Study in Taiwan Learning plus Adventure


  • Taiwan Hostfamily Program

    Taiwan Hostfamily Program is organized by Southern Taiwan University of Science and Technology (STUST), to give international students a more personal, first-hand experience in Taiwan. Living with a hostfamily will not only give you a chance to see Taiwanese family life for yourself but will also allow you to build special relationships during your time here.

    All of our host families are volunteers, so they must first of all be willing to open up their homes and lives to an international student, but they must also be financially able to do so. In addition to these two basic necessities, our host families must meet certain other requirements. For one thing, in order to qualify as a hostfamily, they must go through our comprehensive training program.

    Staying with your Taiwanese hostfamily will give you an inside view of what life in Taiwan is really like. You will be living with a family that is volunteering to provide a roof over your head, a seat at their table, and a place in their hearts as well. When your time with the hostfamily is over, you will have made some new friends for life. Since our host families are all volunteers, there is generally no fee for staying short-term (weekend or holiday) with a hostfamily.

    For further information about Taiwan Hostfamily Program, please go to the Taiwan Hostfamily Program website and also join the Facebook fan page.

  • On-campus Accommodation

    On-campus undergraduate dormitories are divided based on gender and are open to students all year-round. Typically, four to six students share a room. Pets are not usually allowed. Dormitory accommodation costs about US$188 - $313 per semester. University students in Taiwan usually wear casual clothes to class. Coin-operated laundromats can be found inside dormitory buildings. Meals at on-campus dining halls cost about US$1.30–$4.10. Food stalls, cafes and inexpensive restaurants can usually be found close to campuses, typically within easy walking distance.

    Some campuses have on-campus health centers which provide medical assistance for minor ailments. Some colleges and universities have a post office, a bookstore and a bank on campus. 

  • Off-campus Accommodation

    If there is no dormitory accommodation available or if you prefer a different living arrangement, off-campus apartments, studios, and flats are available. Most Mandarin learning centers provide information about local rentals on the internet. Rent ranges from US$200 to $600 per month, depending on the type, quality, and location of the accommodation.