Perceptions of Students from Southbound Countries

Read about the perception of students from soutbound countries to share the insight of studying in Taiwan.

Chang Hui Ting張慧婷/ Ming Chuan University

Nationality : Malaysia
Major : Advertising and Strategy Marketing Department


A curious and energetic Malaysian girl. Like to travel and outdoor sports, and now is a volleyball player in communication academy. In high school found myself interested in planning activities so came to Taiwan and chose Ming Chuan University to study advertising and strategy marketing major to learning related knowledge.

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1. What made you decide to study in Taiwan?

Because Taiwan gave me the first impression is very good and also a very good option for travel, so I chose to study here. And this is my first time go far away by own, so choose the same language countries relative to other countries are more familiar with the sense. And Taiwan’s advertising I think it is very creative and attractive. In my country, there may be advertising needs to worry about many factors, such as the existence of my country where there are three races need to consider religious issues.

2.  Briefly tell us about the program you are studying. What subjects are you studying? What have you enjoyed the most in your studies?

Advertising and strategic marketing is the training of public relations personnel, advertising business, media planning and procurement personnel, market investigators, marketing planning, advertising planner and more. It not only learns theory, but also need to learn creative thinking, planning and execution skills, communication etiquette and practical experience in order to better understand what consumers need. This is also Ming Chuan University has been training and implementation.

Mine enjoyed the most is the planning and implementation of skills in this area of knowledge, because a need for activities to plan to carry out, planning the finer activities will be smooth. Moreover, when the activity is in progress, there will be a crisis, so the implementation of this is also very important.

3. How is studying in Taiwan when compared to studying and being a student in your home country? (Teaching Quality、Environment、School Equipment、Laboratory or others)

Taiwan teachers will be more concerned about the students, when the teaching, the teacher will take the initiative to ask students whether there is a problem, teachers will leave their contact information so that students encounter problems in the review can immediately ask the teacher. In the other hand, Taiwan and my country compared to the traffic will be more convenient, most of student of my country need to drive to school or other places because public transports are far away from home. And the Taiwan traffic is very convenient students can choose to take MRT or bus o school.

4.  What has been the most difficult part about applying to study in Taiwan? How did you overcome the difficulty?

When applying to study in Taiwan, basically I did not encounter any big problem because the relevant staff of the university are willing to give help. Only spent lot of time is need to translate the documents and need for the relevant units to verify.

5.  What do you plan to do after you have finish your studies in Taiwan? Would you like to stay in Taiwan?  Why? 

I think I will continue to study and learn a higher degree and find an event planning company to learn the cumulative experience to expand my contacts and find like-minded cooperation to set up own company. Maybe not, because my dream is to work in New York as a luxury brand to help plan the show, because I think their catwalk is very attractive and very high level. If I stay in Taiwan, I will find an international event planning company interview, because I also like to learn to plan the concert.

6.  How do you think studying in Taiwan can benefit you in your future career?

Can quickly understand the needs of the workplace and the familiar needs of some of the skills and skills required. Moreover, because the language is the same, so if want to learn other languages like Japanese can be more effective learning, but also reduce the learning time. During working in the spare time, can accumulate experience, learn to communicate with other people, also can hone by own, fortunately you can understand some of the staff of the enterprise to prepare for the future.

7.  What do you see as your key achievements when studying in Taiwan?

Learning and understand the culture of different countries and make a lot of good friend from other countries, paving the way for future communication. The more important is let me learn more independently, so that I can learn how to solve the problem rather that the habit of relying on family.

8. What advice do you have for other interested overseas students who want to come to Taiwan to study?

Can try to ask someone who studying in Taiwan or find more information about study in Taiwan on the network. Don’t be afraid, Taiwan is a good choice, Taiwanese are very warm and kind, when you need help them will not refuse you, and Taiwan’s rhythm will be too tight, so you can slowly adapt. If you are a person who like food, you have to come to Taiwan to experience it, where the night market a lot of food is also a lot, will not let you down. The important things are you want to see where you are interested in where to seriously look at the areas you want to learn, it will not waste time and resources.