Rhodes requires every graduate to have developed intermediate proficiency in a second language. (We refer to this as the F10 requirement.) Students may fulfill this requirement in one of three ways:
The Chinese language is one of the oldest in the world. Modern Chinese is the only language in the world that can trace its writing form to its origins. Today, Chinese is one of the most commonly spoken languages of the world, and one of the six official languages of the United Nations. After China began its openness and reform in the late 1970s, Chinese has become increasingly important in the worldwide process of globalization.
Huei-Yuan (Steven) Tai has been the Director of the Taipei Economic and Cultural Office (TECO) in Atlanta since March 2013. Prior to assuming this important diplomatic role for Taiwan, he has held several posts at Taiwan's Ministry of Foreign Affairs and served in the US and Europe.