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Indiana University: Mandarin Chinese (Study Abroad)

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E.g., Saturday, April 10, 2021
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E.g., Saturday, April 10, 2021
Kaohsiung, Taiwan
Chinese (Mandarin)
Indiana University
Dates of Program: 
June 23, 2021
August 21, 2021



Program Type: 
Summer Study Abroad
Program Level: 
Year 2
Year 3
Year 4
Classroom/Study Hours: 
Year 2Year 3Year 4
Credits offered888
Number of Classroom Hours per week202020
Number of Self-Study/Homework Hours per week10-1510-1510-15
Number of Hours With a Language Partner per week4-54-54-5
Number of Hours of Other Activities per week4-154-154-15

Custom textbooks and materials provided on site by Wenzao University of Languages

Program Details: 

The Indiana University summer program in Taiwan provides an innovative and challenging course for students in their 2nd through 4th year of Chinese. Students in Year 2 will learn to navigate a Chinese-speaking environment, engage comfortably in day-to-day exchanges and participate in simple social interactions in written and spoken Chinese. Students in years 3 and 4 will increase their communicative skills, learning to interact effectively in a wider range of contexts. All students benefit from rigorous classes taught by experienced faculty, daily cultural programming, host family housing, excursions, and a supportive, highly-trained staff.

All Project GO programs provide 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.

Please Note: Project GO participants planning to travel abroad MUST have a valid U.S. passport in their possession no later than 90 days before anticipated travel date. Many destinations require student visas, which take additional processing time. For further information, visit our FAQs.

Additional Details: 

Image may contain: sky, cloud and outdoorThis eight-week, 160-hour program provides intensive, immersive training for students of 2nd- and 4th-year Chinese in Kaohsiung, Taiwan. Participants live in host families, participate in Chinese-language excursions and events, team up with local activity partners to practice their skills in extramural language and culture assignments, and commit to speaking only Chinese during their time in Taiwan.

Conducted at the Wenzao University of Languages in southern Taiwan, the Indiana University Project GO in Taiwan program offers an intensive immersion experience. Classes and activities are practical and are oriented to helping students develop speaking proficiency and to acquire cultural knowledge and habits that will allow them to interact appropriately and confidently in Chinese-speaking communities. 

Classes are designed with the best practices of the National Chinese Flagship Language Program and the IU Chinese Flagship Program. Every student receives daily one-on-one tutoring and has access to daily office hours.

In addition, students participate in focused hands-on activities in Chinese with Activity Partners, for example visiting a museum/park/temple to gather information to report back to class; completing a task, for example playing a game at a game shop, ordering food at a night market; conducting research projects on a topic of interest to you; or making a documentary, in Chinese.

Project GO Taiwan students also enjoy a rich cultural program, featuring daily activities including calligraphy lessons, martial arts, Chinese medicine, Taiwan dialect training, pop song & karaoke clubs, sports, musical performances, and more. 

With a population of 2.8 million, Kaohsiung,the political and economic center of southern Taiwan, is the second-largest city on the island. The city is known for its laid-back culture, its public art (one of its metro stations, for example, is a popular tourist attraction because of its design and art installations), and its quirky sense of humor. 


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Application Deadline: 
January 13, 2021
Separate application?: 
No, a separate application is not needed.
How to Apply: 

Apply to study Chinese in Kaohsiung with Indiana University using the Project GO Common Application.

Joey Bradshaw
(812) 855-2639

Thank you very much.