[quote=“Icon”][quote=“Taiwan Luthiers”]Mod: I am not sure if “living in Taiwan” is appropriate for this, so if not please move it.
I am wondering since I am a ROC citizen, would it be better for me to study in Taiwan and complete a BS in preparation for a masters degree, or is it better to do it elsewhere? My main issue is lack of understanding for the Taiwan academic structure (and that my Chinese is not at the level of most Taiwanese high school graduates) and that I will be expected to, therefore I have to take the same test that locals have to take and I wouldn’t be able to apply as an international student. How are degrees from universities other than NTU viewed? Or can I just tell them that I grew up and was educated in the US and therefore wish to apply as an international student?
Am I better off going to another country like Europe to study in terms of better respect for degrees earned?[/quote]
If you want to stay in Taiwan:
It is very important for you to consider how a degree from abroad will be received here, i.e. meaning what would be the procedure to have it legalized/convelidated/legally accepted in Taiwan. Ex. if yoiur degree is in law, what kind of tests, aside from teh normnal bar, would you have to take? Will your academic background abroad prepare you for the bar exam here?
If you go the other route, finishing your B.A. here, then having further studies abroad, from my experience with foreign friends her married to taiwanese who have kids and send them over to study in this order, is that, thanks to added languaghe expertise, multinationals receive them enthusiastically and get better salary.
Better find a way to get yourself an Overseas Chinese ID. It is the only way to get special courses and leniency in the grades department because of limited language ability. Yes, ther are such things for Taiwanese tongpao.
Now, the other option, as mentioned, is to simply move abroad, finish studies abroad. Then stay abroad, me thinks.[/quote]
Yea, that’s the problem… usually an overseas Chinese have nationality in a third country… and I can’t get that so I am just a normal ROC citizen… unless I cause some ruckus over this and demand some kind of overseas chinese recognition.