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National Taiwan Normal University

Dates: 21 June–23 August 2024
Application Deadline: 15 December 2023

Taiwan, with its cosmopolitan cities, is Asia’s most vibrant democracy, yet it is also a place of stunning natural beauty with mountains and hiking trails to explore and beautiful beaches to enjoy. It combines the customs and folkways of the Chinese, Hoklo, Hakka, and indigenous peoples that inhabit it. Traditional Chinese religions, arts, music, foods, and cultures are all well preserved here and are readily accessible. This program will be based in Taipei, one of the top ten foodie destinations in the world, with its museums, national monuments, night markets, theaters, and old streets.

During this program, students will take intensive intermediate or advanced Chinese classes fifteen hours per week at the Mandarin Training Center, Taiwan’s oldest, largest, and best-known language training program, based at National Taiwan Normal University. This program will be a direct enrollment program where students will take a placement test with NTNU. Based on their proficiency level, they will be placed into a class where they will study with students from other countries. In addition to the language classes, students will participate in field trips to eastern and southern Taiwan and to Hong Kong. Students will attend church meetings with a local Taiwanese congregation and attend the Taipei Taiwan Temple and young adult activities using Chinese. Come experience and explore Taiwan with us!

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Contact Us

Rachel Yu Liu
3073 JFSB
(801) 422-7353


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Frequently Asked Questions
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More Information

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Students must enroll in CHIN 345R—Chinese Culture (3 credit hours) and a core language course.

Required core language course options:
CHIN 201—Intermediate Mandarin (4 credit hours)
CHIN 202—Intermediate Mandarin (4 credit hours)
CHIN 301—Third–Year Mandarin (4 credit hours)
CHIN 302—Third–Year Mandarin (4 credit hours)
CHIN 321—Selected Readings of Modern Chinese (3 credit hours)
CHIN 322—Selected Readings of Modern Chinese (3 credit hours)

Students may not take any other courses on this program, including BYU Online courses, without approval by the program director and ISP.
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Includes Latter-day Saint undergraduate full summer tuition (increased cost for graduate and non–Latter-day Saint students), NTNU tuition, field trips, group meals, and international health insurance.

Does not include housing, airfare, personal expenses, or visa application fees.
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Funding Sources

Regular BYU tuition scholarships, Pell Grants, and Federal Insured Student Loans may be applied to study abroad programs.

Students who submit the financial aid section of the ISP application and who have a current FAFSA form on file at the Financial Aid Office (A-41 ASB) will be considered for a Study Abroad scholarship.

Chinese majors or minors enrolled in the program are eligible to apply for the Humanities + Study Abroad Scholarship. All eligible students can receive scholarship funding ranging from $1,000 to $3,500, while minors in the college are eligible for half the funding, ranging from $500 to $1,750.

Students can also apply for the Taiwan Huayu Enrichment Scholarship funded by the Taiwan Ministry of Education.

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see
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Students are required to take the following prerequisite course or have reached the equivalent degree of language competency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing prior to departure:

CHIN 112—Beginning Chinese Reading

Accepted students are required to participate in an international, cross-cultural preparation course (IAS 201R, 1 credit hour).

Students must meet all country- and program-specific COVID and health requirements for travel.
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Students are responsible for finding and paying for their own housing.
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Students are responsible for purchasing their own airfare to and from the program sites. Airline reservations must be made through BYU Travel. Students should contact a BYU Travel agent.

BYU Travel
280 HRCB
(801) 422-6293
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Application Process

BYU welcomes students from any university to apply to participate on our study abroad programs. However, internships and direct enrollment programs are limited to BYU Provo students.

Students must be 18 years of age or older to participate.

Complete the online application here. A nonrefundable $35 application fee is required; students must indicate which location option they apply for in their applications.

Applicants will be interviewed once the application is complete.

Students will be notified via e-mail of their acceptance into the program. The first payment is due upon acceptance; please refer to the Payment Information page.

Application Deadline: 15 December 2023
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Program Adjustments

International Study Programs (ISP) reserves the right to cancel this program, revise its offerings, or make any adjustments to the preliminary cost.

If it becomes necessary for ISP to cancel a program, all program payments made to BYU ISP will be refunded to the student’s BYU Financial account.

ISP is the only office authorized to cancel any of its programs.
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Dr. Rachel Yu Liu, Head of the Chinese Section, Department of Asian and Near Eastern Languages
3073 JFSB
(801) 422-7353
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Contact Us

International Study Programs
101 HRCB
(801) 422-3686
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ISP Student Handbook

To see the student handbook, click here.
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Payment Schedule

To see the payment schedule, click here.