The view of campus from above, positioned between a mountain and a shoreline

Our host institution, National Sun Yat-sen University (NSYSU), consistently ranks in the top ten universities in Taiwan. The university enrolls just over 10,000 students a year, split almost evenly among undergraduates and graduates. Students are able to take part in a variety of activities on and off the NSYSU campus, which is well connected to the city by public transit. 

Our curriculum was designed for the specific needs of high intermediate and advanced Chinese language students. Students should have academic competence and sufficient ability in all four Chinese language skills (reading, writing, speaking and listening).

Program Structure

All students are required to take a one-on-one content-based tutorial and an area studies class. Students also choose two elective classes from among those offered. Courses are conducted entirely in Chinese. Qualified second-semester students may, with the director’s approval, enroll in a course at the host university, and/or pursue a credit-bearing internship.

Examples of elective courses organized for our students include:

  • Business Chinese 
  • Advanced Spoken Chinese
  • Newspaper Reading
  • Classical Chinese
  • Taiwan Studies
  • Cross Strait Relations

For Middlebury College Students Only

This course information database contains information on courses taken abroad (both at Middlebury Schools Abroad and externally sponsored programs) and their applicability to Middlebury majors and academic distributions. The database represents only a sampling of courses that have been approved to apply to each major to date. New courses are added regularly as they are approved.

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Note: To apply a pre-approved academic distribution or cultures and civilizations attribute to your student record OR to apply a pre-approved course toward your major, you must contact the Registrar’s Office.

Middlebury College Faculty

You may find it useful to consult the database when meeting with students to determine if a particular course has already been approved for major/minor credit or academic distributions.


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