ASCL LSA+ Taipei (Chinese)Taipei, Taiwan
About this Program
The Asian Societies, Cultures, and Languages Program offers an advanced language study abroad program in Taipei, Taiwan. Classes are taught at National Taiwan University (NTU). Students will be integrated into NTU's existing courses, which meet 3 hours per day, five days per week to accommodate students at all levels of Chinese language study. Meanwhile, ASCL 69.04 will meet one afternoon per week for 3 hours to enable the incorporation of program excursions.
ASCL 69.04 | 90: (Tentative course number)
Chinese Religions in Taiwan
For students who have completed the first-year level of Chinese,
For students who have completed the second-year level of Chinese,
For students who have completed the third-year level of Chinese,
With an average grade of B:
ASCL | 10.01:
Introduction to Chinese Culture
(or its equivalent or permission of the director)
CHIN | 23:
Intermediate Modern Chinese (Second-year level)
(or an equivalent)
CHIN | 33:
Advanced Modern Chinese (Third-year level)
(or an equivalent)
"The program always included interactive activities that encouraged us to converse with the locals and connect with them, enriching the experience wherever we were." -Summer 2018
"My communication skills, both in Mandarin and otherwise, were developed rapidly due to participation in this FSP. Furthermore, my ability to mesh into a culture I'm unfamiliar with was developed greatly." -Summer 2018
Students will typically reside in shared flats/apartments alongside local National Taiwan University (NTU) students which provides valuable opportunities for cross-cultural exchange and language practice.
Tentatively for Fall 2023 however, students will live in shared off-campus apartment housing with Dartmouth students.
For more information, please see the department website.
Financing Your Program
Fall Budget Sheet for ASCL LSA+ Chinese Taipei & click on the "Budget Info" tab
Tuition and Fees
The fees charged by the College for a Dartmouth-sponsored off-campus term of study include regular tuition charges for a term at Dartmouth, service fees, as well as the specific costs established for each off-campus study locale. In many programs, the room and board costs tend to be higher than for a term in Hanover. You can view a budget sheet for each program by clicking on the appropriate term under "Financing Your Program". The cost of transportation to and from the site is the responsibility of the student.
In order that all qualified Dartmouth undergraduate students may have the opportunity to take part in off-campus programs, the College endeavors to adjust its normal financial aid awards for students already receiving aid. Tuition and expected family contribution for Dartmouth's off-campus programs are the same as for an on-campus term.
All costs, including airfare and spending money, are considered when determining the cost of an off-campus program. Any costs more than a typical term in Hanover are met with additional Dartmouth Scholarship Funds. If you have a work expectation for the term, this will be replaced by scholarship funding for programs that span the entire term. We do not replace work expectations for our Fall Term + (GSA) programs as students are in Hanover for the 10 week term and remain eligible to work.
Students are responsible for purchasing their own plane tickets and, in many cases, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition. For help sorting out who pays what and how-- a visit to the Financial Aid Office is often advisable. For more information please also review the study abroad section of the financial aid website.