If you have questions about this program, email the program leader listed below.

Taiwan - Huayu Best program

Program Details

The arrangements for the travel, housing, meals, excursions and course content of this program have been made by the leader. Questions about this program can only be answered by the program leader listed below.

Program Type Departmental
Program Location Taipei, Taiwan
Course # SA 10340
Duration Summer
Upcoming Program Dates
Summer 2024 05/20/24 to 07/19/24
Summer 2024 05/20/24 to 08/22/24

Program Leader

Email wsartore@purdue.edu
Click here to enroll in this program!
Please Note: Programs may be altered or adapted with little notice

Program Description

Huayu Best is an intensive language program that permits students to study at the Mandarin Training Center (MTC) at National Taiwan Normal University (NTNU) for varying amounts of time. This program creates new avenues for Purdue students to engage both in language training and industry partnerships through this university connection in Taiwan. The program will be administered by NTNU and students who participate will study varying levels of Chinese language (101-402) for 6-9 credits over a 1-3 month period during the summer.


Three-month program
• May 20, 2024 – August 9, 2024

Two-month program
• June 17, 2024 – August 9, 2024

One-month program

• June 17, 2024 – July 12/ July 15 - August 9, 2024

About NTNU: 


Academic Credit

Students will take a placement test upon arrival in at National Taiwan Normal University. Once placed, students can earn credit for CHNS101-402. Each course involves 15/week of class time. 

Outside of class, NTNU offers a variety of extracurricular activities for international students and weekends will be free for students. 

For more information about the course schedule, please see the link here: https://mtc.ntnu.edu.tw/eng/course-seasonal.htm


This program is open to all Purdue majors and no prior knowledge of Chinese is required. 

Program Cost

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

Item Cost (2 months) Cost (3 months)
Purdue program fee  $                            609.00  $                       914.00
Purdue insurance  $                              64.00  $                          96.00
NTNU tuition   $                            605.00  $                       908.00
Registration  $                              78.00  $                          78.00
Insurance  $                              15.00  $                          30.00
Textbooks  $                              30.00  $                          50.00
Housing  $                        3,000.00  $                    4,000.00
Airfare - R/T  $                        1,500.00  $                    1,500.00
Meals and living  $                        2,000.00  $                    3,000.00
Estimated total (pre-scholarship) $7,869  $                 10,576.00
Estimated total w/ scholarships $5,559  $                    7,236.00


** in exchange for the NTNU scholarship, students will participate in English language tutoring in local elementary and middle schools in Taipei. 

Application Deadline

The deadline for applications is March 1st, 2024. 

Financial Aid

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.