Studying abroad Taoyuan


#1

Hello,

I am a Belgian student (21y/o male) who will be studying in MCU (Taoyuan) starting February 2018.
Through this platform, I am looking for locals who are willing to chat with me and help me with a few questions (about Taoyuan, accomodation, accessibility, …). I am looking forward to the replies!

Kind regards,
Matthijsvd


#2

I’ve lived in Taoyuan for almost ten years (I hear those groans of pity). Ask away; perhaps I can be of help.


#3

Taoyuan has tons of things going for it! Like, it’s close to the airport, and…um, did I mention it was close to the airport?


#4

They call it the Aerotropolis. Did we mention its close to the airport?


#5

Does that mean “industrial nightmare” in Greek? But seriously, it has other advantages: it’s easier to find English teaching work in Taoyuan because most foreigners don’t want to live there. I assume @Steve4nLanguage is there for other reasons. Love, maybe?


#6

hi, thanks for the reply.
any suggestions on how to find lodgings near MCU? (my knowledge of chinese is not yet sufficient to book on taiwanese sites myself)


#7

meant to reply the last message to you, sorry :slight_smile:


#8

hi steven, is there any way to contact you? or do you want to keep it through Furomosa?


#9

I think if you click on my icon you can send me a private message (PM).


#10

Here is but one of the myriad reasons I stay in Taoyuan (he was such a handsome devil, am I right?)


#11

Reminds me of that old Mae West quote…

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#12

is it possible that i cannot because i am new to this site?


#13

Taiwan is an extremely small island.
Geographically, it’s more like one of the small states in Europe or North America.


#14

Oh, the PM function doesn’t work? Maybe it is because you’re a new member; I don’t really know.
Feel free to post your questions here in the meantime.


#15

Taiwan may be small as countries go, but it’s actually quite large for an island.


#16

Yes, but not hard to get to TL1 when you can make PMs


#17

Which campus is it? Is it the one at Guishan?


#18

Taiwan is smaller than Hawaii.


#19

Don’t forget you can also take the Taoyuan MRT to Linkou and Taipei now.


#20

I want some of what you’re smoking!

Taiwan’s land area: 35,883 square km

Hawaii’s land area: 16,636 square km (and that’s divided among eight major islands)