[quote=“evasiege”]I’ve noticed there are quite a few threads regarding which school to study at etc., but nothing really answering my question exactly. I’m going to be graduating this coming May and I’m looking to do an intensive language program in China or Taiwan next summer. I’m also looking for all available scholarships that can be applied to these programs. I’m not looking for any type of undergrad or graduate credit so going through my current university is pointless. I’m considering which place would be the best to study/travel, but having trouble finding the right information.
In terms of schools, is it better to go through a university or a language school that focus solely on teaching the language if I am trying to get as much money as possible. It wouldn’t be possible for me at this time to go if I couldn’t get a significant amount of money. If scholarships aren’t available, how feasible is it to get a teaching job after graduation while seeing a tutor or something? Any information would be helpful. Sorry if this post belongs in another forum.[/quote]
In Taiwan, all language schools, in order to legally give you a student visa, must be in partnership with a university. Hence, your scholarship money would also go through the normal university channels.
What I mean to say is that if the language school cannot give you a visa, it cannot be accepted as a place to use your scholarship money -which is more like paid tuition and maybe extra for room and board.
Therefore I would suggest a language program within a university -personally, I would not recommend Shida, but rather Taida, Chenta, Sun Yat-sen, Fujen, etc…, and if you are looking to stretch your money, then outside of Taipei is the best choice, like Tainan, Kaohsiung, or Hualien.
You can work and study, it depends on how accelerated you want yopur learning to be. Of course, this would allow you to have more means to travel around. It is also a good option, I think.
There are several scholarships, depending on your nationality. For more info, go here:
A MOE LEP scholarship , with a monthly allowance of 25 thousand, seems to be what you are looking for.