Taichung City is located on the western side of central Taiwan, and as of July 2017, ranks as the island's second most populous city. Taichung became a major economic and cultural hub during Japanese rule, and is home to a number of well-known cultural sites, including the National Museum of Natural Science, the National Taiwan Museum of Fine Arts, and many temples.


2.8 million (2017)


Taichung has a humid subtropical climate with temperatures averaging 23°C. Due to protection provided by the Central Mountain Range to the east and the Miaoli hills to the north, Taichung is rarely severely affected by typhoons.

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Most of the schools Taichung ETAs teach at are located in the city while some are just on the outskirts. Class sizes tend to be around 30 kids but schools are more than willing to help their ETAs manage such classrooms. ETAs can live as much as 30 minutes away from each other but are always paired with at least one roommate.

Ranked as the most livable city in Taiwan in 2013, Taichung offers both bustling night markets and peaceful hiking trails. Compared to Taiwan's other cities, its temperatures more moderate and less humid. Famous sites such as Sun Moon Lake, Guguan hot springs, and the Gaomei wetlands are just an hour or two from the city. 



Name: Iris Chien


Hi ETAs! My name is Iris and I'm the Taichung ETA program coordinator. I was born in Taichung and I graduated from Tamkang University, located in Tamsui District, New Taipei City, Taiwan. I joined Fulbright in 2013.

Welcome to Taichung! Taichung has good food, awesome night markets, great weather, and spectacular scenery. It is also the place where bubble milk tea was first invented!