College & University Visitors

Why visit KAS?

An increasing number of college admissions representatives visit KAS each year to meet our students and share important information about their university and programs. KAS actively prepares students and communicates the importance of your visit to the college admissions cycle. Our students are ready with questions, topics to discuss, and are interested in learning about your university. We understand that a strong partnership between students, colleges and KAS is the foundation to a successful experience and we are excited to welcome you to our campus!

KAS schedules and manages college visits through CIALFO College Visits

You can also request a visit by directly contacting Cerise Roth-Vinson, College Counselor. We will work with your schedule to optimize time with students and parents, and can make recommendations about visiting nearby international schools as you plan your Taiwan itinerary to make the most of your time. College visits are managed in CIALFO and students are actively updated as visits are scheduled.

Planning your time

KAS has a modern, state-of-the-art campus that is well-equipped to offer you any size venue.

  • Full-size auditorium with seating for 400
  • Mid-size lecture hall with seating for 75 – 100
  • 25-person classroom
  • 15 – 20 capacity conference rooms
  • outdoor social space
  • flexible indoor space

We enjoy asking college representatives to visit a high school classroom, to give feedback on student art portfolios, or to offer insight on a liberal arts college approach to education. We embrace learning technology, and all of our rooms have the latest tools, technology, and fast WiFi to make your visit fun and easy.

Kaohsiung is located in southern Taiwan and is the second-largest city on the island. We enjoy a beautiful, mild climate all year round with fantastic night markets and stunning beaches nearby. You may be so enamored by Taiwan’s majestic beauty that you extend your stay a few days!

Materials and “Going Green”

KAS is a LEED-certified school and as such, we highly value a responsible, eco-friendly environment for our students and visitors. We encourage you to bring digital materials and to share only a modest amount of print materials, posters and brochures. And we promise not to weigh you down with heavy coffee mugs and merch you can’t easily take home! Our students are tech-savvy and can access any of your slideshow presentations, videos, or PDFs you would like to share in advance or after your visit. Thank you for sharing in our commitment to keep Taiwan green!

Transportation and directions

Kaohsiung International airport (airport code: KHH) is easily accessible from many cities and countries, and many airlines have direct, non-stop flights from Hong Kong, Bangkok, Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Seoul, Singapore, Hanoi, Shanghai, Beijing and more.

High Speed Rail from Taipei to Kaohsiung is a 90-minute fast, easy trip. KAS is located just a 5-minute Uber or taxi ride from the Zuoying HSR station. Many people make the return trip to Kaohsiung daily as there are trains to and from Taipei every 30 minutes.

Ground transportation like Uber or taxis from the Kaohsiung airport or HSR station are convenient and inexpensive. Driving instructions are located below in English and Mandarin.

Address in English

Kaohsiung American School
889 Cueihua Road
Zuoying District
Kaohsiung, Taiwan 81354

Telephone: +886 7 586 3300
Google Map: https://goo.gl/maps/AQf5ePPijoUXw9DT8

Address in Mandarin

高雄 美國 學校
81354 高雄市 左營區翠華路889號

Show this address card in Mandarin to your taxi driver to be driven directly to Kaohsiung American School.

Lodging

KAS is located nearby several excellent hotels ranging from budget and moderate options to 5-star hotels.

  • We recommend staying at the Garden Villa, just a few minutes from the HSR station and within walking distance or a short taxi ride to KAS. Discount rates available upon request.
  • Located closer to central downtown, Hotel Indigo and Just Sleep Inn are other lodging options located near convenient public transportation and the MRT.

Making the Most of Your Visit

KAS maintains a strong relationship with our counterparts through the Counselor Association of Taiwan, a professional network of college counselors at international schools in Taiwan. You can easily visit one or more additional international schools in Kaohsiung, Tainan, Taitung or Hsinchu on the same day. To plan your visit, these resources can assist you to make the most of your time and travel budget to visit KAS — we will make sure it is worth your time to come meet our students!

Map of international schools in Taiwan

Counseling Association of Taiwan (CAT)

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