Yilan is the county closest to Taipei but it is a much more rural city than it's close neighbor. Filled with farmland and rice fields, the natural beauty of Yilan is incomparable. The lush green of Yilan is thanks to the frequent rain that falls year round.




Yilan is a tropical climate with average temperature around 24C. Yilan is the rainiest location with an average rainfall of 418 mm per month.

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Hello new ETAs!

Congratulations on getting a Fulbright grant to Taiwan - you’re going to love it!

Below you will find some introductory information about the place you’re going to call home for the next year: the beautiful Yilan County.

(You can also download PDF here.)



Yilan Intro Video

made by Yilan ETA 2015-16
Check out the video below for a brief introduction to life in Yilan County as a Fulbright ETA.

Yilan was the first location to have an ETA program. It's legacy ensures that you will be working with experienced LETs and Coordinators. The class sizes vary based on your school. Some class sizes have around 10 students while others will be upwards of 25.

A list of places to eat in Yilan.

If you are living in Yilan, expect to get wet. The ocean air and beaches are a short scooter ride away and these waters are famous for their perfect surfing waves. Some ETAs will also be located in Luodong, a 20 minutes drive south of Yilan city.




Kelly Lin


Welcome to Taiwan! I am Kelly Lin, the Yilan ETA program coordinator.

I was born in Yilan and graduated from Tamkang University in Taipei. Currently, I am a part-time graduate student at the National Taiwan University of Technology and Science.

I have been working with the Fulbright program for as long as I can remember. If I recall correctly, I have worked with a total of 8 Fulbright ETA teams in Yilan. Prior to working as a coordinator, I co-taught English with an ETA for a year and also worked as an English teacher for several years.

Advice for incoming ETAs

" Try to get out of your comfort zone. Be flexible, be open-minded, and be safe." While checking items off the "Things to Pack" list, don't neglect to prepare your mindset. Maintaining an open-minded attitude is crucial while traveling to a new country and living in an unfamiliar environment. When you go on adventures, keep in mind that safety is the number one priority.