Multiple Locations +6
  • Italy
    • Siena
  • China
    • Beijing
    • Shanghai
  • Jordan
    • Amman
  • Japan
    • Osaka
  • Taiwan
    • Taipei
  • Online
4 - 52 weeks
Need-based funding, Merit-based funding, General grants/scholarships, Payment plans, LGBTQIA+ funding, BIPOC funding
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Program Details

City Exploring Sightseeing
Academic Year Fall Spring Summer
Apartment Host Family
Age Min.
Age Max


Starting Price
What's Included
Accommodation Activities Travel Insurance
What's Not Included
Airfare Meals
What's Not Included (Extra)

If you opt for a homestay, there is an additional fee to help cover the costs of an extra member in the household. This fee includes daily breakfasts and dinners at your home.

Nov 28, 2023
Aug 02, 2023
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About Program

With Gap at CET, you'll experience academic content and activities that help you connect with the local community and your peers. You might take a language course—or even have a language pledge depending on your program—along with electives that will allow you study a variety of topics specific to each program. You will also take a core course taught across all CET Gap programs. Your curriculum is engaging—both in and out of the classroom—as you interview locals, tour museums, explore local landmarks, and immerse yourself in the city around you. All Gap programs aim to connect you with the local community and gain a deeper understanding of the culture through language partners, local roommates, or a homestay.

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Diversity & Inclusion

BIPOC Support

CET believes in making study abroad accessible to students of all races, religions, origins, abilities, gender identities, and sexual orientations. We’ve gathered experiences from BIPOC students to share as resources such as the Identity Abroad pages, Perspective Pieces, and Identity Abroad Support Networks. We are also dedicated to becoming a more anti-racist organization by transforming our workplace, programs, and industry with our Justice, Equity, Diversity, & Inclusion (JEDI) Action Plan.

LGBTQIA+ Support

CET supports and welcomes students of all identities on our programs. We provide program-specific information under the cultural climate section of our Identity Abroad webpages for LGBTQ individuals in each of our program locations.

Neurodivergent Support

CET makes every effort to offer accommodations comparable to that of the students’ home institution. Disclosing early helps us to make proper preparations. The accommodations offered at each program can be found on each program location's Identity Abroad page. These pages can provide a good idea about what classes are like in terms of workload and class time. Initiating one-on-one conversations with Student Service Coordinators can also help inform students' decisions and determine if a program will be a good fit.

Accessibility Support

CET makes every effort to offer accommodations comparable to that of the students’ home institution. The levels of accessibility, from wheelchair accessibility to extra time on exams, are under each program location’s Identity Abroad page. Initiating one-on-one conversations with Student Service Coordinators can help inform students' decisions and determine if a program will be a good fit.



CET is an environmentally conscientious organization at our headquarters in DC and programs all around the world. In each of our centers, we adopt local measures to reduce our carbon footprint and contribute to sustainable practices. As part of our ongoing efforts towards sustainability, we’ve partnered with Cool Effect, a nonprofit focused on reducing carbon emissions through scientifically-proven, hand-selected carbon projects worldwide. For each trip taken by one of our staff members, travelers, or students, we donate to support three carbon projects chosen by staff volunteers every year.

Ethical Impact

When we set up a program overseas, we become a part of that local community. And as a community member, we are responsible for contributing to local initiatives in meaningful ways. Our website lists some local philanthropic organizations that help us fulfill this responsibility—they host our students, and we support their missions.

Program Highlights

  • Engaging Language Classes
  • Program excursions in and out of the city
  • Live with local roommate or homestay
  • Courses to connect you with other Gap students
  • Optional college credit


CET Academic Programs Scholarships

CET is a study abroad provider with locations in Brazil, China, Colombia, the Czech Republic, Italy, Jordan, and Taiwan.

CET offers scholarships and financial assistance for their high school abroad, gap year abroad, and college study abroad programs. Financial assistance and scholarships are need and merit based.

Upon applying to any CET program, you'll gain access to CET's scholarships application.

$500 - $2,000

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CET Taiwan

Overall, a great experience. I lucked out with housing, because it had modern amenities, great local location, and easy to commute. I know some others who had roommate issues/ housing headaches, and some others who lived nearer to campus— but overall I was very happy with my placement. The actual program focuses on cultural activities and local learning, which is something I wanted— I would only say that it's best for more beginner/ intermediate learners than more advanced (ICLP might have a more fitting curriculum, in that case). I would also say that most students who choose CET are other Americans, and if you really want to engage with local friends, make an effort! You do have the time, you just have to be willing to venture out yourself more. I think during the semester program it's easier to make NTU friends versus the summer (when everyone's away). If you're looking for a program with more flexibility/ freedom to explore the city rather than more structured learning, then CET makes sense.

  • gives you many resources/beginning steps to find your way in the city
  • support staff
  • free-time to explore the local culture
  • less engagement with locals (most people just hung out with other Americans, etc.)
  • no language pledge, especially because most people are relative beginners at the language
  • less focus on one-on-one language refinement (vs ICLP, where you have a tutor session)
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