Taiwan’s Unique Art Scene

Check out these photos from Landry's time in Taiwan! Pier-2 Art Center, located in Taiwan’s Kaohsiung City, is a must-go place for art. The city is just a short train ride away from National Cheng Kung University where I studied, so I spent many Friday evenings enjoying the city’s lively art scene. Pier-2 is right …

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Packed In

Why am I so entranced by what others see as a hard slog, even at the peak of pressure and stress, here around the world in Taiwan? Here’s a glance at my schedule – I think it can explain why. I set my alarm for 7AM. I pack my things and step out into the …

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Reflections on Language and Culture

For the entirety of my college career (three years so far, plus change) I’ve made studying Chinese Language and Culture my focus. In doing so, I’ve come to know many other students undertaking the same path of study, both at my home institution and at others around the United States. Many of them root their …

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Getting to Know My Language Partner

Other than studying for classes, the other major part of TISLP has been spending time with language partners. Our language partners are students at National Cheng Kung University who have agreed to spend the summer with TISLP participants, answering questions, helping with homework, and just hanging out with us. My language partner’s name is You-Chen. …

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Four ways to find comfort in your home away from home – Tainan Edition

The first few days I spent in Tainan were overwhelming, every taste, sound, and smell were new and overwhelming. The singing garbage trucks combined with the scents of sweet pastry items and street food I encountered during my walks around town were initially a lot to take in. I wondered if I’d ever find comfort …

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The Adventures of a 吃货 in Taiwan

I am what many people in Taiwan might call a 吃货 (chi huo), a Chinese term equivalent to the English word ‘foodie”, since food is one of my greatest joys in life. Therefore, I am in heaven staying here in Tainan, a place filled to the brim with food culture, with not only many Chinese …

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