“Take only memories, leave only footprints.” – Chief Seattle

Taiwan, an island nation with bustling night markets, historical sites, and modern cultural scenes will provide Chapman Travel Course participants a home for 3 weeks to learn, explore and have fun! Professor I-Ting Chao will be taking Chapman students to Taiwan during the 2017 Summer Session. Students will learn about Taiwanese food and tea culture, Taiji & Qigong, Traditional Theatrical Arts in Taiwan and more!

Students that choose to participate are not required to have any previous experience with Chinese. This Travel Course will be offered in levels from beginner up to advanced. The purpose of this trip is to allow students to be exposed to a culture that they do not have the chance to explore in the west. Feng Chia University in Taichung City, Taiwan will be their host institution. Therefore, while being in Taiwan, the participants will be able to experience college dormitory life as those students in Taiwan do.

While students are immersed in this program, they will also get to experience the life of locals. Students are minutes away from the Feng Chia Night Market, one of Taiwan’s most popular nocturnal attractions. In addition, students will also be able to learn how to make sun cakes and taro cakes, both famous pastries of Taiwan. Last, but not least, students will also have the chance to tour Taipei City, Taiwan’s largest city.


The Travel Course (CHIN 101A, 102A, 201A, 301A: Chinese, Culture and Society) is set to depart this summer on July 4, 2017 and return on July 28, 2017. This course has a total cost range of $2163.00-$2379.00, and expenses will not exceed $2379.00. The program includes lodging, some meals, and excursions. The program is LAND only and does Not include your round trip flight to Taiwan. Tuition fees are NOT included in the price of this program.

Scholarship opportunities will be available! First time Chapman participants can apply the tuition waiver for up to three academic credits. The Education Division of Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (T.E.C.O.) in Los Angeles will provide around $400 in scholarship. Lastly, scholarship for airplane tickets is also available to some students. Please contact Professor Chao for more details on available scholarships.

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. To apply to this Summer 2017 program, print the Enrollment and Financial Obligation Form on the website, and obtain the faculty member’s signature of approval. The completed Enrollment and Financial Obligation form, Trip Cancellation Signature Form, and a non-refundable deposit receipt for $500.00 paid to the Cashier’s Office or through Student’s Access ePay system are ALL due before 4 PM Mon. March 27, 2017. Please bring your signed Enrollment Form, Trip Cancellation Signature Form and confirmation of initial deposit to the
Center for Global Education
located at 576 N. Glassell, M-F, 9-5 PM.