2019 TUSA Ambassador Scholarship Program

2019 Global Ambassador Scholarship Program
Tainan, Taiwan I June 10 – August 7
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Early Admission Deadline is February 15th

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The Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance (TUSA) Summer Scholarship Program is an Ambassador program that launched in 2005. The annual program provides scholarship students from the United States a unique opportunity to improve Chinese language proficiency, appreciate global issues, and increase intercultural connections between the United States and Taiwan. TUSA Global Ambassadors are expected to act as goodwill advocates for both the United States and Taiwan wherever opportunities present themselves.

Quick Resources
See What the TUSA Experience is About
Watch our film from the 2018 program for information on how your students can benefit from TUSA.
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Application Guidelines
View our eligibility requirements, academic requirements, and program details.
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Online Application for TUSA 2019
Applications are due by February 15 for early admission and March 31 for final consideration.
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• Ideal applicants are American citizens who hold neither a Taiwan passport nor claim Taiwanese or Chinese heritage
• Full-time student at a U.S. college of university
• Minimum 3.0 GPA on a 4-point scale
• Two (2) letters of recommendation from college professors
• All levels of Chinese (Mandarin) proficiency are acceptable; there is no requirement of prior language experience

Program Details
• Intensive Chinese Language Classes: Student will be divided into several levels depending on your Chinese language proficiency test
◦ Daily small group lecture and drilling class
◦ One-on-one personalized instruction class
◦ Conversation or Global Issues Discussion Class
◦ Classes taught in Hanyu Pinyin Romanization and traditional characters
• Cultural Courses and Activities: Hands-on experiences in traditional tea culture, Chinese cuisine, and Chinese medicine and etc.
• Cultural and Language Exchange: One-on-one language exchange with volunteer students of National Cheng Kung University, who 
will serve as liaison to learn Taiwanese culture and society
• Local Host Family Weekend and service learning in local community: Students will be given additional opportunities to interact closely with Taiwanese people, better understand important social issues and reinforce communication skills in various occasions.

To apply, you may use our online application no later than February 15, 2019 for an early admission decision and by March 31, 2019 for final consideration.

Thank you for your kind help and kindest regards,

Yun-Chi Yeh, Ph.D.
Founder and President of TUSA
Professor Emeritus of UAMS

Our mailing address is:
Taiwan-United States Sister Relations Alliance
11120 Shenandoah Valley Drive
Little Rock, AR 72212