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Taipei, Taiwan

Dates: 2 June–23 August 2023
Application Deadline: 24 February 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 a direct enrollment program. It 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. 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. By taking a placement test at the Mandarin Training Center, you will be placed in the most appropriate class. In addition to the language classes, students will participate in various cultural activities organized by the center and have opportunities to meet with local people and Chinese learners from different countries around the world. Students will attend church meetings with a local Taiwanese congregation and attend the Taipei Taiwan Temple and Young Adult activities using Chinese. Come to experience and explore Taiwan with us!  

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Contact Us

Dr. 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 for a 3- to 4-credit core language course and a 2-credit conversation course from the following list:

CHIN 202—Intermediate Mandarin (4 credits) and CHIN 211R—Intermediate Conversation (2 credits)
CHIN 301—Third–Year Mandarin (4 credits) and CHIN 311R—Advanced Conversation (2 credits)
CHIN 302—Third–Year Mandarin (4 credits) and CHIN 311R—Advanced Conversation (2 credits)
CHIN 321—Selected Readings of Modern Chinese (3 credits) and CHIN 311R—Advanced Conversation (2 credits)
CHIN 322—Selected Readings of Modern Chinese (3 credits) and CHIN 311R—Advanced Conversation (2 credits)

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 tuition, textbook, registration fee, and accidental insurance.

Does not include airfare to and from Taiwan, housing in Taipei, meals, personal expenses, or visa application fee.
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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. They must indicate on their original online application that they want to be considered for financial aid.

Academic departments and colleges may assist with scholarships and grants.

Students should contact their major academic departments and colleges regarding experiential learning funding.

Private grants and scholarships outside of BYU may also assist (see
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Prerequisites: Students must have completed CHIN 201 or reached the equivalent degree of language competency in speaking, listening, reading, and writing prior to departure.

Accepted students are required to participate in our Study Abroad orientation meeting.

Accompanying spouses need to apply online, pass an interview, and successfully complete the preparation course.

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. Housing information can be found at
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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

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

Complete the online application here. A nonrefundable $35 application fee is required; 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 document.

Application Deadline: 24 February 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.