University Affiliated Fun Mandarin study
95% Rating
(2 Reviews)

University Affiliated Fun Mandarin study

Fun Mandarin Study!!
Experience tea picking and tea making in the plantations.
Tea is harvested by hand, not all leaves are picked during harvesting but only a few top young and juicy leaves with a portion of the stem on which they have grown and the so-called bud (or tip) – an unexpanded leaf at the end of the shoot.

Locations
Asia » Taiwan » Taichung
Asia » Taiwan
Timeframe
Year Round
Accommodation
Host Family
Hostel
Language
Chinese
Starting Price
$2,000.00
Currency
USD
Price Details
Tuition fee, Activity fee, Transportation fee...
Please inquire for more details as we have more than one program

Questions & Answers

Program Reviews

  • Academics
    85%
  • Support
    100%
  • Fun
    80%
  • Housing
    85%
  • Safety
    100%

Program Reviews (2)

Matthew
Male
48 years old
Camps Bay, Western Cape, South Africa

Awesome time in Taiwan

9/10

Decided to join Go Asia Taiwan's Providence university Chinese mandarin adventure program earlier this year. Unfortunately only had a month to stay in Taiwan . The teachers , and fellow students as well as the facilities offered are amazing . I joined the gym at the university and swam every day in their new indoor pool . The facilities are modern and clean . I also spent a bit of time at the library in-between classes and was blown away with how much content in media and books were available as well as how comfortable and modern the place is. Although the facilities are great , what really makes Taiwan are the people - always keen to help and so friendly and genuinely go out of their way to make your stay a warm and hospitable one. In a month i have made so many friends . What put a cherry on the top was the opportunity to travel and learn stuff other than mandarin - we travelled to meet and see other local indigenous tribes in Hualien. Snorkeling in Taitung was fantastic - beautiful , clear water and rich with sea life. We also go to visit the tea producing areas and drink loads of green tea. The food in Taiwan is to die for ...i have never experienced a place that so much to offer and such a rich , colorful cultural experience. Definitely going back next year and would recommend this program to anyone who is serious to learn mandarin and wants to do so in a friendly , safe and interesting environment .

How can this program be improved?

the outdoor activities were great and i was thinking that if more could be offered it would make it even better ...

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Nick
Other
40 years old
Cape Town

great individual attention in the warm heart of Taiwan

10/10

The programme is conveniently located, with friendly can-do admin staff. But of all the great things I liked about this course was how teachers allow students in a small class experience room to study in ways that suit individuals' learning styles.

The course covers from beginner-level classes - tuning into the sound of Mandarin - and relevant helpful everyday language. Attention to detail is important right from the start.

As the course progresses, rigorous listening exercises also help with being exposed to 'standard' and regional pronunciation. Writing is carefully taught along with reading texts which instil appreciation for modern and ancient Chinese culture.

Taichung is a wonderfully friendly Asian city suitable for the more independent traveller who doesn't need in-your-face tourist facilities to satisfy them. You have to make friends, (easy) and to really explore for yourself, and therefore you get a really more authentic vibe and experience.

The nearby mountains are a gateway to regions where some of the best teas I've ever tasted are produced; for hiking there are some of the most beautiful and highest trails in East Asia. This coming from a professional hiking guide whose been around! (see capetrekking.co.za).

It's a place where people really made me and my family feel at home, I would readily return there.

How can this program be improved?

Generally, not specific to this course, material for Chinese language learning was not as helpful as it could be. But I suspect this may have changed over the years.

Response from Goasia Taiwan

Hi Nick ,
Thank you very much for your support .

Goasia Taiwan Team

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Learning Mandarin fast and effectively. Our instructors are qualified Chinese teachers who in addition to their degrees in Chinese ,English and other foreign languages , have been trained as TCSL (Teaching Chinese as a Second Language ). This training sets them apart in that they

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