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Alabama Mandarin Language Immersion Program

Important 2011 Six-week Program Announcement:

Alabama State University will not be able to make the Alabama Mandarin Language Immersion Program available at this time because we did not receive funding for summer 2011. We are sorry to disappoint the foreign language students whose interest in Mandarin language and culture we hope to encourage through the unique, hands-on experience this program has provided. However, we urge students to continue in their foreign language pursuits. Learn More...

Building Competitive Skills, Forming International Friendships…

Announcing a unique opportunity for 16 Alabama high school students with foundational Chinese language skills to participate in a FREE, six-week culture immersion program- this summer in Taipei, Taiwan. Selected students will learn firsthand about Mandarin/Chinese culture and increase their proficiency in Chinese language skills while studying at the National Taiwan University (NTU) which offers an excellent program and services and affords students many opportunities to enjoy excursions to cultural and historical sites, and develop different perspectives on global issues.


The Alabama Mandarin Language Immersion Program at Alabama State University, a U.S. Department of State Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs grant program made available through  the NSLI-Y  (National  Security  Language

Initiative for Youth), offers serious students of Chinese language and culture the opportunity to engage in fun and enriching activities and discussions with their Chinese peers and to visit with Chinese host families, all at absolutely no cost to its participants.


 The application deadline for six-week studies abroad opportunities offered for 2012 will be announced pending receipt of funding.

Applying students should read all the information provided in the Timeline and Objectives and the Student Responsibilties links on the right side of this page.




Links to Learn about Taiwan


Mandarin Training Center

Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (Atlanta)


Taiwan's Scenery

Portal of the Republic of China (Taiwan)


Travel Site

American Institute in Taiwan


National Geographic Xpeditions






Dr. Huey-Ling Lin, Director
Tel. (334)229-4237

Dr. Tina Vazin
Tel. (334)229-6972

Click here for more information about our staff.

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