Do you want to join an Asian trip under $1,000? Joining us through a Taiwan English Summer Camp | June 23 – July 22, 2018

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Taiwan Summer English Camp – 2018
Date Range: June 23 – July 22 / 4 weeks

Job Description:
Teach local elementary school students and/or junior high school students English and American Culture.
Two hour morning class, and three hour afternoon class (lectures and outdoor activities)

Event Description:
The event is a collaborative effort of the faculty-led China Summer Study Abroad program of The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley and the Education Department of Taiwan to promote understanding of Chinese culture within the UTRGV community as well as teach English and the American culture to youth in Taiwan.

The English Camp will be four week long. Each week students will reside in one host family, and the host family will cover every student three meals everyday. During the weekend, students will be arranged excursions to the capital city Taipei and some national parks and beaches.

Target Audience:

  • Elementary Students: 11 – 12 years old
  • Junior High Students: 13 – 14 years old

Locations / Destinations:

  1. Taipei
  2. Changhua (& Yuanlin, Lugang)
  3. Taichung
  4. Kenting

Position: English Teacher
Capacity: 20 English Teachers in total (9 vacancies left)
Application Deadline: April 26, 2018

Taiwan Trip Itinerary

  • 6/23 Sat: Arrive Taipei
  • 6/24 Sun: No Activities
  • 6/25 M: Orientation, and English Summer Camp Begins
  • 6/25-29: English Summer Camp: Period-1
  • 6/30-7/1: Weekend Excursion
  • 7/2-6: English Summer Camp: Period-2
  • 7/7-8: Weekend Excursion
  • 7/9-13: English Summer Camp: Period-3
  • 7/14-15: Weekend Excursion
  • 7/16-19: English Summer Camp: Period-4
  • 7/20 Fri: Closing Ceremony of English Summer Camp
  • 7/21 Sat: Excursion to Taipei & City Sightseeing
  • 7/22 Sun: Taiwan English Camp Ends

Taiwan Trip Flight Info:


Before we begin the Taiwan trip, UTRGV English Department will offer a 4 hour training session for students who join the Taiwan English Camp.

Background Info of the Study Abroad Trip in Taiwan:

For the Summer I of 2018, School of Art faculty Professors Ping Xu and Robert Gilbert will lead as one group, two study abroad classes to China. These classes are designed be taken by any major and do not have a prerequisite. After the completion of the trip, students can join an optional trip in Taiwan to participate in a four week English Camp. For the English Camp program, students will teach English to grade school students in the morning and afternoon. During each weekend, each host family will arrange some excursions to the beach and/or other travel attractions.


  1. Accommodation and tourism charges and living expenses are for account of the local department of education.
  2. 2-4 people as a group to teach one week class in each school. (Total four schools for each student)
  3. Students will reside in a host family (2-4 students per family).
    The host family will cover students’ daily meals and commuting between home and school.
  4. All outside class activities will be arranged by the host family. Students should follow the host family’s instruction.
  5. The host families and local Department of Education will arrange multiple excursions, including sightseeing in Taipei city and some national parks.

Background Info:

Program Cost:

  1. International round trip airfare between McAlle and Taipei
  2. $15/per week international insurance fee

The Education Department of Taiwan will reimburse your air fare (from Shanghai to Taipei if you join the China trip), room and board, and all traveling expenses during your trip in Taiwan. If you arrive to Taipei from McAllen directly, they will also reimburse you $300 USD.

If you decide to join the English camp in Taiwan, you should:

  • Fill out the personal information sheet online (served as the program registration form also), and inform the faculty leader at
  • Book your departure international flight ticket from McAllen to Taipei on June 22, 2018
  • Book your returning flight ticket from Taipei to McAllen on July 22, 2018

Taipei Taoyuan International Airport.


U.S. citizens seeking entry as tourists or visitors are required to present a valid passport that will remain valid for the period of intended stay. You must also possess a confirmed return or onward air ticket. As a U.S. passport holder, you will be allowed to enter Taiwan without a visa for up to ninety days if your passport is valid for more than 90 days. If your passport has less than 90 days of validity remaining, you will be able to enter Taiwan for a time equal to the expiration date of your passport. No extensions or changes of status are permitted. Taiwan authorities can deny a visitor entry if they do not have the appropriate travel documents for their onward destination. You also have the option of applying for and receiving a Taiwan visa prior to arrival in Taiwan. The cost including the processing fee is US $164.00.

Please contact the Taipei Economic and Cultural Representative Office (TECRO) in the U.S. for the most current visa information:

You don’t need a visa to enter Taiwan if your Taiwan trip is less than 90 days.


We would suggest that you could join your International SOS Insurance Program, and cover the period of your stay in Taiwan.

Course Credit:
If you would like to take course credit through the Taiwan trip, you should contact the Student Abroad Office (IPP Office) and your advisor. UTRGV may count your Taiwan trip for course credit for an internship class.

Application Material:

  1. Updated resume
  2. Taiwan English Camp online registration form
  3. Scanned student’s photo page of passport

Contact information:
Program Coordinator:
Prof. Ping Xu
VABL 1.209

Flight info of faculty (PVG – TPE)
Air China (CA195) Depart 11:30am from Shanghai to Taipei on June 23, 2018 (PVG – TPE)
Arrival: 1:25 pm, June 23, Taipei (TPE) Terminal 2

Special Report

Students captured youngsters’ hearts – and vice versa – when teaching English in Taiwan
UTRGV Study Abroad Taiwan Press Release | September 7, 2017

FYI: Flight info for 2018 Taiwan Trip

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