Friday, January 23, 2015

Taiwan United States Alliance (TUSA) Ambassador Scholarship

Taiwan United States Alliance Ambassador Program
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2015 TUSA Ambassador Scholarship

The Taiwan United States Alliance (TUSA) Ambassador Scholarship provides students from the United States a unique opportunity to intensively study Chinese Language (Mandarin) and immerse themselves in Taiwanese culture over a period of 2 months. TUSA Ambassadors are expected to act as goodwill advocates for both the United States and Taiwan wherever opportunities present themselves.

Quick Links Requirements
  • Ideal applicants are American citizens who hold neither a Taiwan passport nor claim Taiwanese or Chinese heritage
  • Full-time student at a U.S. college of university
  • Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale
  • Two (2) letters of recommendation from college professors
  • All levels of Chinese (Mandarin) proficiency are acceptable; there is no requirement of prior language experience
Program Details
  1. Intensive Chinese Language Classes: Classes will be divided in four categories depending on your Chinese language proficiency test
    • Daily small group classes, 2 hours per day
    • One-on-one tutorial classes, 1 hour per day
    • Teaching will use Hanyu pinyin romanization and traditional characters
  2. Cultural Courses and Activities: Calligraphy, Chinese Painting, Tai Chi, Tea Ceremony, Stamp Engraving, Taiwanese Language, Chinese Cuisine, and Seminar on relevant topics
  3. Cultural and Language Exchange: One-on-one language exchange with volunteer students at National Cheng Kung university
  4. Cultural Excursions: Visiting National Palace Museum, Indigenous and Hakka Culture experience, and other cultural places
  5. Local Weekend Host Families and Volunteer in Local Schools: Students will be given additional opportunities to further immerse themselves in Taiwanese society
To apply, you may use our online application or download this form and submit it to no later than February 15, 2015 for an early admission decision and by March 31, 2015 for final consideration.


Thomas A. Bruce
President of Taiwan-United States Alliance (TUSA)