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2024 Tunghai Huayu BEST Summer Program

Our summer program is designed to provide a unique opportunity to

enhance your language skills while creating lasting memories.

Join us for an unforgettable summer filled with language, culture, and adventure.

Program Period
June 21, 2024, to August 2, 2024

Financial Aid
Taiwan Huayu BEST Scholarship: $25,000 NTD, appx. $830 USD


  1. Students who are currently enrolled at the University of Rhode Island, the University of Arizona, Palacký University Olomouc, or the University of Sheffield. 
    Applicants should inform their home institution and adhere to its regulations.

  2. Applicants should neither hold Republic of China (R.O.C.) citizenship nor possess an overseas Chinese student status at the time of their application.

  3. Applicants should not be currently registered at a Mandarin training center, and they should not have been a degree-seeking student at any university or college in Taiwan.

  4. Applicants should not be participating as an exchange student based on a collaboration agreement between an international university/college and an educational institution in Taiwan.

  5. Applicants should not be concurrently receiving any other scholarship or subsidy from other government agencies or educational institutions in Taiwan.


  1. Mandarin Language Learning Requirement:
    Participants are required to enroll in a minimum of 15 hours of Chinese language courses per week provided by THU’s Chinese Language Center. This criterion excludes time spent on cultural courses or excursions.

  2. Engagement in Community Service:
    Engage in the design, planning, and leadership of English-related activities at a local elementary school.

  3. Language Proficiency Assessment:
    Successfully complete both a pre-course placement test and a post-course assessment test to evaluate language proficiency. These assessments aim to measure the progress achieved during the language program.

Program Content

Language courses: 75 hrs

  • Monday to Friday,
    9 A.M. to 12 P.M.

  • Transferable to your home institution's credits.

  • Class Size: Depending on enrollment and placement, with a maximum of 8 students per class.

  • Course Content: Students will be grouped based on their Chinese proficiency levels, sequentially enhancing listening, speaking, reading, and writing skills. 

  • Placement Test: Tunghai will provide a testing platform link. Participants should complete the test between 5/27-6/2.

Community service and integration: 6 hrs

  • On the weeks 3 and 4

  • Design, plan, and lead English-related activities

      at a nearby elementary 
      hoolry school.

  • Each student's time commitment: 6 hours

      (excluding pre-camp 
       training and preparation).

  • 3 hours of pre-camp training will be provided before the camp begins.

  • Tunghai will assist with curriculum design ideas and recruit Taiwanese students to co-lead the camp team.

TA courses: 16 hrs

  • Monday and Tuesday,
    1:30 P.M.-3:30 P.M.

  • Class Size: Depending on enrollment and placement, with a maximum of 6 students per class.

  • TAs: Graduate students at the International Graduate Program of Teaching Chinese as a Second Language.

  • Students will develop their listening and speaking skills through discussion topics based on morning language class materials.

Field Trips

  • Program will cover transportation, ticket fees, and insurance for field trips.

  • Students are responsible for travel expenses such as accommodation, food, and

      personal expenses.

  • Week 2:
    Half-day trip in Taichung

  • Week 3:
    Day trip to Nantou

  • Weeks 5 and 6:
    Two-day trip to Alishan, Three-day trip to Taipei

Cultrual courses: 10 hrs

  • Friday, 1:30 P.M.-4:00 P.M.

  • Total of 10 hours.

  • Course Content: Cultural courses focusing on experiential learning of Taiwanese and Chinese culture.

Buddy system

  • Tunghai will recruit Taiwanese students who are interested in foreign cultures and willing to share their culture to become Taiwanese buddies.

  • Foreign students and Taiwan buddies can schedule exchanges during free time.

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