chinese proficiency between ILR1 and ILR1+ depending on the level at the start of the program.
There is a required 1 credit course to be taken remotely (online) prior to departure. This course is designed specifically for students going on the summer program and is intended to enhance your cross-cultural understanding and to cover a variety of pre-departure information. The scheduling of this course will be dependent on the class times possible for program participants.
Will be provided upon arrival.
A Course in Contemporary Chinese (Dangdai Zhongwen kecheng), Book 3, ed. Shou-hsin Teng (Linking Publishing).
Practical Chinese Reading and Writing (Shiyong Zhongwen duxie) (National Taiwan Normal University Press).
A Course in Contemporary Chinese (Dangdai Zhongwen kecheng), Book 4, ed. Shou-hsin Teng (Linking Publishing).
Taiwan Today (Jinri Taiwan) (Lucky Publishing House).
visits to local shopping and food markets, Taipei, Keelung, Yangmingshan National Park and other exciting locations.
Chinese Language House Advisor
Lecturer of Chinese Studies
Term: (Note - Dates subject to change)
Arrival date: 3 June 2023
Departure date: 28 July 2023
Must Apply through the National ROTC Project GO Website - https://www.rotcprojectgo.org/
Applications Open: 3 October 2022
Application Deadline: 17 January 2023
Applicant Notification: 23 February 2023
Student Decision: within one week of notification
Waitlist Notification: 1 March 2023
All Project GO programs provide funding for the participant:
- Room and Board
- Travel to/from study location
The following costs will not be included in Project GO Funding: personal spending money, personal travel, costs for obtaining a passport, and medication.
Please Note: Project GO participants planning to travel abroad MUST have a valid U.S. passport in their possession no later than 90 days before anticipated travel date. The passport must not expire within 6 months of the end date of the program.
In order to be eligible, at the time of application, an applicant must be:
- A U.S. citizen.
- An undergraduate or graduate student on track to commission through the Army, Naval, or Air Force Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC), contracted or non-contracted, at a regionally accredited college or university in the United States. Marine Platoon Leaders Class (PLC) students are also eligible.
In order to be eligible to participate in a Project GO overseas program, for the duration of the program successful applicants must:
Not Eligible for Project GO
- Remain in ROTC for the duration of the program.
- Not be commissioned officers.
- Be in an inactive, non-drilling status.
- Not be employed by the U.S. federal government or any foreign government.
- Non-U.S. citizens
- Active duty military members (not participating in ROTC)
- Navy Seaman to Admiral Program members
- Officer Candidate School participants
- JROTC students
- Service academy students
- Federal government employees
Scholarship recipients will be selected on the basis of merit. Review panels will consider the following criteria:
Questions? Please contact Susan Manion, W&M Project GO Coordinator, at email@example.com or 757-221-4847
- Academic merit
- Language experience
- Cultural sensitivity
- Commitment to Project GO mission