in Mainland China and Taiwan

As students in the Chinese Language Flagship Program prepare for study abroad, including their Capstone year, they may find these interactive short texts about Mainland Chinese and Taiwanese culture and society useful. A wide range of topics from what to pack to how to buy a cell phone or handle interactions in public is included. Click on a tile below to start learning what to expect as you prepare for study in these Chinese-speaking regions. 


This project was supported by a 3-year grant to the University of Hawai‘i at Mānoa from the Institute of International Education (IIE), acting as the administrative agent of the National Security Education Program (NSEP), Defense Language and National Security Education Office (DLNSEO) for The Language Flagship.

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