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  • Locations: Taipei, Taiwan
  • Program Terms: Summer
  • Host Program Website: Click to visit
  • Budget Sheets: Summer
  • App for Spring & Calendar Year open August 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 is a highly popular and competitive program that typically fills up fast. Students are encouraged to simultaneously apply to UNC and directly to ICLP before it's priority application deadline.

Please note that the ICLP summer program ends on 8/19/21 and UNC has not yet released its Fall 2021 academic calendar. 

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

There is a SUGGESTED language prerequisite of 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.


Taiwan Paradise is a service apartment available to students. Options include 2-4 bedroom apartments and big or small rooms. 

ICLP is not able to provide students with housing directly or make hotel arrangements, etc. ICLP students are liable for finding their own housing during the length of their stay in Taiwan. There are a variety of housing options available in Taiwan.

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.

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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:

There are currently no active application cycles for this program.

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