[quote=“lou la”]Well, I don’t get any say at which branch, just the city. But I figure I don’t have to live in the same district as the branch!
In Taichung you may have to (live in the same district that is). At least initially. Public transport there is pretty woeful. If you get a scooter, then no problem, but when you first arrive you won’t have one. And you won’t know where is a good district to live.
If you’re arranging this job from overseas, then I’d say you should pick Taipei. Once you get here, take some time to get familiar with Taipei. Then, spend a few weekends in Taichung (only 2 hours on the train). Decide which you like best. And then go live in the city you prefer. If your school can recruit from outside of Taiwan, they should be able to transfer you to a different city if you request it. And if not, just quit and find another job.
Even better would be to come here without a guarenteed job. Spend a week in Taipei, look at schools, apply for jobs. Then go to Taichung and repeat. Decide which you like best and live/work there.