In Taipei, Chinese culture is embroidered with the threads of Japanese, southeast Asian, and U.S. influence. Spend the semester immersed in this unique environment to explore business, media, and politics – and ways in which they’re intertwined. Select from an impressive list of courses across a range of academic areas at CIEE Taipei and our partner school, National Chengchi University (NCCU), while immersing yourself in the rich culture of Taipei – where diversity is embraced, and the community is warm and welcoming.
Options for internships are also available for students who want to gain real-world work experience at a local company. All courses are complemented with CIEE co-curricular activities and excursions beyond the city to enhance classroom learning and provide intercultural understanding.
AACSB and EQUIS Accreditation
Business classes offered in English are available at the National Chengchi University (NCCU). CIEE-administered classes are not included on the NCCU transcript.
GET AN EDGE
with the advanced curriculum and outstanding facilities of the international master’s programs in International Communication Studies and Asia Pacific Studies.
BUILD YOUR RESUME
with an internship at a Taipei media company.
GAIN THE UPPER HAND
on Chinese language with custom classes and support from peer partner.
Try on the local culture by joining into birthday celebration rituals for Confucius(fall), or the one-week Crazy Mazu festival in the spring.
Explore city treasures like the Palace Museum, where the vast Chinese art collection stretches back dynasty over dynasty.
Visit tea plantations, porcelain workshops, and temples.
Take a three-day excursion to Sun Moon Lake, Tarago Gorge, or Tainan to connect with local community members and see life outside Taipei.
Meet with many locals and expatriates, including journalists, diplomats, business leaders and educators, to get feel for working life here.
Jump into university life by joining a student club or sports team.
Volunteering. Taiwanese culture supports a unique bounty of nonprofit and non-governmental organizations supporting an array of causes – education, cultural improvement, marginalized people and immigrants, better housing, gender equality, and more. We’ll help you find a match!
Internships. Gain experience with hands-on work in a professional setting, at a range of Taiwanese and international enterprises.
Target Language Meals. Gather with language teachers, local students, and CIEE staff members to practice your Chinese skills in a relaxed setting.
Peer support. Connect with Cultural Ambassadors - Taipei university students that share tips on language and culture – and often become long-lasting friends.
Advising before you depart to set goals and answer questions
Optional on-site airport meet-and-greet
One-week orientation – an introduction to Taiwanese culture, your academic program, and the city, plus practical information about living in your host city
Full-time program leadership and support in your host city
Cultural and/or Co-curricular Activities
Excursions and/or Study Tours
Insurance and other travel benefits, with CIEE iNext
24/7 emergency on-site support
1 out of 3 CIEE students receives a scholarship - get yours!
GAIN Travel Grants - up to $2,000 toward travel costs guaranteed to all Pell-elgible students.
Gilman Go Global Grants - $2,500/semester and $1,000/summer, guaranteed to all Gilman applications.
Merit-Based Scholarships - $2,500/semester and $750/summer, awarded to students deomonstrating high academic achievement.
Minority Serving Institutions (MIS) Grant - $2,000/semester and $500/summer, guaranteed to all students attending MSIs.
Our highly experienced staff have extensive knowledge of all CIEE programs and services. If you are a student with questions about completing your application, or you want to sign up to receive program updates and news, our staff are happy to help.
Credit returns as TCU credit that applies towards the TCU GPA and counts towards a student’s major, minor, core, or elective credit hours. As part of their application, students must have their courses pre-approved on the TCU Credit Approval Form.
Students can typically find classes to satisfy major and minor elective credits; general electives; upper-division hours; and much of the TCU Core Curriculum, including FAR, HUM, SSC, HT, LT and RT. Semester students can also earn CA. It is harder to satisfy specific equivalencies for the major or minor and difficult to find NSC, MTH, OCO, and WCO. Students cannot receive CSV, GA, and WEM on these programs.
While abroad, students remain currently-enrolled, degree seeking students at TCU. Semester students enroll full-time in 12 – 18 credits. Summer students typically enroll in 3 or 6 credit hours.
TCU bills tuition and program fees for all TCU-Approved Programs to the TCU Student Account. However, students may need to pay CIEE, IES, or SIT directly for other incidental charges such as housing deposits, confirmation fees, textbooks or optional field trips.
Non-Refundable Enrollment Fee: Variable. Paid directly to CIEE, IES, or SIT to reserve your space in the program.
TCU Tuition: Semester students pay TCU block tuition. Summer students pay TCU tuition per credit hour. For current tuition rates, visit Costs & Refunds.
Program Fee: Includes CIEE, IES, or SIT housing and insurance fees. It may or may not include meals or other items. Consult the program-specific on the CIEE, IES, or SIT website for program fee breakdowns and exact fees.
Additional Expenses: For airfare, visa fees, meals, books, personal spending money and other outside expenses not included in the program fee. Individual budgets are highly variable.
How to Apply
Good academic and disciplinary standing at TCU
Minimum 2.8 GPA for semester programs, although some programs require higher GPAs
At least two semesters at TCU by the start of the program
Any additional requirements listed on the CIEE, IES, or SIT websites
Click the "Complete Forms" button above to begin your Global TCU application. To continue working on an existing application, log onto www.global.tcu.edu and select the program from the homepage.
Complete the Program-Specific Application found on the CIEE, IES or SIT website.
Submit the Credit Approval Form to Reed 214. You can find the form on our How to Apply page.