Chinese Summer Language Program - Taiwan

Good afternoon families and students,

As you may be aware, Taiwan experienced an earthquake around 8 am Wednesday morning Taipei Standard Time (10pm Tuesday evening CST). The epicenter of the quake was near Hualien, on the east side of Taiwan. Our hearts and prayers go out to the families who have been impacted.

We have already been in contact with the representatives of our Taiwanese partner, National Chung Hsing University (NCHU) in Taichung, which is on the west side of Taiwan. At this time, there is no change to our plans for summer travel. We will be monitoring the situation closely and will keep you updated if any new information becomes relevant to our trip. Please be aware that the country of Taiwan has a strong emergency preparedness plan, and that emergency planning is a vital and substantial part of the ILTexas preparation for all student travel. 

The summer immersion trip to Taiwan is important, not just to your students, but also to our partners at NCHU and directly to the ILTexas mission of "preparing students for exceptional leadership roles in the international community...".

Student safety remains our number one priority.

If you have any questions, please contact Karen Marx at studenttrips@iltexas.org. Updates are also posted on the ILTexas travel page. https://www.iltexas.org/families/travel-opportunities

Sincerely,

Craig Q. Timberlake, Major General USMC (Retired)
Chief of Student Leadership Development
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National Chung Hsing University

Dates of program (proposed): Sun June 30 – Mon July 29                               
Location: Taichung, Taiwan
Student’s Current Grade Level: 10th - 11th
Student’s Current Chinese proficiency: Intermediate or higher

Fechas del programa (propuestas): Dom 30 de junio - Lun 29 de julio
Ubicación: Taichung, Taiwan
Nivel de grado actual del estudiante: 10th - 11th
Dominio actual del idioma chino del estudiante: intermedio o superior