My question here is, is it logical and reasonable for an ABC to move to Taiwan? (Even just for a shorter term such as 2 years)
Posted two years ago. I’m an American born Chinese / Taiwanese girl (20 y/o currently), Mandarin speaker (can read some Chinese), with a Taiwanese citizenship, family & some friends in taiwan, and familiar with the culture. I’m going to be a 3rd year studying communication, music, and technology management, and hopefully seeking a career in marketing or anything intercultural communication related. Now that I’m closer to graduating from college, I’m thinking about my future, in possibly, taiwan. Coming to taiwan many times growing up and spending 2 months each time, I’ve grown to love the country and can see myself living there. I’m looking to go to taiwan for maybe 5 months plus, after I graduate early to get a taste of life there and maybe intern. I would then be 21 or 22 at that time. I’m also not looking to teach English in taiwan if possible…
Another crazy idea I had was to get my graduate master’s degree in taiwan — let me know if this is a stupid idea!
The things that I am considering and that are holding me back are:
- Relationships… not sure if Taiwanese guys are open to dating an ABC girl (disclaimer: I am not a rich ABC who flaunts their English and loves to party). Though I have friends there, still worried if I would be able to make more friends / fit into the work culture there.
- USA citizenship… what would happen with that, if anything?
- Salary & living costs. I know the salary is low, living costs are low, but housing is expensive, and I worry if my salary would still support my living expenses
- Career. If I were to move back to America, would this be a bad move for my career path?
I’d be open to just going there for 3-5 years right after graduation but I’m worried as to how it would affect my career path.
I would appreciate input from anyone! Also would be great to hear from people who were in my shoes before Thanks for reading everything, sorry if I bored you.
Tl;dr : I’m an ABC thinking about moving back to taiwan and want your input on whether it’s reasonable or not