Came across this cute video developed by a German exchange student at NCCU and filmed by Student Ambassador, Hilary Lee: Continue reading An NCCU Video
Free your mind. Open your heart. Where is your heart? You must feel fully hearted. Let everything around you melt away. Your brain, your arm, the pen: they are one. Be one with the universe. Ohmmmm. Nope. It’s not quite Confucius speaking. Welcome to calligraphy, an exercise that requires as much discipline and total mind-body … Continue reading Feeling Fully Hearted
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
I created a Google map of where to eat around NCCU’s campus. You can find the page on the menu under the NCCU page. Just hover your mouse over the link to “Inside National Chengchi University” and you will find the link to the new page. Leave comments! Continue reading Update on NCCU Page
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…
On Friday a couple of my Chinese class classmates, other Chinese language students, my teacher and I went to the Kuo Yuan Ye Museum of Cake & Pastry. Kuo Yuan Ye Foods is known primarily for its traditional Chinese-style cakes and pastries; some of the recipes have been passed down since the first pastry shop’s … Continue reading Kuo Yuan Ye Museum of Cake & Pastry
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?