The “Study in Taiwan” Facebook fan page, operated by the Foundation for International Cooperation in Higher Education of Taiwan, has recently reached 200,000 fans and is popular among students from Asian countries. With the strong influence on social media, “Study in Taiwan” not only promotes Taiwan’s high-quality higher education environment but also presents the real student life in Taiwan with more than 50 interview videos to encourage international students to pursue their dreams in Taiwan.
“Study in Taiwan” is one of the few social media fan pages in Taiwan to provide overseas users all English content. In June this year, it celebrated the achievement of 200,000 fans milestone, and held an online fun quiz event to invite international students to share the motivations of studying in Taiwan and the challenges during their stay in Taiwan. The responses were very active. Almost 1,500 international students from more than 70 countries participated in the event.
For the “Why did you choose to study in Taiwan?”, the participants who chose “Better higher education” and “Different life and culture experiences” each accounted for 40%, and the choices of “Language skills” and “Better career opportunities” were accounted for 10% respectively. It is obvious that in the modern society where the global talents are freely flowing, young students choosing to study abroad, on the one hand, are pursuing better education quality, and on the other hand, are looking for experiencing different lifestyles and developing their own world views.
As for the biggest challenge encountered during studying in Taiwan, 36% of the participants thought that “language” was still a big challenge. In addition, the choice of “financial support” and “Academic challenges” participants were quite close, 26% and 25% respectively. As for the choice of “food”, there were 13%.
For the biggest gain during the study in Taiwan, the students who participated in the survey believed that they could learn professional knowledge (33%) and open up the world view (32%). In addition, 20% of the participants believed that studying in Taiwan would help expand the global network, and 15% participants believed that language skills can be improved.
In a globalized world, countries all over the world value student mobility. The diversity of international students has also become an important indicator for world university rankings. In order to assist the universities in Taiwan to promote internationalization and encourage international students to study in Taiwan, the Foundation for International Cooperation in Higher Education of Taiwan has been running the “Study in Taiwan” Facebook fan page for many years. Not only has the number of fans exceeded 200,000, but the influence surpasses the same type of social fan pages of other Asian countries. The “Study in Taiwan” Facebook fan page will continue to promote Taiwan’s higher education, providing a variety of information content to attract more international students’ attention.
Visit “Study in Taiwan” Facebook page, go to https://www.facebook.com/studyintaiwan