Ive been reading this forum a lot over the last 2 months or so but never got around to registering. My flight leaves for Taipei on the 28th of July. I am gonna be working for Hess, which it sounds like has a mixed review. I like the security of it, but it sounds like theres quite a bit of work that is unpaid, aka grading and lesson planning. I think ill only be doing the 25 hr a week or so plan, so that i have enough time to take a bunch of mandarin classes at a local university.
Im excited and nervous at the same time. Nervous, because of the language barrier (ive only taken 1 semester of mandarin so far…) and also since i dont know anyone.
Well anway, I am looking forward to meeting some of you at some of the meetups that people post on forumosa, bars, camping, etc.
Any general advice that any of you seasoned veterans can give? (Im sure ill think of several specific questions over the next couple of weeks, haha)