Chinese Language Immersion | December 28, 2023 to January 13, 2024
20 Weekly Hours of One-on-One Chinese | CLI Immersion Program | Tainan, Taiwan | Jump to To-Do List
Summer 2023 Taiwan Immersion Program students will gain a deeper appreciation for Taiwan and emerge with greater proficiency in the Chinese language.
Pre-Departure To-Do List
Please complete your Enrollment Form by Friday, October 6, 2023. Be sure to enter information exactly as it appears (or will appear) in your passport and select "Taiwan Immersion Program | Winter 2023-2024".
To reserve your space in our upcoming classic Immersion Program in Taiwan, please submit your 500 USD program deposit by Friday, October 6, 2023 via CLI’s secure payment system (secured by Stripe).
Participants should plan to arrive at Taipei Taoyuan International Airport (TPE) anytime Wednesday, December 27, 2023 and depart from Tainan Airport (TNN) anytime Saturday, January 14, 2024.
You may also consider departing from Taipei Taoyuan International Airport and traveling there by bullet train in preparation for your return flight. CLI is here to help you coordinate as needed!
Of course, you’re welcome to stay longer and continue exploring Taiwan independently after our program concludes!
Included in your program tuition, CLI provides all students with airport pick-up in Taipei and airport or train station drop-off in Tainan.
In order for us to arrange your airport pick-up in Taipei, please reserve your international flights and complete CLI's Arrival Information Form by Friday, October 6, 2023.
Please thoroughly review important travel and health information from the American Institute in Taiwan and US CDC.
As of January 2023, citizens of the US, UK, Australia, and most European countries are allowed to enter Taiwan visa-free for up to 90-days. Review this list of visa-exempt countries to ensure that you’re currently eligible to travel to Taiwan visa-free.
It is important that your program organizers have access to information regarding any dietary restrictions, medical allergies, or medical conditions you may have.
Please complete CLI’s optional Dietary & Medical Form by Friday, October 6, 2023.
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, October 6, 2023.
Please use CLI’s secure Passport Form to submit a scan of your passport’s main information page by Friday, October 6, 2023.
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 or your country’s equivalent site for instructions on how to obtain one.
We want to hear about your experience learning Chinese and your goals for the future. By Friday, October 6, 2023, please complete this pre-departure questionnaire. Use Chinese to answer these questions to the best of your ability.
If you are just beginning to learn Chinese, feel free to use English!
Full program tuition is due by Friday, October 6, 2023. Please utilize our secure and convenient online payment system (secured by Stripe) to submit your program tuition.
Your CLI Program Manager will email you a detailed pre-departure reminders PDF one month prior to your journey that includes packing, weather, money, and health and safety considerations.
Be sure to review all information carefully and feel free to contact CLI with any additional questions you may have.
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. While traditional characters are used in Taiwan, you can elect to learn either traditional or simplified characters during your Immersion Program.
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Should any questions or concerns arise, please feel free to email your CLI Admissions Manager, Tania Yeromiyan, at firstname.lastname@example.org anytime. We wish you a wonderful, safe and enriching journey abroad!