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How To Study Chinese Abroad for Free

How To Study Chinese Abroad for Free

“How to travel the world for free!” posts are abundant on the travelblogosphere. Most of them involve suggestions like rewards cards, work exchange, and teaching English. Very few of them tell readers that dozens of organizations are ready to throw money at you if you want to learn Mandarin. Don’t be scared off if you’ve never studied Mandarin before or if you’re not interested in a master’s degree! There’s plenty of funding available whether you’re monolingual and 54 or fresh…

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Getting the Huayu Enrichment Scholarship: Tips, Suggestions, and My Experiences (Part 1)

Getting the Huayu Enrichment Scholarship: Tips, Suggestions, and My Experiences (Part 1)

I got a scholarship!¬†Which was kind of surprising to me since the whole application experience felt like a series of shots in the dark. Much mystery surrounds the Huayu Enrichment Scholarship (HES), which sends international students to study mandarin in Taiwan. Who’s gotten this before? How many do they give out? What sort of person do they want to give this to? WHO KNOWS!? I still don’t know the answers to some of these questions, but I have applied successfully…

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