The Blake School 2024 Taiwan Seminar

Program Snapshot

The Blake School Taiwan 2024 Seminar will focus on cultural discovery and community engagement, journeying through Taipei, Taiwan's bustling capital, Tainan, the island's historical core, and Taitung, a center of natural beauty.

  • Departure Date and Location: Saturday, June 15, 2024; Minnesota to Taipei, Taiwan (group departure flight TBD)
  • End Date and Location: Saturday, July 6, 2024; Taipei, Taiwan to Minneapolis, Minnesota. (group return flight TBD)
  • Destinations: Taipei 台北  |  Tainan 台南 | Taitung 台東
  • Program Highlights: Explore Taipei's most beloved cultural sites with a Taiwanese program leader, experience daily life with a host family in Tainan, meet with community members belonging to Taiwanese indigenous tribes, sample unique delicacies at local night markets, hike through Taitung's stunning natural landscapes, and more! 


Yongle Market, Tainan

Pre-Departure To-Do List

Please complete the following steps in preparation for your journey to Taiwan. Feel free to contact your program manager, Anias Stambolis-D'Agostino (, anytime during your planning process.

1. Complete Your Student Information Form

Please complete your Student Information Form by Thursday, December 14, 2023. Be sure to enter information exactly as it appears (or will appear) in your passport and select "Blake School 2024 Taiwan Seminar".

2. Review Important Taiwan Health and Travel Information

Please thoroughly review important travel and health information from the American Institute in Taiwan and US CDC.

3. Complete CLI’s Dietary & Medical Form

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 Thursday, December 14, 2023.

4. Complete CLI’s Covid-19 Health Declaration Form

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 Thursday, December 14, 2023.

5. Upload a Scan of Your Passport

Please use CLI’s secure Passport Form to submit a scan of your passport’s main information page by Thursday, December 14, 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.

6. Review Your Pre-Departure Reminders PDF

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.

7. Review CLI’s list of Online Learning Resources

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!

Downtown Taipei