The Documents You Need to Study in Taiwan

First things first. Let’s sort out who you are and why you’re here. Degree Student or Long-Term Exchange Student (>180 days) You need to 1) get a visa before your plane lands, and then 2) apply for an Alien Resident Certificate (ARC). An ARC lets you get a bank account, a cell phone plan, sign … Continue reading The Documents You Need to Study in Taiwan

How Much Money Do You Need as a Student in Taiwan?

As reliable as death, taxes, and typhoon season, every few months I was introduced to a student who wished they brought more money to Taiwan. You see, most budgets provided by schools understate what’s needed for a basic modern life. At least it isn’t a big problem. It’s just one you hate to see people have. … Continue reading How Much Money Do You Need as a Student in Taiwan?

Teaching Teamwork, Leadership, & Creativity to Students in Taipei with the Marshmallow Challenge

Tom Wujec is a 3D designer who studies how people share and absorb information. He created the Marshmallow Challenge to encourage “teamwork, leadership, and creativity.” I like the challenge because it helps future leaders get comfortable with the unknown, and teaches them how to figure things out amongst themselves. It was my pleasure to be … Continue reading Teaching Teamwork, Leadership, & Creativity to Students in Taipei with the Marshmallow Challenge

(w)ow (t)hat’s (f)antastic. Why I moved from the U.S. to Taiwan.

I want to tell you a little story about 2015. That’s when I decided I'm leaving America for graduate school in Taiwan. The easiest way to get to the point of a story is to first tell the 6 Ws. Five of the 6Ws – Who-What-When-Where-Why – is I’m Taiwanese-American, chasing the dream of a global … Continue reading (w)ow (t)hat’s (f)antastic. Why I moved from the U.S. to Taiwan.