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  • Locations: Hsinchu, Taiwan; Tainan, Taiwan; Taipei, Taiwan
  • Program Terms: Academic Year, Fall, Spring, Summer
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  • Program Sponsor: American Councils (ACTR) 
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Click here for a definition of this term Language of Instruction: Chinese Click here for a definition of this term Class Status: 1-first year, 2-sophomore, 3-junior, 4-senior, 5-grad student, 6-other
Housing Options: Dormitory, Homestay Click here for a definition of this term Areas of Study: Asian Studies, Chinese, Culture, History, International Studies, Mandarin, Politics
Program Type: Field Study, Study Abroad Minimum GPA: 2.7
Click here for a definition of this term Program: Direct
Program Description:

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Taiwan Intensive Summer AND SEMESTER Language ProgramS (TISLP)

The Taiwan Intensive Summer and Semester Language Programs (TISLP) enable dedicated students of Mandarin to make impressive language proficiency gains through a combination of intensive study at Taiwan’s premier universities and immersion in local Taiwanese society and culture.

he program combines intensive classroom instruction with cultural activities, excursions, conversation partners, community engagement opportunities, and a weekend homestay with a local host family. 

Program Features

Offered in Tainan (National Cheng Kung University), Taipei (Tamkang University), and Hsinchu (National Tsing Hua University) during the summer. 
Offered in Taipei (Tamkang University) in the fall semester. 

Available during both the Summer term (8 weeks) and the Fall term (15 weeks).
20 hours per week of immersive coursework in Chinese speaking, listening, reading, and writing.

Local conversation partners help participants adjust to daily life in Taiwan, serve as expert guides to local culture and society, and provide academic support.
Participants earn 8-10 U.S. academic credits in Chinese language through Bryn Mawr College for the summer program and 15-16 U.S. academic credits for the semester program. 
Housing offered in campus dormitories; students spend a weekend with a local host family to gain perspective into Taiwanese everyday life and experience the island's trademark hospitality.

Day trips, overnight excursions, and cultural activities provide deeper understanding of Taiwanese society, history, and daily life.
Comprehensive health, accident, and evacuation insurance for all participants abroad.

Financial Aid

Financial aid from American Councils is available for TISLP. Please visit to learn more about available scholarships.

Eligibility Requirements

  • 2 semesters college-level Chinese or the equivalent
  • Minimum 2.7 GPA
  • At least 18 years old by application deadline

Application Deadlines

Summer programs: February 15

Fall program: March 15

Interested in learning more?

Complete program information, including an online application, is available on the TISLP website at
Read what past program participants have to say about their TISLP experience on our blog website. Check out our Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for pictures of participants on-program, study abroad articles, and more!


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