As Taiwan's capital, Taipei is famous for its lively night markets and city skyline filled with iconic architectural landmarks. It is Taiwan's center of economic development and among Asia's richest cities per capita. Besides its street food, Taipei is known for various attractions that include Taipei 101, the National Chiang Kai-shek Memorial Hall, annual Lantern Festival, and more.
2.7 million (2016)
Taipei has a humid subtropical climate with temperatures averaging 23°C. Summers are hot and humid with occasional rainstorms and typhoons, while winters are short and generally warm and foggy.
Number of ETAs
3 - 8
Number of Schools with ETAs
Although Taipei is the capital city and an example of Taiwan's thriving economy and international presence, there is still vast diversity in the socioeconomic representation of its education population. Taipei ETAs are placed in middle schools with greater need, and in order to provide a quality teacher, generally only second-year ETAs are selected for this placement.
As one of Asia's leading metropolises, Taipei prides itself on its worldly and convenient lifestyle with its plethora of cuisines and easily navigable public transportation system. Take in a view of the city on Elephant Mountain at the end of one subway line, or enjoy a walk along Tamsui Pier at another. Moreover, several day hikes and popular tourist destinations like Jiufen and Pingxi are located just outside the city.
Name: Sonia Chan (Chu-Yen Chan)
Born in Taipei City and shy at first sight—you can discover the rest on your own. Sonia went to Ohio State to study Children's Literature for two years and hopes to become an illustrator one day. Before studying abroad, she was an intern at Fulbright Taiwan for two years. She also worked as an English teacher, a librarian, and a salesclerk of a children's bookstore.