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Virginia Military Institute: Mandarin Chinese (Study Abroad)

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E.g., Friday, January 22, 2021
E.g., Friday, January 22, 2021
E.g., Friday, January 22, 2021
Taipei, Taiwan
Chinese (Mandarin)
Virginia Military Institute
Dates of Program: 
June 14, 2021
August 6, 2021



Program Type: 
Summer Study Abroad
Program Level: 
Year 1
Year 2
Year 3
Classroom/Study Hours: 
Academic course load for the VMI Chinese Language and Culture in Taiwan Program
100-level (1st year)200-level (2nd year)300-level (3rd year) History & Culture
Credits offered6663
Number of Classroom Hours per week2020202-6
Number of Self-Study/Homework Hours per week10-2010-2010-20
Number of Hours With a Language Partner per weekup to 8 available on requestup to 8 available on requestup to 8 available on request
Number of Hours of Other Activities per week2-6

​​​​​​Integrated Chinese, 4th edition (Cheng & Tsui)

Program Details: 

VMI partners with The Education Abroad Network (TEAN) and the National Chengchi University (NCCU) to provide this eight week, 160-hour language program in Taipei.  TEAN specializes in immersive study progras throughout the Asia Pacific Region.  NCCU is a top 3 university in Taiwan with a large international population. In addition to the language training, VMI offers a Chinese History & Culture course that mixes classroom and local excursions. Program participants will be awarded six (6) language credits and three (3) civilizations and cultures (free elective) credits.

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: 

Non-VMI students are invited to apply for Project GO funding to participate in this program; however, since VMI is a Senior Military College, preference will be given to qualified VMI cadets during the selection process.

Application Deadline: 
January 13, 2021
Separate application?: 
Yes. Students interested in participating and receiving funding for this program must complete multiple applications. Please view application details below or contact the program coordinator for further information.
How to Apply: 

Students must apply via the Project GO Central Application at

Once selected by VMI's selection committee to receive a scholarship, the scholarship recipient must then apply to VMI via its Terra Dotta study abroad program.  Instructions will be provided following selection.

Mrs. Patricia Hardin
Email Address: 
(540) 464-7421

Thank you very much.