Perceptions of Students from Southbound Countries

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


Nationality : Malaysia
Major : Advertising and Strategic Marketing


My name is Khong Shu Ting. I come from MING CHUAN UNIVERSITY. Now I study in the DEPARTMENT OF ADVERTISING AND STRATEGIC MARKETING, with strong planning activities and communication skills. I hope that university life adds a lot of color to my life, and I also hope that the university can let me know a lot of knowledge that I cannot get in society. I love my major very much, and I will know that to adapt to the fierce competition in today's society, I need to develop myself comprehensively and tap my potential. Therefore, I will actively participate in various extracurricular activities, read some useful books, improve self-cultivation and pay attention to the common development of body and mind. I believe that I can meet the challenges brought by society and work with full enthusiasm and full confidence in the future.


1. What made you decide to study in Taiwan?

There are several reasons why I want to study in Taiwan. First of all, I think the study environment in Taiwan is one that I like very much and I don't have to worry about language communication because both Taiwan and the overseas Chinese in Malaysia speak Chinese. Secondly, I think the people here are very warm and safe. Thirdly, among many universities in Taiwan, Ming Chuan University is the one I have always wanted to go to because I think it has a very good education system and many students find good jobs after graduation. Some students from the school of communication even go back to China to become professionals after graduation, such as the famous singer Mr. Wee Meng Chee.


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 to train public relations personnel, advertising business personnel, market investigators, marketing planners, advertising planners. It needs to learn not only theory but also innovative thinking, planning and execution skills, communication etiquette and practical experience to better understand what consumers want. This is what Ming Chuan university
has been training and implementing. 

What I like most is the knowledge and skills in planning and implementation, because activities need to be planned to be carried out smoothly, and more elaborate activities will be planned smoothly. In addition, I must have strong communication skills, because no matter what I do, if I don't have good communication skills, it may be incomprehensible.


3. How does studying in Taiwan compare with studying in your home country (e.g., teaching quality, environment, school equipment, facilities, etc.)?

In my country, teachers ask us to do our homework individually, while in Taiwan, they ask us to do our homework in groups. Teams of two to five students work together on a project or assignment. This system is very effective because it helps to better preserve information and knowledge. It also helps to improve your communication and cooperation skills. Taiwan university is not just about the following tradition; They are innovative in education, learning and research and can adapt to the needs and interests of contemporary people.

The teachers in Taiwan care more about the students. When teaching, the teachers will ask the students if they have any questions. The teachers will leave their contact information so that the students can ask the teachers if they have any questions in the review. On the other hand, compared with my country, Taiwan has more convenient transportation, most students in my country need to drive to school or other places. And transportation in Taiwan is very convenient, students can choose to take MRT or bus to school.


4.  What has been the greatest challenge you faced in applying to study in Taiwan? How did you overcome this challenge?

In the process of applying for studying in Taiwan, I basically did not encounter any big problems,
because the relevant staff of the school was willing to provide help. It only takes a lot of time to
translate the documents and verify them with the relevant authorities.


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

think I will continue to learn and hope to stay in Taiwan, find an event planning company, accumulate experience, expand contacts, find like-minded partners, and set up my own company. Maybe not, because my dream is to work as a luxury brand in New York and help plan fashion shows because I think their runway is very attractive, very high level. If I stay in Taiwan, I will find an international event planning company for an interview, because I also like to learn how to plan concerts.


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

Be able to quickly understand the needs of the workplace and some of the skills and skills required for familiar needs. In addition, because the language is the same, if you want to learn other languages, like Japanese or other languages, you can learn more effectively and also reduce the learning time. In the spare time off work, I can accumulate experience, learn to communicate with others, hone myself, and even get to know some employees in a company to prepare for the future.
This is one of the advantages of studying in Taiwan. So I will study hard so that I can find a good job in Taiwan.


7.  What do you see as your key achievements during your studies in Taiwan?

Learn and understand the culture of different countries, make a lot of good friends from other countries, for the future in the society can have better communication skills and workability. 
What's more, it makes me learn to be more independent, so that I can learn how to solve problems instead of relying on the habit of family.


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

Try asking people who study in Taiwan, or find more information about studying in Taiwan on the Internet. Don't be afraid, Taiwan is a good choice, Taiwanese are very warm and kind, they won't refuse you when you need help, and Taiwan's pace will be too tight, so you can get used to it slowly. If you are a person who likes food, you must come to Taiwan to experience, there are a lot of food in the night market there, will not let you down. It's important that you look at what interests you and really look at what you want to learn. It's not a waste of time or resources.