A true gem of Asia, Kaohsiung balances the local with the international, traditional and modern, allowing you a lifestyle that matches the tastes and preferences for the whole family.

Taiwan has consistently been ranked as a top destination for expats. Kaohsiung is a very safe place to live, work, and raise a family. The public health system is easy to use, efficient, and inexpensive. Some of our faculty’s favorite neighborhoods include the Art Park, Aozihdi Park, and the Lotus Pond area. Bustling streets with modern shops and department stores sit comfortably next to more traditional markets and food stalls. There is truly something for everyone.

Taiwan’s second biggest city is also well connected to the rest of the island. The High Speed Rail station is near the school and can take you to Taipei within 90 minutes. Train lines crossing the mountains can bring you to Taitung in two and a half hours, and Hualien in just under four.

Kaohsiung’s appreciation of nature can be found all round, with numerous parks, Cijin Island, and mountain hikes less than an hour away by car. Living in Kaohsiung means you could wake up to a morning surf and be hiking mountain trails by afternoon, only to cap the day with a trendy restaurant in the city and dessert at a night market.