CIEE-Taipei: Summer Accelerated Chinese

Program Details

Program Location Taipei, Taiwan
Sponsor CIEE
Program Type Co-sponsored
Course # SA 31024
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2023 06/17/23 to 08/12/23
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Application for Summer is not currently open.
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Please Note: Due to COVID-19, programs may be altered or adapted with little notice


CIEE-Taipei: Summer Accelerated Chinese

An island at the crossroads of Northeast and Southeast Asia, Taiwan is a unique fusion of cultures. Known for its delicious street food, beautiful scenery, and friendly people, Taiwan offers a variety of experiences that will make your stay unforgettable.

This summer, fast-forward your Mandarin language skills in one of the most culturally rich cities on Earth. Kick learning into high gear with daily coursework and one-on-one classes suited to your level, whether you’re a first- or fifth-year Mandarin student.

For more program information, please visit the program website. This program is sponsored by:CIEE.


The program is open to Purdue students in good standing who have completed at least two semesters of university study by the start of the program. Successful candidates will demonstrate academic success, maturity, and a desire to experience another culture.

GPA Requirement: 2.5 on a 4.0 scale
Language Requirement: none

Purdue Credit

Direct Credit available from the following: [College of Liberal Arts]

Students interested in completing courses while abroad from Purdue colleges or departments that are not listed above should discuss this with their study abroad advisor before applying to the program.


Students stay in twin rooms at a hotel located within walking distance or a quick public transportation ride away from campus. Rooms are equipped with beds, a desk, air conditioner, and other basic hotel amenities.

Students are expected to budget for all their meals during their stay. The area surrounding the hotel and campus is full of restaurants and eateries that offer a wide variety of options for students to choose from. Taiwan has a diverse culinary culture that can cater to all kinds of palettes and preferences. Students with specific food restrictions or diets are welcome to approach our staff or instructors for recommendations.

Estimated Program Costs

Students pursuing program participation accept financial responsibility. Purdue will take measures to mitigate financial risks, although will not be liable for loss. 

Students should carefully note what costs need to be paid to Purdue University or to a co-sponsor or agency, and what costs need to be paid at the overseas study location.  This will vary by program.

The Program fee includes: tuition for 10 credits, on-site orientation, and activities and excursions.The approximate additional costs (food, flights, etc.) are TBA.

Costs for this program are estimated and subject to change. The cost figures listed below are for: Summer 2023

Costs per term to be billed by Purdue and Co-sponsor
Program Fee $6,253.00
Study Abroad Fee $609.00
Housing $1,500.00
Insurance $197.00

Approximate additional costs per term
To be paid by the student.
Travel Documents (passport, photos) $175.00

Financial Aid

For more information about CIEE scholarships, consult the following web page:

Purdue University financial aid may be applied to the costs of studying abroad. Students interested in receiving financial aid should

NOTE:  Recipients of certain tuition remission and scholarship programs should pay careful attention to the regulations for using those benefits for study abroad.  Ask your financial aid advisor about any limitations.

Click here for a list of scholarships and grants available to assist with the costs of studying overseas.

Application Deadlines

For full consideration, students must submit all supporting documents (typically an essay, transcripts, 1-2 recommendations, and copy of passport) before or by the application deadline.  Popular programs fill quickly, often before the deadline.  To insure a place in a program, apply early.

As soon as a student submits an online application, a My Study Abroad account is created. Applicants should consult this page often to check on the status of the application.

Program Application Deadline
Most Summer Programs Mar 1

Returnees Information

Click below to search for Purdue students who have participated in this program and are willing to be contacted.  If you get no results, you can use the search form to find people who studied in the country you are interested in.


The websites listed below contain information about this program. The accuracy of information at external sites cannot be guaranteed.

For more information on this program, please contact the Study Abroad Office by phone (765) 494-2383 or email