The Essential Mental Packing List for Study Abroad Students in Taiwan

Your flight is a week away and you are super excited to start your study abroad in Taiwan. Your suitcase is already filled with cotton t-shirts, sneakers, a supply of deodorant, a toothbrush, a Chinese-English dictionary, your passport and visa, and of course a good stash of quality dark chocolate. But what about your mental … Continue reading The Essential Mental Packing List for Study Abroad Students in Taiwan

Note to Self…

Never try to  bake apple pie in a country where: There are no pre-made pie crusts, The local supermarket and houseware stores do not sell measuring cups and spoons, Those measuring cups that do exist in the country are not the same as the ones in the US, There are no real ovens. Lesson learned. … Continue reading Note to Self…

American Food?

Recently I decided to participate in a wonderful event facilitated by the Student Ambassadors (SA) at NCCU called NCCU World Festival. The festival, which takes place in May, includes a food festival, fashion show, and a talent show and involves both local students and international students. We are currently in planning mode for the food … Continue reading American Food?