Ministry of Education Enhances its Inquiry Services for Overseas Students

Providing high quality services is critically important to ensuring that overseas students can focus fully on their study and research, as well as enjoying their time in Taiwan. For this reason the Ministry of Education set up NISA, the Network for International Student Advisors, in 2011, to assist the professional personnel on campuses continually improve the ways they can meet the needs of overseas students. In recent years, the number of overseas students in Taiwan has been rapidly increasing, and last year they constituted 10% of the total number of students currently studying at colleges and universities in Taiwan. So this year - 2019 - NISA launched some new mechanisms for students who have something on their mind to contact someone about it, and receive rapid and effective handling of the matter.

The "Taiwan Hostfamily Program" Automated Student-Host Matching System

The program helps more international students experience
the enthusiasm and warmth of Taiwan

In order to increase the convenience of host family training and improve the efficiency of matching, an "Online Training and Automated Student-Host Matching System" was officially launched on January 1, 2019. Making use of new technology, this system aims to break the physical limitations of traditional host family training, thus meeting the needs of both international students and host families and enhancing the homestay experience on both sides.

Reduced Hassle for Foreigners in Taiwan

Three new initiatives will bring convenience to
foreign residents and Taiwan industry

  • Foreigners in Taiwan can now take professional exams in English
  • New bill seeks to draw foreign talents to Taiwan with easier APRC
  • Government introduces new online application process

Learn Chinese Online for Free:

"Who is speaking: The Lovely Taiwan"

Ministry of Education and National Taiwan University launch free online intermediate Chinese course

To help more people who are interested in learning Chinese and knowing more about Taiwan, the Ministry of Education entrusted National Taiwan University to create second MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses, MOOC) digital course, blending intermediate Chinese learning with a cultural guide. " Who is speaking: The Lovely Taiwan ", is available on Coursera, the largest MOOCs platform in the world, on November 28, 2018. The new course is free for all users and can also be used by educators as a supplementary teaching resource.

2019 One-on-One Employment Meetings

To help international students and overseas Chinese students who graduate from the universities and colleges in Taiwan to find a job in the country, three “One-on-One Employment Meetings” will be held in Taiwan from March 2019. Both overseas Chinese students and international students studying in Taiwan have the advantage of being familiar with the language, business and culture of two countries, and are welcome to participate in this event to talk with the employers in person. These employment meetings are expected to help those talents to assist in developing their career and profession.

Career Planning for International Students Working in Taiwan after Graduation

International students planning to remain in Taiwan to work after graduation are likely to face a variety of uncertainties. Based on her own personal experience, one international student from Thailand who decided to stay on to work after graduating in Taiwan advises those graduating students consider this question of whether to stay on in Taiwan to work from four angles.

International Students Share Their Accomplishment When Studying Abroad in Taiwan

In recent years, Taiwan’s quality higher education has not only attracted students from neighboring countries, but also raised its visibility among occidental students. The Foundation for International Cooperation in Higher Education of Taiwan (FICHET) interviewed several international students in Taiwan, inviting them to share their accomplishment here with us. Clémence Royer from France said that the academic trainings in Taiwan and France, though different in approach, are equally beneficial for her in result.

Lunar New Year in Taiwan

The Lunar New Year, also known as the Spring Festival, is celebrated from the first to the fifth day of the first month of the lunar calendar. Literally speaking, Chinese people refer to this festival as "passing the year," which means shooing out the old and welcoming the new. It is considered the most important Chinese holiday of the year, and there are a number of festival customs and traditions that go along with it.
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