(EB Takeover Day 1 – Taiwan 🇹🇼) Hi everyone! I’m Run Hao studying Chemical Engineering and Economics back in NTU, now in Year 3, on an exchange semester in Taiwan (National Taiwan University)! Its been about 3 months since I arrived, so I’d be sharing about my experience as an exchange student here so far.
In Taiwan, life starts at night, for Taiwan is famous for her night markets that get busy only after the sun has set. To conquer all the street snacks uniquely Taiwanese, you’d have to have the hunger to travel all over Taiwan to visit the many different famous night markets. But fret not, with a well-connected and efficient public transport system, it is convenient getting anywhere, even to the most remote places such as the mountain ranges and sea sides by bus. After all, with the lush green peaks and the scenic ocean sides scattered all around the island-country, you’d be busy exploring both the man-made and natural wonders this country has to offer.
Taiwan at first glance:
It should be noted that their primary language of conversation is Mandarin, and it’s written as traditional Chinese characters. As such, depending on your familiarity with mandarin, you should do your research on course-matching here, for while exams are in English, most of the courses are taught in mandarin!
NOTE: Being a Jay Chou fan and listening to his lyrics is not the same as listening to an engineering lecture in mandarin!! #exchangebuddy #aweekonexchange #taiwan