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Gateway to Taiwan

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The Center for Global Education hosts Taiwanese events throughout the year in collaboration with the Department of World Languages and Culture, the Taiwanese American Student Association (TASA), and the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO). Attend these free events to learn about the culture, language, and beauty of Taiwan.

Check back for fall 2020 events! 

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Study in Taiwan

Taiwan Qing Jing Farm templeSemester Study Abroad

Feng Chia University

Take courses in English at a prestigious university:

  • AACSB Accredited—Upper and lower-division business courses
  • Chinese language and Asian studies courses
  • Top private comprehensive university in Taiwan by Times Higher Education "Best Universities in the Asia-Pacific Region 2017"
  • Steps away from the famous Feng Chia night market to sample delicious traditional food
  • Centrally located to access other cities in Taiwan by high-speed rail

Soochow University

  • AACSB Accredited—Upper and lower-division business courses
  • Free Chinese language courses
  • Soochow University is on the cultural axis of Taipei City. Near the National Palace Museum, among lush green hills.
  • The School of Business and the Extension School are on the Downtown Campus, in the administrative and commercial center of Taipei.

National Chiao Tung University

  • AACSB Accredited—Upper and lower-division business courses
  • Located in Hsinchu, the silicon valley of Taiwan, NCTU has bred over 60% CEOs in Hsinchu Science Park, and serves to be the cradle for future engineers and professional managers.

Taiwan Summer Travel Course: CHIN 101A, 102A, 201A, 301A, 399A: Chinese, Culture and Society

Summer applications are open in late January and the deadline is end of March. Visit Summer Travel Courses for application details. 

For information about future trips, contact: Professor I-Ting Chao chao@chapman.edu

Take Mandarin and culture courses including Chinese calligraphy, Chinese lanterns, Chop Engraving, Sun Cake Making, Chinese Kung Fu, and more! All students are paired with a local buddy from Feng Chia University. Participate in excursions around Taipei, National Palace Museum, Wanhua Longshan Temple, DaKeng Hiking Trails, Taichung Art Museum Parkway, Feng Chia night market, and more!

Watch this video below made by a student on the Taiwan Travel Course in Summer 2017:

Past Taiwanese Events

A Little Dynasty Chinese School's Children's Orchestra, October 2019. This musical production will be performed by the students of A Little Dynasty School to highlight the Chinese New Year Festival, Lantern Festival, Dragon Boat Festival, and the Moon Festival. 

Taiwanese Puppetry (Budaixi) Performance, May 2019: Enjoy an exciting event showcasing Taiwanese puppetry and light shows celebrating Orange County’s Taiwanese-American Heritage Week.

Taiwanese Cultural Fair, April 2019: Games, activities, and song and dance performances. Free boba and bread.

Si Zhua Quartet Performance and Discussion, March 2019: Award-winning classical jazz performers.

Study in Taiwan, March 2019: TECO-LA (on behalf of Ministry of Education in Taiwan) and Center for Global Education present Study in Taiwan to introduce scholarships, programs, as well as opportunities to travel and learn Chinese in Taiwan.

Lantern Festival at the Study Abroad Fair, February 2019

Moon Festival Celebration, October 2018: Workshops to enhance your understanding of Chinese language and Taiwanese culture. Learn how to do Chinese blow painting and calligraphy, enjoy music appreciation, a dance performance, and more!

Taiwanese Dance Performance, May 2018: Celebrate Taiwanese American Heritage Week of Orange County with the Da-Guan Dance Theater from the National Taiwan University of Arts.

Taiwanese Cultural Fair, April 2018: Experience authentic Taiwanese food, play games and enjoy cultural performances

Taiwan and the World Conference, April 2018: Panel topics included Taiwan and the United States, Cross-Strait Relations between China and Taiwan, and Taiwan and Business.

119th LA Golden Dragon Parade, February 2018: In celebrating over one hundred years of tradition, the Chinese Chamber of Commerce of Los Angeles presented the 119th Annual Golden Dragon Parade. With over thousands of individuals lining the parade route and thousands viewing the telecast each year, this colorful celebration along North Broadway in Chinatown, Los Angeles has become the premiere cultural event in the Southern California Asian-American Community.

Taiwan Dance

Splendor of Taiwan, May 2017: The Da-Guan Dance Theater from the from the National Taiwan University of Arts presented "Splendor of Taiwan," on Tuesday, May 16, 7 p.m. in Memorial Hall Auditorium. Attendees were treated to a celebration of Taiwanese Heritage Week through cultural performances. This event was co-sponsored by the Department of Dance and Department of World Languages.

Enchanting Taiwan, April 2012: The Chapman community discovered the culture, beauty and folk customs of Taiwan through the unique photo exhibition, Enchanting Taiwan. 

Individuals gained a deeper understanding of Taiwan nature and culture through photography. These 30 pieces are from Taiwan's top photographers, bringing the viewer closer to a unique perspective of Taiwan. Viewers saw a new perspective on the scenery, folk customs, and cultural diversity of this magnificent landscape.

At the start of this exhibit, the Center for Global Education, Leatherby Libraries, Taiwan Academy, and Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in Los Angeles invited the Chapman community to a grand opening cultural event on April 19. This included Taiwanese folk dance and song, Taiwan Puppetry art, and partaking in KINETIC Tai Chi Chuan, Chinese paper art, and Chinese brush calligraphy and painting. Speakers were on-hand to welcome the Chapman community and discuss the importance of Taiwan culture and art.