“Ilha Formosa” (beautiful island) was named Taiwan by the Portuguese. Our student Mudabbir Ahmed Khawaja, Bachelor student in “General Management”, was able to convince himself of this beauty during his semester abroad at the National Chengchi University (NCCU). His recommendations for a semester in Taipei he gave us in our quick check.
This is what you can experience at the National Chengchi University and in Taipei
1. University and more
“National Chengchi University has a huge campus with a total of ten colleges. Over 16,000 students from all over the world study there in the valley of the Maokong Mountain. As a guest student, you can not only use the six libraries on campus, but also free sports facilities such as the campus fitness studio, swimming pool and tennis court. The student clubs of the NCCU are also recommended!”
2. Starting point for other Asian countries
“Since Taiwan is not so big, the best way to discover the island is on foot. During my semester there were several national and university holidays, which I used for short trips to neighboring countries: Taiwan is ideal for exploring Japan, Indonesia or Vietnam in a few hours”.
3. Taiwanese Cuisine
“The food at the Mensa is really good and offers Asian and European dishes. A menu costs between two euros for Asian dishes and ten euros for Western dishes. If you want to experience authentic Taiwanese cuisine, I recommend you visit the famous night markets!”
4. Living near the campus
“During my semester abroad, I lived in the International House, a hostel for visiting students, directly on campus. There I made contacts with students from all over the world. It only took me five minutes to get from the dormitory to the seminar building. The best thing about it is that there are many restaurants and small cafés close to the campus for a caffeine boost in between.”