If you are here then this is probably your first visit to movetotaiwan.com. Before we get started we want to thank you for taking the time to visit our site. Now, let’s get going.
The goal of this page is to help you find exactly what you are looking for. Below you can see what information Move to Taiwan has to offer.
Information About Living in, Working in, and Teaching English in Taiwan
Nick and Tim offer over a decade’s worth of combined experience on these topics. There are over 60 extremely detailed and informative posts that should answer almost all of the basics to get you started with your move.
Living in Taiwan
Living in Taiwan is something that takes a little getting used to. There are tons of great benefits, like extremely cheap health care (especially for you fellow Americans out there), but there are also some things that can wear on your nerves, like having to adapt to a face culture.
If you are interested in getting an inside look about what it’s like to live in Taiwan, check out some of our lifestyle posts that cover topics such as culture shock, available activities in Taiwan, and some differences between living in different cities.
Working in Taiwan
Working in Taiwan is a must for most people who plan to live here for a year or more. Unless you are a student with a pretty serious stipend and a penchant for living frugally, you’ll want to have some cash flow.
While there are some professional level jobs like those for skilled engineers, and Taiwan has a fairly friendly attitude toward entrepreneurial minded people, most of us end up teaching English for at least a year.
Teaching English in Taiwan
Most readers of our site are here because they are curious about both how to and what it’s like to teach English in Taiwan. This is definitely the most extensively covered topic on Move to Taiwan, so take your time browsing through these posts covering almost every detail on that topic.
Information About Learning Chinese in Taiwan
More and more people are coming to Taiwan to learn Chinese. Even if you are here to work or travel, you can still take advantage of your time in Taiwan and learn an increasingly important language.
Chinese Classes in Taiwan
There are a couple of really well regraded Chinese courses offered from three of the top Taiwanese universities in Taipei. We actually had one of our friends David write a very detailed post about his experience in one of the programs and how it has helped him with living in Taiwan. He also mentioned some of the other programs available. You can see his post here:
Chinese Language Learning Software
Some people either want to get a little bit of a base in the language before arriving or they just don’t have time for classes while here. You can try to supplement your basic Chinese through the use of language learning software. While classes will get you to where you want to be a bit faster, if you haven’t used language learning software before, you might be rather surprised at how effective it can actually be. We compared some of the more popular and well designed products to help you make an educated decision.
Starting Your Own Travel or Overseas Living Blog
A lot of people who move here or some other foreign country find that having their own blog is a great way to share their experiences with friends and family. It’s not always easy to keep in touch with them, especially due to time zone differences, so keep track of your adventures in one place where everyone can check out at their leisure really simplifies everything. The hardest part is getting is all set up and going though. We made a very detailed how to complete with screenshots to help you get going if this is something that interests you.