The Gilman-Taiwan Scholarship is a partnership between the American Institute of Taiwan (AIT) and the Taipei Economic Cultural Representative Office (TECRO).March 23, 2022 – The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) is proud to announce a new partnership with Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) to expand the U.S. Department of State's Benjamin A. Gilman International Scholarship Program on Taiwan. This partnership will provide 55 additional scholarships for U.S. undergraduate students to study and/or intern for academic credit on Taiwan through the Gilman Program, including study of the Mandarin language under the Critical Need Language Award (CNLA) over the next five years. The award allows exceptional American students from accredited U.S. higher education institutions to strengthen their skills and expand their education experiences while living and learning on Taiwan. The Gilman Program, funded by the U.S. Government, expands the U.S. population that studies and interns abroad by providing scholarships to approximately 3,000 outstanding U.S. undergraduate students annually who, due to financial constraints, might not otherwise have this opportunity. Since the Gilman Program’s inception in 2001, more than 34,000 Gilman Scholars, representing all U.S. states and territories, have studied or interned in over 155 countries and territories around the globe. The additional funding for the Gilman-Taiwan partnership supports a wider effort between the United States and Taiwan to increase and diversify international student mobility among Taiwanese and American higher education institutions. Gilman Alumnus Daniel Oliveira, who studied on Taiwan in 2018 said, “There is a large international presence in Taiwan, and the people are kind, engaged, and considerate of foreigners.” “The opportunity to study abroad is transformational for the students and is also a critical way to build international understanding between cultures and people. I am proud that AIT is playing a role in helping the Gilman-Taiwan program grow, providing more students an opportunity to learn Mandarin and live on Taiwan,” said Ingrid Larson, Managing Director of AIT’s Washington headquarters. “We are glad to expand the Gilman program and provide more opportunities for American students to study in Taiwan, which offers a free and culturally diverse environment. The exchanges between the young students will further strengthen the close ties between Taiwan and the United States,” said Bi-Khim Hsiao, the Representative of TECRO. Taiwan joins the German Academic Exchange Service, Portugal's Luso-American Development Foundation and the governments of New Zealand, Wales, France, and Israel, whose generous support for the Gilman Program increases and diversifies U.S. student mobility to these locations. The Gilman Scholarship application will open in mid-August 2022 for applicants whose in-person programs or internships start between December 1, 2022, to October 31, 2023. Applications are due by October 4, 2022, at 11:59 p.m. Pacific Time. Visit https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/ for details. The Gilman Program is a program of the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA) with funding provided by the U.S. government and is supported in its implementation by IIE. Ref: https://www.gilmanscholarship.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/03/Gilman-Taiwan-Scholarship-Press-Release-.pdf
Taiwan Huayu BEST - Bilingual Exchanges of Selected Talent ProgramPurpose ㆍEncourage cooperation between universities in Taiwan and universities in the USA & Europe. ㆍPromote Chinese language education in the USA & Europe. Cooperation: universities in Taiwan enter into agreements with universities in the USA & Europe ㆍChinese language teachers & teaching assistants Universities in Taiwan will send Chinese language teachers & teaching assistants to universities in the USA & Europe. ㆍTaiwan Huayu BEST Scholarships Offer Taiwan Huayu BEST Scholarships to encourage students to learn Chinese in Taiwan. Recipients will assist English learning activities in secondary and elementary schools in Taiwan. ㆍPromote teaching and learning resources Including online courses, the TOCFL Chinese language proficiency tests,and teacher training workshops. ㆍChinese language centers Establish Chinese language centers in universities in the USA and Europe.
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Ministry of Education Allows More Categories of Overseas Students to Apply to Enter the Republic of China (Taiwan) from April 1, 2021Degree students have once again been allowed to enter the Republic of China (Taiwan) again since February 8, 2021. In accordance with directions from the Central Epidemic Command Center (CECC), the Ministry of Education has announced that students in an additional four categories are allowed to apply to enter from April 1, 2021. These categories are: Huayu Enrichment Scholarship recipients, Taiwan Huayu BEST Scholarship recipients, students sponsored under a bilateral educational cooperation agreement, and students with special entry permits. This will affect approximately 1,400 students. The students in these additional categories must enter Taiwan from Taoyuan International Airport and present an official negative result of a COVID-19 test taken within three days before boarding the flight to Taiwan. They will be met in the Arrivals area by personnel from their university or college who will assist them to report their arrival, and then board special transport to check-in at a quarantine hotel. After spending 14 days at a quarantine hotel, the students will then be retested for Covid-19 and if their test is negative, they will begin a further seven days of self-health management there before being able to begin attending their courses. If the pandemic situation and other circumstances permit, the Ministry will then consider also relaxing restrictions and allowing other categories of students, including Chinese language students, and students wanting to undertake an internship or post graduate research to enter Taiwan in an orderly fashion.
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New U.S.-Taiwan Education InitiativeThis year, international education has looked different, more than ever before. Traditional exchange programs have been largely unavailable, and other avenues of world language and cultural education have gone online. Still, the need for strong cross-cultural learning opportunities remains pressing. Learning a second language benefits students academically and on the job market, with many U.S. employers reporting that they seek candidates who know another language. Unfortunately, the vast majority of states report a shortage of world language teachers. Recruiting teachers for language immersion programs or advanced language instruction is difficult because these positions demand a high level of fluency and discipline-specific vocabulary. Deputy Secretary Mitchell Zais recently joined State Department officials and representatives from American Institute in Taiwan (AIT) at a virtual meeting with Taiwan representatives to identify potential steps that the United States and Taiwan could take to meet the growing need for Mandarin teachers in the United States, and for English instructors on Taiwan. The meeting marked the launch of a new U.S.-Taiwan Education Initiative. Original full text: https://blog.ed.gov/2021/01/new-u-s-taiwan-education-initiative/?fbclid=IwAR0wsqLZeVUPRAZ38pPqjBJXRjuDBgCKDoo5cb-0LsF4YFBpCzGnImE1Bf8