If you cannot read Chinese, the title is “Hello from Taiwan.” If you are able to read the title, you are a gifted human being. On November 2, thirty students from Taiwan arrived in America to shadow students and learn the American culture. We are lucky to have two students shadowing at Seton: Candice and Emily! Candice is staying with senior Kelly Shields, and Emily is staying with senior Shannon Kaine. They are here for three weeks, so soon we will be saying goodbye to our Taiwanese friends. I asked them a few questions so we could get to know them better!
What is your favorite class so far?: Chorus, we don’t have classes like that.
What are you most excited about to see/experience?: To go shopping, and trying new food. I’m trying Mexican food tomorrow, and I had White Castles yesterday.
What is the biggest difference between American and Taiwan?: School life, I like America school life better, it’s more fun. And we can’t have computers at school; it’s all paper and textbooks.
What is your favorite class so far?: I like the math class because the teacher (Mr. Brauch) is funny and I can learn a lot of information from math.
What are you most excited about to see/experience?: I am most excited to go shopping. I’m going to visit Premium Outlets, Kenwood Mall, and Rookwood Mall. I’m excited to look for beautiful clothing and sneakers and buy gifts for people back home.
What is the biggest difference between America and Taiwan?: The curriculum is amazing to see. The atmosphere is happier in America than in Taiwan. The classes are much happier and the class size is much smaller. In America, you can ask any question to a teacher but you cannot ask any questions in Taiwan. Plus the school day is much shorter. In Taiwan we go to school from 7am-5pm then return home and then return to school from 6:30pm-10pm.
It has been interesting learning about their life in Taiwan. If you haven’t had a chance to talk to Candice and Emily, it would be a great way to make a new friend from the other side of the world!