5 Reasons For Filipinos To Study In Taiwan


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Taiwan is one of our friendly neighboring countries. In less than two hours, you can already travel from the Philippines to Taiwan! There are also so many things to look forward to in this country from its food, scenery, culture, to education opportunities. You won’t run out of reasons to be excited to study in Taiwan. 

Need a better overview of this amazing country? Here are five reasons you should study in Taiwan!

1. Taiwan has an outstanding quality of education

Taiwan universities offer high-quality academic programs in engineering, technology, social sciences, management, natural sciences, life sciences, medicine, and arts and humanities.

Many universities in Taiwan rank in the top 600 schools of the Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2019. The Times Higher Education recognized National Taiwan University, National Tsing Hua University, and the National Taiwan University of Science and Technology as the top three best universities in Taiwan!

2. Taiwan means “beautiful”

The Portuguese named the country “Ilha Formosa” meaning “Beautiful Island” in the 16th century. This island nation’s mountain formations and seas exude natural beauty and charm. The skyscrapers in the city will amaze you, too. Taipei 101, one of the world’s tallest buildings, is in Taiwan!

3. Taiwanese culture is one of the best in the world

There are a lot of cultural festivals and art events in Taiwan. Taiwanese food is also a perfect match for your cravings during your study sessions. Indulge in famous delicacies like steamed dumplings, shrimp rolls, and shaved ice dessert. The city is also abundant in fresh juices and teas.

What’s more, Taiwan is known for its 24/7 culture. All-nighter study session? No problem! There are convenience stores, fast-food chains, pharmacies, and even eyeglass stores open 24/7 at your service.

4. Taiwan is taking steps to be an eco-friendly nation

Did you know Taiwan is taking steps to be a single-use plastic-free country by 2030? One of the country’s goals is to pull out plastic straws from major restaurants in 2020. They also plan to charge extra payment for using single-use plastics by 2025.

5. Taiwan has one of the world’s best bubble teas

The Taiwanese introduced bubble tea to the world. If you’re looking for the best bubble tea experience, you’ll be in the perfect place! After your class, treat yourself with one tall cup (or two) of bubble tea. You can also add extra chewy tapioca pearls in your drink whenever you like!

Make your study experience in Taiwan as spectacular as its scenic spots, culture, and traditions!

Search and apply to schools in Taiwan through Edukasyon.ph! And check out our Study Abroad section for more tips and guides on how to start your education journey abroad!

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Winona Rica L. Sigue

Winona is an accounting student at the University of Santo Tomas. She contributes articles for Edukasyon.ph. Her artistic pursuits inspire her to paint and watch theatre plays. She embraces a minimalist lifestyle.

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