Skip to content

Programs : Brochure

This page is the brochure for your selected program. You can view the provided information for this program on this page and click on the available buttons for additional options.
  • Locations: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Host Program Website: Click to visit
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • App for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1
Fact Sheet:
Fact Sheet:
Study Abroad Contact: Derek Shepard Program type: Direct Enroll
Click here for a definition of this term Minimum GPA: 3.0 Eligibility: Junior, Senior, Sophomore
Open to Non-UNC students: No Graduate courses available: No
Language prerequisite: Yes Language of instruction: Chinese
Click here for a definition of this term Phillips Ambassadors Scholarship Eligible: Yes Summer Program Duration: 7-12 Weeks
Program Description:
Location| Courses & Credits| Housing| Program Costs| Application Process | More Information|

National Taiwan University (International Chinese Language Program)

This program is eligible for the Phillips Ambassadors Scholarship
The International Chinese Language Program (ICLP) at National Taiwan University is well-regarded as the best summer language institute in Taiwan.  It began in 1961, founded by Stanford University as a Mandarin training center for students as well as business leaders and diplomats. The ICLP became part of National Taiwan University in 1997 and remains committed to language study through small class sizes and a language pledge.  


Courses & Credits

The language prerequisite is 2 semesters, completed by the start of the program.

Students spend approximately fifteen hours per week in class. Each day students attend two group classes and one individual class, a combination of spoken Chinese and reading courses. A language laboratory and a reference library are available to use for studying and presentation preparation. Despite the short duration of the summer term, students who participate in the program find that their conversation ability improves significantly. UNC students will transfer back 8 credits upon successful completion of the program, but students should note that gain two semesters of language is unlikely as the vocabulary taught at ICLP is not as advanced as that taught within UNC's Chinese language curriculum.  

Courses in this program are Transfer Credit.
Transfer Credit Courses (not taught by UNC Faculty): ACTION REQUIRED
  • You must submit the Credit Request Form to earn any credit for your time abroad.
  • You must earn the equivalent of a C or higher to earn any credit.
  • These courses will transfer back to UNC as “TREQ” credits.
Study Abroad Credit Transfer: Grade and Credit Conversion Chart


ICLP will do its best to secure housing for those who prefer to live in on-campus dorms, likely in the Prince House Student Dormitory, Shuiyuan Campus. However, on-campus housing is extremely limited, so most ICLP students are responsible for finding their own housing in Taiwan (the nearby YMCA is one of many options). Many students choose to stay in temporary housing for the first week or so of their stay in Taiwan while they look for more permanent accommodations. While ICLP does its best to answer any questions that students may have, and provide resources for finding housing, ICLP is not able to make hotel/hostel reservations for students. 

Program Costs

This program is eligible for the Phillips Ambassadors Scholarship
Review the Budget Sheet posted above for detailed information on costs and fees. Costs vary per term and are subject to change.
Tuition and fees for the program are set based on the host institution’s rates, and will be charged to the participant’s UNC student account. Always refer to the Budget Sheet on this page, and not the host institution’s posted rates, as it is customized for UNC students. Review the Budget Sheet for additional Cashier Billed Expenses and Out-of-Pocket Costs. The Study Abroad Office strongly encourages students to budget carefully for their time abroad. 

Getting Started: Funding Study Abroad

Application Process

Follow these steps to apply for this program:
  1. Complete the required UNC application by clicking “Apply Now” at the top of the page. If you have not done so already, create a profile to start your application.
  2. Follow the instructions on your UNC application to submit the supplemental application required by the partner institution.
  3. In order to participate in the program, both the Study Abroad Office and partner institution must accept your application. Note that decision notification timelines may differ.

Back To Top

More Information

For information on requesting ARS accommodations (academic, health, and mobility concerns) for a study abroad program, contact the Advisor for Access.

Dates / Deadlines:
Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2020 02/10/2020
03/05/2020 TBA TBA

Indicates that deadline has passed

App for Spring & Calendar Year open July 1/Apps for Summer, Fall, & Academic Year open December 1