A Different Kind of Everyday

In a span of 3 weeks, I have learned and experienced a lot about Taiwan and Tainan City.  The people in Tainan are known for their hospitality.  The laid-back attitude, friendliness, and willing-to-help spirit of the people of Tainan speak volumes to a foreigner like me.  Certain cultural differences may come as a shock, but …

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Excursions and Karaoke in Taiwan

Greetings from Tainan, Taiwan! We are starting our seventh week in TISLP, marking the last two weeks of the program. Our time in Taiwan certainly has flown by! These past few weeks have been very busy with studying and exploring Taiwan. Last week we went on our cultural trip to Taipei. We visited the National …

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Intensive Language Learning in Taiwan

After a month and a half of being steeped in Taiwanese culture, I have experienced two very differing results. The first result was my original goal for participating in this intensive program – becoming more fluent in Chinese and improving my listening comprehension. It is undeniable that we all have made significant progress in these …

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Academic Overview of AC’s Taiwan Intensive Summer Language Program

Introduction Hello everyone, My name is Alex Tran, and I am currently a participant of American Councils Taiwan Intensive Summer Language Program (TISLP) of 2019.  From what I have heard, TISIP is a relatively new program (established in 2016), so the things I talk about may change as the years go by.  This blog post …

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Photo Blog: Travel Experiences in Taiwan

One of my favorite parts of my study abroad experience was traveling around Taiwan and seeing new places. My trips ranged from a local Tainan day market to the beautiful town of JiuFen. While in Taiwan, the opportunities to travel are numerous. The amount of freedom to pursue the travel that most interests you is …

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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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