A Meaningful & Memorable Gap Year Experience
CGY is much more than an academic experience. It is also a living experience, and creating a healthy and safe sense of community among students, teachers, and program staff is important to us.
With program enrollment limited to 30 students, the teacher/staff-to-student ratio of 1:2.5 or lower ensures that all students will receive personalized attention, resources, and support. No matter if you're here for 3, 6, 9, or even 12 months, our goal is for you to have a meaningful and memorable experience at CGY and in Taiwan.
Choose the housing option that is best for you:
Suite-style university housing: private bedroom and bathroom, with a shared living room/kitchen space. (Limited space; priority given to participants who will be here for 6, 9, or 12 months.)
Homestays: Go 100% authentic and benefit from the experience of living with a Taiwanese family. Immerse yourself in an around-the-clock Chinese-speaking environment and find your home away from home! (Limited space.)
Other housing: If you have relatives or friends in Taipei, then you are welcome to live with them or find other housing.
National Taiwan University
Welcome to the most prestigious university in Taiwan. While on campus, you will be able to take advantage of NTU's extensive facilities and resources, including:
Multiple cafeterias and restaurants
ICLP's weekly lectures series
You will be treated like university students, meaning you will have plenty of opportunities to make friends with Taiwanese and international students here on campus.
It's no surprise Taipei is ranked the #1 city in the world for expats.
After all, you can:
Access the mountains on Taipei’s world-class metro system.
Conveniently access Fulong’s beautiful beaches.
Encounter the countless temples that dot the city's streets.
Enjoy the many tasty snacks in Taipei’s famed night markets.
Grab a YouBike and visit every corner of the city.
Explore Taipei's independent coffee house scene.
Make the most of living in the birthplace of bubble tea!
Taiwan's 23 million residents live on an island of natural wonders, with steep cliffs bumping up against open seas; an island that honors the old and welcomes the new, with tiny temples and gleaming skyscrapers sharing the same city block; and an island where differences find harmony, with tradition respected and diversity championed.
Add Taiwan's famed hospitality, safety, and food, and it's no wonder so many people who come to Taiwan can so quickly feel at home.
We welcome you to Taiwan, "The Heart of Asia".