Soochow University
SCU Chinese Language
and Cultural Study Programs

About the program

Summer in Taiwan ( SIT ) is tailored for international students seeking immersive experiences in intensive Chinese language and cultural studies. Over three weeks, participants have the opportunity to immerse themselves in a Chinese-speaking environment, engaging in activities that improve communication skills and foster a deeper understanding of the Chinese language and Asian culture. The program offers a range of courses, covering the Chinese language, business, and the digital transformation of Chinese society. Moreover, students can engage in enterprise visits and cultural field trips throughout the term.
Program Information
Duration & Date June 24 - July 12
Mode & Location SCU City Campus
Courses 2 Courses offered in the AM session
1 Course offered in the PM session
Credits & Class Hours 3 U.S.credits (including 45 teaching hours per course)
Language of Instruction English
Why Taiwan?
SIT Program
Why SIT ?
Engaging and Distinctive Classroom Experience
Smaller Class Sizes: Smaller class sizes (15 to 20 students at each level) provide a more concentrated and interactive learning experience.
Networking Opportunities: Build valuable connections with professors and peers for future collaborations.
Interactive Environment: Enjoy interactive discussions and hands-on activities for a more engaging education.
Foster Personal Growth
Explore Interests: Use the summer to explore new subjects, expanding your knowledge beyond your major.
Resume Enhancement: Showcasing summer courses demonstrates a commitment to continuous learning on your resume.
Culture Fusion Expedition/Outdoor Learning
Cultural Immersion: Embrace diversity and broaden your cultural understanding through direct experiences.
Global Perspectives: Gain insights into different educational systems, approaches, and perspectives by studying abroad with us.
Field Experiences: Field trips are available for students to understand the business application which allows students to develop a comprehensive understanding of the business environment in Asia and Taiwan.
"1+1" model
Chinese Language Course + Cultural Immersion Courses
( * Choose one from the two options in the AM session )
Daily Agenda and Weekly Activities and Events
Month Time Mon Tue Wed Thur Fri Sat Sun
Date 6/24 6/25 6/26 6/27 6/28 6/29 6/30
AM Course 1 or 2 Course 1 or 2 Course 1 or 2 Course 1 or 2 Course 1 or 2
PM Beginner Chinese Beginner Chinese *Cultural Trip
Date 7/1 7/2 7/3 7/4 7/5 7/6 7/7
AM Course 1 or 2 Course 1 or 2 Course 1 or 2 Course 1 or 2 Course 1 or 2
Mid-term Exam
* Two Days and One Night at Alishan
PM Beginner Chinese Beginner Chinese *Traditional Cultural
Experience Activities
Date 7/8 7/9 7/10 7/11 7/12 7/13 7/14
AM Course 1 or 2 Course 1 or 2 Course 1 or 2 Course 1 or 2 Course 1 or 2
Final Exam
PM Beginner Chinese Chinese Class
Final Presentation
*Company Visit
Course 1: Doing Business in Asia
Course 2: Understanding Chinese Culture and Markets
* Please select one course in the AM session
  • Cultural Trip
    National Palace Museum, Yilan, Shengping Theater, Pingxi, Qian Mu's Former Residence, etc.
    Folk Village Tour: Jiufen
    Optional Trip: Alishan
  • Traditional Cultural Experience Activities
    Tai Chi
    Tea Culture Experience: Visiting tea gardens and tea factories (such as Alishan or Oriental Beauty Tea Garden), tea ceremony experience tasting Taiwan high mountain teas (such as Alishan Oolong or Wushe Tea), visiting Taiwan Tea History Museum, etc.
    Visit Yilan National Center for Traditional Arts
  • Company Visit
    Exploring the Development of Hsinchu Science Park: Science Park Exploration Museum
    Evolution and innovation in Semiconductors: TSMC Museum of innovation
    loT and Artificiallntelligence: Advantech AloT Campus
    Experience in Circular Economy: Spring Pool Glass Tourism Factory
Chinese Language
& Cultural Immersion
Taiwanese Cuisine
Folk Performances
and Shows
What You'll Get
Cultural Experiences of SIT
Visits to Museums
and Art Galleries
Participation in
Local Festivals
Excursions to Historical
Sites and Landmarks
May 31 Application Deadlines
June 22 Suggested Arrival Date
June 24 Orientation and Class Starts
July 12 Class Ends with Final Presentation and Completion Ceremony
July 13 Check Out / Departure
July 31 Transcript Issued
SIT Program
Age: 16 or above
Enrolled in an English-speaking university
Recommended English Proficiency Level
TOEFL IBT 80/IELTS 6 English proficiency
Application Deadline
May 31
Application Steps
Register and Email Verification:
· Create an account on the Soochow University online portal.
· Verify your email address through the confirmation link sent to your registered email.
Online Application:
· Select one course from the AM Session.
· Fill out the online application form on the university's website.
Required Documents Submission:
Submit a color copy of your official transcripts/Certificate of Enrollment from your home university.
Application Fee Payment:
Pay the application fee of USD$70 and tuition fees of USD$2000 online through the university's payment portal.
Application Payment Method:
The university only accepts wire transfers for tuition payments. Please use WISE for your payment. For assistance, contact us at
Admission Letter and Pre-departure Guide:
Soochow University will send you the Admission Letter and Pre-departure guide before the program starts.
Fees and Inclusions
Program Costs
What's Included (Classes, Excursions, etc.)
Program Support
Upon completion of the program, transcripts will be issued and sent out within two weeks. Credit systems differ depending on the home university, and students are advised to consult with their home university regarding how SCU credits will be transferred.
Our teaching assistants are proficient in both Chinese and English. We assign a teaching assistant to each class and provide ongoing student support throughout the program.
Comprehensive student service support is available throughout the programs, with dedicated teaching assistants addressing academic queries. Academic advisors offer education counseling, and additional staff assist students with any challenges during the program.
Life in Taipei
Indulge in Taiwan's diverse culinary scene, from street food like stinky tofu and bubble tea to delectable dishes in localeateries and night markets. Explore unique flavors that blend tradition with innovation.
Experience comfortable stays in Taiwan's varied accommodations, ranging from modern hotels to boutique guesthouses. lmmerse yourself in the local atmosphere, ensuring a relaxing and enjoyable sojourn.
Embark on captivating tours that unveil Taiwan's rich history, cultural heritage, and natural wonders. Visit iconic landmarks, explore historic sites, and engage in cultural workshops, creating lasting memories.
Efficient and accessible, Taiwan's Mass Rapid Transit (MRT) system offers a convenient way to traverse cities.With extensive coverage and user-friendly features, the MRT ensures seamless travel, connecting you to key destinations effortlessly.
Previous Participant Experiences
In Taiwan, my summer was filled with lively streets, diverse cuisine, and profound cultural insights. An extraordinary blend of tradition and modernity awaits!
Studying in Taiwan for the summer was a delightful surprise. The beautiful landscapes, delicious street food, and friendly locals made it a truly enriching experience.
Embraced Taiwan's warmth, made lifelong friends, and savored bubble tea! The 20 more days were a cultural feast, filled with laughter and cherished memories.
Taipei's vibrant streets, bustling night markets, and friendly locals.The Summer Program wasn't just an academic experience; it was an adventure that left me enchanted.
Contact Information
· Applications can be completed online, please email for registration
· City Campus Address: No.56, Section 1, Kueiyang Street, Chungcheng District, Taipei City, Taiwan 10048
· Telephone: +886-2-2311-1531 #2854
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