Taiwanese Starbucks and Other Communication Woes   

I can sort my life evenly into two geographic regions.  I was born in Taiwan and moved to the United States when I was ten and have lived exactly half of my twenty years in each country.  Though I’d missed Taiwan intensely, I hadn’t been back in a decade, until I flew back for the …

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Where We’ve Gone and What I’ve Learned

It has been a week since we’ve arrived and I have learned so much.  Through opportunities in the TMT program, and my own personal excursions, I have travelled to seven places within these seven days. Three of these places have taught me new lessons about both Taiwan and myself. National Chengchi University has taught me …

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“When in Taiwan… do as the Taiwanese do.”

Since arriving here in Taiwan, I've had a myriad of new and exciting experiences. We arrived on Saturday night and had orientation the following day. At orientation, we met our program directors and student helpers. I think it took a while for me to comprehend that I was still in Taiwan as I was still …

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      Taiwan Knows How to Hold a Welcome Party

Taiwan certainly knows how to hold a welcome party. Within the first week of arriving we already get to experience our first typhoon. Being somewhat of a common occurrence, none of the local students seem to be too worried over it. They only suggest preparing some extra food and water in case the stores don’t …

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大家好! Hello Everyone!

If you are reading this, you may be considering a trip with American Councils. I am currently on the Tradition and Modernity in Taiwan trip, and I am having the time of my life. Below are some of the excursions into the culture that we have taken so far. They might help give you an …

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