Expat Guide to Living in Taiwan
Whether you're already living in Taiwan or preparing to move to Taiwan, our Expat Guide to Living in Taiwan offers articles and reports submitted by expats about expat life in Taiwan. For answers to specific questions, visit our Taiwan Forum to talk with expats in Taiwan.
Expats living in Taiwan enjoy beautiful scenery, rich culture and challenges specific to the cultural distance from American and European countries. Find out some key tips on how to settle in to Taiwan.
Your feelings about hiring domestic help while living in Asia will range from guilt about having someone ironing your underwear to being deprived of the love and attention of your children. Many Southeast Asian countries show high figures of unemployment and you may not just feel privileged to have maids, but may even feel morally obligated to give work to these people.
Expats in Taoyuan, Taiwan are treated to rich cultural experience. "Gentle spirited people" and crazy drivers are a few of the insights offered by this American expat in Taiwan.
More Culture Shock Reports for Taiwan
Culture shock is part of the settling in process. Knowing the different phases of culture shock and how other expats in Taiwan handle it can be very comforting. Below are some of the responses from expats in Taiwan:
Submit a Culture Shock Report
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More Living in Taiwan Reports
What are people's priorities in Taiwan - work? family? What are the best ways to meet other expats? Are people accepting of racial, cultural and religious differences? Below are some of the responses from expats in Taiwan:
Moving Overseas Report
What should you take with you when you move to Taiwan? What should you leave behind? What type of housing and neighborhoods are typical for expats in Taiwan? Help others moving to Taiwan by filling out our Moving Overseas Report.
Submit a Moving Overseas Report
Reviews of Schools in Taiwan
Reviews and school profiles from expat parents and even a few school administrators in Taiwan. Great place to find insight into school facilities, teachers and curriculum. Below are some of the reviews from expats in Taiwan:
Submit an International School Review
Dream vs. Reality Report
Most expats have have "dreams" (and fears) about the expatriate experience before they moved to Taiwan. If you are already living in Taiwan, share how those "dreams" have been fulfilled, and how they have not by filling out our Dream vs. Reality Report.
Submit a Dream vs. Reality Report
Overseas Retirement Report
Retiring abroad can be a great option for retirees seeking their dream lifestyle at an affordable price. Help other retirees, who are thinking about retiring in Taiwan by taking our Overseas Retirement report.
Submit a Retire Abroad Report
Working in Taiwan Reports
What's it like to find a job in Taiwan? How difficult was it to obtain a work permit? What types are jobs are typical for expats in Taiwan? Below are some of the reports from expats in Taiwan:
Submit a Working Abroad Report