In 1895, military defeat forced China to cede Taiwan to Japan. Taiwan reverted to Chinese control after World War II. Following the Communist victory on the mainland in 1949, 2 million Nationalists fled to Taiwan and established a government using the 1946 constitution drawn up for all of China. Over the next five decades, the ruling authorities gradually democratized and incorporated the native population within the governing structure. In 2000, Taiwan underwent its first peaceful transfer of power from the Nationalist to the Democratic Progressive Party.
Throughout this period, the island prospered and became one of East Asia's economic "Tigers." The dominant political issues continue to be the relationship between Taiwan and China - specifically the question of eventual unification - as well as domestic political and economic reform.
Our exchange is with District 3620 which encompasses the capital city of Taipei.
|Region of Country:||Taipei|
|Language Camp Offered:||Whilst they do not offer a language camp, a language study of 150 hours + 50 hours cultural study is offered at no charge.|
|Ave. Cost of Airfare:||US $2,167.00|
|Insurance Cost:||US $425, C $365|
|Visa Process||Completed guarantee should be enough to secure a visa for both US and Canadian students. Visa Fee: $146.00 US|
|Other Misc. Expenses (Trips, etc.)||Optional trips offered but prices are not currently available|