Is it possible?
I’m currently a college student, and I’m headed to Taipei at the end of May, and will be studying there until December. I’ve previously spent a year living in Taipei after I graduated high school, so my Chinese is conversationally fluent and I know the city of Taipei really well. I’m hoping to be able to self-sufficiently live in Taipei this time around, but I only have about US $1000 saved for the trip, meaning I’m going to have to find some sort of way to make money while I’m over there. I know it’s technically illegal to teach English without a work visa and having graduated from college, but is it possible to do odd tutoring jobs and/or find a buxiban who is willing to employ me and make enough money to live comfortably?
Right now I’m still looking for places to live but I may have found a very small room that will be free if I teach one of the tenants English for a few hours a week, if the room turns out to be a bit too crappy to live in I’ll be looking for another place, but is it feasible to find a place in a decent location for around 5000 NT a month?