Taiwan-US Alliance (TUSA) Summer Scholarship Program

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The Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance (TUSA) Summer Scholarship Program is an Ambassador program. This two-month summer program is designed for students who will be representing their state as well as the United States, acting as ambassadors to Taiwan. Upon returning to the United States, students will be expected to act as ambassadors of good will for both the United States and Taiwan whenever the opportunity presents itself.

TUSA wants to create closer friendships and understanding between the people of the United States and the people of Taiwan. To accomplish our objective, we are offering a unique program to college/university undergraduate/graduate students who are interested in studying Mandarin (Chinese) language and learning about Taiwanese culture.


The scholarship covers tuition, dormitory fees, off-campus excursions, host family weekend, one-on-one language exchange partner and accident insurance (includes outpatient medical, but no hospitalization). Students are responsible for expenses for meals, dormitory electricity and airfare to/from Taiwan.

Eligibility Criteria: 

Ideal applicants are American citizens who neither hold a Taiwan passport nor claim Taiwanese or Chinese heritage and who fall into the following category of eligibility: (a) You must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student at an institution of higher education in the United States, and (b) must have a GPA at least 3.0 on a 4-point scale. You also must (c) be of good moral character, as judged by those who recommend you. All levels of Chinese (Mandarin) proficiency are acceptable; there is no requirement of prior language experience.

Application Process: 

Complete the application on-line at http://taiwanusalliance.com/ambassador-summer-scholarship-program/applic...

Your application will be considered complete when you have (a) submitted a completed online TUSA application form, (b) uploaded a copy of your student I.D. to the online TUSA application form, and (c) had two letters of recommendation [preferably from your professors] uploaded to our recommendation form.  Emails with instructions will be sent automatically to the email addresses you provide for your recommenders.

Nomination Required?: 
mid-February for an early admission decision, and late March for final consideration.
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