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This interdisciplinary study-abroad program focuses on the introduction to Taiwan, listed by Lonely Planet as one of Asia’s most diverse destinations, and China, the heart of Asian civilization. We will travel to the beautiful tropical island of Taiwan and Beijing, China, to participate in two programs at two universities in Taiwan and China. The university experience in the city of Taipei (the capital of the Republic of China) and Beijing, China will offer Chinese language studies, economic development updates, and hands on cultural experience with Chinese calligraphy, martial arts, and assorted folk arts.

Culture competency is an essential skill for those interested in international trade or intercultural communication. We will also learn about Taiwan and China’s investment in latest information technology, sustainable agriculture & businesses, and ecological development, which made them international trading powerhouse with impressive foreign exchange reserve.

Both Taiwan and China embrace their diverse ethnic culture and religions. Expect to experience Buddhism, Taoism, Confucianism, indigenous and folk faiths, and Christianity while taking notes about the various ethnic groups represented here. In addition, students will visit a variety of geological landscapes, tour local socially responsible companies and businesses, as well as experience their diverse ecosystems. There will be guided tours to the National Palace Museum, Great Wall, as well as visits to many historical sites. Taste authentic Taiwanese and Chinese cuisine as well as local food at night markets during the study trip.

Translators will be provided during program activities, so you do not need to speak fluent Chinese to join this program. Students learning Mandarin Chinese, however, will have ample opportunity to learn and practice.

During the first session of the summer, students will travel with the class for a two week study trip to Taiwan, with the option to study four additional weeks in China if awarded the Confucius Institute scholarship, which will pay for study tuition and dormitory stay for the study in Beijing, China between June 16 and July 27. All will be encouraged to document the trip. For students who register for the 12 credits full summer option, you can continue the learning through continuing seminars, film viewing & discussions, and documentary making in the second session. Portfolio including video and/or photo blog documentary can be developed from the study trip.

Enroll for eight credits for first session only, and 12 credits for full session.beitouhotspring


Important Date–

April 1st: Notify the faculty of your interest. Then pay a non-refundable deposit of $300 by May 10 toward your program fee at the College Cashier’s Office or online via in the designated Summer study in Taiwan and China program account.

Program costs

The figures below are estimates and are provided to give you an idea of how much it would cost to participate in this study abroad program.

Study trip program fees $1600 in land travel, covering university study in Taiwan, lodging (university housing and/or hotel stays, double occupancy), transportation (train and bus travel within Taiwan), breakfast and lunch and some dinners, and admissions to scenic sights during the study trip.

Approximately $1000 and up is estimated for international airfare between Seattle Washington, Taipei, Taiwan, and Beijing, China and back to the States. Check with the faculty for proposed travel schedule before booking. Students are encouraged to purchase the air ticket early for best international airfare rate. Please contact the faculty to receive information on travel agents, if needed.

(Program fees do not include personal expenses, some meals, accidentals, or tips to travel guide and driver. Single occupancy also requires extra. Please indicate your need for single occupancy room arrangement early or by April 15.)

Total:  Program fees (includ. $300 deposit), TESC tuition for 8 credits 1st session or 12 credits full session, plus international flight. Use CRN40103 for 8 credit enrollment first session or CRN40102 for 12 credits, full session. Students wishing to pursue further research and reflection upon their return to Evergreen after our study trips are encouraged to enroll for full session.

For Evergreen’s summer tuition rate, see:

If you are receiving or plan to apply for financial aid for the Summer quarter, please contact the Financial Aid office and start the process well in advance. Scholarships are also available. Please check our scholarship link, the International Studies Adviser on campus, or contact the faculty as soon as possible if you like more information on various scholarships.

See Application tab for detailed application procedures for this program. Please indicate your interest and register early, as we have a limit of 20 for this summer program. Pre-Registeration for the program via a deposit is recommended and required.

Please visit the Http:// for other related Chinese language offerings and for additional study resources. Check Study Abroad program page for study abroad resources or information from Evergreen’s International Programs and Services office.

Please contact faculty Lin Crowley at or call 360-867-6239 for more updated information.

2 Responses to About Page

  1. Gina Masciantonio

    Good article, thanks.

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