I plan on going to Taiwan soon after I earn my BA in June 2005. My primary goal is to study Chinese, and my secondary goal is to teach English. Here’re my plans:
Get a language scholarship from the MOE. Get accepted to a university language center that waives my tuition in exchange for tutoring English at the uni. Live frugally. Learn lots.
Teach English fulltime and study Chinese on the side. Send money home to mum. Live frugally. Learn a bit.
I still have many months to refine these plans, but I want to be prepared and keep my options open. I may stay for a year or more, giving time for one of the above plans to shift into the other. I want to do it all legally.Trying to sort out getting a visa has me baffled.
Can I get a work permit and work visa for the summer months and then shift to a student visa for the fall?
Can I shift from a student visa to a work visa?
Can I arrive in Taiwan and then find a job teaching English with the aim to stay longterm and without ever having to do a visa run?
Are the rules on getting a visa likely to change before I arrive 6 months from now?
Am I posting this in the right forum?
Any help will be appreciated.