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Embry Riddle Aeronautical University: Chinese (Study Abroad)

Location: Kaohsiung, Taiwan

Country: Taiwan

Language: Chinese (Mandarin)

School: Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Dates of Program: May 06, 2022 - July 02, 2022

Program Type: Summer Study Abroad

Program Level: Year 3 , Year 4 ,

Classroom/Study Hours:

Year 3 Year 4
Credits offered 9 9
Number of Classroom Hours per week 20 20
Number of Self-Study/Homework Hours per week 15 15
Number of Hours With a Language Partner per week 2.5 2.5
Number of Hours of Other Activities per week 20 20


Year 3 and Year 4 students will both use Transitions: An Intermediate Chinese Course, Practical Chinese Reading and Writing

Program Details

Embry-Riddle Project Global Officer (GO) is an eight-week intensive language and cultural immersion program provided to ROTC cadets with a Chinese language focus. The host institution is National Kaohsiung Normal University in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Kaohsiung is the political, economic, and cultural center of Southern Taiwan allowing for participants to be immersed for two months with access to multiple cultural sites.

All students will be taught by both Embry Riddle faculty and local Taiwanese faculty. Classes will meet four hours each weekday in addition to tutoring and assignments required outside of the classroom. On the weekends, students will have the opportunity to participate in prearranged trips to the mountains, cultural dwellings, festivals, and museums. Students will be housed in double occupancy hotel rooms in a hotel within walking distance of the NKNU campus.

  • Year Three Prerequisites: A minimum of two years of college level Chinese courses or proficient Chinese language heritage students.
    • Year three students will reach a minimum of ILR Level 1+
  • Year Four Prerequisites: A minimum of three years of college level Chinese courses or proficient Chinese language heritage students
    • Year four students will reach a minimum of ILR Level 2


**Please note that the CDC has advised US citizens to be vaccinated again COVID-19 before traveling to Taiwan. Additionally, NKNU does not permit students, faculty, and staff on campus unless they are vaccinated.

Program Website:

Application Deadline: January 12, 2022

Separate application?: No, a separate application is not needed.

How to Apply:

All applicants MUST use the Project GO central application system to apply. Fill out the Project GO national online application by clicking the 'Apply Now' button at the top of this page and submit your transcripts and letters of recommendation from your commanding officer and Chinese language instructor.


All Project GO programs provide scholarships that include funding for:

  • Tuition/fees
  • Room and Board
  • Travel to/from study location
  • Books
  • Insurance
  • Visa

The following costs will not be included in Project GO Funding: personal spending money, personal travel, costs for obtaining a passport, medication, and expenses for dependents.

Name: Sarah Orfinger

Email Address: [email protected]

Phone: 386-226-6170

Thank you very much.