The Mandarin Training Center (MTC) was founded in 1956 as an extension program of the National Taiwan Normal University. Since that time, it has grown to become the largest and best known institution in the Republic of China (Taiwan) dedicated to the teaching of Chinese culture and Chinese as a second language. All levels of standard and Classical Chinese as well as Chinese culture are taught at MTC.
Summer Program Dates
MTC operates a Summer Term (June 1 - August 31, 2019) and a Summer Session (July 1 - August 31, 2019).
Please see the top of the program page for cost information. Click on the term you are interested in and you will be directed to a budget sheet that contains program fees and other important financial information.
Note: The cost information available at the top of this page has been calculated for the three-month Summer Term.
The program fee is set by MTC and academic costs are paid by the student in Taiwan. CIE administrative fees and mandatory health insurance fees will be posted to students' PAWS account. Please visit the UWM study abroad "Fees & Policies" page for details about program fees. Students should consult the MTC website for latest program cost projections and inclusions and exclusions.
MTC is an intensive language program. While there are a few opportunities for students to take culture courses, all credits from this program will come back as Chinese language.
All classes at MTC are conducted in Chinese. Mandarin phonetic symbols and Pinyin spelling are used to indicate the pronunciation of characters. Reading, writing, speaking and listening comprehension are given equal emphasis in each class. Courses covering the Chinese typically used in newspapers, radio and television programs are also available.
Students will be in classes with students from diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds. Many of these students will have never studied Chinese before and may speak little or no English.
Housing and Meals
MTC can offer some housing suggestions but students are ultimately on their own to find lodging. Several UWM students have used the tealight.com website to search for housing near MTC.
Scholarships and Grants
Financial aid, scholarships and grants may be used for our programs. Based on eligibility, students may apply for any scholarship either through our office or elsewhere.
For a general list of study abroad scholarships and grants, visit our webpage: https://uwm.edu/cie/study-abroad/financial-planning/scholarshipsandgrants/.
We encourage students to search widely for other scholarships that can be applied to their study abroad program.
Application Requirements & Deadline
The application deadline is March 1, 2019.
This program requires an online application and other required documents found as part of the online application; a $100 application fee; and a valid passport.
Applying for a Passport
Passports need to be valid for at least six months past the program's end date. Information on how to apply for a passport can be found here.