Chinese LSA+

Basic information

2023 Fall Taipei, Taiwan LSA+

Program Overview

Breaking News! Dartmouth's Asian Societies, Language and Cultures Program plans a LSA+ Program in Taipei, Taiwan for Fall 2023.

Academics: Our academic institutional partner, National Taiwan University (NTU) uses a quarter system, with fall term beginning in late August and ending in mid-November, which matches up well with the Dartmouth quarter calendar.

  • For language courses, our students will be integrated into NTU's existing courses, which meet 3 hours per day, five days per week. This means we can accommodate students at all levels of Chinese language study on this LSA+ program.
  • The LSA+ Director's course ASCL 69.04 "Chinese Religions in Taiwan" will meet one afternoon per week for three hours on a schedule that is ideal for incorporating excursions into the class. The Dartmouth faculty director will be Gil Raz, Associate Professor, Department of Religion, who is a specialist in Chinese Religion, with a particular interest in Daoism, and the interaction between Daoism, popular religious practices, and Buddhism.

Housing: The program typically has American students reside with local National Taiwan University students, which provides valuable opportunities for cross-cultural exchange and language practice. However, this arrangement has been temporarily suspended because of Covid. If it remains unavailable in Fall 2023, students will live in off-campus apartment housing rooming with Dartmouth peers.

More details to follow…

Learn more about this program from the Guarini Institute.

Financial Information

Tuition and Fees

The fees charged by the College for a Dartmouth-sponsored off-campus term of study include regular tuition charges for a term at Dartmouth, service fees, as well as the specific costs established for each off-campus study locale. In many programs, the room and board costs tend to be higher than for a term in Hanover. You can view a budget sheet for this program on the Guarini Institute website. The cost of transportation to and from the site is the responsibility of the student.

Financial Aid

In order that all qualified Dartmouth undergraduate students may have the opportunity to take part in off-campus programs, the College endeavors to adjust its normal financial aid awards for students already receiving aid. Tuition and expected family contribution for Dartmouth's off-campus programs are the same as for an on-campus term.

All costs, including airfare and spending money, are considered when determining the cost of an off-campus program. Any costs in excess of a typical term in Hanover are met with additional Dartmouth Scholarship Funds. Loan assistance is offered to replace the employment that would normally be included in an on-campus term.

Students are responsible for purchasing their own plane ticket and, in many cases, meals. Often this means that part of the expected family contribution is used towards these costs rather than for tuition. For help sorting out who pays what and how, a visit to the Financial Aid Office is often advisable.