My name is Carvell Wilkins and I am from Michigan. I am currently studying at NTNU's Graduate School of Global Business and Strategy.
Carvell Christopher WilkinsCountry: The United States of America
Program: Master’s Program of Global Business and Strategy
Living in Taiwan has broadened my horizons. Before coming to Taiwan, I didn’t know too much about the world outside of the US, and I thought only people in China used Chinese as a first language. I had never heard of Taiwan, and felt that it wasn’t an important enough country to go visit or live in. Over time, I was convinced to go to Taiwan under a free program set up by my university. Upon arriving to Taiwan, I could see right away how Taiwanese appreciated foreigners, and welcomed me as if I was royalty. It was then I knew that I had found something good. I never knew a country could be so welcoming to foreigners in this kind of way. It taught me that there are many worlds that exist outside of America, and Taiwan is one of the better ones.
The culture shock of living in Taiwan quickly left when I started meeting Taiwanese. Taiwanese are so eager to talk to foreigners and develop a friendship. When going abroad, one thing that most foreigners will encounter is homesickness. What is great about Taiwan is, Taiwanese will help you create a home away from home. New friends, new family, and a new life will be given to those who are willing to come to Taiwan. Friends in Taiwan will take care of you extremely well, and any type of culture shock that you may encounter will quickly disappear because you will be too engaged in enjoying your current life.
Seven years ago, I came to Taiwan simply for learning Chinese. However, after these years, it turns out that I fell in love with Taiwan. I have experienced many interesting things. I have to say, it is really wonderful that I could make a lot of friends in Taiwan.
Ito Ken 伊藤健Country: Japan
Master’s Program of Curriculum and Instruction
I think, of course, as a student, I should always concentrate on my studies. However, the most important thing I learned during these years is friendship.
Studying at NTNU is an incredible experience. All the people I met here are very friendly. I have great teachers and classmates that inspire me, help me to understand a new way of teaching and learning and make me feel very lucky to be a part of them. Meeting other international students also gives me an opportunity to build a new friendship, so here I am not only learning physics, but also a new culture that is very exciting. Taiwan is one of the most beautiful places I have ever been to. I would really recommend you to study here. I am sure you will have a lot of fun and enjoy this beautiful country.
Anis YuniatiCountry: Indonesia
Doctoral Program of Physics
I enjoyed every second of my study in Taipei at NTNU. The Office of International Affairs supported me greatly with any inquiries I had. NTNU offered many interesting courses in my field (business management) with a strong emphasis on practical knowledge. Life itself in Taipei is great. Taiwanese are friendly and peaceful, especially regarding foreigners.
Ueli KonradCountry: Switzerland
Master’s Program of Management