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  • Locations: Tauyuan, Taiwan
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Restrictions: W&M applicants only
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • This program is currently not accepting applications.
Fact Sheet:
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Program Description:
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APPLICATION DEADLINE EXTENDED: February 15, 2023 (11:59pm)

If you are applying for a Reves Summer Scholarship, the deadline for students applying to the Taiwan Program is 2/15. Please email OR for us to open a reves scholarship application for you! 

Taoyuan 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.

Program Description:
William & Mary’s summer program intakes place in Tauyuan at National Central University. This program gives students seven weeks of Mandarin language and cultural immersion. Students will take courses in Chinese language and culture. The program also includes some excursions. 

Housing: Students will live in dormitories. 

Language Requirements:
One year of college-level Mandarin.

Course Information:
Students will earn 11 credits through the Taiwan summer program. Enrollment in language courses is dependent on prior knowledge. Summer  courses are:
  • CHIN 200/300/400: Intermediate/ Upper Intermediate/ Advanced Chinese; Speaking, Listening, Reading, and Writing (8 credits)
  • CHIN 303: Communicating Effectively w Chinese (3 credits)
There is a required 1 credit course to be taken in the Spring prior to departure, which you will be registered for following program acceptance. This course is designed specifically for students going on the summer program and is intended to enhance your cross-cultural understanding of Taiwan 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.

Courses are taught by W&M faculty and faculty at a local University. Grades will appear on the W&M transcript and will be included in GPA calculations. 

W&M Faculty: Qian Su

Arrival date: 6/3/2023
Departure date: 7/28/2023

Application ($75): 
  With a deposit ($700) due deadline:  March 10, 2023 (Friday prior to Spring break)
                And a balance due deadline:  April 3, 2023

Application fee information:
The application fee is due by the deadline and should be paid online at the GEO Marketplace Store. Whoever is making the payment will need student 93#, email, and phone number. The application fee is refundable in the event that you are not accepted into the program or the program is canceled by W&M. 

Program Fees:
2023 Program fee: $ 8400
Students are responsible for meals, visa expenses and airfare.

Reves Summer Scholarships are available for this program.

Program Features: 
  • Welcome dinner
  • On-Site Orientation
  • Fulfills COLL 300
  • Ground transportation
  • Farewell dinner
  • Some excursion admissions tickets
  • Some day or weekend excursions depending on the program
  • CISI Insurance
  •  student dorm housing
  • Wifi- depending on the program. Please check with your Global Education Advisor
  • On-site support services
  • W&M credits taught by W&M faculty
  •  Some meals will be covered

  • Students must be an active W&M undergraduate student in good standing, not on academic or disciplinary probation during time abroad, and eligible to take classes at the W&M Williamsburg campus to study abroad. 
  •  Students currently on-campus must successfully complete 1 credit spring course. 
  • For more information about eligibility, please visit our Policies that Affect You page. 

Dates / Deadlines:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

This program is currently not accepting applications.