Opening Borders to Education
The 2018 Taiwan Experience Education Program provides Cerritos College students with a tuition free, all-expenses paid internships. Students will serve as teacher’s aides to teach English at Taipei City elementary schools three days a week. Cerritos College students can also take courses offered by Taipei University. The College’s agreements with New Taipei City, Tainan City and Tainan allow students to choose a six-week or semester program. All three programs include home-stay lodging with a host family, free Chinese language lessons, cultural classes and local trips, and more. Part of the program’s objective is to develop English-integrated teaching materials and assessment tools that promote English learning to young Taiwanese students.
*Taipei City is the capital of the Republic of China (commonly referred to as Taiwan). Taipei City is widely regarded as the political, economic, and cultural center of Taiwan. Taipei City is located in the northern part of the island in a basin between the Yangming Mountains and the Central Mountains. The city is modern with several historical and social attractions, including markets, shopping districts, coffee houses, and museums. Taipei City boasts 2.6 million residents. (*source: Guide to Taipei)
NEW TAIPEI CITY
*New Taipei City is formerly known as Taipei County and has 3.5 million residents. The city include industrial districts, suburbs, mountainous and coastal regions. New Taipei City can be accessed by Taipei's public transit systems. (*source: Guide to New Taipei)
*Tainan City is considered the birthplace of Taiwan. It is the oldest city on the island. Tainan City has several historical and cultural attractions, vast natural landscape, and is known for its fish products and cuisine. The Taiwan International Orchid Show is held in Houbi Township's Taiwan Orchid Plantation in the spring. Additionally, every year on the 15th day of the first lunar month, visitors can enjoy the Yanshui Beehive Rockets Festival. (*source: Taiwan: The Heart of Asia)