abagnew has written 3 posts for Study Abroad with UNA

Life after the typhoon

I just wanted to write a quick post about the typhoon. For those of you  who don’t know a typhoon is the same thing as a hurricane in the states. It’s  called different things in different parts of the world. (If you didn’t know  this don’t feel bad I had to google it after every one kept talking about  preparing for the typhoon :)) Friday night on our way to the hotel the wind was very high. Buildings had put tape on  the glass to keep the windows from breaking (Idk how it works). Things like the  bird in the house that could … // Read more

Education At It’s Finest

While in Taiwan, I have noticed that some things are universal while others or not. Education definitely is. However the process is different in Taiwan. At China Medical University they have classes from early in the morning to very late at night. They also have a school bell to begin and dismiss class, like a high school in America. Knowledge is so important to the Taiwanese culture. The desire to be well educated originates from Confucius.  Every major city has a temple in his honor. He is singly the most important figure in the drive for all Taiwanese people to be educated. Although the … // Read more

Taiwan here I come

Today/tonight (depending on how you look at it) is the day/night! I cannot believe it has finally arrived…I am both nervous and excited.  Let’s go with apprehensive. Not knowing what to expect is providing me with the same sense of thrill I get from a roller coaster. Packing for over two weeks in a different country was a real experience on it’s own…but two suitcases and one carry-on later I had accomplished it. Since I have only flown once before (for ~30 minutes), flying internationally will definitely be an experience. I expect that navigating the airports will be a feat of its own. My six hour layover in Korea … // Read more