My Experience on the Summer Teachers Program in St. Petersburg, Russia

The trip started on June 28, 2019 from the American Councils offices in DC. Each part of the Summer Teachers Program was planned and organised perfectly by American Councils. All participants of the program were teachers, so why did we need a language and culture program? To refresh our language skills, to be in real …

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Parallels Between Worlds

The aboriginal village in the Wulai district is unlike any place I have seen. Driving up to the village, I was greeted with incredible views of Taiwan’s scenery. Seeing the massive scope of the jutting, tree-covered mountaintops was a humbling experience. It was a reminder of the power and majesty of the natural world. Once …

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My Time so Far in Taiwan!

This will mark my third week in Taiwan at TISLP and I feel like time has flown past. This is my second time to Taiwan, the first trip was last year when I volunteered to teach English at a bilingual camp in smaller, more rural districts. I grew up in the States in a Cantonese-speaking …

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First Impressions

Coming to Taiwan to study Chinese has been such a wonderful experience! People from all over the globe know Taiwanese people to be exceptionally friendly and lead very hardworking lives, and my experience in Taiwan would definitely confirm that people in this country are exceptionally nice and committed to those around them. The people in …

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