NSYSU Summer Chinese Program

Kaohsiung, Taiwan

The Intensive Chinese Program is specifically designed for students who are interested in learning Mandarin Chinese in the context of a Taiwanese society. Taiwan is an island full of diversity and vivacity, rooted in local and Chinese tradition and profoundly influenced by Japanese and western culture. Aside from technology and creativity, Taiwan often impresses tourists with its beautiful scenery, food, and friendly people. The eight-week program includes classroom and field trip activities. Weekend activities will be trips to some famous sightseeing spots to more fully experience Taiwan.

Host institution
National Sun Yat-Sen University (NSYSU)
8 weeks
late June– late August
Course transfer

Classes run in the morning from Monday through Friday. Weekday afternoons are free talks amongst participants and NSYSU students for further language and cultural exchange in addition to cultural excursions. Upon completion of the program students will receive a certificate from NSYSU. A maximum of 2 U of L courses (two Humanities) may be awarded for the NSYSU Summer Chinese Program.

The program curriculum includes:

  • Language Course (2.5 hours per day)
  • Language and Culture Course (3 hours per week)
  • Cultural Excursion Activities (4 hours per week)
  • Academic Counseling (2 hours per week)
  • Language Exchange (4 hours per week)

The NSYSU Intensive Mandarin Program tuition is waived, however student are required to pay U of L tuition (for either 1 or 2 summer session courses), if they wish to earn U of L credit for 1 or 2 Humanities course electives.

Accommodation fees are approximately C$320 (based on NT$9,600) for 8 weeks. Students can budget approximately NT$70 per meal. There are cheap restaurants and convenient stores on campus or around the University. There is a mandatory insurance fee of NT$500 that includes accidental injury and medical care, but not including hospitalized costs.

Students will be accommodated in on-campus dormitories (double occupancy) with Internet access, air-conditioning and furnished rooms. Electricity is charged according to the use of the air-condition. Location of accommodation during weekend travel is subject to change.
More information
Application Deadline
May 30 (preference given to first applicants)
If you are interested in this program, or have further questions, please contact the Faculty of Management International Programs office as soon as possible: int.programs@uleth.ca or 403.329.2148.