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UNC Phillips Summer in Taiwan Returns in 2024

UNC Phillips Summer in Taiwan Returns in 2024

A bustling night scene in Taipei.

The Phillips Ambassadors Program is thrilled to run its summer study abroad program, UNC Phillips Summer in Taiwan, again in Summer 2024. This hybrid faculty-led program, created in collaboration with UNC Study Abroad, is based at National Taiwan University (NTU) in Taipei and managed by CET Academic Programs.

The New York Times recently listed Taipei in its annual “52 Places to Go” feature, writing in part “Taipei is a glorious assault on the senses, a capital with stunning natural beauty, low crime, and clear air despite its immense urban sprawl…a visit to this city offers a riot of culinary and cultural pleasures. In 2023, the island’s third-tallest skyscraper will open, and the Taiwan Lantern Festival, a beloved tradition in which thousands of glowing lanterns float skyward in tandem, will return to Taipei after more than two decades.”

The innovative six-week summer study abroad program is led by UNC’s Earl N. Phillips Jr. Distinguished Professor of International Studies, Dr. Michael Tsin. In 2023, eleven participants from UNC attended a three-credit UNC course entitled “Social Movements in Historical Perspective: Shanghai, Taipei, Hong Kong” and an additional three-credit elective course offered by CET. Students had use of NTU’s facilities and exposure to Taiwanese culture through experiential learning opportunities and excursions.

2024 applicants are also encouraged to apply for the Phillips Ambassadors Program as part of the regular study abroad application. Select applicants will receive a $6000 scholarship and earn an additional three credits for participation in a unique Phillips Ambassadors course taken before and after the program, for a total of nine credits.

Additional information about UNC Phillips Summer in Taiwan can be found here.