Pre-Departure To-Do List
Please carefully review the CAIS 8th Grade Program Packet, which includes information you received at the CAIS Information Night in October, as well as updated information regarding Covid-19 and security protocols, chaperone teams, a preliminary packing list, and other useful information. We will continue to update this document in the months ahead.
Please complete your Enrollment Form by Friday, December 9, 2022. Be sure to enter information exactly as it appears (or will appear) in your passport and select "CAIS 8th Grade 2023 Taiwan Program".
This is the information your host family will receive about you! It will also be used by CAIS and CLI to help pair families.
There are sections of this form for both students and parents. It should take 15-20 minutes of your time. Families will be notified of final placements approximately two weeks prior to departure.
Please complete your CAIS Program Agreement by Friday, December 9, 2022.
Please submit your Taiwan program payment to CAIS by Friday, December 9, 2022.
In order to enter various destinations throughout our travels, we may be required to provide information regarding your COVID-19 vaccination status. In certain cases, for example at some hotels, restaurants, and organizations, proof of vaccination will be required for entry.
Please utilize CLI's COVID-19 Health Declaration Form to provide this information by Friday, December 9, 2022.
Please use CLI’s secure Passport Form to submit a scan of your passport’s main information page by Friday, December 9, 2022.
If you do not already have a passport that will be valid for at least six months after your program end date, please visit the U.S. State Department website for instructions on how to obtain one.
We want to hear about your experience learning Chinese and your goals for the future. By Friday, December 9, 2022, please complete CLI's Tell Us Your Story questionnaire. Use Chinese to answer these questions to the best of your ability.
If you have a certain meal preference, EVA MileageLands number, and/or a United Airlines MileagePlus number (of which EVA Air is a member airline), please utilize the following form to share this information with CLI by Friday, December 9, 2022. We'll then update your round-trip international flight reservation with this information.
Mandarin is the official language of Taiwan, and a great selection of free Mandarin learning resources is available online.
Please take time to review and familiarize yourself with each of the resources mentioned in CLI’s online learning resources list. Remember that traditional characters are used in Taiwan!
Additional Program Information
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Should any questions or concerns arise, please feel free to email your CAIS Program Director, Julie Farrell, at email@example.com or your CLI Program Director, Anias Stambolis-D'Agostino, at firstname.lastname@example.org. We wish you a wonderful, safe and enriching journey abroad!