I also move to Taichung for one semester. I will study at Feng-Chia University.
currently Iam also searching for accommodation, but I don’t speak any chinese, yet… It’s quite hard to understand the meaning of most of the articles by using google translator. Even if I undestand the meaning, there are more and more questions coming up abobut new things…
For example: why are all the flats advertised in Yuan, not in NT$? is this real or just a mistake in translation? :ohreally:
There’s a real big difference, if the prices are Yuan or NT$…
yuan 元 means NTD. 200元 = NT$200
taiwanese people say “quai”, write “元” (yuan), and both mean “nt dollars”.
most people who move to taichung end up living with other foreigners when they first arrive. it’s challenging to get an apartment without a job or without a good friend. you’re probably better off asking around to see if anyone has a room for rent. you might also want to check out taichung groups on facebook.