Reason 1. Mandarin spoken in Taiwan is Mandarin spoken in China
It is commonly said that the Mandarin spoken in China and Taiwan are “two different languages.” In fact, we all speak the same Mandarin language. Just like the dialects spoken in different areas of Japan, different Chinese accents also exist in different regions of China. Taiwan may have a distinct accent that differentiates the Mandarin spoken there from the Mandarin spoken in China, but the grammar structure and usage is the same.
Reason 2. A diverse and friendly society
The society in Taiwan has always been a multicultural one. In recent years, many people from other countries have come to Taiwan for work or study. Because of our friendly nature, most Taiwanese are open-minded and accept foreigners as part of the community, creating a friendly environment for your home away from home. For someone leaving their home country for the first time to study or experience the culture, Taiwan is a safe, modern, and convenient place where you can live relatively worry-free.
Reason 3. Convenient and safe living environment
Like in Japan, convenience stores and supermarkets are everywhere in Taiwan. In addition to products produced in Taiwan, these shops also provide a variety of products from different countries including Japan, Korea, Thailand, and the US, just to name a few. Since groceries and household supplies are easily obtained, life in Taiwan is easy and convenient. In addition, Taiwan is a place with a low crime rate, providing foreign students a safe and secure environment for learning.
Reason 4. Opportunities to practice speaking Mandarin as well as English
In Taiwan, you will have plenty of opportunities to practice Chinese and English communication skills. For instance, you can engage in discussions and interact with teachers and classmates in class, and you can talk leisurely with friends during your free time. In the process, you can not only learn about the people and the culture of Taiwan, but you can also introduce your own country and its culture to meet more friends.
Reason 5. Visa-free stay for up to 90 days
Taiwan offers over 50 countries a short-term visa waiver for up to 90 days. No matter whether you come to Taiwan for travel or for study, as long as your stay does not exceed 90 days, there is no need for a visa. On the other hand, China and many other countries require a visa for travelers to enter their countries.
Reason 6. Delicious food at an affordable price
Another charm of living in Taiwan is the affordable and tasty food. Many of the fruits and vegetables that are pricy in some countries, such as mangos and pineapples, can be bought at a very low price when they are in season. Also, Taiwan is famous for its street vendor food. As a result, eating out is a lot cheaper compared with the US and European countries, with meals here costing an average of US$3-4.